Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. On February 20th, 2019 Startup Grind will take place at The Barrel Factory in the Old First Ward with the three female founders of Revolution Cycling: Colleen, Amanda, and Rachel! Revolution is an indoor cycling studio and fitness center in downtown Buffalo, NY that’s raising the bar on cycling, rowing and group fitness.
Startup Grind's Buffalo chapter is led by Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus team member, Sean Heidinger, and is typically facilitated at the Innovation Center on Ellicott Street in downtown Buffalo, NY. Due to growing companies and limited space, Startup Grind has taken place in new and exciting venues around the city. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Ignite Buffalo are ecstatic to team up for this special event highlighting Revolution Buffalo in the Old First Ward, a legendary neighborhood that plays a large role in the history of the Queen City.
In 2018, several small businesses from the Western New York area were awarded grants of up to $100,000 through the Ignite Buffalo initiative. Ignite Buffalo, in partnership with 43North, utilized the expertise of national and local partners including Facebook, M&T Bank, Quickbooks, Amazon Web Services, WordPress.com and WooCommerce to give a total of $1 million and 12 months of mentorship to 27 local businesses. Revolution Buffalo received $25,000 through the Ignite Buffalo program.
Join us at the Barrel Factory with Revolution Buffalo for networking, refreshments, a fireside chat with the founders, one minute pitches from new ideas, and a chance to get to know the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Buffalo. If you'd like to get involved in the startup community in Buffalo, please consider attending this event. All are welcome!
Meet Amanda, Colleen and Rachel! This dynamic trio is the truest definition of balance. Each bringing a unique skillset to Revolution, they function from a place of obsession – for fitness, wellness and community.Read More
Meet Amanda, Colleen and Rachel! This dynamic trio is the truest definition of balance. Each bringing a unique skillset to Revolution, they function from a place of obsession – for fitness, wellness and community.
Amanda: The number cruncher. Amanda is a certified CPA, currently working for her father's local insurance agency, Moses Group, Inc. Amanda runs Revolution's day-to-day operations behind the scenes. She's fluent in MindBody and FitMetrix business management software programs, saving the day whenever there's a back-end tech issue. Amanda runs the show in accounting, payroll, HR and relationship management with clients and other local business partners. A lover of all things fashion, she also manages our branded apparel and retail programs.
Colleen: Social media maven and creative spirit. By day Colleen is a full-time copywriter for McCormick Spices, working remotely from her home on the West Side of Buffalo. She's passionate about communicating the Rev brand through multiple social media platforms as well as on the ground via face-to-face interaction with clients. She draws on her invaluable experiences working for international brands like McCormick and Fisher-Price as she helps craft Revolution's brand story and relevancy.
Rachel: Event extraordinaire and Buffalo native. Our go-to girl for event planning, Rachel maintains our important connections and participation with community fitness programming at Canalside, Larkinville and Outer Harbor, to name a few. Additionally, Rachel coordinates class and staff scheduling. She's a full-time marketing manager at Rich's Products, coming from a sales and marketing background at Fisher-Price and Ingram Micro.