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Monday, February 12
 

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
 
Tuesday, February 13
 

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 Program... Read More →

Tuesday February 13, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
 
Wednesday, February 14
 

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
 
Thursday, February 15
 

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
 
Friday, February 16
 

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 Program... 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 Business... 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 →
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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/WriterBorn 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 and... Read More →


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