StartUp Weekend to be held in Saratoga this November

Saratoga Springs>> In Focus Brands, announced the 3rd StartUp Weekend-Saratoga being held Nov. 14 to 16, 2014 at the Fragomeni Insurance Building (3257 Route 9, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866).

StartUp Weekend International is a collaborative and an intense 54 hour event which focuses on innovation and the formation of credible businesses over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings people with different skillsets together to formulate and to present successful ventures to launch. Manufacturing, IT, medical, finance, media and software are some of the industries that are expected to be represented. This year, the event will be part of Global StartUp Week which includes an international video presentation competition also.

Lead organizer and facilitator, Robert Manasier of In Focus Brands, states: “We are very
excited to be running our 3rd StartUp Week which includes an international video competition for our participating teams. David’s (Fragomeni) location is perfect since for the 1stwork throughout the 54 hours. Also, it is very relevant to startups as the building is going through a massive renovation that ties in nicely to the feel of entrepreneurship. This event will unite a number of our local initiatives: with our growing involvement with Troy’s Center of Gravity; our successful launch of Aqua Punching Bag ( which brought together our dream team of an industry expert, a local manufacturer and our branded acceleration systems) plus a number of our international clients and experts.”

David Fragomeni, an organizer and coach for the event, added “It’s exciting to see a group of unassociated individuals team up to formulate a plan with the common goal of launching a business. The video aspect to the event adds another layer of access to possible funding and interest for our participants this year.”

This StartUp Weekend will showcase viral video creation, all teams uploading video to be part of the Global StartUp Competition, a possible regional competition for the winners and we are exploring skyping in experts from around the globe to coach.

Up next, the prize packages for the top 3 winners of the event, coaches, sponsors and judges will be announced. A video training seminar will also be announced to prepare local participants and businesses in the proper video creation elements by IFP Films.

Registrations & sponsorships are available at:

http://saratoga.up.co/events/4714 .


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