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Monday, February 12
 

8:30am

Morning Networking & Coffee
Good Morning! Light breakfast with coffee to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit.

Monday February 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
1 - Cavu (aka #ChaseBasecamp) 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

9:00am

John Geoghagan, Next Level Food Group, ‘Taking Products to the Next Level’ 
John Geoghagan, the Managing Partner at Next Level Foods, will discuss how to take your products from your home kitchen, to a commissary, to large scale manufacturing. He will detail how to overcome the struggles of trying to get into big box stores and outline the many mistakes businesses make in the process so you can avoid them!

Speakers
avatar for John Geoghagan

John Geoghagan

Managing Partner, Next Level Foods
John stared in the Food Service industry with the Carnation Company creating items such as the Burger King French toast stick and the Hardees Biscuit. From there he started strategic marketing with one of the first national brokerage companies in the countries and later launched America's... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

9:00am

Q&A with Tampa Bay’s Talent Leaders, 'Learn from the pros and hear their successes and failures!'
Engage with some of the top hiring managers in Tampa Bay to hear about what has worked and what hasn’t worked as they've scaled their hiring process. Learn from their mistakes and take heed in their successes. Sure to be a learning experience!

Moderators
avatar for Mark Lombardi-Nelson

Mark Lombardi-Nelson

Mark is a Tampa Bay native with an intrinsic desire to give to his community and make a focused impact in every part of life. He's obsessively ambitious, always looking to do the right things for his customers, community, and family. He is an owner of Shoot To Thrill Media (a company... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steven Fiske

Steven Fiske

Entrepreneur / Head of Product, Tampa Bay Wave / Hivelocity
Steve Fiske is a serial entrepreneur and product leader with over 10 years of experience leading cross-functional teams and delivering products to the masses. Currently, he is the Head of Product at Hivelocity, where he leads product management and development efforts. | Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Michael

Michael

Program Coordinator, Hamilton
Tampa Bay TechHire | Workforce Solutions | IT Training | Recruitment/Training events
KV

Kim Vogel

Employee Journey Manager, The Penny Hoarder


Monday February 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

9:00am

Alternate Funding for Startups
Information coming soon!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Gold

Andy Gold

Professor, Hillsborough Community College
Full time educator and social entrepreneur. Co-founder of Operation Startup. Operation Startup is a partnership between Hillsborough Community College and Hillsborough County. Through a robust offering of formal (college credit) and informal (non-credit) entrepreneurship education... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

9:00am

Coworking @ Chase Basecamp
Change up your work space this week and work from Chase Basecamp at Startup Week. We'll have coffee all day and food trucks at lunch. Pop in and out of sessions and still get some work done. It's a great spot meet other like-minded individuals too.

Monday February 12, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
1 - Cavu (aka #ChaseBasecamp) 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

10:00am

Using Data More Efficiently in Hospitality
With many different POS and data processing sytems in place now in the hosptality field, learning how to use that information effectively to impact change on your business can be overwhelming. This panel is full of both IT and Hospitality experts who will be discussing their challenges and, more importantly, the solutions they have found. 

Moderators
avatar for Robert Blacklidge

Robert Blacklidge

Founder & CEO, Course Align
Robert recently launched Course Align, Course Align empowers educators to create data driven curriculum that clearly aligns to evolving business needs. Through the data-driven platform Course Align identifies the local market job needs: who's hiring, what skills they need, and how... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Dixon

Lindsay Dixon

Director of Operations, The Hall on Franklin
Lindsay is a tech skeptic with a lengthy resume in Tampa Bay’s hospitality scene. She is proud of the recent work she has put into launching both Station House and The Hall on Franklin. She comes from an old school approach to restaurant operations but has adapted to the tech influences... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Munoz

Johnny Munoz

Johnny Muñoz joined Square in March 2014. Square didn’t have an outbound sales organization in place. Johnny was hired as a consultant to assist with the deployment and scalability of this new sales process. Prior to this, he was with Delivery.com and Eats Media. | | With over... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Sutter

Ryan Sutter

ProphIT Solutions
Ryan Sutter has over 20 years of experience in Information Systems and Technology spanning the retail, restaurant, hospitality and eCommerce segments. His hands-on leadership, IT technology and systems experience spans the entire business cycle. Ryan has held leadership roles and... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

10:00am

How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business from Home
So, you have a product or service but you have no experience being a business owner! Don't worry, I didn't either. I will telling you my story of how I scaled my company, Teami Blends, from being a concept in my mind to a Multi-Million dollar business!  I can't wait to meet all of you...and answer all of your questions! 

Speakers
avatar for Adi Arezzini

Adi Arezzini

Co-Founder & CEO, Teami Blends
Adi Arezzini started Teami in her bedroom just 4 years ago with 2 business partners. They wanted to create a company that had ethical, effective products that actually helped our customers FEEL better and get the results that they were looking for. In the beginning she was shipping... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
1 - Cavu (aka #ChaseBasecamp) 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

10:00am

Work-Life Balance for Technology Professionals powered by Hivelocity
When you’re doing what you love, it’s so easy to give it your all. However, if you want to maintain your health and personal relationships, it’s important to carve time out for them in order to maintain a full, rich life. This discussion will be devoted to important guidelines we should all follow.

Speakers
avatar for Michael LaPlante

Michael LaPlante

Senior Web Engineer, FireEye Security
Michael LaPlante has worked on a wide range of technology projects for large corporations including but not limited to Google, Facebook, and Apple. He is currently a Senior Web Engineer for FireEye Security where he works on cyber intelligence and threat prevention. His specialty... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

11:00am

The Credit Conundrum: How to determine what credit options are best
This information packed workshop will review financing options available to business owners and provide valuable insights into the process for obtaining credit. The session will provide an overview of different credit options including SBA loans and what lenders review when evaluating an application for credit. The workshop will be led by a local SBA expert. Learn and discover what credit products may be the most appropriate for your business! 



Speakers
avatar for Scott Kuhn

Scott Kuhn

Scott H. Kuhn is a Specialty Finance Officer for Chase in Tampa, Florida. He has over 4 years of experience at Chase and 20 years in financial services. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida. In an effort to further enhance the service Chase provides... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Angel Investing: How to Become a Business Investor
A panel of seasoned angel investors will share Insights into financing entrepreneurship and gaining returns. Learn the pitfalls and benefits of giving capital to business startups, including how to earn convertible debt and ownership equity.

Moderators
avatar for Tonya Elmore

Tonya Elmore

President & CEO, Tampa Bay Innovation Center and TEC Garage
Ms. Elmore is President/CEO of STAR-TEC Enterprises, Inc. Under her leadership she has launched the Tampa Bay Innovation Center and TEC Garage. The Innovation Center, an incubator for early-stage technology firms, is a regional, national and international known success story that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Chitester

David Chitester

Founder, Florida Funders
David is the founder of the Tampa investment firm Florida Funders, the first online platform in Florida to use equity crowdfunding to invest in startups. To date the company has invested more than $5 million in 15 early stage companies. After experiencing retirement for about a year... Read More →
avatar for Tim Horton

Tim Horton

Owner, Vector VC
Tim Horton, of VectorVC.com, is an experienced "Entrepreneurial Pirate", start-up investor and online privacy SME. As a serial investor, he will explain why trying to find investors/ funding is different in F&B, than a dot-com or tech start-up.
avatar for Victor Liu

Victor Liu

Angel Investor, Innovision Capital Corp
Funding for innovation.


Monday February 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

11:00am

Economic Insights from Big Data and Dynamic Visualizations
The Center for Analytics & Creativity at the USF Muma College of Business led a new initiative in 2017 that uses dynamic visualizations, big data analytics, and economic models to investigate the economic prosperity of the Tampa Bay region.  The project examined ten years of data for over forty traditional economic variables to identify the key leading factors that have a significant impact on economic growth of the Tampa Bay region. Also, for the first time ever in regional economic forecasts, the team collected and analyzed several Real-time Big Data (RBD) variables such as Google searches, Twitter sentiment, airport traffic data, real-time housing data from Zillow and the market capitalization of firms to develop insights that can provide valuable real-time signals for business and community leaders. This session will present findings and implications for startups.

(The title of this session was updated. 1/11/2018. Same great content to be presented as promised in the original session description - Interpreting Local Social Media Data to Grow Your Business.)

Speakers
avatar for Moez Limayem

Moez Limayem

Moez Limayem joined the USF Muma College of Business in 2012, coming from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. At the University of South Florida, Limayem has been charged with enhancing the college's profile and increasing its resources, building program... Read More →
avatar for Balaji Padmanabhan

Balaji Padmanabhan

USF Muma College of Business
Balaji Padmanabhan is Professor and Director of the Center for Analytics and Creativity at USF’s Muma College of Business. He received a B. Tech in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and a PhD from New York University (NYU)’s Stern School of Business... Read More →
avatar for Shivendu Shivendu

Shivendu Shivendu

Shivendu Shivendu is an associate professor of Information Systems and PhD program coordinator in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences department. He has created and taught undergraduate, MBA/MS and doctoral courses in areas related to economics of information systems, blockchain... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

Lunch & Networking with CATI
Hungry? We're offering lunch on us for the first 150 Startup Week attendees.

Monday February 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1 - Cavu (aka #ChaseBasecamp) 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

Downtown Crawlers Power Lunch Show
We're back at it again! We will be interviewing entrepreneurs, attendees, sponsors, companies, startups as well as previewing and reviewing some of the 90+ events on offer during Startup Week. Be part of the live audience at Cavu in Tampa (M/T/W) and Station House (T/F) in St.Pete daily from 12-1pm or watch the Show on Facebook Live. 

Showcase your brand, product or service to an engaged audience of investors, influencers and consumers. Supercharge your exposure as an official Show sponsor or be a live guest (limited spots available).

-> Guest Sign-up Form 
-> Sponsorship Info 
-> Facebook Live link 

Contact us with any questions.

Watch the inaugural 2017 Power Lunch Show!


Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hawk

Andreas Hawk

Director of Events, Downtown Crawlers
Event Director for the Downtown Crawlers, hospitality expert and past On-Air Radio Talent.
avatar for Markus Neuert

Markus Neuert

Marketing Director, Downtown Crawlers
Digital marketing for the Downtown Crawlers events company in Tampa. Previously founded/developed social messaging App "Kyngo" and ran my video production company "Cyclefilm" in Europe. Come talk to me about digital marketing, social media, entrepreneurship or just buy me a beer... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Neuert

Thomas Neuert

Director of Events, Downtown Crawlers
Director of Events at the Downtown Crawlers Events and Entertainment Company based in Tampa. Before becoming an entrepreneur 3 years ago Thomas was part of the opening team at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman in 2005 as the Director of Tennis. He also started his tennis consulting business... Read More →




Monday February 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

Why Creating Compelling & Targeted Content is Key w/ Liz Newman
Speakers
avatar for Liz Newman

Liz Newman

Content + Digital Branding Strategist
Liz is a content creating machine. She specializes in giving a brand its voice + has been producing content across all verticals -- Editorial, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Email Marketing Web Site, Copywriting --  for more than 10 years. 


Monday February 12, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

From Concept to Exit: Serial Entrepreneurs Share Strategies for Growth
Founders who have grown businesses from concept to an acquisition or sale will share their entrepreneurial experiences, including how they developed product viability, created value, and attracted buyers.

Moderators
avatar for Kiki Redeor

Kiki Redeor

Chief Product Officer, Punctuate
Kiki Roeder is the Funding and Growth Track Captain for Techstars Tampa Bay Startup Week. She has exited two companies and served as a growth and communications strategist to organizations across four continents. | | When not giving back to the local startup and tech community... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Artemis Emslie

Artemis Emslie

CEO, myMatrixx
As CEO of myMatrixx, an Express Scripts company, Artemis Emslie leads the strategic growth of the workers’ compensation division of the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) firm. With nearly 25 years of experience in both the workers’ compensation and group health industries, Artemis... Read More →
avatar for Raj Goyal

Raj Goyal

CEO & CTO, BluPears
Dr. Raj Goyal is the CEO & CTO of BluPears. He has been involved in numerous startups and published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He holds 3 US patents for medical entrepreneurial work and one of the patents that he developed while at the University of Michigan is currently... Read More →
avatar for Rich Heruska

Rich Heruska

Interim Accelerator Director, Tampa Bay Wave
Rich Heruska is a Serial Entrepreneur and 5x Founder of numerous Consumer Facing Brands.  Most recently, Rich sold his growing chain of Family Entertainment and Recreation Centers, AirHeads Trampoline Arena, to a Holding Company of Entertainment Brands. Under Rich’s leadership... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Spoto

Robyn Spoto

Founder, SpotOn Digital Media
Robyn is founder and CEO of SpotOn Digital Media offering strategy and leadership for all SpotOn clients. Robyn is an entrepreneur and experienced digital marketer.  Prior to SpotOn, she co-founded the MamaBear App and led its growth with international media coverage and global use... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
The Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is designed for those in the process of – or considering – starting a new venture. Join us for practical information on the legal and business issues facing today’s entrepreneurs.

  • Overview choice of entity and formation of a new business
  • Intellectual property, the licensing process, and how to align your IP portfolio and business goals.
  • Discuss Employment Law including the legal distinctions between worker classifications such as consultants, independent contractors, and employees, along with the benefits and shortcomings of each labor model.
  • Learn about fundraising, from valuations and investor expectations to negotiations and how term sheets work.
  • Discuss when and how to work with attorneys, accountants and other professionals -  what to look for, and what to expect in terms of common transactions, fees and more.
  • Finish with a Q&A - bring us your legal questions!

Speakers
avatar for Rochelle Walk

Rochelle Walk

Rochelle Friedman Walk, Esq. is an experienced, thoughtful and strategic attorney, business executive and neutral mediator. She has been court-appointed as a receiver and mediator, and is a member of the FINRA arbitration and mediation panels. She is known for her negotiating skills... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

2:00pm

Founders Panel: Disruptive Education Models for Tech Workforce Initiatives
How is Tampa Bay adressing the tech talent gap in Tampa Bay and the need for this workforce? Hear from founders about why this type of disruptive educational model works and the need for these workforce initiative programs in our ecosystem. What's in it for your community and why have these founders chosen specific cities to launch this education?


Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Whelihan

Jennifer Whelihan

Economic Development Manager, Hillsborough County
Jennifer Whelihan, Economic Development and Communication Professional with over 18 years experience, is known for her expertise in business consulting and entrepreneurship, as well as her diverse work in new media, and public, community and government relations. Her exceptional background... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Fogarty

Daniel Fogarty

Director of Growth, LaunchCode
After graduating college Daniel went straight into the finance world working on consumer facing technology, where he led projects to increase and improve the use of technology to reach and serve the younger customers. In late 2013 Daniel moved to St. Louis to work at a newly formed... Read More →
avatar for Adam Sheffied

Adam Sheffied

Campus Director, Secure Set
Campus Director, SecureSet Tampa | President & Founding Member, cYbor | Creator of Opportunities, Third Wave Consulting | | Adam believes in challenging the status quo. Adam oversees all aspects ofoperation at SecureSet Academy’s Tampa Campus, a disruptive educationalinstitution... Read More →
avatar for Toni Warren

Toni Warren

President, Suncoast Developers Guild
Toni was born in South Carolina, raised in Virginia, and lives in Florida, where she learned to love the southeast, sunny weather, and Chihuahuas. After receiving her MBA at the University of Tampa, she began to share the impact of how technology can help nonprofit organizations touch... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

2:00pm

Marketing Lessons Learned: Stories on Pivoting Towards Success
Many entrepreneurs start off with a good idea, but how to bring those ideas to fruition with the proper tools sometimes comes at a price.

Getting the proper communications to their potential and existing customers, reviewing their offerings for product market fit, selecting the right tools and more will be shared during this fireside chat.

Will you avoid errors? Probably not. Hopefully, you will learn which ones not to make.

