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Startup Grind Buffalo Hosts Dan Gigante (You and Who)

  • Jun 26, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Dan Gigante, You and Who

Dan Gigante is founder and president of You and Who, a buy-one-give-one online retailer that sells artist-designed t-shirts and donates matching shirts to people in need across 40 U.S. cities. Launched in 2010, the company has grown to work with 89 non-profits and 105 artists across the country.

Gigante is also a co-founder and partner at 19 IDEAS, a full-service marketing and communications agency he helped launch in 2011. In this capacity, he leads all digital projects, emphasizing in web and mobile app development.

From 2000 to 2010, Gigante helped to establish clevermethod, a web development company based in Elma, NY. Through his guidance, clevermethod grew into a multi-million dollar business, with prominent clients such as Mattel and Birds Eye Foods.

An impassioned advocate for the growth and economic well-being of Western New York, he is a founding organizer for Startup Weekend Buffalo, and is an organizer of BarCamp Buffalo 2014. A native Buffalonian, he served in the Air Force from[masked], and prior to that attended the University at Buffalo for computer science.




6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Eben Piazza, Director of Startup Grind Buffalo

Eben is an entrepreneur, innovator, and businessman. He is an Account Manager at, a website and app that provides consumers a better way to complain. Eben thrives off entrepreneurial energy and is always willing to help fellow entrepreneurs in any capacity, feel free to reach out. [masked] @EbenPiazza LinkedIn: Website:
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @@EbenPiazza

Global Partners

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Local Partners

Nickel City Graphics We specialize in making the value of your product or service into an easy-to-understand, wide-spread marketing message. Nickel City Graphics is – Marketing, simplified.

Infotech Niagara infoTech Niagara is "the" trade association of Western New York's information technology industry. Membership in infoTech opens the door to a network of hundreds of companies in western NY and thousands of companies across the nation through our national affiliation. Simple things like the member discounts on events and member priority seating at "no charge" events can make membership worthwhile. While many of our community service efforts are shared with members and nonmembers, the support of the membership in continuing our efforts is important. infoTech operates on membership and sponsorship fees so we try to encourage memberships. An example of added value is the availability of expanded member information in our annual directory and online member profile area. Thank you for your interest in infoTech Niagara! We are sure that having access to the numbers of people we attract for networking would give you an exposure that you and your business would appreciate.

Algonquin Studios Algonquin Studios is a professional services firm providing custom software development, web content management, web design, and business and technology consulting since 1998. Our business and technology solutions solve problems for companies from many industries including legal, health care, financial services, and not-for-profit. We have offices in Buffalo, NY and New York City.


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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Marie F.

    great event Eben this is very and very informational and hopeful to new comer of entrepreneur I really love the time I had at Startup Grind Buffalo and Dan Gigante our hosts

    June 27, 2014

  • Brian B.

    Great event put on by Eben/Startup grind. Great discussion with Mr. Gigante. Wealth of knowledge and experience in this group

    2 · June 27, 2014

  • Devon

    Great speaker and individual in general. Motivational and inspirational advice! Very down to Earth and helpful entrepreneur. Believes in giving back to individuals and the community. His motto in business and life in general "Give to Get", is a great standard to live by. Gigante is a great host and a great person to interact with and get to know! Very glad I attended!

    3 · June 26, 2014

  • Denis K.

    Well done!

    1 · June 26, 2014

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