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Monday, February 13
 

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 13, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

10:00am

How to style in React and not lose Friends
Aside from the 2016 presidential election, I don't know of another topic sure to cause more heated debate than how to style React components. I've seen grown adults brought to tears as they passionately defend one method over another. 

This talk will cover the main methods for styling in React. Through live code examples, we will discover the pros and cons of each method and make recommendations based on your projects unique needs. By the end you should feel confident that there is hope! You can style React components without losing friends.

Speakers
avatar for Sarrah Vesselov

Sarrah Vesselov

My passion is creating modular, scalable, DRY UI architectures. Sounds boring right? No way! I get to draw everyday using HTML and CSS. I am also focused on putting my passions and skills to good use by leading and mentoring others in UI/UX roles. Managing, teaching, and giving back through volunteering are all very important to me. | | Specialties: Web Design and development using HTML5, CSS3, within Node.js and React frameworks. Software... Read More →


Monday February 13, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Libraries Mean Business
Join us to learn about the ways the library can help you develop and grow your business. Through business development workshops, walk-in technology instruction and classes, innovative work spaces and free access to business databases, the library has the tools you need to take your business idea to the next level. Topics covered will include free library resources, accessing databases, finding classes & workshops, and Hive makerspace tools & equipment.

Speakers

Monday February 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Hip Room - Small 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Mentor Hours by Tampa Bay WaVE: Rialto Theatre
Are you an entreprenuer looking for mentorship?

Sign up* via the link below for a 30 min session with one of our experienced mentors during Tampa Bay Startup Week! 

https://slotted.co/tampastartupweek2017

*You must sign up for a specific time via the URL above to secure a time.

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 the Mortgage Bank. She is on the firm wide Pro Bono Steering Governance Committee. Prior to joining Chase, Nicole worked in private practice in Tampa and New York. She attended Cornell University Law School and Rhodes College. Nicole will provide pro-bono legal consults as an attorney from the Chase legal department during... Read More →
avatar for Lucia Cotto

Lucia Cotto

Chase Representative
avatar for Dan Greco

Dan Greco

Dan has experience in supply chain, procurement, vendor management, asset management and project management for leading companies. Proven track record of guiding executives, partnering with businesses and mobilizing teams to achieve cost savings while optimizing resources for business operations. Fully adept at spend analysis, supply chain strategies, organizational design, process improvement, technology deployment and functional operations... Read More →
avatar for Ryan McGauley

Ryan McGauley

Chase Representative
avatar for Justin Smith

Justin Smith

Currently the Managing Director for Ark Applications. Primarily focused on "venture consulting" meaning investing in companies with significant potential. Proven experience with branding, marketing, product development, and business development. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinrsmith2


Monday February 13, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

Lunch/Networking - EatMobile Food Trucks

Free for the first 150 Startup Week attendees.

Trucks in attendance: Mortar & Pestle - Mr. C's Grilled Cheese 


Monday February 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

Injecting Creativity into your Startup Culture

We’ll start by discussing the fundamental process of Creative Problem Solving. Then, through a series of interactive exercises, we’ll warm up your creative brains to get you in the right mindset to think about your existing or new venture.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Wasserman

Aaron Wasserman

Business Development Manager, Staffometry
An alumnus from the Entrepreneurship program at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Aaron loves collaborating with growth-oriented people and has a passion for group processes which stems from strongly valuing fairness and freedom. He enjoys sharing his skills and knowledge of Creative Problem Solving and Open Space Facilitation whenever possible as well as his passion for marketing and entrepreneurship. At work, Aaron splits his time... Read More →


Monday February 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Hip Room - Small 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

Pass The Reins - A System for Replacing Yourself

An understanding in the importance of systems and procedures.  Learn how to create, implement, and track systems for success.  Charisma may attract new clients, raw talent may retain them — neither can be taught, both are commodities.  Systems are teachable foundations.  How do you move on to larger projects if you do not have somebody as qualified as you to take the reins? 



Speakers
avatar for Matthew Garfinkle

Matthew Garfinkle

Owner, The Hip Room Dance Studio


Monday February 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

2:00pm

Young Investor Initiative
Investing is two sided; for every buyer there's a seller and vice-versa. Whether you're new to investing, a seasoned bull, or the founder of a company seeking investing this event is for you. The goal of this event is to get as many people in a room who are buyers or sellers and make connections with the hope that down the road those connections become viable relationships.

We hope to see you there! 

Monday February 13, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Cybersecurity: Threats Facing Connected Devices and the Internet of Things

The advent of network connected physical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) has begun a revolution in connecting the real world to the internet, however that revolution is coupled with critical security threats.

In this session, learn about cybersecurity and how it impacts the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) as billions of devices send and receive sensitive data over the internet to businesses, third parties, and end consumers.  We’ll give an overview of the IT security in general, discuss the major threats and vulnerabilities we are seeing, and resources to implement security and prevent hackers disrupting service and stealing data.


Speakers
avatar for Bryan Graf

Bryan Graf

Principal Consultant, Sienna Group LLC
Bryan Graf is an audit and compliance professional with strong knowledge and experience in diagnosing, auditing and resolving IT risk and driving IT infrastructure security. He is recognized as a subject matter expert; experienced in simultaneously managing key client projects and building collaborative relationships with internal/external stakeholders.  He is currently focused on large scale enterprise-wide security program... Read More →


Monday February 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Vetrepreneurs- Starting Your Startup
U.S. military veterans display many of the same leadership qualities as successful entrepreneurs. Many are launching their own businesses upon their return. Luckily, there are resources available to help those veteran owned businesses thrive in a competitive environment. If you are a veteran, active duty, spouse or business partner of a Veteran owned business or plan to start your own company, this presentation is for you.  Professor Andy Gold will give you insights into local resources that can help you start and grow your small business. 

Monday February 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hip Room - Small 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

4:00pm

Integrating Interns Into Your Startup
Speakers
avatar for Lana Zumbrunn

Lana Zumbrunn

- Executive Dir. of Fuse Coworking - 120 coworking members, a code school and entrepreneurial skill academy | | - Development Director and Course Manager for another code school, Interface Web School | | - 3 years of volunteer management and independent consulting including starting a retail shop for etsy-style makers | | - 10 years of economic development experience


Monday February 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hidden Springs Ale Works - Brew Room 1631 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

4:00pm

Marketing Your Startup
Marketing your business is not an option, but there are many options for doing it.

Should you advertise? Do SEO? Use social media? Blog? Facebook Live or Periscope?

This session will look at the basics of marketing your business. Come and obtain specific tactics and strategies to help you decide what is the best route to take you from startup to a solid enterprise.

Bring your questions and be ready to take notes. It’s time to make money!


Moderators
avatar for Jose Gomez

Jose Gomez

Jose Gomez is the CEO of Nonprofit Websites and NetMinistry. Since the 90s, Jose has worked with over 60,000 clients from around the globe to establish a web presence and market their message. Jose is the author of The Church Internet Marketing Manual, The Nonprofit Success Blueprint, the host of The Smart Nonprofit Master Class podcast.

Speakers
avatar for JR Griggs

JR Griggs

President, Red Wall Marketing
I am the founder and president of Red Wall Marketing. Have worked with businesses in a variety of industries to implement proven marketing strategies. My passion for business and marketing is what led me to start helping people grow their business. I firmly believe that marketing should be everything in and to your business.


Monday February 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

4:00pm

Measuring Social Capital: Modern Metrics for the Digital Age
Economists have considered social capital the 'dark matter' of the economy. From Adam Smith’s 'invisible hand’ to the tremendous impact of the Internet on society, there is no doubt that GDP simply cannot 'see' vast sectors of the economy.

Vinny Tafuro examines how social trust influences social capital and how big data may provide the first opportunity to measure social capital and provide modern metrics to fuel social enterprise and entrepreneurs.