 

Moderators
avatar for Ebony Vaz

Ebony Vaz

Owner, Above Promotions Company
Ebony T. Grimsley-Vaz is the PR/Marketing Track Captain for Startup Week Tampa Bay and owner of Above Promotions, a digital marketing and public relations company in Tampa and the author of the book titled, "Because You're Small: Effective Marketing Strategies for Immediate Implementation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pat Bhava

Pat Bhava

Serial Entrepreneur, with demonstrated success building businesses and driving process improvements in both private industry and the military. Founded and successfully exited multiple businesses after retiring from the Navy as a Fighter Pilot and a deep sea Diver with a strong track... Read More →
avatar for Jose Gomez

Jose Gomez

One of the world's leading experts in nonprofit web presence development, Jose Gomez has built technologies, services, and teams that help nonprofits advance their message and acquire more donors, members, volunteers, and supporters. | | Today, Jose's technology platforms, Net Ministries... Read More →
avatar for LaTecia Johnson

LaTecia Johnson

Visionary Rising, CEO
LaTecia Johnson, better known as LaTecia Rising, is a writer, podcaster and creative entrepreneur bridging the gap between art, music, and technology. As Founder + CEO of Visionary Rising, she serves the multi-layered needs of underrepresented brands, creatives, and influencers... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Machota

Andrew Machota

New Town Connections
From a farm town in Indiana to being the CEO and Founder of New Town Connections (NTC), the largest social club for young professionals in the Tampa Bay area, Andrew Machota has built his social network up from one person to several thousand in the span of a few short years. Previously... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Money for Your Startup: How to Successfully Raise Venture Capital
Discover the steps and strategies necessary to raise venture capital for your startup.

Venture capitalists from across the country will share what they look for when evaluating a business for funding, and startup founders will offer insights about what it is really like to go through a successful funding round. 

Moderators
avatar for Marc Blumenthal

Marc Blumenthal

Partner, Synapse Florida & Florida Funders
Marc is a seasoned entrepreneur, and a partner with Florida Funders, a Florida focused venture capital firm that blends the best of traditional, committed fund venture capital with a "curated" crowd of accredited investors.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Barkman

Sean Barkman

Principal, Ballast Point Ventures
Sean Barkman is a Principal at Ballast Point Ventures.  Prior to joining Ballast Point Ventures in 2011, Sean spent three years in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Raymond James where he was actively involved in both mergers and acquisitions and capital raising efforts... Read More →
avatar for David Etheredge

David Etheredge

CEO, SavvyCard
David is CEO and Co-Founder of SavvyCard, a digital marketing startup servicing the Real Estate industry based in St. Petersburg Florida. David serves as a Board Member for Tampa Bay Wave, one of the leading Entrepreneurial support organization in Florida. David has more than 20 years... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Gordan

Jonathan Gordan

Managing Director, Stage 1 Ventures
Jonathan Gordon and his company Stage 1 Ventures invest in early stage technology companies.  Mr. Gordon uses investment strategies that draw upon his more than 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive, and investor.  The main goal of his organization is to identify... Read More →
avatar for Karen Griffith Gryga

Karen Griffith Gryga

Chief Investment Officer, Dreamit Ventures
Karen is currently Chief Investment Officer of DreamIt Ventures in charge of DreamIt Funds. DreamIt Ventures is a top startup accelerator which brings in promising early-stage companies for a 4 month program where we focus on validating and de-risking the business opportunity through... Read More →
avatar for Julie MacGregor

Julie MacGregor

President & CEO, Global Safety Management
Julie MacGregor, MS MBA, is President and CEO at Global Safety Management, a provider of innovative regulatory compliance software and solutions.Julie has an MBA from the University of Florida, an MS from the University of South Florida, and is finishing her MS in operations management... Read More →
avatar for Edward J. Buckley, III, PhD

Edward J. Buckley, III, PhD

CEO, Peerfit
Edward J. Buckley, III, PhD, is the CEO of Peerfit, a digital platform that makes it easy for insurance carriers, brokers and employers to offer local fitness classes to their clients and employees. Ed leads Peerfit’s expansion strategy by driving national partnerships, business... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Using Instagram to Start your own Brand
Do you have a product or service and don't know how to get started? Instgram is a great platform to get awareness, exposure and excitement for your brand! I will be breaking down the do's and dont's of using Instagram to start your own brand. Instagram is THE platform I used to launch my brand, Teami Blends, and it has allowed me to scale it to a Multi-Million dollar company. I can't wait to meet all of you! 

Speakers
avatar for Adi Arezzini

Adi Arezzini

Co-Founder & CEO, Teami Blends
Adi Arezzini started Teami in her bedroom just 4 years ago with 2 business partners. They wanted to create a company that had ethical, effective products that actually helped our customers FEEL better and get the results that they were looking for. In the beginning she was shipping... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Stuff Everybody Knows (1 & 2) - Web Development Best Practices with COO of npm, Inc, Laurie Voss. Powered by Hivelocity
Conferences are full of talks about the hot new framework, the latest innovations in JavaScript, the new tool you should use. But there's a bunch of stuff the web development community decided was good and useful 5, 10 or 15 years ago and is still useful, but we don't give talks about it, because we expect everyone to know about it. But how are you, a junior web developer, supposed to hear about best practices established before you got started? This talk is an attempt at a solution. Boiling down 22 years of web development best practices into 2 hours, this is the fast-forward button for your professional development.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Voss

Laurie Voss

Co-founder, COO, npm, Inc.
Laurie Voss has been a web developer for 21 years and cares passionately about making the web better by making web development accessible to everyone. He currently works at npm, Inc., the JavaScript company, where he is co-founder and COO.


Monday February 12, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

4:00pm

Pitch the Press
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:

TechCrunch
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.)

Moderators
avatar for Robin Sussingham

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Diane Egner

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 →
avatar for Ernest Hooper

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 →
avatar for Alexis Muellner

Alexis Muellner

Alexis Muellner (“Milner”) is in his 20th year with American City Business Journals. He was named editor of the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2004 after working in Miami for 14 years. He earned a master's degree in print journalism from the University of Miami, and a BA from Hampshire... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Perez

Sarah Perez

TechCrunch
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 →
avatar for Camille Spencer

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
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

5:00pm

Kickoff Startup Showcase powered by PROforma [Marquee Event]
PROforma presents the Startup Showcase  that will take place on Day 1 (Feb 12th) of Startup Week at Cavu from 5pm - 6:30pm. 

Around 20 local companies will be showcased to interact with all attendees to learn about the amazing startups in your community!

Click below to expo your startup at the showcase.

Click HERE to submit your startup at the showcase.

Monday February 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hidden Springs Ale Works 1631 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

6:30pm

Official Kick Off Party powered by PROforma [Marquee Event]
PROforma presents the Offical Kickoff Party at Cavu! Join the party and be welcomed to to Startup Week from from the definition of an entrepreneuer, Greg Muzzillo. Greg founded PROforma in 1978, one year after graduating from college. He started the company’s franchising operations in 1986.  Today Proforma has over 700 Franchise Offices worldwide with over $500 million dollars in sales.  The company has been named to the Inc. Magazine 500 listing of the Fastest Growing Companies three times.

Help us kick off Startup Week in a big way!

Food, Drinks, Startups, and Networking what more can you ask for? Plus a ton of other fun stuff to make for the ultimate tech party. 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Muzzillo

Greg Muzzillo

Founder & CEO, PROforma
Greg Muzzillo founded Proforma in 1978, one year after graduating from college. He started the company’s franchising operations in 1986. Today Proforma has over 700 Franchise Offices worldwide with over $500 million dollars in sales. The company has been named to the Inc. Magazine... Read More →


Monday February 12, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
1 - Cavu (aka #ChaseBasecamp) 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
 
Tuesday, February 13
 

8:30am

Morning Networking & Coffee
Good Morning! Light breakfast with coffee to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit.

Tuesday February 13, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
1 - Cavu (aka #ChaseBasecamp) 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

8:30am

Fullstack Pancake Breakfast + Boost Your Business with the $500M All-Star Startup Panel
This exciting keynote event will kick off with a "full stack" pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. This will fuel a vibrant discussion amongst an all-star panel.

Serial entrepreneurs will share how they developed and grew their companies, as well as give insights about succeeding as leaders in their industries. The panelists have collectively raised capital and contributed to earned revenue that exceeds $500 million.

The breakfast is sponsored by Full Stack Talent and the panel is sponsored by Startup Sisters

Moderators
avatar for Stefanie Jewett

Stefanie Jewett

Founder + CEO, Activvely

Speakers
avatar for chitra kanagaraj

chitra kanagaraj

COO, PikMyKid
Chitra Kanagaraj is the Co-founder and COO of PikMyKid. She started PikMyKid in 2014 while working on her MBA program at USF. Her IT background helped her structure the business case and product design. Since then the comprehensive school safety solution has gained recognition in... Read More →
avatar for Susan O'Neal

Susan O'Neal

CEO & CTO, Dabbl
Susan O'Neal is the CEO of Dabbl. Prior to founding Dabbl, the first-ever attention marketplace powered by consumers, Susan spent 20 years in the fields of consumer research, branding, targeted marketing, promotions, loyalty and digital consumer engagement as a Consumer Analyst, B2B... Read More →
avatar for Joy Randels

Joy Randels

Serial Entrepreneur & CEO
Joy launched the first of 15 ventures at age 18, nine successful acquisitions and two IPO’s later she exercises her passion for building high-value, scalable businesses as the founder and CEO of New Market Partners.  Since founding the company in in 2004,  Joy has helped launch... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Sewell

Jamie Sewell

Washlava
Jamie Sewell is the CMO of Washlava. She is a founding member of Washlava’s management team and oversees the company’s sales and marketing. Her previous experience as the Director of Marketing for the Coin Laundry Association helped her develop the company’s strategic positioning... Read More →


Tuesday February 13, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

9:00am

Ann Geoghagan, Root Branding ‘Why Your Employees Don't Listen; and Other Culture Problems’ 
Culture is important in every industry but the intimacy of hospitality magnifies that. This presentation will outline how to translate the image your business is trying to project to the world to the employees who need to execute it on a daily basis. Hiring is crutial, training is vital, but maintaining an internal brand every day is what will make your business excell - learn how here. 

Speakers
avatar for Ann Geoghagan

Ann Geoghagan

Internal Branding Consultant, Root Branding
Working in locations from Singapore to Italy to the Maldives to New York City - Ann has seen the impact an internal culture can make on a business. Using this knowledge she helped open the Baccarat Hotel, the 1 Hotels, NYC night clubs and even a few pizza brands. Knowing that a company... Read More →



Tuesday February 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

9:00am

Nurturing your Entrepreneurial Mindset
Not all small business owners possess an entrepreneurial spirit, such as the ability to see opportunities in challenges, overcoming self-doubt in the face of rejection or leveraging resources to their greatest potential. This workshop includes hands-on activities, video and discussion to help empower entrepreneurs with attitudes, behaviors and skills that encourage entrepreneurial behavior. You will leave this workshop with a renewed sense of purpose and motivation, and your entrepreneurial spirit will shine!

Moderators
avatar for Valerie Lavin

Valerie Lavin

CEO, Luminary Global
Valerie Lavin is a retired U.S. Army First Sergeant and CEO of Luminary Global. Luminary Global a healthcare staffing company providing both locum tenens and permanent hires as well as medical products to government and commercial clients.Valerie is best known for is her devotion to helping Veterans and their families start their own businesses. A passion she... Read More →
avatar for Rosie Lee

Rosie Lee

Director, Operation Startup
Rosie is a serial entrepreneur with experience in the food truck space, real estate arena and web development services. She has strong connections to the military community as daughter, wife and mother of servicemen. | As program manager for the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship... Read More →

Tuesday February 13, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

9:00am

Coworking @ Chase Basecamp
Change up your work space this week and work from Chase Basecamp at Startup Week. We'll have coffee all day and food trucks at lunch. Pop in and out of sessions and still get some work done. It's a great spot meet other like-minded individuals too.

Tuesday February 13, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
1 - Cavu (aka #ChaseBasecamp) 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

9:30am

FREE ⚡ Headshots at Chase Basecamp
MP Studios Tampa and Chase Bank will be hosting professional headshot events again this year!

Two dates to pick from:
  • Tuesday, February 13th from 9:30am to 1:00pm in Tampa Heights
  • Friday February 16th from 9:30am-1:00pm in Downtown St. Pete  

This event is open to the public and 
you can confirm your spot here.

A normal session would be valued at $200 and this is a great way (and FREE!) to update your professional headshot. You can finally replace that selfie or outdated photo and more professionally market yourself!

Sign up here!

Speakers
avatar for Michael P. McCoy

Michael P. McCoy

Lead Headshot Photographer, MP Studios
Michael McCoy is the lead Headshot Photographer at MP Studios Tampa. He specializes in working with people who need to make the best first impression possible. Michael has spent a number of years studying under some of the top photographers in the world, many of whom were photographing... Read More →



10:00am

Introduction to Cyber Security for Startups
This session is meant to provide entrepreneurs with a introduction to what Cybersecurity is, what every entrepreneur should know minimally, and how to protect yourself. The first step is to explain what risk is – and what the management of risk entails. Next, we explain what a digital asset is, and why it is the basis of Cybersecurity and Risk Management. We understand how modern Startups work, that spending money on Cybersecurity is not a priority, cost is a factor. So – how can you protect yourself just by changing your habits.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Sheffied

Adam Sheffied

Campus Director, Secure Set
Campus Director, SecureSet Tampa | President & Founding Member, cYbor | Creator of Opportunities, Third Wave Consulting | | Adam believes in challenging the status quo. Adam oversees all aspects ofoperation at SecureSet Academy’s Tampa Campus, a disruptive educationalinstitution... Read More →


Tuesday February 13, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

10:00am

Why Finding F&B Funding is Different
With two people who have found over a million dollars in funding for projects and another who is a serial investor who hates F&B propositions, this panel aims to highlight the many facets of why finding funding in this industry is different. The goal is to change your approach as a small F&B business owner looking for funding.  Tim Horton, Vector (Pirate Venture Capitalist); Rob Pololny, Eat Fresco (Owner); and Prem Thomas, Serial Entrepreneur each offer a unique perspective and we're excited to see what they have to say!

Moderators
avatar for Ann Geoghagan

Ann Geoghagan

Internal Branding Consultant, Root Branding
Working in locations from Singapore to Italy to the Maldives to New York City - Ann has seen the impact an internal culture can make on a business. Using this knowledge she helped open the Baccarat Hotel, the 1 Hotels, NYC night clubs and even a few pizza brands. Knowing that a company... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Horton

Tim Horton

Owner, Vector VC
Tim Horton, of VectorVC.com, is an experienced "Entrepreneurial Pirate", start-up investor and online privacy SME. As a serial investor, he will explain why trying to find investors/ funding is different in F&B, than a dot-com or tech start-up.
avatar for Rob Povolny

Rob Povolny

Fresco Foods, Inc.
Rob Povolny is the Founder & President of Fresco Foods, Inc., which produces the brand Eat Fresco – an offering of fresh prepared meals sold throughout the retail market. Rob has worked in the consumer packaged goods industry, with such companies as Coca-Cola and Nestle and earned... Read More →
avatar for Prem Thomas

Prem Thomas

@ilovegurus
Prem Thomas is developing a patented beverage called Living Leaf, the first bottled beverage with a living plant. He is also the co-founder PROVEIT, a real-money trivia app for iOS. PROVEIT has raised $2.3 million in financing. Prem is CEO of Gurus, an Indian-inspired, sustainable... Read More →


Tuesday February 13, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Minno Tank Live Stream Pitch Featuring Tampa Based Course Align
Minnotank is a great place for early stage tech startup founders to meet prospective investors and more. Pitch on MinnoTank if you are looking to meet investors from across the USA, without leaving your office.

Watch Live as a Tampa startup get to pitch to VC’s, Angel Investors and Institutional early stage capital on our calls face to face.

Moderators
KG

Ken G. Barton

Ken G. Barton was born in Florida, went to university in both the USA & China, and has worked for a number of startups across China, the USA and Europe. Ken looks for opportunities to connect startups to his investor network. Fluent In Mandarin Managed Sales in Europe, Asia... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Blacklidge

Robert Blacklidge

Founder & CEO, Course Align
Robert recently launched Course Align, Course Align empowers educators to create data driven curriculum that clearly aligns to evolving business needs. Through the data-driven platform Course Align identifies the local market job needs: who's hiring, what skills they need, and how... Read More →
JG

Jennifer Gronek

courseAlign


Tuesday February 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Access To Flexible Capital
We know small business owners and entrepreneurs of color encounter barriers to entry into the startup world.

This panel highlights the work local organizations are doing to help startups gain access to capital, shed light on some of the challenges startups face when seeking loans and capital, and provide recommendations on how to overcome these barriers.

