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Startup Grind and Metro Collective are partnering to bring you another round of #SGPitchBattles. The top Food and Beverage startups in our community will come together and online pitch for all the glory.
APPLY by February 12th (2/12)
5 Finalists will be selected by February 15th (2/15)
Pitch Battle will be streamed on February 18th (2/18)
STARTUPS APPLY HERE
Honorable Mention: Amanda Jackson, founder of DrinkMe Cocktail Club 1 min video
29 Design Studio
Founder and CEO
Maureen Ballatori is an innovator. She excels at leading initiatives that involve smart creative, brilliant strategies and united communities. As Founder & CEO of 29 Design Studio, a branding and marketing agency, Maureen develops solutions to clients' brand-building challenges. As a Partner in the Metro Collective, a collection of shared space communities, Maureen fosters relationships across Upstate NY and beyond.
Owner & Pitmaster Terrell McLean built Bubby’s BBQ off of his father’s passion for good barbeque and his dream of one day owning his own restaurant establishment. Terrell’s father was known as Bubby Clutch. Bubby passed away in 2015. The loss of his father inspired Terrell to bring his father's dream to life; hence the name Bubby’s BBQ!
Barbeque has always been a huge part of Terrell's life. As a child, he and his family would travel to Hemingway, South Carolina, which is where Terrell’s mother is from. There, the family would enjoy hog and rocky road soda from their family owned barbeque establishment. Terrell's Carolina roots are a large inspiration for his barbeque style and seasonal flavors.
Terrell has built an incredible menu and product for the Rochester area. He has a true love and passion for the art of barbeque. He began his barbeque career in Rochester, NY, offering catering and pop-up collaborations with local businesses. Now, Terrell and Bubby’s BBQ have a permanent place to call home!
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