Welcome Week 2017

Today wrapped up Welcome Week of The Brandery’s 2017 accelerator program. We welcomed in seven teams to Union Hall, five CPGs and 2 marketing tech companies. The founders became quickly acquainted with the office and each other while learning about the StartUp Cincy culture.

Over the week, the new founders and their team attended sessions and meetings with previous founders that went through the Brandery and community members. These talks were aimed to not only enlighten this class of startups on successful individuals, but to encourage teambuilding and discussion among the class.
Here’s a little recap of what the founders were up to this week!
Tuesday: Day 1! The founders moved into our office space at Union Hall and were welcomed by lots of awesome people like Wendy Lea (CEO of Cintrifuse), PG Sittenfeld (Cincinnati City Councilman), Jon Nielsen (Chief Business Officer of EBTH), and some other Brandery alumni. We finished off the day with some Eli’s BBQ and beers on the rooftop!

Wednesday: The teams had 1 on 1 meetings with Lori Jeffries, our in house legal counsel, and Chris Corgat, as a primer to help the startups with their agency partner programs.
Thursday: Agency Speed Dating. Our 7 startups met our 7 agency partners to get to know one another. Next week we’ll pair them up with the agency they will be working with over the next several months. In the evening, we toured Rhinegeist.

Friday: AWS Office Hours. Amazon Web Services is a great partner of the Brandery and provides awesome services to our startups. We had meetings and lunch with our AWS reps.
It has been a great first week. Everyone is well on their way to a successful summer. We are looking forward to the following months!