The driving forces behind Startup Soiree: Community, Entrepreneurship, and Fun.
What is Startup Soiree all about?
Community. At it's most basic level community is about creating an environment that benefits all of it's members. This is the central concept of Startup Soiree. A community meeting to celebrate successes, harness our collective knowledge, and build a vision for the future; all while having a blast!
Entrepreneurship. A title reserved for visionaries, creators and inventors. Entrepreneurs have a knack for finding solutions, while creating value in a place where before there was nothing. Have you created something? Started a movement?
Fun. One of the things that makes us so passionate about Entrepreneurship is how much FUN we have! Interesting ideas come from having fun. Smiling stimulates the brain, shakes off the cobwebs, gets the blood flowing, and the conversations going.
What are we going to talk about on the Startup Soiree Blog?
The Startup Soiree blog will feature columns written by the primary Soiree-ists, interviews with entrepreneurs in our community and guest posts from other Founders about their personal hustle.
We'll be profiling great businesses, the innovators in our community, and highlighting where we are headed.
Who is Startup Soiree?
Startup Soiree is masterminded by five individuals from different backgrounds, with diverse areas of expertise. One common trait: the entrepreneurial spirit.
Without further ado, the founders of Startup Soiree:
Nicolas China, Co-Founder & Owner of Pixilated
Nicolas China is a young Baltimore entrepreneur with a knack for the creative side of developing and growing a business.
His passions are learning, creating, innovating...and all things Ravens and Orioles. Dad of two boys, Nico and Luca.
Rachel Robinson, Co-Owner of Intrinsic Events
Rachel Robinson is an event management extraordinaire whose passion is to help individuals achieve their goals through events.
When she isn't spending time building an empire with her business partner, you can find her on the water with a cocktail in her hometown of Annapolis, MD.
Patrick Rife, Co-Founder & Owner of Pixilated
Patrick Rife is a Baltimore dude fiercely dedicated to growing business, connecting with like-minded individuals, and working to make his city a better place.
In downtime, he can be found making music, reading marketing blogs, and hanging out with his wife and two boys, Emmett and Cassius.
Jessica Gignac, Co-Owner of Intrinsic Events
Jessica Gignac thrives the thrill of the creative process that goes into building events for success.
Independent and introverted at heart, when she isn't producing amazing events, she is on a never ending quest for her next great laugh, adventure and dirty martini.