Ten Days Until StartUp Weekend 5 at Russell Sage in Troy

StartUp Weekend 5 will be held November 4-6, 2016 at Russell Sage’s Bush Memorial Center (65 1st Street, Troy, NY 12180).

Troy, NY, October 29, 2016 --(PR.com)-- With only 10 days to go until In Focus Brands’ 5th StartUp Weekend-Troy NY and the Global StartUp Battle, over 30 coaches have been recruited to assist the weekend entrepreneurs in their final pitches; interviews for immediate job placements have been scheduled and swag bags have been filled.

StartUp Weekend International is a collaborative and intense 54 hour event which focuses on innovation and the formation of credible businesses over the course of a weekend. It brings people with different skill sets together to formulate and to present successful ventures for launch. All ages, all ideas and all experience levels are encouraged to participate.

Lead organizer and facilitator, Robert Manasier of In Focus Brands, states, “We have added a series of services and experiences to the weekend that will enhance the learning and networking opportunities for all involved. In addition to a performance by a startup musician; we have partnered with the Troy Innovation Garage for a networking dinner, our tv firm for viral videos and our recent launch partners for hiring opportunities. We always view the weekend as a comprehensive economic development starter and introductory collaboration point for the area and bring all of our resources and partners to bear on its success.”

Jill Daye, Director for In Focus Brands, states, “We are working on a comprehensive prize package that includes crowdfunding solutions (EDA Funding) coupled with our launch packages (currently being utilized in 3 countries and 4 states for 9 new partners), Autonomy Distributors’ distribution/sales consultations and Sage College’s incubator space. Judges and final prizes will be announced next week.”

Tara Lin of Autonomy Distributors and the newly created EDA Funding adds: “Proud to sponsor and be part of this great experience again with In Focus Brands. We will be announcing important funding information and new services this month that we will share with the winners of this event for the first time as EDA Funding’s CrowdBuildTM.”

To register and for added information, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-troy-1116-tickets-27340400875

For other questions, sponsor opportunities and/or volunteer openings for the event, please contact: Jill at JillD@infocusbrands.com or Bob at ManasR@sage.edu.
In Focus Brands
Jill Daye