Fueling the discussion is a JPMorgan Chase Institute report, “Cash is King: Flows, Balances and Buffer Days”, that explores the financial lives of small business owners

Speakers
avatar for Rodrigo Cerveira

Rodrigo Cerveira

Rodrigo Cerveira is the Director of Small Business Lending at ACCION and has been with the organization for over 10 years. He started as a Loan Consultant in the Boston office, helping small business owners to start and grow their businesses and managed the New England micro lending... Read More →
avatar for Blaire Martin

Blaire Martin

laire Martin is mobilizing the movement of accredited investors engaging Florida’s high growth ventures with capital, expertise, and resources while streamlining the funding process for our state’s entrepreneurs. As the Executive Director of the Florida Angel Nexus (NEXUS), Blaire... Read More →
avatar for Brad Owens

Brad Owens

Brad Owens joined the Florida SBDC at USF in 2017 and provides business owners with no-cost confidential business consulting with an emphasis in financing assistance utilizing his banking experience of over 25 years. During his banking career Brad assisted businesses with conventional... Read More →


Tuesday February 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

Lunch/Networking with Ciccio Water
Hungry? We're offering lunch on us for the first 150 Startup Week attendees.

Tuesday February 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1 - Cavu (aka #ChaseBasecamp) 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

Downtown Crawlers Power Lunch Show
We're back at it again! We will be interviewing entrepreneurs, attendees, sponsors, companies, startups as well as previewing and reviewing some of the 90+ events on offer during Startup Week. Be part of the live audience at Cavu in Tampa (M/T/W) and Station House (T/F) in St.Pete daily from 12-1pm or watch the Show on Facebook Live. 

Showcase your brand, product or service to an engaged audience of investors, influencers and consumers. Supercharge your exposure as an official Show sponsor or be a live guest (limited spots available).

-> Guest Sign-up Form 
-> Sponsorship Info 
-> Facebook Live link 

Contact us with any questions.

Watch the inaugural 2017 Power Lunch Show!

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hawk

Andreas Hawk

Director of Events, Downtown Crawlers
Event Director for the Downtown Crawlers, hospitality expert and past On-Air Radio Talent.
avatar for Markus Neuert

Markus Neuert

Marketing Director, Downtown Crawlers
Digital marketing for the Downtown Crawlers events company in Tampa. Previously founded/developed social messaging App "Kyngo" and ran my video production company "Cyclefilm" in Europe. Come talk to me about digital marketing, social media, entrepreneurship or just buy me a beer... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Neuert

Thomas Neuert

Director of Events, Downtown Crawlers
Director of Events at the Downtown Crawlers Events and Entertainment Company based in Tampa. Before becoming an entrepreneur 3 years ago Thomas was part of the opening team at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman in 2005 as the Director of Tennis. He also started his tennis consulting business... Read More →




Tuesday February 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

Amazon Web Services for Startups
Startups have a completely different set of requirements than the Corporate juggernauts they aspire to become.  Speed to market, no up-front capital investment and pay-for-use are things you’re already aware of as you’ve seen the AWS videos.  But what’s missing from that sentence?  Cost, Security and Effectiveness.  These will be driven by the choices YOU make in deployment. 
AWS requires a different thinking in the way we attack the problem.  Properly designed an implemented, the loss of a service, service or region should be greeted with a “So what?”  So, leave your pets behind and lets take an open look how you can leverage AWS  
By the end of this session, you will have an awareness of how to effectively approach an AWS Cloud engagement.  Oh, and you’ll sleep better! 

Speakers
avatar for James Schrader

James Schrader

Founder & President, Ascendent Solutions
Jim Schrader is a "technology leader, architect, automator, developer and program manager” that bends technology to the needs of the business.  He is an IT industry veteran that has ridden the technology wave from before the PC to present.  He is keenly aware that it’s about... Read More →



Tuesday February 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

1:00pm

Campaigns to Reach the Masses
You know you need to develop a public relations strategy, but you're just not sure how to put it together or what it should entail.

Join the members of the local chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association as they share details of successful campaigns they spearheaded.

They will share:
- Tools and platforms used;
- Pitfalls;
- Timing;
- and storytelling techniques.

 Sign up for this session and walk away knowing how to better reach the masses.

Moderators
avatar for Estella Gray

Estella Gray

Estella specializes in public affairs, strategic communications, grassroots organizing and media relations with Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Estella has developed award-winning public affairs programs in Tampa Bay. Most recently, Estella was a government affairs manager for the Southwest... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shaleria Faison

Shaleria Faison

Shaleria is the senior manager of social media at Taylor Media Corporation, named by Inc. 5000 as the fastest growing private media company in the country. Shaleria focuses on analyzing audience content affinity, network growth and emerging trends to build innovative social media... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gent

Chris Gent

Chris Gent is vice president of corporate communications for Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida’s sixth largest municipally-owned electric utility. He holds responsibility for the utility’s internal and external communications, including marketing and advertising, media and... Read More →
avatar for Liana Lopez

Liana Lopez

Liana Lopez, APR, serves as the Chief Communications Administrator for Hillsborough County, Florida. She is a highly motivated public relations strategist with over 20 years of experience in the non-profit, corporate and government sectors. She is well practiced in crisis management... Read More →
avatar for Colleen Thayer

Colleen Thayer

Colleen is a public relations professional, and political advocate (lobbyist) with more than 20 years under her belt. She’s had the opportunity to work at the federal level for Congressman, Porter Goss, and her first entree into the political arena. Then a stint in the state House... Read More →


Tuesday February 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

How I Turned an Online Course Into an Inc 500 Company
Hear the lessons learned from growing an online course from a mom and pop to a nationally recognized brand and #230 on the Inc. 500 list.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Schappert

Jason Schappert

Jason is an American pilot and entrepreneur. Schappert is a CFII and ATP rated pilot, founder of MzeroA.com, and author of eight aviation flight training books.Schappert was named AOPA's Top Collegiate Flight Instructor in 2008, Outstanding Flight Instructor of 2014 and 2015, has... Read More →


1:00pm

Coding for Entrepreneurs: Does learning to code help build your startup? Powered by Hivelocity
Hear from four Tampa Bay developers who are also entrepreneurs working in Florida startups. Each of them chose to invest in themselves (and their companies) and learn to code but aren't full-time developers. So why did they choose to learn to code for the startup world?

Some of the discussion points will be around:
- Did you consider outsourcing your tech needs?
- What were some of the challenges before, during and after learning to code?
- How how has code education helped your startup?
- Why did you choose to attend an in-person code school?

Panel members each attended code schools to learn web development.
Rachel - Fullstack Academy, Chicago
Adam - The Iron Yard, Orlando
Mark - The Iron Yard, Tampa Bay
Shuchi - Code Institute, Gainesville 
Stefani - Tech Talent South, Atlanta

The session will be moderated by Gavin Stark, CTO of Suncoast Developers Guild, a local tech ed startup. 

Moderators
avatar for Gavin Stark

Gavin Stark

CTO, Suncoast Developers Guild
Gavin is a native of Florida and currently resides in St. Petersburg. Fearful he would someday melt under the Florida sun, Gavin took a break from the Sunshine State and studied mathematics and computer science in Rochester, New York and Management Information Systems in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Carpenter

Rachel Carpenter

Rachel is the Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Intrinio, a disruptive financial data marketplace launched in 2015. Based in the company’s Florida office, Rachel has overall responsibility for Intrinio including driving its strategy and position for long term growth... Read More →
avatar for Adam Jahr

Adam Jahr

Adam Jahr serves as Senior Producer at Code Pop, managing the production of digital learning content for software developers. He previously managed operations and student success at The Iron Yard Orlando, and served as their associate instructor.
avatar for Stefanie Jewett

Stefanie Jewett

Founder + CEO, Activvely
avatar for Mark Lombardi-Nelson

Mark Lombardi-Nelson

Mark is a Tampa Bay native with an intrinsic desire to give to his community and make a focused impact in every part of life. He's obsessively ambitious, always looking to do the right things for his customers, community, and family. He is an owner of Shoot To Thrill Media (a company... Read More →
avatar for Shuchi Vyas

Shuchi Vyas

GuestBox
Shuchi is the Founder of GuestBox, an idea she had as an Airbnb host in NYC and now aims to enhance the way hosts welcome their guests. Shuchi's career spans over 10 years in communications, partnership building, and management. Shuchi started out as as a business journalist in Mumbai... Read More →


Tuesday February 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

2:00pm

People Centric Hacking – How Social Media Habits Lead to Cyber Attacks
This session links current cybersecurity trends and exploits with today’s social media climate and the role that people rather technology play. Attendees will learn methods used by hackers, their motives, how to detect them, and countermeasures.

Speakers
avatar for RJ Burney

RJ Burney

Instructor, Secure Set


Tuesday February 13, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

2:00pm

Digital Marketing for Increased Customer Acquisition
Laura Egocheaga Founder & CEO of Divibe Tech [Tampa's #1 Growth Hacking Marketing Firm] will do a deep dive into how they’re using Facebook Ads to get their clients customers on demand. She will be doing a Q&A to answer your specific questions on how to grow your business through digital marketing. All attendees will receive her latest book "The Small Bussiness Guide To Social Media Marketing"

Speakers
avatar for Laura Egocheaga

Laura Egocheaga

Founder & CEO, Divibe Tech
Laura Egocheaga is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of Divbe Tech, a Growth Hacking digital agency servicing eCommerce & Brick and Mortar clients across the United States. | | Laura started learning her craft while still in high school and running her first business which... Read More →



Tuesday February 13, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Do you have what it takes? A StartupBus Round Table
Entrepreneurship is likely to be the most difficult path you ever embark on. It is the road less travelled and has been described as "jumping of a cliff while building a parachute on the way down". Why do we do it? Why do thousands of individuals who know the danger take a step down this unworn path? The StartupBus Round Table talks to the individuals who participate in an annual global event that provides hundreds of individuals the opportunity to explore the world of entrepreneurship, hear from them on their self-discovery journey, the people they have met, and their experiences as entrepreneurs. 

Moderators
avatar for Robert Blacklidge

Robert Blacklidge

Founder & CEO, Course Align
Robert recently launched Course Align, Course Align empowers educators to create data driven curriculum that clearly aligns to evolving business needs. Through the data-driven platform Course Align identifies the local market job needs: who's hiring, what skills they need, and how... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justin Davis

Justin Davis

Crowdsync
Helping people automate paperwork and communications with others at crowdsync.io. Making a dent.
avatar for Colleen Lavin

Colleen Lavin

Fullstack Developer
I'm a full-stack developer and serial hackathoner. Over the past year, I've won or placed at eight hackathons, including one that took place almost entirely on a bus. Now I'm running StartupBus San Diego. When I'm not at a hackathon or programming, I like climbing really big ro... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Mircovich

Kevin Mircovich

Software Engineer & Entrepreneur
Building software to help investors better track and assess their net worth and portfolio performance. | | http://vuefinance.com/
avatar for Mitch Neff

Mitch Neff

Director, StartupBus
Mitch Neff is an Executive Director at StartupBus. StartupBus is a unique community-driven experience that has been described as "special forces bootcamp for entrepreneurs". Running events on three continents, StartupBus has cultivated a diverse community of some of the best and... Read More →



Tuesday February 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Hacking Healthcare - Applying video game technologies and theories to healthcare
Hackathons, Gaming, and Healthcare, oh my! For Health Innovators’ “Hacking Healthcare” we are taking an in-depth look at how video game and simulation technology are impacting healthcare and the exciting entrepreneurial opportunities ahead.

Our speaker is: Kunal Patel (the local prodigy of gaming and VR/AR)

Kunal is a Central Florida tech leader, community builder, and entrepreneur with >15 years of experience in roles spanning leadership, software development, sales and creative partnerships. He serves as co-founder of brandVR, a Virtual and Augmented Reality platform for driving sales, marketing, education business goals with an immersive wow factor. In 2016, brandVR developed three VR experiences for NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

He is also the co-founder of Indienomicon, the largest community organization for game development studios in the SouthEast, and helped to grow local community talent from six studios in 2013 to 40+ by 2017 sparking economic development and structure around talent.

In 2015, he co-founded Indie Galactic Space Jam, a successful annual collaborative event between the Orlando gaming industry and the space industry to rapidly prototype games that drive excitement for space travel and exploration. Additionally, in 2015, he founded the Orlando Game Space, a collaborative game co-working facility to provide resources to indie game developers and robust professional services in games, digital media, VR and AR development to the marketplace.

Kunal will also be talking about putting Florida on the map for its first medical gaming event where non-profits pitch care challenges to get a solution prototyped in just 48 hours! He's an incredible speaker with a message you should not miss!

Moderators
avatar for Kelli Murray

Kelli Murray

CEO, MedSpeaks
I run a group called FL Health Innovators, we are the largest medical and healthcare community in the SouthEast. Our goal is to connect healthcare "problem owners" with "problem solvers" in order to find ways to help each other. | | Come talk to me if you want to: | - connect... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kunal Patel

Kunal Patel

CoFounder / CTO, brandVR
Kunal is co-founder of brandVR, a VR / AR Platform, which in 2016 created 3 experiences for NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. | | Kunal is also Director of Innovation and Technology Partnerships @ Fattmerchant, an omni-channel payment tech company who's goal is to empower... Read More →


Tuesday February 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Lean Hiring - The Agile Way
The In's and out's of hiring and nurturing your agile environment. Learn all of the red and green flags to look out for regarding any and all agile positions you're looking for.  Leon will share effective techniques to interview and hire in an Agile way.

Speakers
avatar for Leon Sabarsky

Leon Sabarsky

CEO, Healthy Agile
Leon Sabarsky excels at building high performing software development teams for all types of organizations. He has 20 years of IT experience and has been an Agilist in highly regulated environments for the past 10 years, primarily in the healthcare and government sectors. He initiated... Read More →


Tuesday February 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

4:00pm

Health Innovation Exchange - Founders, CxOs, business and community leaders share successes and needs for 2018
For the Health Innovation Exchange, we are calling on select members of the Bay Area’s health and technology ecosystem to do 2-minute pitches to our community on their success in 2017, and discuss needs for growth and collaboration in 2018.

Our Speakers are:

Taylor Precourt | assessURhealth 

Taylor Precourt serves as Director of Operations for assessURhealth™. As Director of Operations, Taylor oversees daily operations execution, including release management, working to continually innovate and evolve the way assessURhealth™ is delivered to healthcare professionals and improving ease of access. Taylor’s previous professional roles include serving as IT Release Manager for Power Design. With over 6 years of experience specializing in IT, Taylor was a key contributor and influencer for their Technical Growth, ensuring that the company remained on the cutting edge of Internet of Things (IoT). This includes Power Design winning gold for Innovations in Technology at the 2016 Constructech Awards under her tenure. Taylor was named one of the Top Women in Construction for 2017 as well as Emerging Leader of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Taylor is a leader at heart, she prides herself on building agile teams and processes that are able to scale.

Tad Svendrys | Verapy

Tad is the co-founder of Verapy and brings 17 years of experience in multiple corporate roles from Sales Ops, Marketing, Product and Finance. Tad was previously a founder of a family owned transportation company. He also had a business of document management and shredding business in New York as well as a co-founder of managed technology services company. Tad holds Bachelor degree in Business Administration & Finance as well as his MBA from St. Joseph’s college in New York.

Mark Engelen | RxLive

Mark is the CEO and co-founder of RxLive, a concierge pharmacy telehealth company. He is an experienced marketing, strategy and product executive with experience across multiple healthcare verticals including; HealthIT, Managed Care, PBM’s, Public Policy, Retail and Specialty Pharmacy. Mark is a graduate of Vista Equity Partner's High Performing Leader Program, has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and degrees in Economics and Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sarah Davidson | Resility Health

Sarah is the Founder and CEO of Resility Health, an intelligent stress management system for employers and other populations suffering from the health impacts of chronic stress. Resility uses predictive analytics and wearable sensors to deliver personalized programs that combine evidence based relaxation techniques and mindfulness in a fun and engaging way. Prior to Resility, Sarah spent over 10 years in marketing leadership roles at IBM and co-founded a Hong Kong based import/export and watch manufacturing firm. She has an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at UNC Chapel Hill.

 

This is an incredible chance to leverage the Bay Area’s lush health and technology ecosystem for potential solution matching opportunities, so make sure to bring your business cards to extend your reach beyond this event!


Brought to you by the FL Health Innovators community!

