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ProInfluence is a business development platform that supports innovative, early to growth-stage startup companies by facilitating strategic partnerships and by creating influential marketing content targeted at key stakeholders.

ProInfluence helps startups achieve breakthrough growth by focusing on two key areas

Matching Startups with Influencers

We help startups match with influencers (athletes, entertainers, industry experts) who authentically align with the company's vision and potentially become advisors and investors.

Showcasing Startup Companies and Their Passionate Founders on Startup Spotlight™

We showcase unique startup companies and their passionate founders to targeted audiences on our innovative digital platform, Startup Spotlight™. We grab the attention of key stakeholders (consumers, retailers, investors, etc.) by producing a carefully crafted blog profile, recording a one-on-one podcast discussion with the company’s founder, and by creating a sampling opportunity of the company’s product/service to the Startup Spotlight™ audience.

I began working with Steve a number of years ago when he represented Doug Baldwin on a deal we were working on. Since then I have gotten to know Steve well. He is hard working, professional, and a creative thinker. Look forward to working with him on future projects for many years to come.

- Jake Director, Co-Founder, Strideline -
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Startup Spotlight™


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Episode 11 - Coolhaus
Episode 11 - Coolhaus
UPDATE - Strideline Socks
UPDATE - Strideline Socks
UPDATE - HomePlate, OrganiCare & Verb Energy
UPDATE - HomePlate, OrganiCare & Verb Energy
Episode 10 - The Relish
Episode 10 - The Relish
Episode 9 - Package Guard
Episode 9 - Package Guard
Episode 8 - Kelvin Beachum
Episode 8 - Kelvin Beachum
Episode 7 - Verb Energy
Episode 7 - Verb Energy
Episode 6 - CUROXEN
Episode 6 - CUROXEN
Episode 5 - HYLETE
Episode 5 - HYLETE

Episode 4 - Austlen Baby Co
Episode 4 - Austlen Baby Co
Episode 3 - Strideline Socks
Episode 3 - Strideline Socks
Episode 2 - GRAYL
Episode 2 - GRAYL
Episode 1 - Homeplate Peanut Butter
Episode 1 - Homeplate Peanut Butter

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Steve Schwartz - Founder


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Steve founded ProInfluence in 2016 and has led the company’s evolution to become an effective partner within the startup and venture community.

His participation with multiple accelerators & pitch events, attendance at national industry conferences and growing industry relationships gives him a good view into the startup ecosystem.

Alliances


We are proud to work with a growing list of Partners, Clients and Friends to add value to the startup ecosystem.

Partners

Our Partners provide strategic relationships that help ProInfluence grow and thrive.

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Clients

We are thankful to work with these innovative startups and help them achieve a new level of success.

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Coolhaus logo
Hustle logo
Play Impossible logo
Hylete logo
Home Plate logo
Fan Wide logo
Aptus logo
2nd Skull logo
Tag Board
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Friends

Our Friends provide ProInfluence guidance and support at all levels.

Stadia Ventures logo
Equis Group logo
Match Day logo
Central Texas Angel Network logo
TMC Innovation Institute logo
The Center for Generational Kinetics logo
Hickory Venture Capital logo
Amazon Launchpad logo
TurboPatent logo
SWSW logo
Sports United logo

Testimonials


What our clients are saying about us.

Steve is a rare breed of business professional. I don't know if I've ever met someone with such a powerful combination of business intellect, thought leadership, grace, positivity, and ability to follow through. Steve's network, especially in the business of Sports, is what most of us strive for; when he calls, people pick up the phone, and if he asks, they act. It's likely because when Steve promises something, he delivers. I trust Steve to give sage advice, deliver results, and do so as one of the most enjoyable people I've had the pleasure to be around.

Nathan J Peterson, SVP Revenue & Partnerships at Tagboard

GRAYL had a great experience working with Steve and ProInfluence. Steve is very professional, responsive and certainly has his finger on the pulse of the start-ups and their stories across the country. As a Startup Spotlight member, we saw an increase in traffic to our site and overall awareness about our company from media, consumers and industry partners due to the segment.

Andrew Weber, CEO, GRAYL

I began working with Steve a number of years ago when he represented Doug Baldwin on a deal we were working on. Since then I have gotten to know Steve well. He is hard working, professional, and a creative thinker. Look forward to working with him on future projects for many years to come.

Jake Director, Co-Founder, Strideline

Steve profiled CUROXEN, our first aid product, on ProInfluence. He was not only a great interviewer, but he actually used the product and sent photos of his child’s injury before and after using CUROXEN. Steve had lots of great ideas about how we might consider marketing in new ways and generously shared those after the interview. Steve understands the entrepreneurial mind-set, which positions him perfectly for his role with start-ups.

Caroline Goodner, Co-Founder & CEO, CUROXEN

Steve is a great guy with an amazing mind for business. He sees the big picture and is able to help companies take tangible steps towards their big goals. He profiled HomePlate Peanut Butter on his podcast "Startup Spotlight" and the results have been amazing. His network is amazing and he's been able to get us in front of numerous professional athletes and organizations. Steve is also a fantastic business advisor and has helped many of my friends' companies as well.

Clint Greenleaf, Co-Founder & CEO, Homeplate Peanut Butter

Steve has been an incredibly helpful and generous mentor over the past five months. He recorded an outstanding podcast for my company Verb Energy on "Startup Spotlight," and he did a wonderful job piecing together our interview into a cohesive and enjoyable fifteen-minute episode. Steve's a great guy and always has your back.

Matt Czarnecki, Co-Founder & President, Verb Energy

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ProInfluence
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Bellevue, WA 98005

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