Fun Fact: I had a pet pig in college named Maximus.

Aaron Swinton

ShockVentures – Managing Director

MAVRK Studio – Founder & CEO


Tell us a bit about yourself:

Prior to co-founding ShockVentures, Aaron served as a Fundraising & Strategy Associate with Techstars and as an Investor with VU Venture Partners. He spent over two years at The St. James, a PE Backed sports and wellness complex, where he assisted the CEOs from pre-opening to full operation and scaled the 450k sq ft. complex from the original team of ~20 employees to 600+. He also co-founded MAVRK Studio, a full-service creative agency aimed at empowering startups. As a former team captain of the William and Mary football team, he loves sports and empowering teams to reach their full potential.

What drew you to The Candy  Factory?

The relaxed nature of the environment and sense of community. The plants also helped.

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The Candy Factory is a coworking space established in 2010 and located in the heart of Downtown Lancaster PA. We are a community of professionals who have found a new way to work. Coworking and shared workspaces help promote business growth, creative thinking, shared brilliance and collaboration while offering an affordable office solution for small businesses, freelancers, remote workers, and non-profits. 

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