Please join us on Friday, March 8th at 8:30 AM for Rochester Open Coffee Club’s March breakfast gathering at Flour City Diner. Our special guest will be Alex Zapesochny, co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of iCardiac Technologies. The cost to attend the meeting is $8 and includes unlimited coffee (of course!) and a tasty buffet.
Alex is a seasoned technology executive and entrepreneur. He is also an attorney whose early career included stints as a New York City prosecutor and a policy position in the Washington headquarters of a presidential campaign. In addition to his role at iCardiac, a Rochester-based, venture-backed biomedical company that currently works with seven of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Alex provides legal and business counsel to early-stage companies. He is on the advisory board of High Tech Rochester’s recently-launched HTR LaunchPad, a program created to bring the Lean Launchpad startup model to the greater Rochester startup community.
Alex will share the story of his personal entrepreneurial journey, as well as his insights on the current entrepreneurial climate in our region. You won’t want to miss this ROCC session, so please RSVP via Eventbrite and reserve your seat at the table today.
Looking forward to seeing many of you on March 8th!
ROCC’s special guest at our February meeting will be Michael Hess, founder and CEO of Skooba Design, a Rochester-based company that’s achieved national recognition for its “exquisite cases and accessories for tech-travelers.” The cost to attend is $8 and includes unlimited coffee (of course!) and a tasty breakfast buffet.
Michael is passionate about business and equally passionate about sharing what he’s learned over the course of his career. In his regular CBSnews.com MoneyWatch column, Business with Class, he offers fresh, timely perspectives on business life, as well as actionable advice and strategies that companies at every stage of development, from startup to established enterprise, find valuable.
On Friday morning, Michael will cover one of the best ways you can differentiate your company in an increasingly commoditized business environment: by finding, nurturing, and focusing on the “human” in your business. When competitors stand ready to undercut you on price or beat you on product features or performance, your ability to build deep, meaningful relationships with your employees, partners, and customers is more critical than ever.
As Michael observes, “Your best differentiator is right in front of you: it’s your people.”
This is one ROCC session you won’t want to miss, so please RSVP and reserve your seat at the table today.
Looking forward to seeing many of you on February 8th!