There's a day of free startup talks happening at Jumpstart Startup - Philly


Mar. 17, 2017 7:30 am

There’s a day of free startup talks happening at Jumpstart Startup

Speakers include Benjamin's Desk co-CEO Anthony Maher and SeventySix Capital Managing Partner Wayne Kimmel.

At Jumpstart Startup's opening day, Oct. 2016.

(Photo courtesy of City Representative Sheila Hess)

That Walnut Street-based pop up shop for startups, Jumpstart Startup, is coming to life again with another iteration of its startup services fair from March 21 -24.

To kick off the four-day event, the shop — founded by Media, Pa.-based entrepreneur Jen Groover — lined up 16 speakers that will tackle a range of topics from media skills to personal branding on Wednesday.

Organizers shared with us the lineup of speakers, which includes some Philly tech faces like Benjamin’s Desk’s Anthony Maher and SeventySix Capital’s Wayne Kimmel.

Here it is:

9:30 – 10 a.m.: Jay Doran, Founder of Culture Matters: Creating an Culture for Ultimate Impact and Innovation.

10 – 10:30 a.m.: Wayne Kimmel, Author and Managing Partner at SeventySix Capital: Your Network is Your Net Worth: Mastering the Art of Leveraging Your Greatest Asset.

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.: Fred Greco, CEO Greco Promotions: Your LOGO as Your Leverage and Leave Behind.

10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Steve Harrison, Co-Founder of the National Publicity Summit: Media Maven: Perfecting Pitch to be On The Top TV Shows and Featured In The Top Magazine.

11:20 – 11:40 a.m.: Tyler Pierson, Director of Sales Innovation at Insperity: The Human Capital Equation.

11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.: Jen Groover, Author and CEO of JumpStart StartUp: What If? & Why Not? Transforming Your Fear Into Action to Start the Business of Your Dreams.

12:10 – 12:30 p.m.: Laura Shephard, President at My Top BookKeeper: Making the Numbers Matter From the Beginning: How Your Bookkeeping Keeps Everything Else Going.

12:30 – 12:50 p.m. Kyree Terrell, Founder and CEO of My New Philly: Building a Powerful Brand With a Limited Budget With Video and Social Media.

12:50 – 1:10 p.m.: Kevin Ryan, Patrner at Citrin Cooperman & Company: Entrepreneurial Minded Living: How Your Daily Actions Affect Your Taxes


1:10 – 1:40 p.m.: Jennifer Pierce, QVC Spokeswoman: Building Your Brand to Get On A Home Shopping Channel– and Stay There to Thrive.

1:40-2:00 p.m.: Todd Staples, Director of Revenue Optimization at Muhlenhaupt + Company, LLC: How I Generated multiple 7-figure increases in Sales as a Lead Consultant at Conversion Rate Experts.

2 – 2:20 p.m.: Joe Farrell, UPS Director of Marketing,  Pulse of the Online Shopper.

2:20 – 2:50 p.m.: Anthony Maher, Co-Founder/Co-CEO of Benjamin’s Desk: Creating Assets In Your Environment: How Coworking is Accelerating Small Business Growth.

2:50-3:10 p.m.: Greg Basile, Senior Regional Sales Manager at Comcast Business: How Your Internet Impacts Your Efficiency.

3:10-3:30 p.m.: Katrina Bonetsky, Partner at CH Solutions: The Future of Technology and Small Business: It’s Really Good News!

3:30- 3:50 p.m.: Anita Meeks Garu, CEO of Global Pay: Every Transaction Matters: Are You Winning or Losing?


The conferences will give way to a three-day blitz of access to free advice and services like accounting, HR management, marketing and payroll. The first 1,000 businesses can get free headshots, business cards and access to coworking space sponsored by Benjamin’s Desk.

“I think many small biz are missing these services because they don’t know about them,” said Groover. “We wanted to curate brands that companies should know about. They can also learn about strategies like pitching the media and handling their finances all under one roof.”

  • Nancy Gold

    I’m a start-up expert who loves working with emerging entrepreneurs. My website now offers support groups for sharing information and finding solutions. It’s wonderful to see so much attention being given to Start-up endeavors. Kudos to all who participate.


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