E. Patrice Perkins

About Me

Patrice is an Army brat who has lived in Germany, Hawaii and several less exotic locations. A polymath with 25+ years’ experience in state government and the private sector including broadcast TV/Radio host; paralegal; director of marketing; writer/editor; patent/trademark proofreader; prospect researcher; narrator/director/producer; documentarian; philanthropist. Recently launched The Word Architect, a boutique firm focused on helping startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses find their Authentic Brand Metaphor™. Former Santa’s Reindeer Keeper.

My blog posts

Startup Grind Albany - Recap of Events with Ed Mitzen of Fingerpaint Marketing

We’ve been fortunate to host the amazing Ed Mitzen of Fingerpaint Marketing, not just once but twice - first to kick off our inaugural event at the Albany Beahive and then by special request at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mitzen, a serial entrepreneur, shared insights about making the transition from working for someone else to owning your own company, and repeatedly referred to the importance of family.  In fact, it was a family incident that caused Mitzen to walk away from his job and strike out on his own.

Startup Grind Albany Kicks Off with Ed Mitzen of Fingerpaint Marketing on January 31, 2014 at 6pm at BEAHIVE!

New York’s Capital District has always been the scene of progress and innovation; like Robert Fulton’s steamboat chugging up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany in 1807, not to mention the region's manufacturing roots with companies like General Electric and IBM.