Speakers
avatar for Vinny Tafuro

Vinny Tafuro

Economist
“I see distant horizons clearly and work meticulously towards them.” — Vinny Tafuro | | 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 and beliefs. | | His economic theories explore the... Read More →


Monday February 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Hip Room - Small 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

5:00pm

Tampa Bay Startup Showcase [Marquee Event]
The Startup Showcase will take place on Day 1 (Feb 13th) of Startup Week at the Rialto 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.
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Monday February 13, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

6:00pm

Networking
Monday February 13, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

6:30pm

Kids Coding Corner
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Iron YardTechStart, and eSmart Recycling want to get the kids involved in Tampa Bay Startup Week and Hour of Code. Join Akira Mitchell, Program and Event Director at TechStart and Toni Warren, Campus Director at The Iron Yard to learn Moana: Wayfinding with Code. 

The class is being offered for 8-16 year olds, where you'll have a chance to build a game from the ground up! This free class is for kids aged 8-16, where you'll have a chance to understand the framework for how a game is built.  This free class is for kids aged 8-16, and adults do need to accompany the child during the class in case of a medical emergency.  The students will bring their own laptop to the class then will be guided through a code-based lesson that teaches basic programing concepts and will help them build a game.

Please sign up and tell us the name and age of your child(ren) attending. We will be providing healthy snacks and beverages for the kids and adults.

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 Program and Event Director Akira at Akira@TechStartTampaBay.org

Big thanks to Florida Blue for being our track sponsor!

FAQs:

What ages are the classes open to? 
We welcome all kids ages 8-16.

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 the class. Please make sure that the laptop is in good working shape so we don't spend the class trying to fix computers when we can be learning. If you don't have a computer, please let us know in the survey form when you RSVP. eSmart Recycling and TechStart have generously provided additional hardware for kids that don't have their own.

Any programs/software that need to be installed on the computer? 
We will be using a web browser, and any will do.

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

Do the students need to know how to touch-type? 
No, excellent typing skills are not required. 

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 (though everyone will need to bring their own laptop)

Thank you to our Sponsors!


Speakers
avatar for Akira Mitchell

Akira Mitchell

Program and Event Director, TechStart Tampa Bay
Hey there! | I'm Akira, like Shakira without the "SH" cuz I'm never quiet. I'm loud and crazy and am the teacher for the kids track classes. Normally we run these classes after school, as a club for the semester/year. Come on out and enjoy our bite size intro courses. | Happy Innovating!



Monday February 13, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
TechStart HQ 500 East Kennedy Blvd Ste 300 Tampa, Fl 33602

6:30pm

Official Kick Off Party powered by Chase for Business [Marquee]
Help us kick of Startup Week in a big way with Chase for Business!

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 Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Mayor, City of Tampa
avatar for Michele Grace

Michele Grace

JPM Chase
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Trey Steinhoff

Founder, Board Member, Startup Tampa Bay Inc.
Lead Organizer of Startup Weekend Tampa. | Design Track Captain for Tampa Bay Startup Week. | CSM at KiteDesk, a Tampa Software Startup. | Visual Artist. instagram.com/treycarl3
avatar for Gracie Leigh Stemmer

Gracie Leigh Stemmer

Lead Organizer, Tampa Bay Startup Week
Lead Organizer of Tampa Bay Startup Week, President of Startup Tampa Bay, Inc., Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay WaVE.
avatar for Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan

Track Captain, Tampa Bay Startup Week
Owner at TruHair by Chelsea Scott, 2015 Startup Week Lead Organizer, Board Member of Startup Tampa Bay, Inc., Co-Founder Startup Weekend Tampa Bay


Monday February 13, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
 
Tuesday, February 14
 

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 14, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

9:30am

Powering the Internet of Things using the Microsoft Azure IoT
Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite brings the Internet of your things to life. Connect your devices, analyze previously-untapped data, and integrate business systems—and transform your company when you uncover new business models and revenue streams.  We'll include some case studies to give real world examples.

Connected sensors, devices, and intelligent operations can transform businesses and enable new growth opportunities with a comprehensive set of Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) services.

In this session, you'll get an overview of the Microsoft Azure platform, which enables your organization to connect, store, analyze, and operationalize device data to provide deep insights from your line of business assets. We'll discuss architecture, the Azure IoT services, and the process to build an IoT solution.


Speakers
avatar for Blain Barton

Blain Barton

Senior Technical Evangelist - IoT and Microsoft Azure, Microsoft
Blain currently serves as a Senior Technical Evangelist working with professional sports teams and other customers involving wearables and sensors using Microsoft Azure cloud services and Arduino based devices.  He is currently working on projects involving sensors and cloud tech. | | In his past, Blain has organized and delivered a wide array of technical events and has presented over 1300 live events and has received over... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

10:00am

The State of Payment - POS, online, recurring & mobile tech
Digital payments have doubled since 2013 and are starting to deliver value to both consumers and retailers. Over the next few years, payments will evolve to become more experience oriented, going beyond payments to enable merchants to engage their customers throughout the purchase journey.  Industry experts from J.P. Morgan will share their perspectives on trends in the digital landscape, present insights on digital commerce, and share how to bridge the gaps to create engaging commerce experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Abraham

Shaun Abraham

VP, Market Intelligence, Chase Commerce Solutions
Shaun Abraham leads Market Intelligence within Chase Commerce Solutions. In this role, Shaun captures, distills and broadcasts client and market insights with particular focus on relevant emerging payment trends. His background includes entrepreneurial efforts in the areas of consumer technology, entertainment and mobile application development across global markets such as the US, China and India.  Prior to joining Chase, Shaun was... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Introduction to the Internet of Things
The "Internet of things" (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. It's a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work. But what exactly is the "Internet of things" and what impact is it going to have on you, if any? 

Dive into the emerging world of Connected Devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). We’ll give you an overview of what it is and how it has the potential to transform the people's lives and the way business runs.


Moderators
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Miles Metschke

President, Steel Cloud Group
We help businesses transform into the Digital era and become more efficient with technology powered by the Interent of Things, Data, and Analytics.

Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Demystifying Franchises as Start-Ups
What if you could use your enterepreneurial talents to lead a franchise? We will discuss the benefits and pitfalls that come when considering a franchise as a business option.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Grise'

Jack Grise'

Director Franchise & Business counseling, Biz Dynamics Group
People should speak with me about the requirements and nuances of getting into business by whatever means, be it buying a franchise, starting-up or buying an existing small business. | Biz Dynamics Group offers business education tracks for start-up's; existing small business growth and franchise buyers. Mentoring / counseling is offered as a service, EITHER as a follow on/continuation to our business education tracks OR as a separate... Read More →
avatar for Greta Kishbaugh

Greta Kishbaugh

Co-Founder, Biz Dynamics Group, LLC


Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Hip Room - Small 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Mentor Hours by Tampa Bay WaVE: Rialto Theatre
Are you an entreprenuer looking for mentorship?

Sign up* via the link below for a 30 min session with one of our experienced mentors during Tampa Bay Startup Week! 

https://slotted.co/tampastartupweek2017

*You must sign up for a specific time via the URL above to secure a time.

Speakers
avatar for Grant Baxley

Grant Baxley

Grant is the president & CEO of TeleVoIPs and Infinity Computer Solutions. TeleVoIPs provides onsite as well as hosted Telephony solutions to businesses across the United States with a strong focus in the Tampa Bay area. Grant has extensive experience working with cloud-based Hosted VoIP solutions, virtualization, consulting, etc. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/r-grant-baxley-6026197
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 the Mortgage Bank. She is on the firm wide Pro Bono Steering Governance Committee. Prior to joining Chase, Nicole worked in private practice in Tampa and New York. She attended Cornell University Law School and Rhodes College. Nicole will provide pro-bono legal consults as an attorney from the Chase legal department during... Read More →
avatar for Jaime Pino

Jaime Pino

Chase Representative
avatar for Larry Whitling

Larry Whitling

Chase Representative
avatar for Kenneth Young

Kenneth Young

Suncoast Apps
Kenneth is an expert startup coach for entrepreneurs. His expertise include: team development, leadership, mentoring, strategic consulting (business plan & sales strategy), investor pitch beck development, early & late stage seed capital, etc. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennethervinyoung


Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

Lunch/Networking - EatMobile Food Trucks
Free for the first 150 Startup Week attendees 

Trucks in attendance: Mmm Bap - Boom Boom Box 

Tuesday February 14, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

Bootstrapped without being Strapped - presented by Chase for Business
Wondering how you stretch from this month to the next? Where do you turn when you've tapped all your friends and family? Perhaps you're considering credit or a loan? You are not alone.

