STARTUP Grind with Start Up Waco CEO, Jon Passavant

Hustle Co-working - 605 Austin Avenue, Waco, TX, USA Waco, 76701
Tue, Sep 24, 2019, 5:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

STARTUP Grind in partnership with Google for Startups is beginning its first chapter in Waco, Texas through Start Up Waco.

Join us to hear from our first presenter and Start Up Waco's new CEO, Jon Passavant. The evening will engage with Jon's entrepreneurial journey, offer time for questions and networking.

Finger foods and drinks will be provided. This event is free and open to anyone in the community.

Jon Passavant was raised in Pennsylvania and attended Grove City College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Communication. During school he began a modeling career in 2001, appearing for Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, and many others.

In 2005, Jon was signed as the first male spokesmodel for Estée Lauder, in a landmark deal which was the first contract of its kind ever offered to a male model. He went on to consistently work with the industry’s most renowned photographers including Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, and Inez Van

Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. In 2006, Jon co-founded the Model Home Project, a non-profit focused on activating the fashion industry around national service projects.

In 2012, Jon co-founded Passavant and Lee, a luxury men’s accessories brand which was one of the first digital native luxury brands brought to market. In addition to being sold online, the brand has been carried in many of the world’s leading luxury retailers in over 28 countries, and has also developed a B2B supply chain service for other DNVBs in America and the UK.


Jon Passavant

Jon Passavant

CEO - Start Up Waco

Join us with Start Up Waco's new CEO, Jon Passavant, to hear how he started a nonprofit and an international business.

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Tuesday, Sep 24
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)


Hustle Co-working
605 Austin Avenue, Waco, TX, USA Waco76701

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Carole Fergusson

Carole Fergusson

Startup Grind