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Monday, February 12 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pitch the Press

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Come and gain insight into the do’s and do not's of pitching to the media. 

Our panelists will give you tips on how to gain their attention, how to ensure once you have it your story is well crafted and how to communicate with them. 

If you want to increase your knowledge in how to effectively work with your local journalists, you do not want to miss this event.

Once they have shared their tips, we will select entrepreneurs who have registered to pitch to the media panel. Here is your chance to have your startup featured by the media outlets in attendance.

Enter for your chance to be selected to pitch at the event by filling out the form located HERE.  https://goo.gl/forms/uTQxsgYVLVJV28jh1

If selected, you will have 60 seconds to pitch your business. The outlets will follow up with questions. They will let you know then if they have interest in more information. 

Confirmed media outlets:

ABC Action News
83 Degrees
Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay Business Journal

(More media professionals to be added or substituted. Media features are at the discretion of the outlets and per their individual news company’s needs. Tampa Bay Startup is not liable for features or communications after the event.)

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Robin Sussingham

Robin is a reporter and anchor at WUSF Public Media, where she hosts WUSF's flagship current affairs program, Florida Matters, and has earned multiple awards for reporting on science, health, the environment and education. She's reported many national stories for NPR, as well as... Read More →

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Diane Egner

83 Degrees Media
Diane Egner, Publisher and Managing Editor of 83 Degrees Media, is an award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience writing about the Tampa Bay region. She is a member of Leadership Florida, USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP) and the Athena Society... Read More →
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Ernest Hooper

Tampa Bay Times
Ernest Hooper is the East Hillsborough Bureau chief and columnist at the Tampa Bay Times. Hooper joined the Times in 1992 and has worked as a prep sports writer and editor, TV/radio sports columnist, NFL writer, news columnist and unofficial ambassador, representing the Times as an... Read More →
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Alexis Muellner

Editor-in-chief, Tampa Bay Business Journal
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Sarah Perez

Sarah Perez has worked as a reporter at TechCrunch for six and a half years. She's currently the most cited reporter on the tech industry's prefered aggregator, Techmeme.com, which ranks publications and authors by how frequently they break news and are referenced by other media... Read More →
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Camille Spencer

Camille C. Spencer (@MediaCamille) is an award-winning journalist and Michigan State University graduate with a variety of experience as a media professional in the realms of print, online and broadcast journalism. She pitched and served on a panel about community journalism at the... Read More →

Monday February 12, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
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