Come learn from entrepreneurs about successfully bootstrapping a business and which choices can make all the difference. Learn about the mistakes made and the lessons learn. Learn tips on how to lead your business as an independent financial entity, including building your credit history, understanding your loan options, and using financial business products to leverage cash flow.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Anderson

Sandra Anderson

Since joining Sunshine State Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) which was formerly GulfCoast Business Finance, Inc. (GBF) in early 2008, Sandra has been active in assisting small businesses in procuring financing through the SBA 504 program. In her initial role as a LoanProcessor, Sandra ensured compliance with SBA policies and executed all functions required to prepare and submit loan packages to the Sacramento Loan Processing Center... Read More →
avatar for Albert Lee

Albert Lee

President, Tampa Bay BBIC
CL

Charles Long

Lead Economic Development Specialist, SBA
SV

Sudhir Vemuri

Nic Info Tek


Tuesday February 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

2:00pm

PR Campaigns that Win
Ever wonder what goes into a public relations campaign? Here is your chance.

There is more to public relations than pitching to the media. The local chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will be sharing local campaigns that won awards over the past few years.

This is your opportunity to discover what captivates your potential customers and how to leverage their attention once you have it to gain big results.

Are you ready to effectively share your message with the public? Leverage your media placements?

Come and learn tactics to help your campaign win.

Moderators
avatar for Ebony Vaz

Ebony Vaz

Owner, Above Promotions Company
Ebony T. Grimsley-Vaz is the owner and Creative Director 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". With over 10 years and 60+ brands, Ebony has had the opportunity to work with campaigns for large businesses such as AT&T, AAA, AOL, Cold Stone Creamery and Verizon Wireless to smaller... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chad McLeod, APR, CPRC

Chad McLeod, APR, CPRC

Chad McLeod began his communications career more than 12 years ago as an aide to U.S. Senator Mel Martinez. Now the owner and principal of McLeod Communications, he oversees a firm that specializes in public relations, strategic communications planning, messaging, issues management and crisis communications. He spends most of his spare time these days training for the Boston Marathon and chasing after his 3-year- old son and two-year- old... Read More →
avatar for Estella Gray

Estella Gray

Estella Gray works for Hill & Knowlton Strategies and specializes in public affairs, strategic communications, grassroots organizing and media relations. She is a graduate of Leadership Florida’s Connect Florida Leadership Institute, the state’s only leadership program that spans industry boundaries and focuses solely on developing Florida’s existing and emerging leaders. Of recent, Estella was selected in the 2016 Tampa Bay Business... Read More →
avatar for Crystal L. Lauderdale

Crystal L. Lauderdale

Crystal L. Lauderdale is Director of Marketing and Communications at Florida Polytechnic University, which opened in August 2014 as the state's newest university and the only one dedicated to STEM. In this unique startup environment, she's built brand and communications strategies from the ground up to reach a wide range of audiences, including Gen-Z students, faculty, legislators, donors, industry partners and the media. When she's not... Read More →
avatar for Michele Sager

Michele Sager

Michele Sager is a senior communications coordinator for the Southwest Florida Water Management District. She has built an award-winning social media program for the state agency that has been recognized by local, state and national industry groups. Prior to her public relations careers, Sager worked as a journalist for The Tampa Tribune for 13 years covering education and community issues.


Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

2:00pm

Follow the Money - Finding Money as a Vetrepreneur
Many veterans are able to use the skills and leadership experience they developed in the military to start a business. If you’ve served in the armed forces, there is a wealth of resources you can take advantage of while beginning your Start-up or re-energizing your already existing business. These can help you financially and professionally. Learn about different resources for veteran business owners that can help start and grow successful businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Gold

Andy Gold

Co-Founder, Tampa Bay Education Entrepreneurs (TBEE)
Co-founder of Operation Startup, a local co-working space for Veteran Entrepreneurs. Twelve-year career on Wall Street, first serving as a Senior Vice President and Market Strategist for two prominent Wall Street firms, and later raised capital to start-up a hedge fund business. | In 1994, founded Terrapath, Inc., a social entrepreneurial venture with a mission of delivering IT and business consulting services to the nonprofit sector. | Since... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Hip Room - Small 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Designing Websites that Convert

Awesome! You have a startup, product or business. You get a website and pray the sales and investments roll in…

But does your website convert? Do people visit and take action?

Find out how to build websites that convert your visitors.

We’ll look at some marketing best practices for websites. We’ll also take a look at some top sites out there already doing it right.

We’ll finish with Q&A and even some hot seats if there is time, where we can take a look at your website live, if you’re up to it.


Speakers
avatar for JR Griggs

JR Griggs

President, Red Wall Marketing
I am the founder and president of Red Wall Marketing. Have worked with businesses in a variety of industries to implement proven marketing strategies. My passion for business and marketing is what led me to start helping people grow their business. I firmly believe that marketing should be everything in and to your business.


Tuesday February 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Moms Mean Business: The life of a MomPreneur
Who said that you have to wait until your kids are grown to start your business?  These four Mompreneurs share their experience as mom and entrepreneur.

A Mompreneur is “a woman who sets up and runs her own business in addition to caring for her young child or children”.  Hear their survival tips as they face the challenges in balancing a business and family.

Moderators
avatar for Stacey Banks-Houston

Stacey Banks-Houston

Director, Women's Business Centre @ The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women
Stacey is a entrepreneur, author, speaker and business coach and is the Director of the Women’s Business Centre in Tampa, Florida where she has counseled and trained over 2,000 women in the two years and assisted in creating over 30 start-up businesses.  Stacey’s commitment to small businesses has been recognized by the Small Business Administration and the United States White House.    | Stacey is the author of The Passion... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Banks-Houston

Stacey Banks-Houston

Director, Women's Business Centre @ The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women
Stacey is a entrepreneur, author, speaker and business coach and is the Director of the Women’s Business Centre in Tampa, Florida where she has counseled and trained over 2,000 women in the two years and assisted in creating over 30 start-up businesses.  Stacey’s commitment to small businesses has been recognized by the Small Business Administration and the United States White House.    | Stacey is the author of The Passion... Read More →
avatar for Karla Campos

Karla Campos

Founder, Social Media Sass
Karla Campos is a mom entrepreneur who enjoys making an impact in people's lives through tech and education. In 2013 Karla was awarded a Small Business Influencer Award for her work in digital marketing and social media. Karla has put together many tech education events and conferences. She's best known for Florida Social Con & Social Tech Live. Karla is currently working on the Entrepreneur Moms Club. Karla has spoken at different tech... Read More →
avatar for Colette Glover Hannah

Colette Glover Hannah

Founder/CEO, Hannah's Shoebox
Colette is the Founder/CEO of Hannah's Shoebox, an online shoe store that provides a solution for families looking for age-appropriate shoes for tween girls who wear women size shoes. With customers throughout the United States and Canada, Hannah's Shoebox instills self esteem and confidence in girls by offering the footwear styles they want in the sizes they need. The company has been featured on ABC, NBC, Sirius XM radio and several... Read More →
avatar for Colleen Meloff

Colleen Meloff

Founder, Carefull Catch
Colleen Meloff is the creator of CareFull Catch, a disposable specimen cup holder for female patients.  Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Colleen graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in finance.  For ten years she had a successful sales career in the banking, pharmaceutical and technology industries.  Colleen has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and once she personally identified some of the struggles of... Read More →
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Quinn Reitz

Founder, Nursing Queen
Quinn Reitz is the owner of Nursing Queen, a  new clothing line for breastfeeding moms. She launched in December 2016. She is a former TV anchor/reporter and has worked in Nebraska, Arizona, Tennessee, and Florida. She currently resides in Palm Harbor, Florida with her husband and two-year-old son.


Tuesday February 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hip Room - Small 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

White House's New International Entrepreneurs Rule
Join FWD.us to learn about the White House's International Entrepreneurship Rule and join our work in advancing common sense immigration reform solutions. 

In early 2017, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced their final version of their International Entrepreneurship Rule, which will allow the brightest entrepreneurs from across the globe to grow their companies and innovate in the U.S. to boost the American economy.   

