StartupHV is focused on early-stage startups - from idea, to launch & beyond.
On October 17th we will have several startups pitching to local investors. Come learn and practice your pitch. Meet local investors (see bios below). Apply to present & pitch - send us a DM!
Suggestions for startups to prepare:
- 1 min pitch (teaser, no slides). Usually contains your What and Why, Value, Traction and Call to Action.
- 10 min pitch (with slides). May include: Teaser, Problem-Solution, Customer Profile, Value Prop, Competitors, Financial metrics, Team profiles, Call to Action
- Nicole Hughley with DwellStud.io
- Nicholas Dickey with Qwiket
- John Paavo with Taganize
- Andrea with Fusion Lab
- Rolan Pizer with GlowDec LLC
The list is open, so you still can join the pitching part!
- Russell O. Vernon (*see bio below)
- Bill J. Conyea
*Please let us know if you are interested to participate in this role, we will make special arrangements for you to accommodate your interests!
We'll also have a networking to follow!
As always, we also look forward to hearing any startup-related announcements & requests to present at a future StartupHV.
Location: The only Newburgh co-working space GritWorks (115 Broadway, Newburgh, NY).
RSVP here or at StartupHV: https://www.meetup.com/StartupHV/events/255300597/
If your startup is struggling to have a clear business-model, or you want to clarify and improve it, you can apply for a hot-seat at a future StartupHV meetup. We implement a crowd-sourcing approach to your business-model, using the Business Model Canvas (BMC), Value Proposition Canvas, SWOT analysis, Scenario Planning or other business tools. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions, suggestions, or you want to apply for a hot-seat!
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Russ Vernon serves on non-profit boards of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Newburgh Armory Unity Center and the Hebrew Technical Institute. He was formerly the founder and General Partner of BVM Capital and President of Commerce Capital Markets, Inc. Prior assignments include serving as Chief Operating Officer at Barrett Associates, Inc., a Legg Mason wholly owned New York based money management firm, the Director of Investment Operations at Warburg Pincus Asset Management and Chancellor Capital Management. He has also served as a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche where his consulting practice focused on management, M&A, financial service and
due diligence engagements and issues. Early on in his career, he was a Vice President of Citibank, NA.
In the public sector, Russ served as a full Colonel in the New York Army National Guard until 2004. He has served in numerous positions including Company Commander, Battalion Operations Officer, Commander of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, “The Fighting 69th” and Commander of the New York State ARFOR Command. He has also been elected as a Trustee and served as Deputy Mayor and Police Commissioner of Tuxedo Park, NY.
Russ holds a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a MBA from Columbia University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
Among his numerous military decorations are the Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.