Welcome Entrepreneurs


February Speaker Series

February 19, 2020
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Vuzix Headquarters
25 Hendrix Rd
West Henrietta, NY 14586

Please join us for an engaging evening of networking and learning with Paul Travers, President/CEO of Vuzix.

The future of “Smart Devices,” right here in Rochester?

YES! And the future is held in our glasses.  Vuzix provides a natural view of the real world while allowing heads-up display and location-aware augmented reality content. It is naturally overlaid on the view without holding onto a tablet or having to deal with the gyrations required for AR to work on a conventional smartphone. Alexa-enabled smart glasses feel like the first fully baked AR product since the failure of Google Glass.
This month’s speaker, Paul J. Travers, was the founder of Vuzix and has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer since 1997 and as a member of the board of directors since November 1997. Prior to the formation of Vuzix, Mr. Travers founded both e-Tek Labs, Inc. and Forte Technologies Inc. He has been a driving force behind the development of Vuzix products for the consumer market. With more than 25 years of experience in the consumer electronics field, and 15 years of experience in the virtual reality and virtual display fields, he is a nationally recognized industry expert. He holds an Associate degree in engineering science from Canton, ATC and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Clarkson University.

*You must be a member of the Avanti Entrepreneur Network to attend. Looking to start your membership? Contact us!

Paul Travers
AR glasses

“Vuzix Blade AR glasses are the next-gen Google Glass we’ve all been waiting for.” —Verge.com.

March Speaker Series

March 18, 2020
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
412 Linden Ave
Rochester, NY 14625

Lead Generation for Small Business
(that is actually affordable, doable and works!)

Avantipreneurs will participate in an interactive session that was designed specifically for small business entrepreneurs to grow their business.  We will utilize proven approaches to Grow and Retain your most valuable customers and Acquire new high potential customers.    

You will leave the session with a 12-week plan that will help you do more business in 2020.

March’s speaker, Leo Linder, is the founder and CEO of Emerge, a tech enabled global business outsourcing company, serving the fortune 100 and high growth industries.  By providing a new way to access premium outsource services and top talent Emerge is disrupting the IT, Talent and BPO industries. Emerge’s proprietary service platform E3 (Emerge Extended Enterprise) is helping companies all over the world do more business.

Emerge has generated $2 Billion in incremental revenue for their clients, provided mission critical IT support and placed 1000 people into key jobs around the world.

As a lifelong entrepreneur and principal consultant Leo has founded and managed several successful high-tech companies that leverage data smart technology, AI and informatics to drive innovation.  Outside of work Leo is dedicated to supporting the Bivona Child Advocacy Center and enjoys being in the mountains with his wife Barb and two children Everest and McKinley.

*You must be a member of the Avanti Entrepreneur Network to attend. Looking to start your membership? Contact us!

Leo Linder

April Speaker Series

April 15, 2020
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Country Club of Rochester
2935 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14610

Neuroscience For Sales Success: The New Competitive Advantage, What it is & How You Can Make it Work for Your Company 

Klyn’s popular keynote presentation: Neuroscience is the new Competitive Advantage: How it works and why it’s crucial is insightful, powerful, and will shift the perspective of how sales teams can get out of their own way and sell more.

This program is perfect for:

  • Team struggling with forward momentum
  • Teams needing to break the cycle of poor performance & excuses
  • Your team is stuck by their own ability, expertise, or stubbornness
  • Managers of underperforming sales groups
  • Sales oriented organizations that need a JUMPSTART

The audience will leave with:

  • Knowledge of how to apply models for change
  • Lasting, life altering perspective shifts individually, on their teams, and in the organization as a whole
  • Tactics to master the art of prospecting, building immediate rapport, and increasing closing percentages

Klyn delivers profound, brutally honest, actionable content, with high energy and a sense of humor, and always tailors the keynote to align with the goals Avanti entrepreneurs need.

About Klyn Elsbury

Born with Cystic Fibrosis, Klyn Elsbury was initially told she would not live past the age of 14. At 15, she slipped into a month-long diabetic coma and doctors believed she would have permanent brain damage. By 22 she was living in Orlando, Florida making over six figures as a recruiter. At the age of 25, she was asked to make end-of-life arrangements due to her failing health, and Klyn filed for long-term disability leave.

Today, at the age of 31, Klyn is a sought-after social media influencer, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and certified executive neurolinguistic programming coach. In 2018 she founded her second endeavor, Shark School, which teaches brands to scale and monetize social media.

Her story and daily work to thrive, rather than survive, has inspired tens of thousands who have heard her speak and through her training programs.

Her principles have been shared via 100+ publications and even lead to a prime-time slot on US Nightly News w/ Lester Holt, in part, because she has proven that with the right training, you can radically transform your company culture, your company, and thereby your life.

*You must be a member of the Avanti Entrepreneur Network to attend. Looking to start your membership? Contact us!

Klyn Elsbury

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Monthly Speaker Series
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Mar 18, 2020
Apr 15, 2020
May 20, 2020
Jun 17, 2020
July 15, 2020
Aug 19, 2020
Sept 16, 2020
Oct 21, 2020
Nov 18, 2020