About FWD.us: FWD.us is a bipartisan organization started by key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy, starting with commonsense immigration reform.

Speakers
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Samuel Aguilar

Florida Associate, FWD.us
Sam Aguilar is the Florida Organizing Associate for FWD.us, working to engage central Florida's business and tech communities around common sense immigration reform policies.
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Andrew Moriarty

Battleground Organizing Director, FWD.us
Andrew Moriarty is the Battleground Organizing Director with FWD.us, a bipartisan advocacy group funded by key leaders in the tech industry.



Tuesday February 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hidden Springs Ale Works - Brew Room 1631 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

FREE Headshots at Chase Basecamp
Corey Riehle Photography and Chase Bank will be hosting a professional headshot event on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, February 14th-16th, 3-5pm at the Chase Basecamp.

This event is open to the public and all attendees are welcome.  

A normal session would be valued at $120 and this is a great way (and FREE!) to update your professional headshot. So you can finally replace that selfie or outdated photo and more professionally market yourself! :)

Speakers
avatar for Corey Riehle

Corey Riehle

Corey Riehle is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Saint Petersburg, FL. He specializes in honest portraits of real subjects, and has a knack for getting people to relax in front of the camera and capture their authentic personality.


Tuesday February 14, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

4:00pm

Tackling Big Data in Health Care:  Case Studies From the Front Lines

The last decade has seen huge advances in the amount of data we generate and collect in healthcare, as well as our ability to use technology to analyze and understand it. Whether the problem is improving patient care, cutting down on wasted overhead or improving profit big data is driving charge.  The key behind this push is understanding as much about the patient and processes of care as possible – then boiling that understanding down to an action that when taken will help achieve better outcomes.  Whether the use case is picking up warning signs of future illness, identifying the best treatment path, or determining the right course for your organization the keys to using big data are the same. This session will introduce how Big Data is being used on the frontlines of healthcare today and will provide insight into practices and techniques that will help you tackle your Big Data. 



Speakers
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Bil Westerfield

President, Magpie Health Analytics
Bil Westerfield is President of Magpie Health Analytics a company founded with the goal of providing products and services that make it easier for healthcare organizations to use analytics to make decisions. | | His current focus is on expanding the professional services of Magpie which currently includes work at CMS on the Medicare Advantage Encounter Data project, developing a predictive modeling engine for STARS & QRS for a large health... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Hip Room - Small 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

4:00pm

Networking - How to NOT be the Newbie
Networking is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships. Join us to learn how to use basic fundamentals for deliberate connections to expand your network. 

Speakers
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Russ Barnes

Russ Barnes, USAF Colonel (retired), MBA, MS | | Colonel Russ Barnes has more than 30 years of experience with organization design. He served in the United States Air Force as an aviator and staff officer, as a franchisee building a service business and as the founder and CEO of Systro Consulting | | which helps small business owners achieve success using proven organization principles. | | During his military service, Russ flew combat... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

5:00pm

Boost your Brand: Speed Mentoring and Networking - Powered by Symphonic Distribution
Looking to get one on one advice for the design and branding aspects of your business? This event is for you. TBSW partnered up with Symphonic Distribution to bring you speed mentoring and networking with pros that can address the many facets of design in your business. 

Moderators
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Trey Steinhoff

Founder, Board Member, Startup Tampa Bay Inc.
Lead Organizer of Startup Weekend Tampa. | Design Track Captain for Tampa Bay Startup Week. | CSM at KiteDesk, a Tampa Software Startup. | Visual Artist. instagram.com/treycarl3

Speakers
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Adam Bentley

Adam is a Web and Graphic Designer at Symphonic who has helped 100’s of clients in shaping their brands. From logo design to branding, websites, and UX, his expertise makes brands stand out.
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Janette Berrios

Experienced Marketing Director with a history of working in the Music industry. Skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Branding, Management, and Digital Marketing.
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Cameron Cress

I'm the Director and Lead UX Designer at Bisk. Focusing on the end-to-end experience across the entire student journey.
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JR Griggs

President, Red Wall Marketing
I am the founder and president of Red Wall Marketing. Have worked with businesses in a variety of industries to implement proven marketing strategies. My passion for business and marketing is what led me to start helping people grow their business. I firmly believe that marketing should be everything in and to your business.
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Vanessa Johnson

Creative Video Designer for Symphonic, she vast experience working with sport franchises, entertainment and small businesses on their video needs.
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Ta'Rikah Jones

Ta’Rikah is a social media and branding expert. Past experiences include working with entities like MOSI, Bisk and more. She has the expertise to develop a brands voice and best practices in the ever-changing digital era.
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Gabe Lopez

As Founder and CEO of Brave People, a fast-growing digital creative agency in Tampa, Florida, Gabe Lopez is an influencer and innovator for some of the world’s top brands. | | In 2009, he founded Brave People, (originally Brave Nu Digital), as a remote design studio working with both emerging and established brands across the web. After years of evolution in the digital space, Brave has produced cutting-edge creative for Fortune 500... Read More →
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Law Smith

Law is the President and Founder of Toco Works a Tampa Bay area firm, consults local/micro/small/medium mostly on the digital side of business. | | Law spends his time working on "Digital Solutions" for lack of a less generic term. Problem Solving mostly on the side to reflect online marketing, brand development, web site traffic growth, web site UI and traditional advertising, brand strategy, e-commerce & sales automation, strategic... Read More →
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Taylor Wallace

I'm the cofounder at WeVue, a software company that helps bring organizational culture to life through the power of mobile photo and video sharing. After studying English Literature at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and working as a poet, playwright, and producer, I saw the future of storytelling evolving online. I moved to New York to figure out how the internet worked, and quickly started working with the big data and advertising... Read More →



Tuesday February 14, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

7:00pm

So You Want Your Startup in the News? [Marquee Event]
This marquee event will give you insight on 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 draw names of entrepreneurs who have registered to pitch to the media. This 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 at https://goo.gl/forms/PE2V171TU8y1kP1i2. 

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 for more information.

Confirmed media outlets:
TechCrunch
ABC Action News
WEDU
Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay Business Journal
83 Degrees

(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
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Dion Lim

Anchor, WTSP
Dion Lim is the 5/6/11pm anchor at WTSP/CBS Tampa Bay.  | Dion's career has taken her all over the country but one thing remains the same: her belief in communication through authenticity, accessibility and humor.  Because of it, she is a sought out public speaker for schools, professional groups and major events.  | A fan favorite, Dion was named Best Morning Anchor by Pitch Magazine during her time as... Read More →

Speakers
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Dalia Colon

Dalia Colón is an arts and travel journalist. She works as a producer and co-host of WEDU Arts Plus on Tampa Bay's PBS station. Among her freelance creds are the New York Times Magazine, NPR, Orbitz and many others, so she has experience as both a story pitcher and pitchee. (Is that a word?)
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Diane Egner

83 Degrees Media Publisher & Managing Editor Diane Egner 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, and serves on the boards of the The Institute for Research in Art (Graphicstudio, the Contemporary Art Museum and USF’s Public Art Program) Community Advisory... Read More →
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Ernest Hooper

Tampa Bay Times
Ernest Hooper is a longtime journalist with the Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St. Petersburg Times. He's handled a number of duties during his tenure at the paper and currently serves as a community columnist and editor for the Times' Hillsborough operation. Ernest's columns focus on a variety of the area's most interesting people, events and nonprofit efforts. He also shares interesting musings about his personal life, including his wife... Read More →
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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 College. His roots are in public radio where credits include National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” “Weekend... Read More →
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Sarah Perez

Reporter, Tech Crunch
Sarah Perez currently works as a reporter for TechCrunch. Founded on June 11, 2005, TechCrunch is dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. In addition to covering new startups, TechCrunch profiles existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the new web space. | | Previously, she worked for ReadWriteWeb.com, a technology news publication then syndicated daily by The New... Read More →
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Camille Spencer

Camille C. Spencer is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience as a media professional in the realms of print, online and broadcast journalism. She has written and edited for print and online publications such as the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times), The Clarion-Ledger, Heart & Soul magazine, AOL, Bisk Education and VisitFlorida.com. She studied narrative writing at The Poynter Institute in St... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
 
Wednesday, February 15
 

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 15, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

10:00am

Finding Talent on a Budget

You've decided that you need an account manager in Sioux Falls, Idaho. You don't know a soul in the area, where do you begin? In this session, we will breakdown the free and cheap resources that are available to you to help you find the perfect talent for any situation.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Sunderland

Michael Sunderland

Director of Operations, Staffometry
A saint Leo alumni with recruiting management experience in the corporate and agency sector. He currently manages all of the day to day operations at Staffometry. Michael is passionate about connecting companies with the right talent, branding, startup culture, business development, Game of Thrones, and all things nerdy.