Moderators
avatar for Kelli Murray

Kelli Murray

CEO, MedSpeaks
I run a group called FL Health Innovators, we are the largest medical and healthcare community in the SouthEast. Our goal is to connect healthcare "problem owners" with "problem solvers" in order to find ways to help each other. | | Come talk to me if you want to: | - connect... Read More →

Tuesday February 13, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

5:30pm

Gary Vaynerchuk "@Garyvee" Keynote presented by Chase for Business [Marquee Event]
Chase for Business presents Gary Vaynerchuk at the Tampa Theatre

We're excited to have Gary be a part of this year's Startup Week. Gary will be speaking at the newly renovated Tampa Theatre. He will speak for about 30 minutes and then have time for Q&A.

We have limited availability for this event. RSVP does not guarantee your seat, be sure to arrive early to get in. Seating will be first come first served. Doors open at 4:00pm. Expect parking parking to be scarce and plan time accordingly. We suggest arriving around 4:30pm.

**UPDATE: Franklin Manor + Budweiser present the Official Watch Party for Garyvee
https://techstarsstartupweektampabay2018.sched.com/event/Dqg

**We WILL have to turn people away from this event but the watch party and after party is just a block away at Franklin Manor.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

CEO, VaynerMedia
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 4 locations. | | Gary rose to prominence in the late 90’s after establishing one of the first ecommerce wine sites... Read More →


Tuesday February 13, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tampa Theater 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

5:30pm

Official @Garyvee Watch Party + After Party - Sponsored by Franklin Manor and Budweiser
The hype is real in Tampa Bay for Gary Vaynerchuk! The keynote event at Tampa Theatre is at full attendance and there will not be enough space for everyone.  We've made it fair and seating is first come first serve, and people are camping out front of Tampa Theatre right now (literally).

So we've partnered with Franklin Manor and Budweiser to bring you the exclusive watch party and post event networking!

$3 Budweiser for all lanyard wearing guests! Be sure to stop by Basecamp to pick up your lanyard if you haven't already.  

Speakers
avatar for Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

CEO, VaynerMedia
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 4 locations. | | Gary rose to prominence in the late 90’s after establishing one of the first ecommerce wine sites... Read More →


Tuesday February 13, 2018 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Franklin Manor 912 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
 
Wednesday, February 14
 

8:30am

Morning Networking & Coffee
Good Morning! Light breakfast with coffee to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit.

Wednesday February 14, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
1 - Cavu (aka #ChaseBasecamp) 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

9:00am

Self-Care for Entrepreneurs
Learn to take care of yourself so you can take care of your business!

This session will begin with a guided meditation, and then review practical tips that will help you build the self-care foundation for personal and professional success.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Fekete

Sharon Fekete

Founder, The Doctor Whisperer
Sharon Fekete is the Founder of The Doctor Whisperer and has been whispering strategies to physicians for almost 20 years. She works with doctors from Tampa Bay to NY and beyond.  As former Director of Operations at NY Medical, she transitioned from adult medicine to running operations... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Vaughn

Nancy Vaughn

Principal, PR & Marketing Director, White Book Agency
Let's talk entrepreneurship, fashion, beauty, self-care/wellness and ways to make the planet more fabulous! Nancy is an entrepreneur and the owner of, White Book Agency, a full-service public relations, marketing, and special events firm working with "quality of life" brands, including... Read More →


Wednesday February 14, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

9:00am

Startup Surge hosted by Tampa Bay Wave
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

DOZENS OF MENTORS, COACHING THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCH A STARTUP!

Launching a startup is hard but we’ve brought together the region’s best advisors on technology businesses to help you. Startup Surge is designed for tech-minded people who want a guided path to a successful technology company.

We’ll give you the confidence in knowing whether your technology idea is worth pursuing by giving you the right questions to ask, the technology leaders to connect with, and the critical next steps to take before launching.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Berry

Nicole Berry

VP & Asst General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase Bank
Nicole Berry is a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with JPMorgan Chase Bank, in the Capital Markets area for Home Lending. She is the Southeast Regional representative on the firm wide Pro Bono Steering Governance Committee. Prior to joining Chase, Nicole worked in the... Read More →
avatar for Robert Blacklidge

Robert Blacklidge

Founder & CEO, Course Align
Robert recently launched Course Align, Course Align empowers educators to create data driven curriculum that clearly aligns to evolving business needs. Through the data-driven platform Course Align identifies the local market job needs: who's hiring, what skills they need, and how... Read More →
JC

Jordan Casal

CEO, Ardent & Bold
avatar for Donna Chesteen

Donna Chesteen

Technology Attorney, The Tech Law Firm, PLLC
Donna entered the legal profession with over 20 years of professional software engineering experience and holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Computer Science, an MBA, and, of course, a Juris Doctor. In her software career, she developed software for a wide variety... Read More →
avatar for Chandra Clines

Chandra Clines

Senior Accountant in the Tax & Accounting Services Department, Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
Chandra is a senior in the Tax & Accounting Services Department of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. Prior to joining Saltmarsh in July 2016, she had worked for an aviation consulting firm with specialized taxation experience serving the aircraft industry.
avatar for Ashlea Edwards

Ashlea Edwards

Associate Attorney, GrayRobinson
Ashlea was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended Louisiana State University where she obtained two bachelor’s degrees, Spanish and Psychology. While at LSU, Ashlea obtained a paralegal certificate and worked for six months at the Louisiana Department of Justice as a... Read More →
avatar for Mia Mota, Esq.

Mia Mota, Esq.

Attorney for Emerging & Established Technology Companies, The Tech Law Firm, PLLC
I counsel and represent emerging and established innovative technology enterprises. I understand the unique challenges you face as your business evolves. My preventive approach to providing legal services is focused on helping you make smarter, legally informed business decisions... Read More →
avatar for X. Eyeé

X. Eyeé

Blockchain Ambassador, Microsoft
X. Eyee is a Blockchain Ambassador at Microsoft, where she works with Fortune 500 companies to launch blockchain applications. She is also the Co-founder and CEO of Harvest, a blockchain inventory management tool and consumer rewards app for the cannabis industry. A self-taught developer... Read More →
avatar for Steven Fiske

Steven Fiske

Entrepreneur / Head of Product, Tampa Bay Wave / Hivelocity
Steve Fiske is a serial entrepreneur and product leader with over 10 years of experience leading cross-functional teams and delivering products to the masses. Currently, he is the Head of Product at Hivelocity, where he leads product management and development efforts. | Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Garis

Douglas Garis

Division CFO, Masonite International
Doug has a strong corporate finance background in multiple industries including professional services, digital sales and marketing, logistics and most recently in manufacturing as the Global Leader of FP&A at Masonite [NYSE: DOOR]. He currently spends most of his time and energy... Read More →
avatar for Jim Gossett

Jim Gossett

COO and CIO, SCTC
Jim Gossett is a senior executive with an entrepreneurial Houston-based risk mitigation and safety/compliance training company. As COO, his focus on business/alliance development, team-building, and cultivation of a customer-focused culture has resulted in product and service innovation... Read More →
avatar for JR Griggs

JR Griggs

President, Red Wall Marketing
JR is the founder and president of Red Wall Marketing. He's also the Lead Organizer of Startup Week Tampa Bay. | | He's worked with businesses in a variety of industries to implement proven marketing strategies. He has a passion for business and marketing which is what led him... Read More →
JG

Jennifer Gronek

courseAlign
avatar for Rich Heruska

Rich Heruska

Interim Accelerator Director, Tampa Bay Wave
Rich Heruska is a Serial Entrepreneur and 5x Founder of numerous Consumer Facing Brands.  Most recently, Rich sold his growing chain of Family Entertainment and Recreation Centers, AirHeads Trampoline Arena, to a Holding Company of Entertainment Brands. Under Rich’s leadership... Read More →
avatar for Amy Hua

Amy Hua

My largest passions are in data, mapping, engineering, information architecture, operational strategy, teaching, tech, people, and entrepreneurship. I have an inventor persona where I’ve generally been a change agent across former roles. I think I’m good at helping people think... Read More →
avatar for Colleen Lavin

Colleen Lavin

Fullstack Developer
I'm a full-stack developer and serial hackathoner. Over the past year, I've won or placed at eight hackathons, including one that took place almost entirely on a bus. Now I'm running StartupBus San Diego. When I'm not at a hackathon or programming, I like climbing really big ro... Read More →
avatar for Erika Lindsey

Erika Lindsey

Relationship Manager, Chase Bank
My name is Erika Lindsey, Business Relationship Manager for Chase in Tampa/Brandon Florida. I have over 4 years of experience at Chase and 14 years in financial services. I consult with small to medium sized companies, generating ideas to help achieve their goals. I have worked... Read More →
avatar for Brent Mathis

Brent Mathis

Market Manager, JP Morgan Chase
Brent has been with Chase Bank for 12 years all of which has been in Business Banking. He has worked for the bank in various markets including Chicago, New York and most recently Southern California until relocating to Tampa Bay in July 2016. | As the Market Manager for West Florida... Read More →
avatar for Chris McElveen

Chris McElveen

Head of R&D , LogN
Chris has been researching, designing, and creating solutions to efficiency problems for over a decade. He has been an active options trader for over eight years and has secured many winning trades. He has been a part of several technology startups in Tampa and Silicon Valley. | Years... Read More →
avatar for Ryan McGauley

Ryan McGauley

Business Banking Area Manager, JP Morgan Chase
Ryan McGauley has served as Business Banking Area Manager for Chase Bank in Tampa Bay for the last 9 years. Over that time he and Chase have met some remarkable people and have had the fortune to partner with them on some extraordinary projects. Tampa Bay is transforming before our... Read More →
avatar for Susan Nieland

Susan Nieland

CPA and Manager, CFO Solutions LLC
A results-driven senior financial executive and CPA with 25+ years of experience in finance and accounting who is able to apply creative solutions and teamwork to solving complex issues.  Adept at converting complex accounting rules into easy to understand, executable procedures... Read More →
avatar for Jaime Pino

Jaime Pino

Vice President, Chase Bank
Jaime L. Pino is the Area Manager for Chase in Tampa, FL. Jaime has over 10 years of experience at Chase and 25 years of experience in financial services. In an effort to further enhance the service Chase provides our business clients, Jaime can help deliver the full array of banking... Read More →
avatar for Lance Raab

Lance Raab

Board Member, Tampa Bay WaVE
Lance is a veteran technology entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience building and selling companies. He is the founder of JazzMedia, LLC, a privately held company that owns, develops and invests in domain names and web ventures. Lance is also an early investor in several... Read More →
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Colonel Jeff Goble, US Army, Ret.

Dynamic Speaker, Experienced Leader, Trusted Advisor
Colonel Jeff Goble is a retired US Army Special Forces Colonel with extensive experience leading large, diverse, multi-disciplinary enterprises to achieve excellence in the most challenging environments imaginable. He has an award-winning record of success in solving complex problems... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Rodriguez

Rebecca Rodriguez

Attorney, GrayRobinson, P.A.
Rebecca is an associate attorney in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices. Her practice focuses on state and federal banking litigation matters including but not limited to, lawsuits involving the False Claims Act (FCA), Real Estate Settlement & Procedures Act (RESPA), Regulation-X... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Sherr

Cynthia Sherr

Vice President/Assistant General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase
Cynthia Sherr is a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with JP Morgan Chase Bank in the Originations area for Home Lending.  Prior to joining Chase, Cindy worked in the real estate group at Frank, Weinberg and Black, PL and in her own solo practice and title company.  She... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Stanton

Thomas Stanton

Attorney, Stanton IP Law Firm, P.A.
After spending 10 years in the IT field, and at the ripe age of 35 Tom decided to make a career change and become an attorney. He attended Stetson University College of Law and acquired an LLM in International Economic Law from the University of Toulouse, France. He is now a licensed... Read More →
avatar for Kostas Stoilas

Kostas Stoilas

Founder, Fortress Commercial Real Estate
Kostas has 13 years of real estate experience in Florida.  The last 10 years have been focused in Tampa Bay and the I-4 Corridor, with over 10 million SF of transactions closed, and many thousands of acres of land sold in Central and SW Florida.   In the past 7 years, he has closed... Read More →
avatar for Eric Williams

Eric Williams

Founder / Principal, E2 Innovation Group
In January 2012, Eric Williams retired after almost 20 years with Catalina Marketing Corporation and established a consulting practice where he could focus some of his time on start-up and small companies with technology selection & implementation in the Retail and Hospitality space... Read More →
avatar for Scott Winston

Scott Winston

CEO at Winston Consulting Group | Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Business Impact Networks, Winston Consulting Group & Business Impact Networks
Scott helps companies grow profitable revenue. Scott has a passion for working with entrepreneur's, scaling business, bringing innovation to growing business ecosystems, coaching, and developing leaders of leaders. | Scott has over 25 years of experience working with early-stage... Read More →
avatar for Ken Young

Ken Young

CEO / Founder, Idea To Growth LLC
Kenneth is a serial Entrepreneur (1 IPO + 2 M&A's), Founder & CEO at Idea To Growth LLC, Startup & Executive Coach, Software Developer, Director of Investment Readiness Program & Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EiR) at Tampa Bay Wave High Technology Startup Accelerator.  | Kenneth has... Read More →


Wednesday February 14, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

9:00am

Coworking @ Chase Basecamp
Change up your work space this week and work from Chase Basecamp at Startup Week. We'll have coffee all day and food trucks at lunch. Pop in and out of sessions and still get some work done. It's a great spot meet other like-minded individuals too.

Wednesday February 14, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
1 - Cavu (aka #ChaseBasecamp) 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

What Cyber Security Needs Entrepreneurs to Build
The objective of this panel is to bring together cyber security experts from Private, Public, and Defense sectors to discuss the challenges facing the Cyber Security space. In order to inform startup entrepreneurs about the real problems that their products and services should focus on solving. The moderator will lead these experts through a tour of the challenges in their sector and the market at large, and the potential solutions to these challenges for their industry sector and possibly other sectors as well.

Moderators
avatar for Felice Flake

Felice Flake

Founder & CEO, ScySec LLC
Felice Flake, Candidate, MBA, MSci, B.A., Sec+CE, is a highly sought after and proven leader in the security field. As founder and CEO of ScySec, Felice’s extensive experience in both the government and private sectors proves to be a benefit for her clients. Her professional experience... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kishen M. Sridharan

Kishen M. Sridharan

Cybersecurity Partnership & Outreach Executive, Raymond James
Kishen Sridharan is the Cybersecurity Partnership & Outreach Executive, reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer of Raymond James. In this strategic role, he focuses on strengthening and growing Raymond James’ network of relationships with outside organizations like industry... Read More →
avatar for Kahrman Ziegenbein

Kahrman Ziegenbein

Founder & CEO, Toonari
Karhrman Ziegenbein is the Founder of Toonari, a provider of technology solutions and managed services that focus on Social Media Discovery, Web Collection and Evidence Authentication. As part of his role, Karhrman is sharing his expertise, serving as a panelist, speaker, presenter... Read More →
avatar for Alan Zukowski

Alan Zukowski

Founder, Pozytek LLC
Alan got his start in technology while in the U.S. Army where he fielded, tested and operated the Army’s Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE), which was the precursor to our modern mobile phone and wireless networks.  He has since gone on to lead information security and compliance... Read More →


Wednesday February 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Local Fashion Retail: Making It Work
Being an entrepreneur is not for the weak. Add in being a fashion entrepreneur and you'll find someone who has learned how to navigate, pivot, fail, adapt, and make it work! (In no particular order.)

In the news you'll hear how the fashion industry is ever-changing and how the retail industry is struggling, but we've got a group of local fashion entrepreneurs who have found ways to make the most of their passions and career paths.

Meet these individuals who have found success breaking into the fashion industry and staying in the industry.

