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Entrepreneurship Lunch with Martin Babinec and Philip Levinson

April 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
University of Rochester
Schlegel 101 (EMBA Lounge)
Entrepreneurship Lunch with Martin Babinec and Philip Levinson @ University of Rochester

This event has limited availability – please reach out to Meghan Plate if you are interested in attending.

Join Ain Center faculty and staff for lunch with Martin Babinec (Founder of TriNet and Founder/Chairman of Upstate Venture Connect) and Philip Levinson (VP and Head of Marketing for EdCast).

Martin Babinec founded TriNet  a Silicon Valley-based company in 1988, serving as CEO for 20 years and continues as a board director. TriNet’s cloud-based HR services now cover 17,000+ clients, generates $4B+ annual revenue and the company went public on NYSE in 2014. Martin is a champion for entrepreneurship and economic development in upstate New York. He is Managing Director of UpVentures Capital,  Founder/Chairman of non profit Upstate Venture Connect, Co-Founder/Chairman of StartFast Venture Accelerator and has other leadership roles helping organizations connect entrepreneurs to resources nationally and globally. He is a past recipient of SVBT Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Philip Levinson is Vice President & Head of Marketing for EdCast, a VC-backed SaaS company that has raised over $39 million and has dozens of Fortune 500 enterprise customers, including HPE, Dell EMC and the World Bank. He is also a Venture Advisor to FinSight Ventures. Phil is a contributor to Business Insider and InformationWeek on high-tech and venture capital topics, and he has lectured at the Simon School and HBS on many occasions.