Wednesday February 15, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

10:00am

How to Launch a Fashion Mansion on a Tiny House Budget
Learn how to bootstrap your fashion business from entrepreneur, Roberto Torres, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Black & Denim Apparel Company and The Blind Tiger Cafe.


Speakers
avatar for Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres

Black & Denim
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, both as a consultant and an executive, to assist start-ups and early companies with strategic, operational and expansion plans. | | Black & Denim is a... Read More →


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Wednesday February 15, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Fashion Photography by Leslie Joy Ickowitz
Fashioning Your Existence ~ The Entrepreneurial Edition
Fashion Photography

Attendees will learn the:
  • Process of creating fashion editorials
  • Dos and don'ts of assembling fashion projects
  • Moving parts of a fashion shoot
Along with:
  • Listening to your soul and honoring it
  • Exploring possibilities and being open to evolution
  • Surrounding yourself with the people, places and things you rejoice to discover

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Joy Ickowitz

Leslie Joy Ickowitz

It’s easy to be swept away with enthusiasm in the company of Leslie Joy Ickowitz. She possesses a passionate spirit devoted to exploring possibilties and her unique perspectives are appreciated in many circles. Leslie is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the fashion and lifestyle magazine VERTICAL Tampa Bay, a celebrated photographer and a Purveyor of Fabulous for hire. An avid world traveler, Leslie understands that the meaning of life... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Mentor Hours by Tampa Bay WaVE: Rialto Theatre
Are you an entreprenuer looking for mentorship?

Sign up* via the link below for a 30 min session with one of our experienced mentors during Tampa Bay Startup Week! 

https://slotted.co/tampastartupweek2017

*You must sign up for a specific time via the URL above to secure a time.

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 the Mortgage Bank. She is on the firm wide Pro Bono Steering Governance Committee. Prior to joining Chase, Nicole worked in private practice in Tampa and New York. She attended Cornell University Law School and Rhodes College. Nicole will provide pro-bono legal consults as an attorney from the Chase legal department during... Read More →
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Brent Britton

Brent is a Corporate and IP Lawyer helping companies and solos do deals, obtain intellectual property, and resolve disputes. He helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into companies. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/brentbritton
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Tom Gaffney

Chief Technology Officer, GO Tech Labs
Tom is a technology executive with significant startup experience. He is passionate about creating, scaling, and managing custom software solutions. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomgaffney
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Chris Krimitsos

Podfest
Chris is the Chief Creative Officer at Podfest Multi Media Expo--an international conference for creatives. Specializing in marketing and advertising, individual podcasters travel all over the country/world to attend this amazing gathering of content creators. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/chriskrimitsos
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Brent Mathis

Chase Representative
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Tom Panaggio

Tom is an expert Marketing Consultant, Author of The Risk Advantage, and a Speaker. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-panaggio-b6aa07
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Jeovany Rodriguez

Chase Representative


Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

Lunch/Networking - EatMobile Food Trucks
Free for the first 150 Startup Week attendees.

Trucks in attendance: Surf and Turf - Taste Buddz 

Wednesday February 15, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

Kyngo TB StartUp Week Power Lunch Show
This is the daily TB Start-Up Week Facebook Live Power Lunch Show, where we will interview entrepeneurs, attendees, sponsors, companies, startups as well as preview and review some of the 90+ events TB Startup Week has to offer.
Watch the show live on Facebook (TB Startup Week Page) or be a guest live from 12p -1p.
This is your chance for your 5min of fame. 

WATCH LIVE HERE



 

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Neuert

Thomas Neuert

Event Manager, Downtown Crawlers / Kyngo
Host of the Kyngo TB StartUp Week Power Lunch Show. | TB StartUp Week - Organizing Team  | Downtown Crawlers - Event Manager

Wednesday February 15, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

What Fashion Buyers Look For? by Kate Campbell, regional fashion buyer
What Fashion Buyers Look For by Kate Campbell

In this fashion session learn:
  • How to select a partner that your brand aligns with
  • What major retailers are looking for in terms of technology, distribution and production capabilities and gross margin performance
  • The challenges of the internet and how retailers are trying to save brick and mortar (and how you fit in to that equation)
  • How to get an appointment and present your product to a buyer
  • How to choose the right venue to reach that buyer and more!

Speakers
avatar for Kate Campbell

Kate Campbell

Kate Campbell has over 20 years experience in the fashion retail industry, encompassing management, buying and academia. In 2016, she rejoined Dillard's department stores as an Area Sales Manager, after nine years educating, coaching and developing the next generation of retail leaders in her role as the Academic Program Coordinator of the Fashion Marketing & Management Program at The Art Institute of Tampa. In that role, Kate Campbell was... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Hip Room - Small 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

F.U.G.I. Factors - Creating Impulse for your Business
FUGI is a system for building Impulse in a pitch, a campaign, or even convincing your significant other on where to go for dinner.  Learn how to drive home your end goal using these easy and practical techniques in conversation with a potential new client or business.  Proven theories and buying patterns outline the basis of, the power of the FUGI!

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Garfinkle

Matthew Garfinkle

Owner, The Hip Room Dance Studio


Wednesday February 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

Your Team - How to Hire and Keep Quality Employees
As a small business owner we have to leverage all the skills of a small team in order to ensure productivity and profitability. A poor decision on hiring can cause serious problems for business owners, the least of which is a lost opportunity for successful growth.

We will discuss how to identifying the best candidate to hire who are qualified, a good fit for your company, and how to retain your excellent employees. 

Speakers
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Helen Hanley

Owner, Hanley Consulting
Helen Bradford Hanley, CPBA/CPMA is a Certified Professional Behavioral and Motivators Analyst



Wednesday February 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

2:00pm

Cybersecurity:  How to Protect your IT Infrastructure from Cyber Attacks
As DDoS attacks become more commonplace, and the cost of hours of downtime soars, being prepared is your best defense.

Learn more about:       

  • What are DDoS attacks and why are they increasing in frequency?
  • The risks that DDoS attacks present to yoru business.         
  • How to protecct your business from DDoS attacks. 

This presentation is being hosted by Telia Carrier & 365 Data Centers.

Speakers
avatar for Juan Montanez

Juan Montanez

Advanced Solution Engineer, Teliacarrier
Advanced Solutions Engineer with Telia Carrier with over 28 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with expertise in Security, Network Design, and Network Management.


Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Hip Room - Small 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

2:00pm

How to Impact Your Startup Community with Brad Feld
Hear from Brad Feld how you can impact your startup community. Brad will be Skyping into Chase Basecamp to speak about how you can impact your startup community and how your startup community can support you back. 

Moderators
avatar for Daniel James Scott

Daniel James Scott

Executive Director, Tampa Bay Technology Forum
Daniel James Scott serves as executive director of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, one of the nation’s largest technology councils, and on the board of directors for the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, the only combined eye bank and ocular research center in the world. Previously, Daniel’s work as founding associate director of the Entrepreneurship program at USF St. Petersburg earned him the United States... Read More →

Speakers
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Brad Feld

Co-Founder, Foundry Group
Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 20 years.He lives in Boulder, Colorado and Homer, Alaska with his wife and is on a quest to run a marathon in every state in the US. Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars. In... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Mobile Photography for Social Media Influencers & Bloggers
In the social media & blogger world -- we all hope for those picture perfect shots every single time. But let's be real, more often than not -- we only have our phone on us to capture that gorgeous food plate or the picturesque wall downtown. 

John, a distinguished photographer, and Caitlyn, blogger & social media strategist, will share with you tips on taking photos with your phone, advice on applications to use and even tricks to make posting easier & quicker. 