Moderators
avatar for Alex English

Alex English

Alex is a Tampa native with global perspectives on retail and fashion. He worked in urban planning before obtaining his MBA in Italy with an eye to the luxury, fashion, and retail industries. He has experience with retail entrepreneurs, pop-up retail, branding and brand management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brent Kraus

Brent Kraus

Brent Kraus is the co-founder & COE (Chief of Everything) at Ella Bing. He is a passionate bow tie wearer, and all around dapper guy. Brent brings over 10 years of dedicated IT experience to Ella Bing as an E-commerce business, along with being heavily involved in Social Media, Internet... Read More →
avatar for Desiree Noisette

Desiree Noisette

Desiree Noisette is the CEO of Mermosa. She's a recovering lawyer, swimwear fit expert, clothing designer, mom of 2 boys and now, maker of the perfect day-to-night beverage line and brand: Mermosa. She feels lucky to have her entrepreneurial roots in St. Petersburg, Florida - a city... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Carson Racker

Elizabeth Carson Racker

Fashion forward, high quality, and affordable garments for the everyday woman are the core characteristics of Elizabeth Carson Racker designs. | | Elizabeth Carson Racker is a ready to wear designer with a philosophy to always apply the highest standards of creativity, honesty, quality... Read More →


Wednesday February 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

11:00am

Recruiting on a Budget!, 'Where to find your first employees and setup your recruiting process.'
This talk is all about how to establish your recruiting processes the right way from the very beginning. There are an amazing amount of free tools and resources out there to help you identify, qualify and eventually hire your first employees. This chat is a walkthrough on every single source to find the perfect fit for your company, without spending a dime.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Sunderland

Michael Sunderland

Managing Director, Full Stack Talent
Michael Sunderland is a Tampa native, Startup Enthusiast and all out nerd. He's the managing partner of Full Stack Talent, LLC a Tampa Bay first style recruiting agency focused on bringing the absolute best in technical talent to the greater Tampa Bay area. | | This is his third... Read More →


12:00pm

Lunch/Networking - Food Trucks
Hungry? We're offering lunch on us for the first 150 Startup Week attendees.

Wednesday February 14, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1 - Cavu (aka #ChaseBasecamp) 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

Downtown Crawlers Power Lunch Show
We're back at it again! We will be interviewing entrepreneurs, attendees, sponsors, companies, startups as well as previewing and reviewing some of the 90+ events on offer during Startup Week. Be part of the live audience at Cavu in Tampa (M/T/W) and Station House (T/F) in St.Pete daily from 12-1pm or watch the Show on Facebook Live. 

Showcase your brand, product or service to an engaged audience of investors, influencers and consumers. Supercharge your exposure as an official Show sponsor or be a live guest (limited spots available).

-> Guest Sign-up Form 
-> Sponsorship Info 
-> Facebook Live link 

Contact us with any questions.

Watch the inaugural 2017 Power Lunch Show!

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hawk

Andreas Hawk

Director of Events, Downtown Crawlers
Event Director for the Downtown Crawlers, hospitality expert and past On-Air Radio Talent.
avatar for Markus Neuert

Markus Neuert

Marketing Director, Downtown Crawlers
Digital marketing for the Downtown Crawlers events company in Tampa. Previously founded/developed social messaging App "Kyngo" and ran my video production company "Cyclefilm" in Europe. Come talk to me about digital marketing, social media, entrepreneurship or just buy me a beer... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Neuert

Thomas Neuert

Director of Events, Downtown Crawlers
Director of Events at the Downtown Crawlers Events and Entertainment Company based in Tampa. Before becoming an entrepreneur 3 years ago Thomas was part of the opening team at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman in 2005 as the Director of Tennis. He also started his tennis consulting business... Read More →



Wednesday February 14, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

Hospitality Hiring Happy Hour
Now Hiring! If you are looking for a job in the hospitality industry or are current seeking qualified canidates - this is the place to co-mingle and find the company with the best fit!

Moderators
avatar for Ann Geoghagan

Ann Geoghagan

Internal Branding Consultant, Root Branding
Working in locations from Singapore to Italy to the Maldives to New York City - Ann has seen the impact an internal culture can make on a business. Using this knowledge she helped open the Baccarat Hotel, the 1 Hotels, NYC night clubs and even a few pizza brands. Knowing that a company... Read More →

1:00pm

Creative Risk-Taking with Hope C. Donnelly
With 10 years in pro sports entertainment, Hope Donnelly took a risk each time she set foot in an audition or in an arena to perform.  Isn't that a lot like starting a business?  Stepping out into an arena, exposed and vulnerable to failure.  But as entreprenuers, that is exactly what we do, set to repeat.  
This is not a new story, of risk, failure, and shifting your business model, but it is the story of the revival of the Rialto Theatre, and her other business that took a back seat until recently, 8-Count Productions.  Hope believes in taking risks, "daring greatly", and takes an honest approach to sharing these experiences.  

Speakers
avatar for Hope C. Donnelly

Hope C. Donnelly

Owner/CD, 8-Count Productions/Rialto Theatre
Mompreneur, small business owner, artist. Improving the world one day at a time.


Wednesday February 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

1:00pm

Launching Into Fashion
In this session, you'll learn what it takes to bring your fashion line concept to production. From understanding samples to and taking your line to production/manufacturing.

Speakers
avatar for Nya Tanaka

Nya Tanaka

Victory Stitch Manufacturing
Nya Tanaka, owner and operator of Victory Stitch Manufacturing & Z Squared Clothing. Before opening Victory Stitch, Nya gained experience in the Tampa and Miami fashion industry as a pattern designer and grader. Nya has personally guided several fashion lines, local, national and... Read More →



1:00pm

Startup Law Essentials: Business & Intellectual Property Law Basics for Startups
There is a lot of confusion about how to protect your intellectual property. Do you need a trademark, a copyright, a patent, or all three? How do you get this protection? And what are trade secrets? As for the business law section, Mia Mota, Esq. will discuss formation issues, founders’ agreements (including shareholder agreements, and LLC Operating Agreements), issuing founder equity, legal requirements for raising investor capital and much more. After this session, you will have answers to many of your questions pertaining to Corporate and IP protection.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Chesteen

Donna Chesteen

Technology Attorney, The Tech Law Firm, PLLC
Donna entered the legal profession with over 20 years of professional software engineering experience and holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Computer Science, an MBA, and, of course, a Juris Doctor. In her software career, she developed software for a wide variety... Read More →
avatar for Mia Mota, Esq.

Mia Mota, Esq.

Attorney for Emerging & Established Technology Companies, The Tech Law Firm, PLLC
I counsel and represent emerging and established innovative technology enterprises. I understand the unique challenges you face as your business evolves. My preventive approach to providing legal services is focused on helping you make smarter, legally informed business decisions... Read More →


Wednesday February 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

Storytelling for Business
 Every entrepreneur knows to develop an elevator pitch. It is usually the first thing an aspiring business owner does, even before fleshing out the details of their new company.  Verbalizing the raw idea seems natural.

The challenge in developing just the right pitch, however, is in creating an authentic story that represents you, your company, your customers’ needs and your value proposition all at the same time.

This workshop helps you to find your unique story, craft it and hone it to leverage its impact in the context of your business. You’ll leave with actionable steps any entrepreneurs can take to create a winning business story that connects customers and stakeholders to your mission.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Fetterman

Mark Fetterman

The Homefront Foundation
avatar for Matt Fetterman

Matt Fetterman

Co-Founder, The Homefront Foundation
Matt and Mark Fetterman are the founders and lead facilitators at The BridgeWing, an organization that brings the personal story to the professional setting.  Both Navy Officers from Plymouth, MA, graduates of the US Merchant Marine Academy and veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom... Read More →

Wednesday February 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

2:00pm

From Bootstrapping to ICO: Funding your Disruptive TB Startup with Google, Starbucks, Uber, Microsoft, SPC & Chase Bank
Please join this exciting session and "Look from the Trenches" on Startups, Funding, Entrepreneurship and the latest in High Tech, from AI & Blockchain (think Bitcoin) to the wild and woolly world of IoT (Internet of Things) from Smart Homes to Smart Cars, (EVs, UVs, UAVs (Drones), Makerspaces and the Factory of the Future.  Enjoy the best of tech, learn about cutting-edge innovations and see first-hand how our local startups can transform Tampa Bay, build the new High Tech Ecosystem & help us compete with Silicon Valley from the land of the Pirates!   Note:  We want to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day and thanks especially to Gracie Stemmer from The Wave, Allison Barkley, (@thatgirlallie). Vint Cerf, Fred Briggs, our distinguished panelists & our sponsor, SolarSource for their contributions. We love you, Tampa Bay!

Speakers
avatar for Fred Briggs

Fred Briggs

President & CEO, VektorTek LLC & NovaLabs Makerspace, DC
Fred Briggs is a serial technology entrepreneur from DC. He is the founder of Vektortek LLC which was created as a research, development and manufacturing company which focuses on developing social innovation projects. Utilizing the latest in GSM, GPS, solar and sensor technology... Read More →
avatar for Randall Hunt

Randall Hunt

Owner/CEO, NorthStar Energy Solutions Inc., TBFL
Since 2009, Randall Hunt has been involved in business finance helping startups and early stage companies obtain financing. Randy noticed the inefficiencies of most green energy technologies, with wind power especially, and in 2010 decided to do something about it. He sought out engineers... Read More →
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Dr. Vint Cerf, Phd

Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, DC
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Cerf isthe co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He hasserved in executive positions at ICANN, the Internet Society, MCI, the Corporation forNational Research Initiatives... Read More →
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Dan Conway, Phd

Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Group, Apollo Beach, FL
Dan Conway, Ph.D., columnist, is an author, faculty member at USF, and COO of The Apollo Group. Dr. Conway has previously served on the faculty of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, Indiana University, the University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, and the University of Florida, and was... Read More →
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SureshS

CTO/CDO, Blockmed Healthcare & Blockchain Solutions; TBFL
SureshS ("Kal") is the founder, CTO & Chief Digital Officer for Blockmed Healthcare, a Blockchain based EHR startup targeting the $3.2 Trillion US Healthcare market & CTO for Blockchain Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in enterprise solutions involving AI, Blockchain & IoT... Read More →
avatar for Scott Winston

Scott Winston

CEO, Winston Consulting Group, TBFL
CEO at Winston Consulting Group | Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Business Impact Networks.  Scott helps companies grow profitable revenue. Scott has a passion for working with entrepreneur's, scaling business, bringing innovation to growing business ecosystems, coaching... Read More →



Wednesday February 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

2:00pm

Stylish Transitions
As the entrepreneurial force and visionary behind two brands: Black & Denim Apparel Company & The Blind Tiger Cafe, Roberto has learned how to navigate the world of fashion in a way that works and profits!

Roberto wanted to find a unique way to showcase his fashion brand and launched Blind Tiger Cafe. Not only did transitioning allow him a way to bring visibility to his brand, it also launched another successful venture.

Roberto will share his journey with us and how you, too, can switch gears and transition for entpreneurial success in the fashion industry!


Speakers
avatar for Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres

Black & Denim; Blind Tiger Cafe
Roberto is the co-Founder and Managing Partner of Black & Denim Apparel Company & The Blind Tiger Cafe. He is an entrepreneur specializing in the areas of accounting, audit, operations, logistics and financial services segments. He brings his expertise in retail and operations... Read More →


Wednesday February 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

2:00pm

Automake your business: The most important activities to set and forget
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Among all startups is a common roadblock to growth; too much to do with too few resources. Automating common tasks and marketing efforts can spell the difference between success and defeat. Don’t get bogged down doing things that technology can. You don’t even need much to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Marcum

Brandon Marcum

VP Marketing, Health Insurance Innovations
I'm a hungry brand and marketing professional always looking to improve myself, those around me and any company I come into contact with. Problems exist everywhere but solutions are equally as abundant. I'm interested in finding those solutions through habit change, collaboration... Read More →


2:00pm

Side Hustle = Reality
Having recently quit corporate to pursue her passion, Caitlyn will share her take on making your side hustle a reality. 

Speakers
avatar for Caitlyn Connolly

Caitlyn Connolly

Social Media Strategist, Social Media Squared
Caitlyn, a Tampa native, has not strayed far from her roots for her love of the area compelled her to attend the University of Tampa and stay put. Fast forward 10 years, a lot of long hours and hard work has now led her to fulfilling her dream. She recently left her full time position... Read More →


Wednesday February 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Workplace Learning for Dummies
Startup owners begin with a big vision, but translating that vision into a reality that others can run with, requires the transfer of learning. This session will empower startup owners with a foundation of how to train and get their employees to learn (whether remotely or in-person) resulting in continuous productivity and a solid team who has caught the vision.

Speakers
avatar for Giselle Mota

Giselle Mota

Founder, Learning Strategist, Preductiv
Giselle Mota is the founder of Preductiv (bepreductiv.com), consulting organizations in rethinking strategies and systems in workplace learning in order to achieve productive performance and organizational results. She works with trainers and facilitators to help implement sustainable... Read More →


Wednesday February 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

3:00pm

Fuel Up ~ Just Live!
Learn how to fuel your entrepreneurial journey ~ what foods are best for your body and why, plus the essential vitamins needed to boost your brain power and live an optimal life!

Speakers
avatar for Nick Indellicati

Nick Indellicati

CATI
My story first started really before I took my first breath. Growing up with a milk bucket in one hand and with the other a shovel. But it wasn't like this just happened out of the blue, but actually through decades of family involvement within the food industry more specifically Livestock... Read More →


3:00pm

The Psychology of Marketing
Marketing can be confusing, but when you understand the psychology behind it, it gets a lot easier.

There are reasons we buy certain things, pay more for certain things, want discounts, etc.

For instance, did you know a jewelry store once sold out of jewelry that wasn't selling by accidentally doubling prices? Why did this happen?

This session will cover the basic psychology behind your customers and why various marketing tactics work. Understanding these core principals will improve your marketing and your ability to decide which marketing tactics you should be using in your business.

JR will finish with Q&A so you can get some individual help with your marketing.

Speakers
avatar for JR Griggs

JR Griggs

President, Red Wall Marketing
JR is the founder and president of Red Wall Marketing. He's also the Lead Organizer of Startup Week Tampa Bay. | | He's worked with businesses in a variety of industries to implement proven marketing strategies. He has a passion for business and marketing which is what led him... Read More →


Wednesday February 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

HR 101, 'Everything you need to know about having and paying employees!'
This talk includes most of everything you need to know about hiring employees and independent contractors without government penalties! When can you classify an employee as an independent contractor? Am I required to provide benefits? Where do benefits come from? Discrimination awareness, payroll taxes and more in: HR 101!

Speakers
KH

Kevin Hooks

MomSource Network


Wednesday February 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

4:00pm

Take a Pulse on Your Emotional Wellness
You will learn :
  • How your emotions play a key role in what you create in your life.
  • How to live your life in the "Green Zone" where you have access to everything you want (relationships, financial abundance, dream job, etc)
  • Several easy tools and processes designed to keep you in the "Green Zone"

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Stemm

Laurie Stemm

Laurie Stemm is a holistic educator, parenting coach and founding board member of Entrepreneurs Organization. Her extensive experience with many different modalities of integrative, alternative and holistic healthcare has led to coaching and leadership roles with Autism Shifts and... Read More →


Wednesday February 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

4:00pm

1 Million Social Enterprises: Macroeconomic Impact of Social Enterprise, Conscious Capitalism, and B Corps Movements
What happens when 1 million companies use business as a force for good? When social, conscious, and benefit are no longer required prefixes because it’s just what society expects.

Economist and author Vinny Tafuro is focused on the macroeconomic impact of measuring social capital and providing metrics beyond GDP to guide social enterprise and similar movements like Conscious Capitalism and Certified B Corps toward a collaborative, sustainable, and prosperous future for all.

Speakers
avatar for Vinny Tafuro

Vinny Tafuro

Founder & Economist, Institute for Economic Evolution
Vinny Tafuro is a visionary thinker, writer, entrepreneur, communications theorist, and economist. Author of two books, Corporate Empathy and Unlocking the Labor Cage, he is a pioneering advocate for the twenty-first century economy that is disrupting society’s most rigid institutions... Read More →


Wednesday February 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

4:00pm

Instagram for Brick & Mortar Entrepreneurs
This Valentine’s Day, make Instagram your bae.

Hear from a panel of creative business owners in Tampa Bay on how they use Instagram to grow their brand, promote their business, & build their customer base.

We’ll share our favorite app features, best tips & tricks, challenges we’ve overcome, & advice for business owners on how to master this platform. You’ll leave this event feeling Insta-empowered.

Every attendee that signs up for our newsletter will be entered to win a gift card to Bake 'n Babes and a gift card to The Paper Seahorse. Also! The first 10 attendees will take home a tote bag with goodies from our panelists inside.
 
