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BASHH origins – February 2010 in Austin

In February of 2010, the event got an official title – BATHH (Big Ass Twitter Happy Hour) which caught on like crazy. For weeks before and after any BATHH, the hashtag was consistently a trending topic on Twitter in Austin.

This was our last event at the Gingerman as we had packed more sardines in the proverbial can than could fit and despite the rain that day, it was a huge party. We heard a lot of “I wouldn’t miss it even if we were under a tornado warning” and “this is my only social event of the month, of course I’m here” to “are you kidding? I’ve done more business over beer at these events than in my office!”

Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.

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