Speakers
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Caitlyn Connolly

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. Post college she found corporate life, but after making the decision to train for a marathon, her blog, LiveSweatSleepRepeat was born. | | She ran that marathon, followed it with six more and numerous half marathons. Fitness has always been a love of her's and she used it as a platform for her blog and... Read More →
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John Weatherby

Founder, John Weatherby Photography
John Weatherby is a Tampa born and raised photographer who, it could be said, discovered his love for photography while working as a waiter in college. | | After landing a side role managing the restaurant’s social media pages, John bought his first DSLR and began taking pictures of the beautiful food, as he pursued his undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa. | | Venturing away from the restaurant, John began taking... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hip Room - Large 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Tampa Bay Hospitality Start-Up Panel
Join the Hall on Franklin team for some insight into the crazy world of hospitality. Hear why these local industry veterans continue to launch new restaurant concepts and what roles these foodie spots play in the service culture & local communities.

Moderators
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Lindsay Dixon

Director of Operations, The Hall on Franklin

Speakers
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Ty Beddingfield

Master Barista / Co-Founder, KoFe
Ty Beddingfield has been involved in coffee since starting The Third Place Coffeehouse in Raleigh NC in 1994. After 10 years co-running and establishing a neighborhood institution he moved into coffee and tea product design by co- founding Gamila Products. As a Tampa resident he began consulting with local coffee roasting start-up Buddy Brew Coffee | helping to grow them into a regional success before getting involved developing Kofe at The... Read More →
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Dave Burton

Managing Partner, Melt Shoppe / The Heights Fish Camp
A well-respected Tampa Bay area restaurateur and Tampa native responsible for several eateries including Holy Hog BBQ, Tampa Pizza Company, The Getaway, Melt Shoppe, The Heights Fish Camp, & So Fresh to name a few. Burton is an active member of the community serving on the Alumni Board of Directors of Tampa Connection as well as the Advisory Board for Visit Tampa Bay. He's been active in Tampa since 2004 and has no plans of slowing down.
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Julie Curry

CEO, Bake'n Babes
CEO of Bake'n Babes, Julie Curry is excited for the growth & development of both her business and her city.
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Kevin Hurt

Owner, North Start Eatery
Kevin Hurt has been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. He has worked in many diverse settings that have allowed him to accumulate the skills necessary to create and operate multiple dining concepts. He and his wife currently own Anise Global Gastrobar, a full service restaurant and lounge, located in the heart of downtown Tampa. They look forward to the opening of their two new concepts, North Star Eatery and Bake’n Babes... Read More →
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Larissa Pepe

General Manager, Melt Shoppe / The Heights Fish Camp
Larissa is an operations manager for Tampa Pizza Company, Heights Melt Shoppe, Heights Fish Camp. She works to develop local restaurants within the Tampa Bay Area and is dedicated to the growth of Tampa's hospitality.
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Libor Vitu

Chief of Operations, Melt Shoppe / The Heights Fish Camp


Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

FREE Headshots at Chase Basecamp
Corey Riehle Photography and Chase Bank will be hosting a professional headshot event on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, February 14th-16th, 3-5pm at the Chase Basecamp.

This event is open to the public and all attendees are welcome.  

A normal session would be valued at $120 and this is a great way (and FREE!) to update your professional headshot. So you can finally replace that selfie or outdated photo and more professionally market yourself! :)

Speakers
avatar for Corey Riehle

Corey Riehle

Corey Riehle is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Saint Petersburg, FL. He specializes in honest portraits of real subjects, and has a knack for getting people to relax in front of the camera and capture their authentic personality.


Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

4:00pm

Transforming Business with Connected Devices and Big Data ... Keys to Success
With billions of machines and devices getting conneted to the Internet, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast new frontier. There are unique challenges, but also significant opportunities for the IoT in healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, and transportation, energy, smart homes and cities, communications, defense, agriculture and more. All of this forms the foundation of an exciting new tomorrow. 

The Internet of Things isn’t just changing our lives but changing our economies and how business runs. Many companies are looking transform their operations, but they are uncertain where to start. 

Scott Gebicke lead’s Jabil’s Energy and Industrial Sector, and he is working with leading companies in the next generation of connected devices and machines. In this thought leader presentation, he will discuss the latest trends in IoT, the how it can transform their business, and what it takes to be successful.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Gebicke

Scott Gebicke

Head of Global Energy & Industrial Sector, Jabil
Scott Gebicke leads Jabils' P&L for Global Energy and Industrial Conglomerates. Jabil has a distinctive offering from concept to industrialization to manufacture and delivery of complex integrated assembly.  His business serves the Solar, Metering, Wind, Industrial Automation and Grid Infrastructure/Storage with a global organization in the regions of North Amierca, Europe, South America, India, and Asia. Previously, Scott served... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

5:00pm

3D Printing Power Hour

The Iron YardTechStart, and eSmart Recycling want to get the kids involved in Tampa Bay Startup Week and Hour of Code. Join Akira Mitchell, Program and Event Director at TechStart and Toni Warren, Campus Director at The Iron Yard to learn about 3D modeling.

This 1 hour class teaches SketchUp - an online free 3D modeling program. The students will learn how to create TechStart's logo with their name or whatever name they choose on it. They will be able to walk away with a 3D print, and their creation will be shipped to them if the print takes longer then the class. We will also discuss 3D printing marvels and possibilities, while better understanding what 3d printing is and why it's important. This free class is for kids aged 8-16, and adults do need to accompany the child during the class in case of a medical emergency.

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. There is a cap of 30 students per class.

Please read the FAQs below as they may answer your questions. For additional questions, please contact Akira Mitchell at Akira@TechStartTampaBay.org

Big thanks to Florida Blue for being the Youth Entrepreneurship track sponsor of Startup Week 2017!

FAQs:

What ages are the classes open to?

We welcome all kids ages 8-16.

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 the class. Please make sure that the laptop is in good working shape so we don't spend the class trying to fix computers when we can be learning. If you don't have a computer, please let us know in the survey form when you RSVP. eSmart Recycling and TechStart have generously provided additional hardware for kids that don't have their own.

Any programs/software that need to be installed on the computer?

Download the free software SketchUp using this following link: http://www.sketchup.com/es/download/all#es

If you do not, we can use the web browser beta.

What is the cost of the class?

FREE. The Iron Yard & TechStart believe strongly that technology must be accessible at all ages, and kids classes are one way we inch toward making that belief a reality.

Do the students need to know how to touch-type?

No, excellent typing skills are not required.

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.

Thank you to our sponsors! 
 
Florida Blue 


Speakers
avatar for Akira Mitchell

Akira Mitchell

Program and Event Director, TechStart Tampa Bay
Hey there! | I'm Akira, like Shakira without the "SH" cuz I'm never quiet. I'm loud and crazy and am the teacher for the kids track classes. Normally we run these classes after school, as a club for the semester/year. Come on out and enjoy our bite size intro courses. | Happy Innovating!



Wednesday February 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
TechStart HQ 500 East Kennedy Blvd Ste 300 Tampa, Fl 33602

5:00pm

Ask an Investor Panel
Ever wondered what investors look for? Having trouble getting infront of one? Attend and speak to a panel of proven investors who have worked with startups of all sorts and ask them anything you want!