Panelists include:
Jai Lopa and Ren Altizer of Wolf & Rabbit Marketing // @wolfandrabbitmarketing
Julie Curry of Bake ’n Babes // @bakenbabes
Patrick Ruddell of Mini Doughnut Factory // @minidoughnutfactory
Seanissey Loughlin of Tampa Indie Flea // @indieflea
Tona Bell of The Paper Seahorse // @thepaperseahorse
 
Panel moderator:
Gina Moccio of Boss Babe Club // @bossbabeclub

Moderators
avatar for Gina Moccio

Gina Moccio

Founder, Boss Babe Club
Gina is the Founder of a girl gang in Tampa Bay, FL called Boss Babe Club. Boss Babe Club seeks to highlight the stories of local women entrepreneurs and give back to non-profits that empower women & girls. Boss Babe Club is a membership for established women business owners, a blog... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ren Altizer

Ren Altizer

Owner, Wolf & Rabbit Marketing
Ren Altizer is half of Wolf & Rabbit Marketing. Ren and Jai Lopa created their business to empower entrepreneurs & small business owners. They do this through social media management, success workshops and consulting, and focus on bringing their clients' status from overwhelmed and... Read More →
avatar for Tona Bell

Tona Bell

Proprietress, The Paper Seahorse
Tona is the Owner of this paperie + a makerie that specializes in creativity and mindfulness. It’s a place where handwritten and handmade experiences are curated, celebrated, and shared. Tona’s commitment to the creative spirit and makers shines brightly in the shop’s stationery... Read More →
avatar for Julie Curry

Julie Curry

Owner, Bake 'n Babes
Julie started Bake’n Babes Bakery in the local Tampa farmer’s markets as a fun hobby in 2013. The business grew and she opened their first storefront inside The Hall on Franklin on 2017. Bake 'n Babes specializes in all types of artisanal and handmade baked goods to satisfy your... Read More →
avatar for Seanissey Loughlin

Seanissey Loughlin

Co-owner, Tampa Indie Flea
Tampa Indie Flea is the newest local market in the Bay Area brought to you by Rosey Williams, the creator of the St. Pete Indie Market and Seanissey, the curator of the Urban Outfitters Market Tampa. Indie Flea is a monthly, curated event meant to showcase the amazing talent within... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Ruddell

Patrick Ruddell

Co-owner, Mini Doughnut Factory
Patrick & Zezura Ruddell opened up Mini Doughnut Factory in the foodie city of South Tampa, Florida on November 15th, 2015. Little did they realize how obssessed Tampa would become with their minis. Before they knew it, there was a line out the door every weekend and now, a year later... Read More →



Wednesday February 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
2 - Cavu @cavu_tpa 1601 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
 
Thursday, February 15
 

8:00am

Netwalk (Network Walk)
Start the day off right! Get your mind and body in gear. Do some warm-up stretches then walk, talk and connect. It’s the smart new way to network and it’s the perfect chance to meet like-minded social entrepreneurs.
Our walking tour will include the waterfront and several downtown resources perfect for startups. 

Moderators
avatar for Merle Benny

Merle Benny

Nonprofit Champion, Nonprofit Champion
Let's talk about entrepreneurial nonprofit leaders. StartUp Week is an opportunity to connect and be inspired. I want nonprofits to be part of the game.

Speakers
avatar for Jamarcus Mosley

Jamarcus Mosley

Jamarucs Mosley, Personal Trainer



Thursday February 15, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

8:30am

Morning Networking & Coffee
Good Morning! Light breakfast with coffee to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit.

8:30am

☀️ Rise & Grind - There are Zero Limits & No Excuses [St. Pete Kickoff Breakfast]
Nick was born without legs and only one arm (Hanhart Syndrom, rare genetic disorder only 12 people born like that at the time and 8 of them passed away, he himself had a 30% chance to live). Growing up Nick had a lot of challenges and obstacles that he overcame successfully. He is now an athlete, model, motivational speaker, and the CEO of his company Raw Mettle Enterprises.

Nick talks about overcoming challenges, defying the odds, not listening to naysayers, changing the perspective on how you look at things in life.

Media Appearances:  Seen on - Fox, The Today Show, News 12 New Jersey, Channel 8 Tampa News. TMZ, Great Big Story, MTV, MSNBC, CBS, TLC.

For more info on Nick please visit:
Website: rawmettlemotivations.com
Insta: nicksanto534 
Facebook: Nick Santonastasso


Thursday February 15, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

9:00am

Design
Dreaming of solving a social problem and making a profit? Come explore the possibilities to use your entrepreneurial skills and create a new organization or add to an existing one. Get ideas and insight on choosing the right model, tax status and structure. Hear from existing social enterprise leaders as they share their experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Cliff Barsi

Cliff Barsi

Metropolian Ministries
As Vice President of Food Services & Social Enterprise, Cliff Barsi brings a wealth of successful entrepreneurial experience to our ministry. In 2012, he launched Inside the Box (ITB) Catering after winning the first prize of $25,000 in a non-profit social enterprise business plan... Read More →
avatar for Kila Englebrook

Kila Englebrook

Kila Englebrook is Social Enterprise Alliance's President and CEO. Prior to joining Social Enterprise Alliance, Kila led the Ashoka Support Network in the United States, engaging world-class business leaders in changing the world by working directly with Ashoka and Fellows. In her... Read More →
avatar for Matt Spence

Matt Spence

Vice President, Community Impact, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Matt Spence joined the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay as its Vice President, Community Impact in February 2016. He oversees the Foundation’s grants program, which has provided nearly $200 million in funding to nonprofits since the organization’s founding in 1990. In addition... Read More →


Thursday February 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
3 - Station House - 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

9:00am

Effectively Transitioning to Entrepreneurship

The most significant transformation in your life might be deciding to be the boss instead of reporting to one. Change is a catalyst for growth and transformation, but it can be a tremendous challenge.

Now more than ever, Veterans and professionals are forging a new life and career paths only to discover unanticipated obstacles and unfamiliar emotions.

Our panel of entrepreneurs will share ideas, best practices and take questions to provide guidance and support to help you successfully attain your entrepreneurial goals while navigating the transition labyrinth.

 


Moderators
avatar for Dorothy Patrick

Dorothy Patrick

CEO, Sparx International, Inc.
SPARX International partners with successful professionals and mid-size organizations who understand the value and process of having a strategic partner to help navigate transitions occurring from career and organizational changes. These changes can be due to voluntary or involuntary... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pete Blum

Pete Blum

CIO, Solvability
Pete Blum is a US Marine Veteran and an advocate for bringing Veteran talent and leadership to the business community by helping Veterans make that connection. He is the host of the Veteran Connections podcast where he interviews Veteran business owners to share their story and knowledge... Read More →
avatar for Valerie Lavin

Valerie Lavin

CEO, Luminary Global
Valerie Lavin is a retired U.S. Army First Sergeant and CEO of Luminary Global. Luminary Global a healthcare staffing company providing both locum tenens and permanent hires as well as medical products to government and commercial clients.Valerie is best known for is her devotion to helping Veterans and their families start their own businesses. A passion she... Read More →
avatar for Scott Neil

Scott Neil

A man of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by his mystery.Scott is a vivacious life traveler who learned to seek adventure at a young age.  Born to a genus miner who conquered the world – underground – Scott grew up on cattle ranches and orange groves of central... Read More →


Thursday February 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
4 - Station House - 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

9:00am

Coworking @ Chase Basecamp
Change up your work space this week and work from Chase Basecamp at Startup Week. We'll have coffee all day and food trucks at lunch. Pop in and out of sessions and still get some work done. It's a great spot meet other like-minded individuals too.

9:00am

Pop-up Social Enterprise Book Store
Stop by the book store and pick up  the book's recommended by all the Social Enterprise presenters. 

Speakers
avatar for Alsace Walentine

Alsace Walentine

Tombolo Books
Owner of St Pete's new independent book store, Tombolo Books at 1114 Central Avenue.


Thursday February 15, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
5 - Station House - Front Room 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

How Game-Based Learning Can Inspire a New Generation of Learners
Immersed Games Founder & CEO Lindsey Tropf will present background on the research and theory behind game-based learning. She will particularly focus on how games for learning have moved far beyond “engagement” as a superficial goal and into deeper applications for learning, and the power of what this can accomplish with learners. In the second portion of the talk, Mia Mota (The Tech Law Firm) will moderate a panel of experts across virtual schooling, game-based learning, and VR/AR to further discuss how game-based learning can inspire a generation and explore their various approaches to the medium. Panelists include Alfred Espidol of Launchable, Hunter Kelly & Jose Contreras of Lucerna Studios a VR edtech company, Jeramy Gatza of Florida Virtual School, and Lindsey Tropf of Immersed Games.

Moderators
avatar for Mia Mota, Esq.

Mia Mota, Esq.

Attorney for Emerging & Established Technology Companies, The Tech Law Firm, PLLC
I counsel and represent emerging and established innovative technology enterprises. I understand the unique challenges you face as your business evolves. My preventive approach to providing legal services is focused on helping you make smarter, legally informed business decisions... Read More →

Speakers
JC

Jose Contreras

CTO, Lucerna Studios
Jose is CTO and Co-Founder of Lucerna Studios empowers learning through the passion for games. We believe that learning and play are intertwined t. We are using the power of Virtual Reality to create interactive immersive learning experiences and providing powerful analytics for the... Read More →
avatar for Alfred Espidol

Alfred Espidol

Founder, Launchable
Alfred Espidol is the Founder of Launchable, an augmented reality company based in downtown Orlando. He and his team created an engaging learning tool for early-stage readers that helps improve reading skills. Alfred incorporates augmented reality and other immersive technologies... Read More →
avatar for Jeramy Gatza

Jeramy Gatza

Senior Manager, Enterprise Research and Discovery Office, Florida Virtual School
Jeramy Gatza is the leads the Enterprise Research and Discovery Office for Florida Virtual School. With more that 18 years in education as a teacher, administrator, and product designer, Jeramy has worn many hats as he continues to lead a team of creative developers charged with... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Kelly

Hunter Kelly

CEO, Lucerna Studios
Hunter Kelly is CEO and Co-Founder of Lucerna Studios. Lucerna Studios empowers learning through the passion for games. We believe that learning and play are intertwined t. We are using the power of Virtual Reality to create interactive immersive learning experiences and providing... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed.

Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed.

CEO, Immersed Games
Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed., is the Founder & CEO of Immersed Games. Before founding Immersed Games, she was a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida in School Psychology, with a specialization in Program Evaluation and a Minor in Research & Evaluation Methodology, with expertise... Read More →


Thursday February 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

How to Build an E-Commerce Empire From Scratch (Using Amazon & Shopify)
Learn how to launch successful e-commerce businesses using Lean Startup Methodology. Serial entrepreneur and founder of Startup Bros, Will Mitchell will share his entrepreneurship journey and how he helps thousands of entrepreneurs create e-commerce empires.

Speakers
avatar for Will Mitchell

Will Mitchell

Founder, StartupBros
Will Mitchell is a serial entrepreneur and founder of StartupBros. He helps entrepreneurs make more money and build better businesses.


Thursday February 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
3 - Station House - 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

Share
Have an concept you want to explore? Or just need some ideas on how to become a great presenter? Learn how to turn your passion into a pitch that will get others excited about your idea and turn them into advocates, investors and customers.
Hear the insider secrets on crafting a great story and presenting it to a captive audience. Join in the workshop by practicing oand critiquing others. Leave with 3 valuable take-aways that will make you better at presenting your ideas or just a better connector.

Speakers
avatar for Merle Benny

Merle Benny

Nonprofit Champion, Nonprofit Champion
Let's talk about entrepreneurial nonprofit leaders. StartUp Week is an opportunity to connect and be inspired. I want nonprofits to be part of the game.


Thursday February 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
4 - Station House - 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:00am

Trading The Stock Market Successfully By Avoiding The Biggest Mistake Amateur Trades Make
Many people think the stock market is risky or see it simply as gambling. 

Hear from a stock market expert as to why this ideology is completely false.  Come find out how you can safely and profitably invest in the stock market while at the same time eliminate the risk and fear many people have relating to investing in the stock market.

You'll learn that it is possible to:
  • Idenfity signs that the stock market is at it's very top right before a crash begins... BEFORE the crash begins not after.
  • See when a stock has hit rock bottom and is beginning to go back up.
  • Tell the difference between a good stock and a bad stock in 5 mins or less without any financial background knowledge or experience.



Speakers
avatar for Wally Olopade

Wally Olopade

Senior Instructor, Right Side Trading
Wally Olopade is an expert stock market analyst. He has been featured on Yahoo Finance, Traders Talk Live, Benzinga and many more media outlets. Wally has consistently called many of the market moves in recent years including the Trump Rally, Brexit, and the 2016 market bottom to... Read More →


Thursday February 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:00am

Journey into Serverless Websites powered by Hivelocity

When software is the core of your new idea, it is important to build a system that can pivot and scale with your company. Serverless websites are a great way to help manage the challenges that come with growing a new software business. Join Senior Software Developer and Core Instructor, Mark Dewey, as we explore the benefits of building a product on serverless architecture.


This case study is aimed toward tech-minded entrepreneurs that are looking to build a new web-based product.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Dewey

Mark Dewey

Core Instructor, Suncoast Developers Guild
Hailing from the Appalachian Mountains, Mark moved to the Tampa Bay Area for a change of (sunnier) scenery and to help grow this sliver of coastline into a technical hub. After receiving his BA in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Mark helped start and grow many... Read More →


Thursday February 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
4 - Station House - 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

Lunch/Networking - Food Trucks
Hungry? We're offering lunch on us for the first 150 Startup Week attendees.

12:00pm

Downtown Crawlers Power Lunch Show
We're back at it again! We will be interviewing entrepreneurs, attendees, sponsors, companies, startups as well as previewing and reviewing some of the 90+ events on offer during Startup Week. Be part of the live audience at Cavu in Tampa (M/T/W) and Station House (T/F) in St.Pete daily from 12-1pm or watch the Show on Facebook Live. 

Showcase your brand, product or service to an engaged audience of investors, influencers and consumers. Supercharge your exposure as an official Show sponsor or be a live guest (limited spots available).

-> Guest Sign-up Form 
-> Sponsorship Info 
-> Facebook Live link 

Contact us with any questions.

Watch the inaugural 2017 Power Lunch Show!

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hawk

Andreas Hawk

Director of Events, Downtown Crawlers
Event Director for the Downtown Crawlers, hospitality expert and past On-Air Radio Talent.
avatar for Markus Neuert

Markus Neuert

Marketing Director, Downtown Crawlers
Digital marketing for the Downtown Crawlers events company in Tampa. Previously founded/developed social messaging App "Kyngo" and ran my video production company "Cyclefilm" in Europe. Come talk to me about digital marketing, social media, entrepreneurship or just buy me a beer... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Neuert

Thomas Neuert

Director of Events, Downtown Crawlers
Director of Events at the Downtown Crawlers Events and Entertainment Company based in Tampa. Before becoming an entrepreneur 3 years ago Thomas was part of the opening team at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman in 2005 as the Director of Tennis. He also started his tennis consulting business... Read More →




Thursday February 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

Hustle
Stop in and share your story! We’ll be open for 2 hours, claim your 15 minutes to practice your pitch and try it out on video. 

Thursday February 15, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
5 - Station House - Front Room 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:00pm

Innovations in Distance Learning
Caribu is an award-winning education platform that helps parents, extended family, and mentors to read and draw with children when they’re not in the same location. We are "FaceTime meets Kindle", for kids. An in-app bookstore has hundreds of books in six languages, and educational workbooks from leading children’s publishers focused on ages 0-7. The result is an engaging experience in a carefully designed, curated, and secure platform where future growth markets will include language-learning and tutoring. Reading with toddlers for at least 20 minutes a day is crucial to building a strong literacy foundation. With Caribu, any trusted adult can ensure that children are receiving the daily dose of their literacy diet no matter how far apart they are. Caribu was named one of the 'Top Ten EdTech companies to watch' in Forbes and is free for currently serving military families. Use the promo code TECHSTARS to try Caribu for free for one month.

Moderators
avatar for Robert Blacklidge

Robert Blacklidge

Founder & CEO, Course Align
Robert recently launched Course Align, Course Align empowers educators to create data driven curriculum that clearly aligns to evolving business needs. Through the data-driven platform Course Align identifies the local market job needs: who's hiring, what skills they need, and how... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Blacklidge

Robert Blacklidge

Founder & CEO, Course Align
Robert recently launched Course Align, Course Align empowers educators to create data driven curriculum that clearly aligns to evolving business needs. Through the data-driven platform Course Align identifies the local market job needs: who's hiring, what skills they need, and how... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Gachet, Esq.

