Attendance at the conventions proved to be a huge success for Gryphn. Interest was generated from established media partners, Navroop ended up on stage with Arianna Huffington and in a multitude of photos. Steve Roberson, marketing executive from StartUpHire and American Airlines’ employees recognized Navroop from his photos with President Obama. American Airlines, connections from Navroop’s presentation at Meeting of the Minds, provided introductions and connections with other execs and startups in the event. Navroop was also approached by a globally diversified investment firm who had already heard of Gryphn and they were interested in learning more. At both conventions, Navroop met Aasif Mandvi, a correspondent from the Daily show. Aasif’s producer offered Navroop a spot in a convention related segment which Navroop declined in favor of a future opportunity with the production. Stay tuned for more info…
On the Fun Side:
All work and no play makes… well, you know how the saying goes. Navroop successfully combined business and pleasure at the conventions’ after hours. He mingled with political rockstars like Senator Lee of Utah who showed interest in using ArmorText, and prominent CEO’s like Scott Case and Arianna Huffington, all while enjoying performances from well-known musicians including Common and Flo Rida. The ladies, as always, loving Navroop’s impeccable style, pulled him into a picture that was meant to feature Stephen Baldwin yet ended featuring Navroop (see below). The women from BET showed him love as well by teaching him the Electric Slide. While listening to Salt’N’Peppa live onstage, Navroop was also discussing ArmorText with some politicians from New York. Even when Gryphn plays, we’re still working. Navroop continued making connections and pitches over the weekend at his sister’s wedding. He had the chance to meet two potential angel investors from the medical profession and demonstrate ArmorText and some of our (TOP SECRET) upcoming enhancements.
A Pleasure at both the RNC and DNC
Such conventions are dense in creativity and opportunity. We developed multiple connections with other startups, opportunities in regards to investment and were offered a plethora of ArmorText applications through customer input. We truly believe that changing America is a partnership and, if we can return the favor for any of the companies mentioned or any other connection we made at the event, don’t hesitate to ask. Startups and partnerships are #Whatisworking in energizing America.
Others in the RNC/DNC ARMORTEXT FAN CLUB
Anna Eisenberg of Startup America
Julie Piotrowski Former speechwriter for Secretary Sebilious
Senator Sheldon – Security initiatives and bills within Congress
Aasif Mandvi – Daily Show Correspondent
Robin Richards, currently of internships.com and TweetMyJobs
Senator Lee (Utah)
Steve Roberson of Startup Hire
Wife of chief of staff of Senator who wants to remain anonymous who passed us on to office
State legislator rep (who asked to remain anonymous) while their office was working with homeland security and was on top of mobile concerns; he still had concerns about mobile messaging due to BYOD.
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