Co-Founders provide real-world insight to exclusive group of 53 international entrepreneurs.
PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 15, 2018 – After hearing about Defendify’s mission to make cybersecurity possible for Small Business and the company’s rapid startup growth, Program Instructor Chris Dube eagerly invited Co-Founders Andrew Rinaldi and Rob Simopoulos to tell their story to 53 aspiring international entrepreneurs at this year’s ‘TrepCamp Boston.
Andrew and Rob were quick to accept, welcoming opportunities to give back and help other entrepreneurs by sharing the trials and tribulations of their own journey. The session covered the ins and outs of startup fundraising and the ups and downs of first year business growth. Andrew and Rob took the group through a 90-minute presentation that started and ended with images of a roller coaster. Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi shared, “There isn’t any better way to describe the process, it’s like a nonstop roller coaster ride with high highs, low lows and lots of pivots along the way.” Like they often do for each other, Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos finished the thought, “You have to expect the unexpected. Things change and move very fast. There’s no getting around it, it sure is a lot of work. But it’s an amazing rush and you absolutely have to enjoy every part of the ride!”
The message was well received, many of the participants sharing post-presentation thanks to the Defendify Co-Founders for providing a real-world case study candidly detailing the realities of the often-challenging startup process. Following the session, ‘TrepCamp Boston Program Administrator, Francisco Millaruelo, emailed Andrew to share, “Many of our participants made a point of telling me how impressed they were by you and Rob. We really appreciate your time, and we hope this experience was a rewarding for you as it was for us.” Rob was quick to confirm, “100%! We learn so much from the people around us every day, including from the many bright minds from all over the world that joined us right there in the room. What a great program, it was a real pleasure to be involved.”
Defendify was founded on the philosophy of providing Small Business a simplified, ongoing cybersecurity solution that's easy to use, affordable at every level, and more than technology and confusing IT speak. A comprehensive and streamlined online system, Defendify is the only all-in-one cybersecurity program specifically designed for Small Business and delivered through a SaaS model. We make cybersecurity easy to understand and use, with straight talk and not tech jargon and provide support by our in-house team of cybersecurity program advisors. We invite you to visit our website at http://www.defendify.io or call us today at 888-508-9221.
‘TrepCamp is an “advanced entrepreneurial training program” that takes place in 10 tech hubs around the U.S. each summer. It was originally launched as a partner initiative between the Mexico-US Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC) and the Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research (FOBESII). The program takes high-potential students from top universities worldwide and brings them together for three weeks of training, lectures and mentorship. The goal? To give these would-be entrepreneurs a boost, and ultimately strengthen each countries’ innovation ecosystems.