Carolyn Gachet, Esq.

Founder, Zip Bar Review
Carolyn Gachet, Esq., is the founder of Zip Bar Review. She is a Florida lawyer but her career has focused on eLearning because distance learning is her passion. She previously worked at Florida Virtual School and she was the top online Chemistry Teacher for the 2010 - 2011 year... Read More →
avatar for Jeramy Gatza

Jeramy Gatza

Senior Manager, Enterprise Research and Discovery Office, Florida Virtual School
Jeramy Gatza is the leads the Enterprise Research and Discovery Office for Florida Virtual School. With more that 18 years in education as a teacher, administrator, and product designer, Jeramy has worn many hats as he continues to lead a team of creative developers charged with... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed.

Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed.

CEO, Immersed Games
Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed., is the Founder & CEO of Immersed Games. Before founding Immersed Games, she was a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida in School Psychology, with a specialization in Program Evaluation and a Minor in Research & Evaluation Methodology, with expertise... Read More →
avatar for Maxeme Tuchman

Maxeme Tuchman

CEO & CoFounder, Caribu
Maxeme Tuchman - CEO & Co-Founder, Caribu (Caribu.co) | Maxeme Tuchman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caribu Inc., an education technology company that help parents, extended family, and mentors read and draw with children when they’re not in the same location. Maxeme was most recently... Read More →


Thursday February 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:00pm

Hospitality: Do You Have What it Takes?
Moderators
avatar for Kyle King

Kyle King

Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF
Before joining the Florida SBDC at USF, Kyle King had a successful career in the franchise hospitality and craft beer industries. As an area manager for an international hospitality company, King directed the local training efforts for all levels of the organization. He also planned... Read More →

Thursday February 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3 - Station House - 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:00pm

Attention
Get the attention your social enterprise deserves. Hear from a panel of three marketing experts on ways to promote your idea to build a strong business that generates profit and social good. Tips will include how to market locally and through social media.

Moderators
avatar for Joe Hamilton

Joe Hamilton

CEO, Big Sea
Joe first entered the startup world with Steve Case’s Revolution Money (prior to AMEX’s $350MM purchase of the company). There he built the card fulfillment, statementing, customer service and communication infrastructure for the innovative credit card company. | | His next... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bailey Nicholas

Bailey Nicholas

High Risk Hope, Inc.
Bailey holds her BA in Religion from Wake Forest University and her MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University. She has worked and volunteered in the non-profit sector in the Tampa Bay Area since 2006 and is currently the Executive Director of High Risk Hope, a local nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Ryneska

Ashley Ryneska

YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg
Ashley Ryneska is Vice President of Marketing for the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg where she leads brand and organizational advancement for the local arm of the nation’s largest nonprofit.  Her work has contributed to notable community recognition including the Tampa Bay Business... Read More →


Thursday February 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:00pm

Startups That Scale | Kubernetes & Cloud Native powered by Hivelocity
Are two startup behemoths Paul Graham (Y-Combinator founder) and Mark Zuckerberg at odds with their philosophies of “Do Things that Don’t Scale” and “Move fast on Scalable Infrastructure?” Speed-to-knowledge is the gold standard for any startup. As founders and early members, we ideate and iterate products to discover new value propositions; this is the mission of all startups.  
My experience as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur has proven that both are right, but how? Come learn the business strategy and some hands-on instruction to get you started building a digital business platform. You’ll discover how to use Google-Scale technology like Kubernetes to build a simple scalable platform which allows you to do things which don't scale. Confusing? Everyone in a tech company, from non-tech founders to engineers, will walk away with a cohesive approach for building a quick learning-in-market digital platform.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bensing

Bill Bensing

Chief Thought Officer, WB3Tech
It’s not the coffee, that’s just him... | | Bill Bensing is one of those people who has a naturally-caffeinated drive, endless curiosities, and an inability to focus, who somehow turned these traits into a successful career in technology. His claims-to-fame are numerous, such... Read More →


Thursday February 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3 - Station House - 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:00pm

The Launch Recipe: Launching Products, Brands, and Ideas
In this lively session, author and marketing pro Alex Rodríguez goes over the 6 phases of a successful launch, a timeless framework based on our human psychology. You will learn a laser-focused approach to turn unaware members of your audience into passionate advocates, based on case studies that feature theme parks, video games… and who knows, maybe even lightsabers!

Alex has been involved in the marketing and advertising business for 23 years, developing successful online campaigns for world-renowned brands in 4 different continents and 3 languages. He is the author of Digital BACON, Five Fresh Ideas, and Sell You Before You Sell.

Speakers

Thursday February 15, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3 - Station House - 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:00pm

Hospitality Hiring Happy Hour
Now Hiring! If you are looking for a job in the hospitality industry or are current seeking qualified canidates - this is the place to co-mingle and find the company with the best fit!

Moderators
avatar for Ann Geoghagan

Ann Geoghagan

Internal Branding Consultant, Root Branding
Working in locations from Singapore to Italy to the Maldives to New York City - Ann has seen the impact an internal culture can make on a business. Using this knowledge she helped open the Baccarat Hotel, the 1 Hotels, NYC night clubs and even a few pizza brands. Knowing that a company... Read More →

Thursday February 15, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4 - Station House - 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:00pm

Money
Success for a Social Enterprise depends on a good model of earning money and having the greatest impact possible. Hear from our panellists how they have created a balance that works for them. Find out how they raised money to start their enterprise and how they spend money for greatest impact.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Spence

Matt Spence

Vice President, Community Impact, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Matt Spence joined the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay as its Vice President, Community Impact in February 2016. He oversees the Foundation’s grants program, which has provided nearly $200 million in funding to nonprofits since the organization’s founding in 1990. In addition... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Logan Fahey

Logan Fahey

Logan is an experienced business professional, entrepreneur and consultant with proven success across multiple industries. He is currently the Principal of Fahey Advisors, where he focuses his time on advising small businesses in areas of social impact, marketing and sales, and overall... Read More →
avatar for Christine Mendonca

Christine Mendonca

Christine LeViseur Mendonça is the founder of Shore to Shore Advisory, an impact investment advisory firm, working exclusively with clients who want to align their capital with their values. Christine is also the CEO and co-founder of Humans on the Move, an social impact advisory... Read More →
avatar for Matt Zieger

Matt Zieger

Catholic Charities USA
Matt Zieger is the Senior Director of Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship for Catholic Charities USA. With a mission to reduce poverty in America, Catholic Charities is one of the largest nonprofit networks in the nation, serving more than 8 million people a year. In this... Read More →


Thursday February 15, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:00pm

Making the Jump from Corporate Software Engineer to Startup CTO
Lessons learned on boot-strapping a startup while working full time as a Software Engineer.

During the session I will share my experiences with starting Script including lessons learned along the way and do my best to answer any questions you may have regarding the technical side of starting up.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Cahill

Pat Cahill

CoFounder & CTO, Script
Cofounder and CTO of Script. A EdTech Startup located in Tampa Bay that streamlines and digitizes school administrative processes so teachers can Teach More and Manage Less. Prior experience @JPMorganChase and @Wellcare


Thursday February 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

5:00pm

Investor Pitch Practice w/ Startup Weekend
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Calm your pre-pitch nerves by last-minute coaching and feedback.
This is for participants in the Florida Startup Pitch Competition to National Investors.

Thursday February 15, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
3 - Station House - 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

5:00pm

Social Hour hosted by Social Enterprise Alliance Tampa Bay Chapter at Iberian Rooster
Gather with Social Entrepreneurs for a Happy Hour just a short walk from Station House.

Thursday February 15, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Iberian Rooster 475 Central Avenue N

6:00pm

Florida Startup Pitch Competition to National Investors
Learn from different types of real investors, Angel to VC, how each looks at the 90-second pitch, what they consider the anatomy of a great pitch...and then see great pitching in action!

10 great, early-stage Florida startups will pitch to our panel of investors about why their startup is awesome in 90 seconds or less.

These startups will receive immediate feedback from the panel, and the audience will hear in real time why a successful pitch to one investor may be a failure for another. The audience will then be able to cast their vote for "crowd favorite." The investors will collectively vote on a winner and runner-up from the competition.



Moderators
avatar for Chuck Papageorgiou

Chuck Papageorgiou

Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Angel Investor in the Tampa Bay community. Board member of the University of Tampa Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, Tampa Bay WaVE and Techstart Tampa Bay.https://www.linkedin.com/in/papageorgiouchuck

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Bertron

Stewart Bertron

Partner, Murray-Bertron LLC
Stewart is a partner at Murray-Bertron LLC, where he oversees investment strategies. As an entrepreneur, he was the co-founder of Tradex Technologies and was an early investor in CustomCable.com, PODS ™ and PDQ ™. Currently, he is backing Dabbl and Threshold 360. Stewart is a... Read More →
avatar for Marc Blumenthal

Marc Blumenthal

Partner, Synapse Florida & Florida Funders
Marc is a seasoned entrepreneur, and a partner with Florida Funders, a Florida focused venture capital firm that blends the best of traditional, committed fund venture capital with a "curated" crowd of accredited investors.
avatar for Tom Cardy

Tom Cardy

Managing Partner, Aixos Tech LLC
Tom is the Managing Partner, Aixos Tech LLC, and investment partnership and a seasoned, Tampa-based high technology entrepreneur and investor, with multiple exits and portfolio investments in the Tampa Bay area
avatar for Kathy Chiu

Kathy Chiu

Managing Director, FAN Fund
Kathy is the Managing Director of the FAN Fund, a regional early stage technology venture capital fund and an independent board member – Bealls Florida.  Previously she held various roles in Venture Capital, and holds an MBA from Stanford, with BS and MS from MIT in electrical... Read More →
avatar for Gary Langton

Gary Langton

Gary is a seasoned Tampa-based high technology entrepreneur and investor, and currently the Managing Partner of QS Investment Fund and CEO/Co-Founder of IntelliChief, a leading provider of B2B Paperless Processing Management (PPM) software solutions for Global 2000 companies.
avatar for Kailah Matyas

Kailah Matyas

Managing Partner, Redwood Partners
Kailah is the Managing Partner at Redwood Partners, where she covers Redwood's European, US and Asia Pacific regions, and a seasoned entrepreneur and angel investor.
avatar for Lance Raab

Lance Raab

Board Member, Tampa Bay WaVE
Lance is a veteran technology entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience building and selling companies. He is the founder of JazzMedia, LLC, a privately held company that owns, develops and invests in domain names and web ventures. Lance is also an early investor in several... Read More →
avatar for Michael Reene

Michael Reene

Board Member/Senior Corporate Strategist and Innovation Development Consultant, Self
Michael is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and a Board Member/Senior Corporate Strategist and Innovation Development Consultant currently devoting efforts to two or three technology firms embracing change as a CEO level advisor with a specific focus on transformative strategic d... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Schretter

Jenny Schretter

Director, Dreamit Ventures
Jenny serves as Director at Dreamit Ventures where she manages Dreamit's startup acceleration cycles across multiple industry verticals and cities. She is responsible for overseeing all components of Dreamit’s acceleration programs from evaluation and selection of startups for each... Read More →


6:30pm

Kids Hour of Code with Suncoast Developers Guild Jr and Hivelocity
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Conferences provide a great learning opportunity for adults, but what about future programmers? Suncoast Developer's Guild Jr. and Start Up Week are excited to present a fun night of coding for kids ages 8-12. In this one night class, the students will be learning the basics of programming through fun activities and MIT's Scratch software. Upon completion of the course, kids will be receiving a certificate of achievement!

This is a FREE 1 night course on Thursday, February 15, 2017.

Please sign up and tell us the name and age of your child(ren) attending.

If you sign up and later find out your child cannot attend, please let us know immediately, so that your RSVP can be changed and opened up for other students.

Please read the FAQs below as they may answer your questions. For additional questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Tiller at suncoast.developers@gmail.com.

FAQs:

1. What ages are the classes open to?
We welcome all ages 8-12 years old. Please remember, a parent or a guardian is required to remain with the student for the entirety of the course for students under the age of 16.

2. What kind of computer will the students need?
Both Macs and PCs are welcome! Please bring a fully-charged laptop and a laptop charger to every class. Please make sure that the laptop is in a working shape; we don't want to spend the class trying to fix computers when we can be learning.

4. What is the cost of the class?
FREE. Suncoast Developers Guild believes strongly that programming must be accessible at all ages, and kids classes are one way we inch toward making that belief a reality.

5. Do the students need to know how to touch-type?
Basic typing skills are helpful, but we will go at a slow enough pace for students that are not as familiar with typing.

6. What do students need to know before taking the class?
The course is for beginners. Imagination and love for computers are the only requirements for the class.

7. Are there homework/tests/grades in the class?
Our goal is for students to have a great time learning and playing with new tools and ideas. There are no tests, grades or homework. That said, we do expect students to be engaged in every class.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Conley

Brad Conley

JavaScript Developer, Mad Mobile
Brad is a JavaScript developer at Mad Mobile specializing in React web. He has spent his career in technology support and administration, but recently transitioned into software development after graduating from The Iron Yard and now an active member of Suncoast Developers Guild... Read More →
avatar for Justin Linn

Justin Linn

MadMobile
Justin is a recent graduate from Suncoast Developers Guild, successor to The Iron Yard Tampa Bay. He is currently a JavaScript developer at MadMobile specializing in React Native mobile first applications. Justin is truly a kid at heart who loves to tinkering with gadgets and making... Read More →
avatar for Liz Tiller

Liz Tiller

Javascript Developer at Mad Mobile, Mad Mobile
Liz is a Javascript Developer at MadMobile. As the daughter of two mathematicians , Liz ran as far away as she could from math and science and into film studies. She is co-organizer and instructor for the Suncoast Developers Guild Jr. kids classes to prove that programming is way... Read More →




Thursday February 15, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
4 - Station House - 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
 
Friday, February 16
 

8:30am

Morning Networking & Coffee
Good Morning! Light breakfast with coffee to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit.

9:00am

Why Your College Buddy is Not Your 50/50 Co-Founder
Many founders and co-founders struggle to assess the value new equity partners (either initial founders/co-founders or subsequent additions to the founding team) bring to the table and assign the appropriate amount of equity.  This presentation is about a practical, but sophisticated model and approach to determining that.  All participants will also get a copy of the excel spreadsheet discussed in the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Papageorgiou

Chuck Papageorgiou

Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Angel Investor in the Tampa Bay community. Board member of the University of Tampa Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, Tampa Bay WaVE and Techstart Tampa Bay.https://www.linkedin.com/in/papageorgiouchuck


Friday February 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

9:00am

Coworking @ Chase Basecamp
Change up your work space this week and work from Chase Basecamp at Startup Week. We'll have coffee all day and food trucks at lunch. Pop in and out of sessions and still get some work done. It's a great spot meet other like-minded individuals too.

9:30am

FREE ⚡ Headshots at Chase Basecamp
MP Studios Tampa and Chase Bank will be hosting professional headshot events again this year!

Two dates to pick from:
  • Tuesday, February 13th from 9:30am to 1:00pm in Tampa Heights
  • Friday February 16th from 9:30am-1:00pm in Downtown St. Pete  

This event is open to the public and 
you can confirm your spot here.

A normal session would be valued at $200 and this is a great way (and FREE!) to update your professional headshot. You can finally replace that selfie or outdated photo and more professionally market yourself!

Sign up here!

Speakers
avatar for Michael P. McCoy

Michael P. McCoy

Lead Headshot Photographer, MP Studios
Michael McCoy is the lead Headshot Photographer at MP Studios Tampa. He specializes in working with people who need to make the best first impression possible. Michael has spent a number of years studying under some of the top photographers in the world, many of whom were photographing... Read More →



10:00am

Profit or Growth: A Fool's Choice
 It’s the age-old dilemma of what should a company focus, growth or profit, that is based on the wrong question.  The question is not a binary question, and it does not have a binary answer, but rather it is an open-ended question with a constantly evolving moving target that depends on a number of factors.  This presentation is about looking at the profit/growth question with a different perspective and making different decisions at different times.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Papageorgiou

Chuck Papageorgiou

Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Angel Investor in the Tampa Bay community. Board member of the University of Tampa Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, Tampa Bay WaVE and Techstart Tampa Bay.https://www.linkedin.com/in/papageorgiouchuck


Friday February 16, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
3 - Station House - 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

From Local to Global: Learn the Growth Hacking Strategies of Successful Companies
This inspiring panel of speakers from some of the coolest businesses in the region with international clients are ready to share their growth hacking techniques. 