 Investors include: Dan Greco of Ark Applications, Steve Gianfilippo of Gianco Companies

Moderators
avatar for Chris McElveen

Chris McElveen

CEO, Fullshore Solutions
A self-taught full stack engineer, Chris has worn many hats throughout his life. He is an expert in Quantitative Analysis of Options Contracts and has over 10 years of trading experience. For the past year he was the CTO of a technology startup in San Francisco where he made invaluable connections. Now Chris is the CEO of FullShore Solutions, an international developing company that represents over 12,000 developers within Eastern Europe. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Gianfilippo

Steve Gianfilippo

Mr. Gianfilippo is founder of Gianco Companies (www.Gianco.co), a multi-faceted Investment and Development Lifestyle Brand with its main investments in boutique hotels, residential developments, mixed-use assets, tech, finance, and energy. Gianco Companies focuses on employing creative sales and marketing strategies, forward-thinking design and brand creation, and unique market re-positioning to add value to its portfolio. Gianco Companies is... Read More →
avatar for Dan Greco

Dan Greco

Dan has experience in supply chain, procurement, vendor management, asset management and project management for leading companies. Proven track record of guiding executives, partnering with businesses and mobilizing teams to achieve cost savings while optimizing resources for business operations. Fully adept at spend analysis, supply chain strategies, organizational design, process improvement, technology deployment and functional operations... Read More →
avatar for Blaire Martin

Blaire Martin

Director, Florida Angel Nexus
Blaire 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 Director of the Florida Angel Nexus (NEXUS), Blaire Martin and her team are growing Florida’s statewide community of accredited investors, funds, trusts, and family offices. NEXUS currently supports... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Papageorgiou

Chuck Papageorgiou

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
avatar for Lance Raab

Lance Raab

Founder/CEO, JazzMedia, LLC
Lance Raab is a veteran technology entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience.  Lance is the founder of JazzMedia, LLC, a privately held company that owns, develops and invests in domain names and internet web ventures, and he is one of the original investors in Florida Funders. | Previously, Lance was the founder and CEO of REPS Software.  Under Lance’s leadership, REPS grew over the course of 20 years to become one of the leading... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

7:00pm

Uncovering the Future with Tampa Bay Leaders [Marquee Event]
Join us for an invigorating panel with local leaders in Tampa Bay. Hear what they say about the next five years. What urban deveopment will take place and what will our cities look like? What technology will we see shaping our city centers? What will the entrepreneurial ecosystem look like and how will small businesses thrive? How will large corporations located here impact the community as a whole?

Will the answer to all of these help us attract and retain talent? Find out how Tampa Bay will be a cutting-edge and competitive region nationally and ask questions to the leaders who can impact the outcomes. 

Moderators
avatar for Danielle Vona

Danielle Vona

Founder & Chief Thinker, The Marketing Posse
Danielle Vona recently launched her new venture, The Marketing Posse. The Marketing Posse is an “outsourced marketing department” that provides strategic business planningand brand positioning, marketing solutions and talent development. Danielle was previously with Bloomin’ Brands as the Vice President and Chief MarketingOfficer, Carrabba’s Italian Grill where she led their menu re-launch and all aspects of marketing and advertising... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Allen Clary

Allen Clary

Entrepreneur in Residence, Tampa Bay WaVE
Allen Clary is a WaVE co-founder and currently works directly with early stage companies in developing their business strategies and investor opportunities. In 2017 Allen will lead the launch of the inaugural WaVE Early Stage Seed Fund that will provide funding to qualified WaVE member companies. The WaVE’s mission is to 'help entrepreneurs build, launch, and grow breakout tech companies in the Tampa Bay region.’ Since inception... Read More →
avatar for Susan O'Neal

Susan O'Neal

CEO, adjoy
Susan O’Neal is the founder & CEO of adjoy, a mobile ad network that that empowers consumers to become active partners with the advertisers they care about – creating trust and capturing value for all through honest, mutually beneficial and mutually chosen experiences. | | O’Neal’s experience in the field of consumer marketing is uniquely suited to this challenge, including over 20 years in the fields of consumer... Read More →
avatar for Ian Readman

Ian Readman

Ian is a serial Entrepreneur, having grown (and exited from) successful businesses in both Real Estate and Information Technology. After selling his first Real Estate business in 1999, he went on to develop a pioneering Cloud Computing business, which was eventually sold to a UK based PLC in 2014. | | Ian is passionate about helping organizations to grow through the effective use of venture capital and by developing people and processes. His... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Ross

Ryan Ross

Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital Commerce, HSN
Ryan Ross is the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital Commerce for HSN and a member of the executive team. In this role, Ryan oversees marketing, creative and digital commerce. | | With the retail industry undergoing a transformation—one that revolves around creating a seamless customer experience across all platforms—Ryan brings the leadership necessary to articulate, develop and execute in this new world of... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
 
Thursday, February 16
 

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.

Thursday February 16, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Station House 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

Intro to Github Crash Course

Overview 

Join Iron Grads, Derek Dyer, for an Intro to Github and learn more about The Iron Yard with our Operations Assistant, Katherine Trammell.

Outcomes

The goal for this talk is to get you familiar enough with git that you find it helpful and not an obstacle like it may seem to some when first using it.

Agenda

We’ll start with what git is and how it or any source control for that matter can make your life as a dev SO much easier. Depending on the comfort level of the audience, we can explore beginning concepts like how to turn a project into a git repository and the differences between Git and Github to branching, forking, and merging.


Moderators
avatar for Toni Warren

Toni Warren

The Iron Yard, The Iron Yard
Toni Warren is the Campus Director of the only (and best!) code school in Tampa Bay, The Iron Yard. She 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 more people. Realizing the need for talented developers, she... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Derek Dyer

Derek Dyer

Software Engineer Web Developer, Bisk
I've worked in technology for the past six years, the last two as a developer. Exchanging ideas and teaching is one of the best ways to grow and find out what you don't know. I appreciate the opportunities to share my knowledge and hope it is worthwhile and beneficial to everyone.


Thursday February 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Station House Iron Yard 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

Data: The Key to Growing Clients and Revenue
Find out how to setup your business to leverage customer data or analyze the existing information in your business.
This fireside chat will walk you through:
• How data should affect your business decisions,
• Help you to predict and increase revenue,
• Learn what large businesses around the world do.
Our expert is one of the coolest data nerds you will encounter. Join us and learn how to grow your client base and revenue.

Moderators
avatar for Ebony Vaz

Ebony Vaz

Owner, Above Promotions Company
Ebony T. Grimsley-Vaz is the owner and Creative Director 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". With over 10 years and 60+ brands, Ebony has had the opportunity to work with campaigns for large businesses such as AT&T, AAA, AOL, Cold Stone Creamery and Verizon Wireless to smaller... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Amy Sauers

Dr. Amy Sauers

Dr. Amy Sauers enjoys starting and encouraging Tampa Bay startups. As a previous Director of Customer Analytics at Revolution Money and a Big Data Market Research Consultant, Amy highlights the top metrics to track in order to build and maintain a sustainable brand. Currently teaching Marketing, Marketing Research, Sales, Consumer Behavior, and more, at USFSP and as Associate Professor of Marketing at St Petersburg College, Amy’s vision... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Station House 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

How To Build Your Hardware Prototype Quickly & Cheaply
Come learn tricks & techniques to build prototypes of your hardware ideas on the cheap. We'll talk about modeling physical prototypes in the real world using off the shelf materials, and we'll talk about building models in the virtual world and using 3D printing. We'll also cover prototyping electronic devices. This is a hands-on talk - we'll actually make some prototypes together!

Moderators
avatar for Scott Shwarts

Scott Shwarts

Robot & Girl
We’re designers, artists, and makers. We bring a background and experience in art, product design, product marketing, mechanical design, and electronic design to help you create your product–to bring your idea to reality.

Thursday February 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Station House 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:00am

Mentor Hours by Tampa Bay WaVE: Station House
Are you an entreprenuer looking for mentorship?

Sign up* via the link below for a 30 min session with one of our experienced mentors during Tampa Bay Startup Week! 

https://slotted.co/tampastartupweek2017

*You must sign up for a specific time via the URL above to secure a time.

