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Spark Summer Series

Summer in Saratoga has a lot to offer, including a growing hotbed of support for entrepreneurs ready to grow the next area business opportunities. SPARK Saratoga, an entrepreneur incubator and early stage company accelerator developed by Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), announces its first Summer Speaker Series!  The series will launch on June 27th with an e-commerce & operations focused workshop with Venture 7 Advisors at Universal Preservation Hall. Additional workshops will cover topics in marketing, finance, women entrepreneurs and the entrepreneur startup to acquisition cycle.

The Summer Series is a component of SPARK Saratoga’s commitment to inspire, mentor and accelerate area project team skills and development.

Confirmed Mentors & Topics

June 27 – Entrepreneurial Improv-Personal experience in eCommerce and Business Operations & the Lessons Learned from Failure and Success

Bryan Ducharme, Partner, Venture 7 Advisors, founder of The Kodiak Group and serial entrepreneur
Larry Chernicoff, Partner, Venture 7 Advisors, founder of The Kodiak Group and serial entrepreneur
Tony Silvanic, Partner, Venture 7 Advisors, founder of The Kodiak Group and serial entrepreneur

6:00 to 7:30pm at Universal Preservation Hall [Learn More]

 

July 17 & 18 – Marketing & the Culture that is Your Brand series at Saratoga CoWorks

Jamie Butler Binley, Principal, Brand 21, formerly Co-Founder, FingerPaint
Scott Erickson, Principal, Manufaktur, formerly General Manager, Microsoft HoloLens

Due to the tremendous response and limited seating, we are booked for the July 17 and 18 sessions; however, please add your contact information to the waiting list int he event there are cancellations or future dates are scheduled.

4:00 to 6:30pm at Saratoga CoWorks [Learn More]

 

July 25 – Breaking the Glass Ceiling – Leveraging Passion & Skills as an Entrepreneur

Angela Beddoe, Publisher, Herlife Magazine and Co-Founder G-Force Consulting
Dr. Tobi Saulnier, CEO, 1st Playable Productions
Kathryn Cantini, Associate Partner of Chloe Capital
Cathy Hill, Professor of Management and Business at Skidmore College (Moderator)

6:00 to 7:30pm at Universal Preservation Hall [Learn More]

 

August 1 – The Entrepreneur Experience – from Startup to Multinational Acquisition

Matt Scarchilli, CEO, Sandler Training, formerly co-founder SI Play

6:00 to 7:30pm at Universal Preservation Hall [Learn More]

 

August 17 – Capital Markets – What are your Options & Being Prepared for Investors

Mike Kocan, Managing Partner, Venture Capital at Trend Discovery Capital Management
John Cococcia, Venture Partner, Armory Square Ventures

6:00 to 7:30pm at Universal Preservation Hall [Learn More]

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