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Buffalo, NY /

Startup Grind with Mark Maidment and Lorenz Gan of New Era Cap

Nichols School 1250 AMHERST STREET , Buffalo, NY (map)

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.&nbsp;</p>Startup Grind's Buffalo chapter is led by Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus team member, Sean Heidinger, and is typically facilitated at the Innovation Center on Ellicott Street in downtown Buffalo, NY. Due to growing companies and limited space, Startup Grind has taken place in new and exciting venues around the city. For this event, we have teamed up with Nichols School's senior elective class, Entrepreneurial Studies. This event will be hosted in Nichols School's Flickinger Performing Arts Center.&nbsp;</p>


6:00 PM: Welcome & Networking

6:30 PM: Fireside Chat with New Era

7:30 PM: Farewell & Networking



Mark Maidment - New Era Cap (SVP)

Mark Maidment is the SVP of Brand at New Era Cap, having moved to Buffalo just 3 years ago to take on the role. Mark’s position involves overseeing product design and marketing for the New Era brand.

Lorenz Gan - New Era Cap (CIO)

Lorenz is the CIO of New Era cap, the 99-year-old global headwear and lifestyle brand. He made the move to New Era in 2016 from Burberry Group in New York where he led all technology programs and for the Americas region.


Sean Heidinger - Startup Grind (Chapter Director)

Sean brings a unique background in community engagement and event planning to his current role in Entrepreneurship & Business Development at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and as the Chapter Director in Buffalo, NY.


Global Partner

Google for Startups (

Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.


Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC) is a non-profit organization formed in 2002 to facilitate collaboration and address shared issues among member institutions that form the 120-acre Medical Campus and our surrounding neighborhoods. Our team builds on the assets of our world-class Medical Campus – known for its clinical care, research, and education – to support its mission of furthering economic growth, igniting urban revitalization, and building a strong, thriving community.

Nichols School (

NICHOLS SCHOOL is a nationally recognized college preparatory coed independent school with a 127-year history.

New Era Cap (

New Era Cap Co. is an international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage that dates back over 90 years.

The Innovation Center

DIG at the Innovation Center (

dig is the place for innovation in Buffalo! It’s a hotspot that offers affordable workspace, access to mentors, opportunity for collaboration, and allows its members to be part of an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters productivity and success.


Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ 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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