Tales from the Trenches is a signature storytelling series and part of the Drive Binghamton innovation project.
Guest entrepreneurs will be front and center during a fireside chat, sharing the nuts & bolts of issues encountered in building a company.
Our goal is to get more contemporary founders to share their experiences building companies in Binghamton and other Upstate communities.
Founders will talk about what it’s like to run a business today in front of a live Binghamton audience. These discussions will evoke conversation, connect founders to other members of the community and inspire all who attend to Drive Binghamton forward!
This is not the usual “how to find funding” discussion. Instead, entrepreneurs will talk about how they landed on their ideas, how they made the decision to start a business, how they found their first customers, and much more.
530PM – Networking
6-645PM – Fireside Chat
645-7PM – Audience Q&A
7-730PM – Open Conversation
Adam Sabol, Cofounder of Communikey
CommuniKey is a mobile app that offers unlimited deals to restaurants and shops at over 130 locations across Binghamton and Syracuse. Download, subscribe, use anytime.
Casey Addason Coolbaugh, Cofounder of Muckles’ Ink
Muckles’ Ink is a live and commercial screen-printing shop in Binghamton, NY bringing people together. Tees, hoodies, totes – order online or get them live printed for events.
And Special LIVE Performance by Binghamton Artist Dennis Levy!
Food and drink will be provided, including craft beer by Binghamton Brewing Company. Working in the trenches of small business themselves, Binghamton Brewing Co. toasts everyone that comes together to strengthen the Binghamton area!