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Thursday, February 16 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
How to Raise 1 Million in Tampa Bay Powered by Jabil [Marquee Event]

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If you’re the founder of a local business or interested in becoming one, this is your event! We have put together an all-star panel of local founders who have raised over $1,000,000 for their companies. You’ll get a first hand look at what it takes to create a company that not only appeals to investors, but succeeds at generating profits and users.


The all-star panel includes: the CEO of “Presence”, the CEO of “PikMyKid”, and the CEO of “PeerFit”. We are looking forward to a great event that is sure to educate and engage.

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Daniel McDonald

Accelerator Manager, Tampa Bay WaVE
Daniel serves as the Accelerator Manager for the Tampa Bay WaVE. Their mission is to help entrepreneurs Build, Launch and Grow breakout tech companies in Tampa Bay. Daniel also serves as an advisor for Ark Applications, a local family angel firm. Daniel has experience in assisting startups raise money on the entrepreneur and investor perspective.

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Pat Bhava

Pat had been jolted into PikMyKid due to his personal experiences in school carlines. An ex-Naval fighter pilot and deep-sea diver with an MBA and BS in Physics, Pat is experienced in building teams and solving problems. He is a serial entrepreneur, having built and sold a few startups. PikMyKid helps streamline car lines in the complicated process of picking up children during school dismissal. Recently Pat raised 1.5M lead by Florida Angel... Read More →
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Ed Buckley

CEO, Peerfit
Ed Buckley graduated from the University of Florida with his PhD. While in Gainesville he co-founded Peerfit, a digital community to help people find the best fitness experiences and motivate them to attend. Ed moved the startup to Tampa to attend the Healthbox Accelerator where it placed first place in its class. Since then, Peerfit has moved their home to Tampa and since raised more than 2M including a 1.5M Series A.
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David Osterweil

David Osterweil is the Founder of Fitlife Foods, a “powerfully good” prepared meals retail chain based in Tampa, FL. Fitlife Foods was developed to help people find fresh, all-natural ingredients crafted by experts into perfectly | | portioned meals that are great whether you're looking to lose weight, run a marathon or just running behind on time. David created Fitlife because; “I realized it was time in my life to combine... Read More →
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Reuben Pressman

CEO, Presence
Reuben has been building software and hardware tech since he was 10. He's been the founder of multiple companies and non-profits and is currently the CEO of Presence (formerly Check I'm Here), the EdTech software platform powering universities and colleges to get students more engaged and retain more effectively. Reuben grew up in Tampa Bay, has been an participator, mentor, and organizer of many organizations, events, companies, and loves the... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Station House 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701