Startup Grind Baton Rouge is this city’s first of its kind community connecting entrepreneurs. The 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. These events will be the cornerstone of Baton Rouge’s entrepreneurial community, giving every entrepreneur the opportunity to connect, learn, and grow.
We welcome Mario Lanzarotti, a business mindset coach and transformational speaker. From CEO’s to Olympians and mission-driven entrepreneurs, he helps growth-seekers break through their current limitations to reach the next level of success and fulfilment. After selling his NYC based startup Awl & Sundry in 2019, Mario now travels the world between NYC, Cape Town and Berlin. Dedicated to share his mission to raise the consciousness of humanity his master classes focus on leading with purpose and collective empowerment.
A message from Mario
"I'd love to address the current reality of what's happening in the world and the role that we as entrepreneurs have, meaning that it's on us to be the catalysts of human advancement. I think this will be a very powerful focus point because we can talk about how entrepreneurs can connect with a bigger mission and use that to create sustainable success on a whole new level."
We're going to dive into a workshop style interview where Mario shares his experience in difficult circumstances and how we can find the catalyst of our own success. Here's a hint: it's in YOU! So much of what Mario brings to the table is helping growth seekers realize that the power of change is within themselves. Join us for a talk that will be game-changing.
What you will learn:
1. How meditation and self-reflection can be your first (and most effective) tool for finding focus.
2. What areas in your life deserve your focus and which ones do not.
3. Clarifying your purpose and aligning it with your work to achieve success.
In this episode of Startup Grind, we're joined by Douglas Vigliotti to talk about harnessing that focus on and being proactive in your decision making, finding ways to impact change and feel secure in where you're headed. These are skills that span beyond a pandemic and will serve us - when done right - for the rest of our careers.
Doug is a writer that didn’t know he was a writer. He’s authored two books, The Gap and The Salesperson Paradox, and one ebook, Pumpernickel & Peanut Butter. He also writes about life, ideas, and music at DVWriter.com and curates a monthly newsletter called Sunday Dinner. He currently lives in New Haven, CT.
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Rob Wise is a self-proclaimed entrepreneur since his early days of washing cars, cutting grass, recycling cans, and setting prices or selling items at garage sales. As a boy, Rob enjoyed doing hard work, leaving something better than he found it, and helping people. As an adult, he manages to find the same fulfillment in business by impacting and inspiring those around him at ITinspired where he is the CEO and co-owner.
In seven years, ITinspired has grown to a staff of twenty people and hit several milestones along the way. Notable achievements include ranking 2,584th on the Inc5000 list in 2018 as one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, Inc.'s Best Places to Work in 2018 and 2019, the 2019 and 2020 Louisiana Growth Leader Award, and LSU's Top 100 Tiger Led Businesses of 2019.
Rob serves on non-profit boards for Junior League of Baton Rouge, Leadership Baton Rouge Alumni, Manfulness Living, and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. He's been honored as a member of the LSU L-Club, Baton Rouge Business Report's 2018 Forty Under 40, 2017 Leadership Baton Rouge class, 2019 Leadership Louisiana class, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses graduate & alumni ambassador, and the Young Entrepreneur Academy of BR mentor ambassador.