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Goodbye 2017 and Hello 2018 + Startup Expo

Devolve Moto 304 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603 , Raleigh, (map)


Goodbye 2017 and Hello 2018 + Startup Expo

Each year we host an end of the year party that is free of charge for the startup community. This year is no different, except we're adding a new wrinkle to showcase the amazing startups in our region. This event will have networking, food, drinks, music, games, prizes, and so much more. Lets give 2017 a proper send off and prepare for an amazing 2018. 


6:00 pm Networking, Food, Drinks, and Startup Expo

7:00 pm Live Music

9:00 pm Event Ends

Hosted By

Mark Bavisotto, Triangle Director

Mark Bavisotto is a Partner in an Application development and Consulting company Successive Technologies.

He's also the Regional Director for America East at Startup Grind and runs the local Chapter in Raleigh/Durham.

Twitter: @startupbavs Keith Washo, President

Keith Washo lives in Research Triangle Park region after 17 years working in Silicon Valley for leading technology companies and startups. Sales and marketing leadership from global tech companies like Qualcomm, SanDisk, and Creative Labs and executive management experience at startups Bigfoot Networks and Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. Award-winning contest speaker with ToastMasters International and founder of consumer electronics business launching Purebuds Earphones sharing in a U.S. patent for digital audio players.

Washo holds an Executive MBA from Saint Mary's College of California, A Master's in Music Business & Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami, and a B.A. in Broadcasting & Music from the State University of New York at Oswego. In addition, he is a keyboardist, composer, and published author of book, "The Heart of Success".

Jerry Fung, SUG Triangle Intern

Twitter: @sugtriangle Global Partner

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.


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