Welcome Entrepreneurs


February Speaker Series

February 19, 2020
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
412 Linden Ave
Rochester, NY, 14625

Please join us for an engaging evening of networking and learning with Marnie LaVigne, PhD President & CEO | Launch NY Inc

Launch NY: Supporting High-Growth Startups in Upstate NY

Grow your startup with Launch NY. You’ve got an idea, but now what? Get pro bono support from the best business professionals, thought leaders, and technical experts in Upstate New York.

Do you seek a mentor? Funding opportunities? A vast network of resources? Wherever you are in your journey, Launch NY can help you.

Find a mentor: Get pro bono support from expert Entrepreneurs-in-Residences who bring a wealth of experience, guidance, and connections designed to make you investment-ready.

Get funding: Investment capital is the name of the game, and Launch NY has the most active seed fund in New York State. Their Entrepreneurs-in-Residences will help prepare you for investment from Launch NY itself and other funders.

All services are pro bono!

Launch NY is one of the most amazing resources and opportunities for entrepreneurs in Upstate NY. Hope to see you there!

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

Marnie LaVigne

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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Calendar of Events

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Monthly Speaker Series
(Save these dates … details for each event will be announced shortly.)

May 21, 2020 (The Avanti Summit!)
Jun 17, 2020
July 15, 2020
Aug 19, 2020
Sept 16, 2020
Oct 21, 2020
Nov 18, 2020