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Batavia High School students to host inaugural "INCubator Expo"

Event to be held April 1 at Pal Joey's in Batavia

A team of INCubator students work on their business idea with a mentor. The INCubator Expo will be held on April 1 at Pal Joey's in Batavia.
A team of INCubator students work on their business idea with a mentor. The INCubator Expo will be held on April 1 at Pal Joey's in Batavia.

BATAVIA – ​Batavia High School student entrepreneurs are hosting a first-ever "INCubator Expo" from 7 to 9 p.m. April 1 at Pal Joey's, 2030 Main St., Batavia.

Students in the INCubator Entrepreneurship Program have developed and launched start-up companies specifically designed to drive traffic to local businesses and are hoping to show area businesses and professionals how successful their start-ups can be.

Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Nathan Uno, chief strategist at the Chicago-based branding agency, ​Cultivate​, who will share proven strategies from his work at Cultivate on how to build and amplify a brand and cultivate meaningful business relationships, according to a news release from Batavia High School.

Batavia High School INCubator students and founders of ​GeoFluence, LLC​, will be sharing how their influencer social media marketing platform gets targeted messaging out—and cost effectively. The BHS student entrepreneurs behind the company ​SnapAdventure​ will be sharing how they are driving traffic to local businesses by creating adventures designed to get people off the couch and into something new.

“We are excited about bringing the local business community and student entrepreneurs together for this unique networking opportunity,” said Dennis Piron, instructor, INCubator Entrepreneurship Program. “Our student entrepreneurs and keynote speaker have fresh, outside-of-the box ideas that can really help local businesses grow.”

INCubator Expo is a free event. Complimentary appetizers and soft drinks from Pal Joey’s will be provided. For more information about INCubator Expo and Batavia High School’s ​INCubator Entrepreneurship Program​, contact Benjamin Schieber at BenjaminSchieber@geofluence.net.

To RSVP for this free networking event, visit Geofluence.Net.

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