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This fireside chat with Chris will focus on what it takes to build a startup in the Triangle along with how to leverage your community to give you the best chance at success.
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Mark Bavisotto is a Partner in an Application development and Consulting company Successive Technologies.
He's also the Regional Director for America East at Startup Grind and runs the local Chapter in Raleigh/Durham.
Keith Washo lives in Research Triangle Park region after 17 years working in Silicon Valley for leading technology companies and startups. Sales and marketing leadership from global tech companies like Qualcomm, SanDisk, and Creative Labs and executive management experience at startups Bigfoot Networks and Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. Award-winning contest speaker with ToastMasters International and founder of consumer electronics business launching Purebuds Earphones sharing in a U.S. patent for digital audio players.
Washo holds an Executive MBA from Saint Mary's College of California, A Master's in Music Business & Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami, and a B.A. in Broadcasting & Music from the State University of New York at Oswego. In addition, he is a keyboardist, composer, and published author of book, "The Heart of Success".