Founders open up at Startup Soiree-

For entrepreneurs, the line between business and personal is occasionally blurred, and often erased completely. So, in putting 75 startup founders together in one room for last Thursday’s inaugural Startup Soiree, it’s perhaps no surprise that the discussion gave equal weight to relationships and credit lines.

For every tip to keep equity close to the vest, there was also talk of the personal sacrifice involved in starting a business, and room for quips about gingers.

Held at the Pixilated Photo Booth headquarters off South Caton Avenue, the event was made up completely of startup founders (with the exception of a couple reporters). Co-organized by Pixilated’s Patrick Rife and Intrinsic Events, the mixer is envisioned as a last-Thursday-of-the-month get-together where local founders can network and listen in on roundtable discussions about the ups and downs of the startup life. Of course, there was also a photo booth. Read More