About this event
Robert Manasier is currently CEO of In Focus Brands, a branded go-to-market acceleration firm, COO of Autonomy Distributors, a US products export partner, and President of IFP Films, a multimedia, multiple award-winning content creation studio. As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Manasier has been involved in and part of over 100 startups plus numerous turnarounds, buyouts and new market growth projects. He created and developed the Diamond Point Co-Development Fund to assist intellectual property, services, products and new ideas to prove concept and/or get to market.
As a frequent speaker, consultant and player in the growing economic need for a stronger public-private synergy for startups and the economy in general, he has been a judge, investor and strategic/tactical partner in numerous nonprofits, incubators, accelerators, university entrepreneur programs and business plan competitions. Currently, building out the national expansion model for Tech Valley's Center of Gravity and the Parkhurst Field Foundation's community economic development system based on the In Focus Brands' Accelerator Model.
Mr. Manasier is heavily involved with regional economic development and recreation programs. He serves as a Saratoga Springs Recreation Commissioner, was recently named to the Saratoga Sports Tourism Commission, is Past President of Saratoga American Little League, a multiple StartUp Weekend organizer and facilitator, a Skidmore MB107 entrepreneur executive, NYS Business Plan Competition Judge, RPI Foundry Member, HVCC Business Plan Organizer, a League of Dreams and Muzart Initiative member who in his spare time volunteers as a baseball coach, softball coach for Saratoga Miss Softball, basketball coach for Jr. NBA and on multiple Lake Ave PTSO Committees and school board initiatives.