StartUp Town Square: The Power of Story

June 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Electric City Innovation Center
433 State St
Schenectady, NY 12305
Jeff Goronkin, Electric City Innovation Center

Stories can be powerful.

Join us at StartUp Town Square where some of the best story tellers in the region will discuss how stories can help elevate your personal brand and secure funding for your startup. Hear from local authors and producers of podcasts and learn what they do to develop compelling narratives. And experience how local companies weave stories into games that capture the players’ attention.

Here’s the lineup:
5:30PM Registration
5:30 to 8:30PM

  • Networking
  • Info Tables

6:00 to 7:00PM
What’s Your Story with Warren Zeiser, CEO at DreamBuilder Consulting

  • Developing Your Personal Brand, Vic Christopher, VP at Clark House Hospitality
  • Pitching to Investors, Clint Ballinger, CEO at Self Array

7:00 to 8:30PM

  • Inspiration – the game

7:15 to 7:45PM

  • Video Game Story Development, with David Rodriguez, Narrative Director, Vicarious Visions

7:15 to 7:45PM
Breaking Down Obstacles in Entrepreneurship: Books and Podcasts, A Panel Discussion Moderated by Kat Koppett

  • Les Trachtman – Author of Don’t F@!k it Up (book)
  • Steve Lobel – Author of Failing My Way to Success (book & podcast)
  • Robert Braathe (podcast)