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Monday, February 12
 

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 →
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Adam Sheffied

Campus Director, Secure Set
Campus Director, SecureSet TampaPresident & Founding Member, cYborCreator of Opportunities, Third Wave ConsultingAdam believes in challenging the status quo. Adam oversees all aspects ofoperation at SecureSet Academy’s Tampa Campus, a disruptive educationalinstitution focused on... Read More →
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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
 
Thursday, February 15
 

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
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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
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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

Lindsey Tropf

Founder and 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

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
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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 →
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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

Lindsey Tropf

Founder and 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 →
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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