We’ll discuss:
- how they identified their product market fit
- their main growth challenges
- how they overcame the challenges
- marketing automation methods and tools used
- freemium vs. subscription
- and more...

These panelists have found success in obscure places. Join them as they share their business' success.


Moderators
avatar for Ebony Vaz

Ebony Vaz

Owner, Above Promotions Company
Ebony T. Grimsley-Vaz is the PR/Marketing Track Captain for Startup Week Tampa Bay and owner of Above Promotions, a digital marketing and public relations company in Tampa and the author of the book titled, "Because You're Small: Effective Marketing Strategies for Immediate Implementation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Brea

Jorge Brea

Jorge is the CEO of Symphonic Distribution, one of the leading independent partners for digital music distribution services to stores such as iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, Spotify and more. Because Jorge Brea wasn't backed by a big record label a decade ago when he was a DJ and producer... Read More →
avatar for Jacqueline Darna

Jacqueline Darna

Jacqueline Darna is the CEO and medical inventor of the NoMo Nausea, NoMo Migraine, & NoMo Sleepless Nights. The first and only natural way to stop nausea, vomiting, and headaches instantly for adults, kids, and pets. | | Within three short years Jacqueline started the company and... Read More →
avatar for Ericka Perry

Ericka Perry

Ericka is a successful businesswoman and dedicated mother and wife. She started her first business, MommyMaiDD Services, Inc. in March of 2012 while she was working on her Master's degree, pregnant with her 3rd son and working full-time in the nonprofit sector. Soon after, she quit... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

High Velocity Hiring
How to hire top talent in an instant so that you can win more business, dominate the market, and achieve higher profits

Unfilled jobs are one of the most significant threats you’re facing. There are more jobs than people to fill them, making hiring more difficult than ever. The time it takes to fill a job has reached a new all-time high.

Scott Wintrip, author of High Velocity Hiring, will show you how to eliminate hiring delays, so that you’ll have the talent you need, when you need it. Sharing research, case studies, and practical advice, he’ll illustrate how companies across the globe are filling jobs the moment they become open. 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Wintrip

Scott Wintrip

Chief Strategist and Advisor, Wintrip Consulting Group
Scott Wintrip is the author of "High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant," named a must-read book by SHRM’s HR Magazine. Over the past 19 years, Scott has led the Wintrip Consulting Group, a global consultancy that has helped more than 22,000 organizations build... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
4 - Station House - 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

Mentor in a Moment Round Table
Speed dating meets business mentoring! Last year this TBSW event was SRO. Arrive early and plan to deliver your best business model in record time – no more than 5 minutes to talk up your business/business idea to one or two table facilitators.

Then you’ll receive feedback from those facilitators -  local business experts, mentors and SMEs – on the model as well as advice for additional resources you might need. When the bell chimes, it’s off to the next table for another round and feedback with a new set of facilitators. 

Preparation is key to getting the most from this opportunity so organize your thoughts, be prepared to answer questions, and put on your running shoes because this happens fast!

Moderators
avatar for Rosie Lee

Rosie Lee

Director, Operation Startup
Rosie is a serial entrepreneur with experience in the food truck space, real estate arena and web development services. She has strong connections to the military community as daughter, wife and mother of servicemen. | As program manager for the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for George Boraiko

George Boraiko

George R. Boraiko (61) has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Loras College and currently serves in the capacity of President/CEO of The Ashdale Group, Inc., an equity growth consulting and resource intermediation firm. Mr. Boraiko has over forty years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Deon Bradley

Deon Bradley

Bradley Coaching & Consulting
G. Deon Bradley is a nationally-Certified Business and Executive Coach and the Founder of Bradley Coaching & Consulting, which he launched ten years ago. Throughout his career, he has spent decades helping startups grow their revenues and coaching Founders and Executives on substantially... Read More →
avatar for Stroud Curren

Stroud Curren

Stroud Curran, CPA (inactive license), MBA, is a retired Principal of Third Age, Inc., a boutique consulting firm specializing in serving owners of retirement centers, nursing and assisted living facilities. The firm’s clients were largely nonprofit organizations and were located... Read More →
avatar for Clint Day

Clint Day

Entrepreneurship Instructor, Entrepreneurship Resources, Inc.
Clint Day is an entrepreneurship adjunct professor who serves on the advisory board of NACCE, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, and the Shore Center for entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University. He founded three companies in Florida and Georgia... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Dowd

Jeffrey Dowd

My name is Jeffrey Dowd and I moved to Tampa in 1996 with my wife after graduating from law school. We moved to Valrico in 1999 where we still with our 2 kids who are both in high school and getting ready for college. | I graduated from SUNY College at Buffalo in 1992 with a BS in... Read More →
avatar for Greg Fallon

Greg Fallon

Greg Fallon is a financial advisor with Edward Jones in St Petersburg and the founder of Tampa Bay VetNet, an active networking group for military and veterans in career transition and veteran advocates in the local community. | Greg earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from... Read More →
avatar for Jason Hewittt

Jason Hewittt

History of the Podcast Network
Jason Hewitt is the founder of ILLUSTRATA; a branding strategy & design agency in Palm Harbor, FL. Jason works with business owners to teach them to connect emotionally with their most ideal prospects, to increase revenue, and maximize profitability, routinely helping his clients... Read More →
avatar for Tim Horton

Tim Horton

Owner, Vector VC
Tim Horton, of VectorVC.com, is an experienced "Entrepreneurial Pirate", start-up investor and online privacy SME. As a serial investor, he will explain why trying to find investors/ funding is different in F&B, than a dot-com or tech start-up.
avatar for Greta Kishbaugh

Greta Kishbaugh

Co-Founder, Biz Dynamics Group, LLC
Greta is a go-getter! She started her career in Television Broadcasting and after a few bad days at work (there were a lot of bad days), changed her mind and life and went back to school to complete her MBA. She is working on her Ph.D. in Business Strategy while she teaches full-time... Read More →
avatar for Valerie Lavin

Valerie Lavin

CEO, Luminary Global
Valerie Lavin is a retired U.S. Army First Sergeant and CEO of Luminary Global. Luminary Global a healthcare staffing company providing both locum tenens and permanent hires as well as medical products to government and commercial clients.Valerie is best known for is her devotion to helping Veterans and their families start their own businesses. A passion she... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Lavin

Jeremy Lavin

Jeremy Lavin is COO of Luminary Deployment. He has over 15 years of program management, training, and staff augmentation experience in both government and private sectors. His experience in the private sector is vast ranging from leading national divisions of a billion-dollar healthcare... Read More →
avatar for Keith Lefaiver

Keith Lefaiver

Keith has a passion for entrepreneurial spirit and driving business results. This passion is seen throughout his business experience. Prior to starting Conrad Strategies, Keith held various executive management level positions at Chico's FAS and Victoria's Secret Stores. Over his... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie McNeal-Brown

Stephanie McNeal-Brown

Ask Stephanie McNeal-Brown about her family, healthy relationships or entrepreneurship and you’ll get a mile wide grin and a lively discussion about either of them. These three have been her passion for as long as she can remember. Arkansas native, now self-proclaimed “Florida... Read More →
avatar for Wally Olopade

Wally Olopade

Senior Instructor, Right Side Trading
Wally Olopade is an expert stock market analyst. He has been featured on Yahoo Finance, Traders Talk Live, Benzinga and many more media outlets. Wally has consistently called many of the market moves in recent years including the Trump Rally, Brexit, and the 2016 market bottom to... Read More →
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Bill Wright

First Intelligence Group
Shortly after Operation Desert Storm – April 1992, Bill retired from the US Army as a Master Sergeant after serving over 20 years of continuous active service. He has served as a Platoon Sergeant with the 9 th Infantry Division, the 172nd Infantry Brigade, a Senior Director of the... Read More →
avatar for Deb Yeagle

Deb Yeagle

About Deb Yeagle, PMP, CPM, AM.APMP http://www.plantowin.biz/deb-yeagle Mrs. Deb Yeagle is a seasoned Business Development professional who brings experience from both industry and civil service sides of Federal Government contracting, with a background in both Operations (Program... Read More →
avatar for George Zwierko

George Zwierko

George Zwierko – Entrepreneur/Creative Director/Writer | Born in the Bronx, I spent most of my formidable years growing up surrounded by enough concrete to probably circle the globe 100 times. Well maybe not that much. As a teenager, I attended the High School of Art and Design... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
6 - The Gallery 200 Central Ave Ste 111 St Petersburg, FL 33701

11:00am

The Art of Storytelling for Start-ups

The Art of Storytelling for Start-ups will help you create impact through thoughtful, emotion-laden communication. Whether you need someone to back your company, invest in your idea, or get excited about following your lead, storytelling can position you to succeed. Ignore effective storytelling at your own peril!

Key Points covered in this interactive session:

  1. Develop your roadmap: Identify your key stakeholders, their needs, and your big idea.

  2. Build storytelling prototypes: Explore different mediums for telling your story and how to create several versions in order to engage others in the process.

  3. Design for Success: Dig into tone and style to ensure your presentation resonates with your audience.

  4. Take the listener on the journey with you: people remember stories more than facts.

  5. Leave with your plan for improved “Storytelling for impact .


Speakers
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Eileen Sweeny

Eileen Sweeney. CEO of The Humankind Partnership, a storytelling company. | Eileen has over 25 years business experience, primarily in Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Outreach and Philanthropy. An entrepreneur at heart, her career has also taken her to work in over 30 countries... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
3 - Station House - 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:00am

Selling for the Non-Salesperson
Just because you build it, does not mean they will come.

Join Leighton Kyler as he helps you to understand how to build your sales funnel from lead to pitch meeting. Sales funnels don't get built overnight and you don't just stumble into selling or ensuring you hire great salespeople.
This session will highlight: 
  • Perfecting your Elevator-Pitch
  • Tips for presenting via phone or in-person
  • Overcoming the fear of "no"
  • Traits to look for in hiring great salespeople
There's a lot to cover in this session. You don't want to miss a minute of it.

Speakers
avatar for Leighton Kyler

Leighton Kyler

Chief Revenue Officer, ARIEL Business Group, Inc.
Leighton Kyler, EA, MBA, PMP is the Sales and Peak Performance Strategist, Change Agent, and Chief Revenue Officer at ARIEL Business Group, Inc. |   | Leighton Kyler has over 25 years of experience with hundreds of successful implementations creating change in individuals and... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

Lunch/Networking - Food Trucks
Hungry? We're offering lunch on us for the first 150 Startup Week attendees.

12:00pm

Downtown Crawlers Power Lunch Show
We're back at it again! We will be interviewing entrepreneurs, attendees, sponsors, companies, startups as well as previewing and reviewing some of the 90+ events on offer during Startup Week. Be part of the live audience at Cavu in Tampa (M/T/W) and Station House (T/F) in St.Pete daily from 12-1pm or watch the Show on Facebook Live. 

Showcase your brand, product or service to an engaged audience of investors, influencers and consumers. Supercharge your exposure as an official Show sponsor or be a live guest (limited spots available).

-> Guest Sign-up Form 
-> Sponsorship Info 
-> Facebook Live link 

Contact us with any questions.

Watch the inaugural 2017 Power Lunch Show!

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Hawk

Andreas Hawk

Director of Events, Downtown Crawlers
Event Director for the Downtown Crawlers, hospitality expert and past On-Air Radio Talent.
avatar for Markus Neuert

Markus Neuert

Marketing Director, Downtown Crawlers
Digital marketing for the Downtown Crawlers events company in Tampa. Previously founded/developed social messaging App "Kyngo" and ran my video production company "Cyclefilm" in Europe. Come talk to me about digital marketing, social media, entrepreneurship or just buy me a beer... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Neuert

Thomas Neuert

Director of Events, Downtown Crawlers
Director of Events at the Downtown Crawlers Events and Entertainment Company based in Tampa. Before becoming an entrepreneur 3 years ago Thomas was part of the opening team at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman in 2005 as the Director of Tennis. He also started his tennis consulting business... Read More →



Friday February 16, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:00pm

Digital Marketing for Increased Customer Acquisition #2
Laura Egocheaga Founder & CEO of Divibe Tech [Tampa's #1 Growth Hacking Marketing Firm] will do a deep dive into how they’re using Facebook Ads to get their clients customers on demand. She will be doing a Q&A to answer your specific questions on how to grow your business through digital marketing. All attendees will receive her latest book "The Small Bussiness Guide To Social Media Marketing"

Speakers
avatar for Laura Egocheaga

Laura Egocheaga

Founder & CEO, Divibe Tech
Laura Egocheaga is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of Divbe Tech, a Growth Hacking digital agency servicing eCommerce & Brick and Mortar clients across the United States. | | Laura started learning her craft while still in high school and running her first business which... Read More →



1:00pm

One Woman’s Story in Words and Music
Listen to Katie as she shares how she created a successful career in the performing arts in Tampa Bay.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Berger

Katie Berger

Katie Berger is a professional musician, composer, and teaching artist based in the Tampa Bay Area. She recieved her BFA in Musical Theatre Composition from Northern Kentucky University  and immediately began performing in professional theatre companies around the country. She is... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:00pm

CEO Roundtable
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

NOTE: We have a very long wait list for this session. If you have a seat and do not plan to attend, please surrender your RSVP to allow for someone else to attend in your place.

Have you ever wanted to bend the ear of some of Tampa’s most intriguing startup health and technology CEO’s? Dig down into how they built their business model, secured their commercialization partners, or what they need to grow? Then this is the event for you!

5 health and technology CEOs, carefully curated by FL Health Innovators and Techstars, will be joining us for our CEO Roundtable event. Small groups will meet with a CEO for table-side engagements where CEOs will offer up a brief pitch about their novel business; the rest of the discussion is up to you! After 20-30 minutes, groups will rotate and engage with the next CEO, and repeating the process until complete.

Make sure to bring your business cards to extend your reach beyond this event!

Please note, this is a VERY limited seating event. Ideal attendees are investors, healthcare leaders, community leaders, entrepreneurs, physicians, research faculty, and other collaborative-focused people.

Moderators
avatar for Kelli Murray

Kelli Murray

CEO, MedSpeaks
I run a group called FL Health Innovators, we are the largest medical and healthcare community in the SouthEast. Our goal is to connect healthcare "problem owners" with "problem solvers" in order to find ways to help each other. | | Come talk to me if you want to: | - connect... Read More →

Friday February 16, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
6 - The Gallery 200 Central Ave Ste 111 St Petersburg, FL 33701

2:00pm

The Consequences of Misapplied Grit
Entrepreneurs often fixate on the importance of grit and persistence. While these qualities are essential, they’re not enough by themselves. Peerfit President, Scott Peeples, will present a new perspective on grit and how it can completely change your approach to hard work, growth and what it takes to succeed.

Speakers
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Scott Peeples

President, Peerfit
Scott Peeples, MBA, is President of Peerfit, a digital platform that makes it easy for insurance carriers, brokers and employers to offer local fitness classes to their clients and employees. Scott leads strategy and innovation, guiding the development of Peerfit’s revenue model... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:00pm

Improv(e) Your Business
Have you ever wondered why those actors on the TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? are so quick on their feet? They trained for it. Actually they re-trained their brains to be better listeners, more agile in the moment and better collaborators.

What if YOU could do the same thing and apply it to your business to create stronger teams and more meaningful engagement? You can! And The Adventure Project’s Amy Angelilli will show you how...

Speakers
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Amy Angelilli

Chief Adventure Officer, The Adventure Project
As Chief Adventure Officer of The Adventure Project, and as a certified laughter yoga leader, Amy Angelilli combines the art of play with mindfulness exercises and laughter to help others discover their own life adventures. She has facilitated playshops for summer camps (for kids... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

5:00pm

Finale Startup Showcase [Marquee Event]
This Startup Showcase will take place on Day 5 (Feb 16th) of Startup Week at the finale from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. 

Around 20 local companies will be showcased to interact with all attendees to learn about the amazing startups in your community!

Click HERE to submit your startup at the showcase.


6:00pm

Official Startup Week Finale Party [Marquee Event]
Join us to celebrate the closing of Tampa Bay Startup Week!

Let's have fun, grab some drinks, have some food, and celebrate our entrepreneurial community. 

Speakers
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The Cruz Brothers

https://www.thecruzbrothers.com/