Free workshop: Startup Tactics–What you need to know

June 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oxford Academy Primary School multipurpose room
50 S Washington Ave
Oxford, NY 13830
Kathryn Rutz

“Startup Tactics,” a free entrepreneurship presentation, will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 7-8:30 pm in the Oxford Academy Primary School multipurpose room, led by Southern Tier Startup Alliance entrepreneur-in-residence Brad Treat.

The wave of questions new entrepreneurs must address when launching a new venture can overwhelm: What accounting software should I use? Which bank should I approach? What happens at a board meeting? What’s the deal with corporate insurance? Is there such a thing as a standard commercial lease?

Hear more and collaborate with Brad Treat to get answers to these questions and learn more about other tactical issues that startup entrepreneurs need to know. The event will conclude with an open Q&A for entrepreneurs, idea people, or anyone who wants to share questions and concerns and introduce themselves to the group.

Presenter Brad Treat, a serial entrepreneur, was the founding CEO of Mezmeriz Inc. in 2006 and raised over $4m in venture capital from six upstate venture capital funds and angel groups. Previously, he was the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Cornell University. He co-founded SightSpeed, Inc. in 2001 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. SightSpeed was profitably sold to Logitech for $30M. Treat has over fifteen years of operational, financial, and business strategy experience at both startups and large corporations. He served in engineering and management capacities at Bowles Fluidics and GKN Automotive for eight years, where he was responsible for engineering, operations, and personnel management within the high precision, high volume industrial units. Mr. Treat holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and is an Instructor in Practical Entrepreneurship at Ithaca College.

This event complements earlier workshops, but previous attendance is not required. All are welcome, including both students and adults.

The Innovation Series is a product of IC2 partnerships: individuals from local business, public education, higher education, and municipalities who through the Innovative Community Collaborative of Greater Chenango County, together support expanding connections and new venture development.

This event will also be livestreamed free through the following link:

Event preregistration (online at is invited but not required.

For more information, call 607-843-2025, ext. 3301.