In Focus Brands Announces Creatively Practical Roster of Coaches for StartUp Weekend-Saratoga 2

In Focus Brands announces the Coaching Team and Judges for StartUp Weekend-Saratoga 2 at Skidmore College on November 1-3, 2013.

Saratoga Springs, NY, October 31, 2013 --( Lead organizer, In Focus Brands ( announces the Coaching Team for StartUp Weekend-Saratoga 2.

Robert Manasier of In Focus Brands states: “Keeping to our moniker of 'creatively practical', we have assembled an excellent coaching team of professionals that have spent years in the trenches of startups and of running companies. They will bring a real world perspective to the guidance that these StartUp Weekend entrepreneurs need and are looking for.”

The All-Star Coaching Team includes: Colleen Burke (Skidmore College), Theresa Skaine (Lemery Greisler, LLC), Cheryl Paulsen (Direct Response Marketing Institute), Anthony Debonis (Troy Web Consulting), Peter Dean (RenderTribe), Matt Gough (Echovate), Pat Pipino (Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Saratoga), Mike Relyea (Luther Forest Tech Campus EDC), Richard Sellers (Marketing Executives Networking Group), Rono Smith (LifeStylized) and Robert Braathe (Braathe Enterprises).

The judges for this event further reflect this real-world focus on doing and the experiences from the trenches: Angela Beddoe of Her Life Magazine, Ed Mitzen of Fingerpaint Marketing, and James Williams of Williams Financial Mgmt., LLC.;

Of course, a film crew from IFP Films will be on site throughout the weekend to capture the excitement and the collaborative work.

StartUp Weekend 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.

The last StartUp Weekend Saratoga that In Focus Brands held had 95 entrepreneur/business participants, 12 coaches, 11 teams formed, over $30,000 in prize packages, 3 winners and 1 Grand Prize Winner-Munch Match.

Sponsorships are still available.

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In Focus Brands is a branded consultancy and agency that focus on Creatively Practical solutions-Ideas to Action; Action to Revenue. As branded business development experts, they have created, resurrected and/or managed over 82 diverse businesses in over 10 industries. Their unique branded business model approach significantly enhances the potential opportunities and business development for our clients. Our integrated storylines lead to a non-confrontational sales environment with trust and comfort at the core of the dealings.
In Focus Brands
Bob Manasier