Speakers
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Brooke L. Canfield

Brooke joined Gregory, Sharer & Stuart (GSS) in 2013. She supports a wide variety of clients and is a member of the firm’s Wealth Strategies and Services Team specializing in business valuations and estate planning. In her role as senior, Brooke researches tax questions, prepares and reviews federal and state tax returns for partnerships and corporations, as well as individuals, and offers suggestions for tax planning.
avatar for Mark Dewey

Mark Dewey

Mark is currently the .NET Instructor at The Iron Yard in St. Petersburg. Mark is an expert in computer software. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-dewey-ba78bb3a
avatar for David Etheredge

David Etheredge

David is currently the CEO & Co-Founder at SavvyCard. David is a successful entrepreneur and experienced software development and business development professional. His expertise includes 15 years in executive management for web, mobile, cleantech and technology startups. 12 years in business development, design and production for entertainment and mobile entertainment software with Hasbro Interactive, Disney Interactive & Microprose Software... Read More →
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Stephanie H. Gorospe

Stephanie joined the Assurance Services Department of Gregory, Sharer & Stuart in 2012. She assists clients in a wide range of industries, primarily focusing on services to not-for-profit, SEC and governmental entities. As a senior auditor, she serves as lead on audit engagements and oversees financial statement preparation, audit fieldwork, review and supervision of staff.
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Leslie A. Herron

Leslie joined the Tax Services Department of Gregory, Sharer & Stuart (GSS) in 2011. As a tax manager, she is responsible for federal and state tax return preparation, technical review, research, and oversees accounting compliance for the firm. She works with individuals and businesses primarily in the healthcare industry. Additionally, Leslie serves as lead for the firm’s BP Oil settlement program. Partnering with both a legal firm and... Read More →
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Kimberly A. Martin

Kimberly joined the Assurance Services Department of Gregory, Sharer & Stuart in 2013. She works with clients in a range of industries, primarily in the not-for-profit industry. As a senior auditor, she serves as lead on audit engagements and oversees financial statement preparation, audit fieldwork, review and supervision of staff.


Thursday February 16, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Station House 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

Lunch/Networking - EatMobile Food Trucks
Free for the first 150 Startup Week attendees.

Trucks in attendance: St. Pete Taco Lady - Maggie on the Move 

Thursday February 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Station House 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

Kyngo TB StartUp Week Power Lunch Show
This is the daily TB Start-Up Week Facebook Live Power Lunch Show, where we will interview entrepeneurs, attendees, sponsors, companies, startups as well as preview and review some of the 90+ events TB Startup Week has to offer.
Watch the show live on Facebook (TB Startup Week Page) or be a guest live from 12p -1p.
This is your chance for your 5min of fame. 

WATCH LIVE HERE

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Neuert

Thomas Neuert

Event Manager, Downtown Crawlers / Kyngo
Host of the Kyngo TB StartUp Week Power Lunch Show. | TB StartUp Week - Organizing Team  | Downtown Crawlers - Event Manager

Thursday February 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Station House 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

.NET for the Startup

In conjunction with Tampa Bay Startup Week, The Iron Yard has created a customized crash course for the startup. Join our Back End Instructor, Mark Dewey for a discussion on .NET can benefit your startup. and learn more about the Back End Engineering course at The Iron Yard with our Campus Director, Toni Warren.

The .NET has often been associated with big, enterprise companies, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Over the years .NET ( and Microsoft) has created an ecosystem built for rapid and robust development designed for rapid prototyping. Come down and learn about the experience of choosing .NET for your new company.

Outcomes

Together we will discuss the advantages in choosing .NET as an ecosystem to build your new app.

Who is this for?

This talk is gauged towards:

• Technical minded folks who are curious about why a new company would choose .NET

• Non-technical people who are looking for insight to how to choose a technology for a new idea.

Agenda

Together we will discuss:

• Why choose .NET?

• What are some hazards in choosing .NET?

• What can I do today to start using .NET?

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Mark Dewey

Mark Dewey

Mark is currently the .NET Instructor at The Iron Yard in St. Petersburg. Mark is an expert in computer software. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-dewey-ba78bb3a



Thursday February 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Station House Iron Yard 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:00pm

Accounting 101 and Tax Questions Answered presented by 'Gregory, Sharer & Stuart CPAs'

A top level overview of business set up, required tax filings, accounting basics, and a look at key financial indicators to help manage your business.

Three Gregory, Sharer & Stuart CPAs will also be available for one on one mentor hours between 11am and 2pm on Thursday and Friday at Chase Basecamp at Station House.

Sign up for mentor hours here:
Thursday Mentor Hours
Friday Mentor Hours 


Speakers
avatar for Robert Boos

Robert Boos

CPA, Gregory, Sharer & Stuart, CPAs
Bob joined the Tax Services Department of Gregory, Sharer & Stuart in 2011. His areas of concentration include federal taxation, multi-state income tax, as well as state sales & use tax compliance. He serves individuals and businesses in a wide variety of industries including not-for-profit, manufacturing, real estate, healthcare and insurance, amongst others. | Prior to joining GSS, Bob worked in the hospitality industry for fifteen years and... Read More →
avatar for Robert Mainelli

Robert Mainelli

Manager, Assurance Services, Gregory, Sharer & Stuart
Rob joined Gregory, Sharer and Stuart (GSS) in 2011 and provides assurance services for clients primarily in the not-for-profit, insurance and mortgage banking industries. He is a member of the firm’s Not-For-Profit Industry Service Team.  In addition to these industries, he works closely with small business owners to initially setup and develop their organizations. As an assurance manager, he is responsible for all phases of the audit... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Station House 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:00pm

Contracts and Agreements; What you need to know.
Contracts and Agreements is for businesses that are moving forward and starting to sell, buy, have partners and are moving into a phase of true operations. It is very appropriate for businesses getting ready to launch as well and very meaningful as business launches. We will go through the elements of a contract and the binding or non-binding nature of agreements, both oral, electronic and written. This is a deeper dive into the some of the Boot Camp topics.

Speakers
avatar for Rochelle Friedman Walk

Rochelle Friedman Walk

President, Walk Law Firm, PA
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 and the ability to bring parties together in win-win, creative solutions. She offers a practical and business-oriented approach to the practice of law. Her background... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Station House 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:00pm

Ideation - Does it Have Legs
Ideation - Making sense of everything that you have heard by trying to better understand peoples' needs.  We will practice generating a lot of ideas, identify opportunities for human-centered design, test and refine your solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Hamilton

Frank Hamilton

Frank Hamilton, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Management at Eckerd College in St Petersburg, FL.  A retired Army officer with 22 years of service; he led organizations of 15-3000 individuals and handled budgets up to $7.5 million dollars. After retiring he started a professional employer organization.  He later was the co-founder and past president of high quality, high-volume low cost veterinary clinic that served over 25,000... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Station House 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:00pm

Start Right - Understanding Lean Startup
What is Lean Startup? Lean Startup provides a tried and proven framework to create and manage startups intent on getting product and service to customers' sooner than later. The Lean Startup method teaches you how to drive a startup: how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere, thus growing a business with maximum acceleration. It is a principled approach to new product development.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Day

Clint Day

Entrepreneurship Instructor, N/a
Clinton E. Day, MBAClint Day is an adjunct entrepreneurship professor who serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at State College of Florida. He is a serial entrepreneur who founded three insurance entities in Florida and Georgia and began teaching/mentoring after selling his last business. Professionally qualified by the AACSB business school association, Clint earned a MBA in entrepreneurship, and has been certified by the Babson SEE, Kauffman Ice... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Station House 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:00pm

Legal Boot Camp. Tools to Startup

Moderators
avatar for Rochelle Friedman Walk

Rochelle Friedman Walk

President, Walk Law Firm, PA
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 and the ability to bring parties together in win-win, creative solutions. She offers a practical and business-oriented approach to the practice of law. Her background... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Frank Lago

Frank Lago

Attorney, Walk Law Firm, PA


Thursday February 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Station House 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:00pm

FREE Headshots at Chase Basecamp
Corey Riehle Photography and Chase Bank will be hosting a professional headshot event on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, February 14th-16th, 3-5pm at the Chase Basecamp.

This event is open to the public and all attendees are welcome.  

A normal session would be valued at $120 and this is a great way (and FREE!) to update your professional headshot. So you can finally replace that selfie or outdated photo and more professionally market yourself! :)

Speakers
avatar for Corey Riehle

Corey Riehle

Corey Riehle is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Saint Petersburg, FL. He specializes in honest portraits of real subjects, and has a knack for getting people to relax in front of the camera and capture their authentic personality.


Thursday February 16, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Station House 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:00pm

Bridging the Gap: Collaborative UX and UI Design
Tim and Andrea team up to discuss how UI and UX designers must work in tandem to create truly intelligent design. 

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Cannistra

Andrea Cannistra

Digital Designer, Ringling College of Art and Design
avatar for Tim Knight

Tim Knight

Director of User Experience, GravityFree
I've been in the technology industry for over 20 years in the fields of information security, network engineering, software engineering, web application development, mobile development, product design, user experience, and team leadership. Currently the Director of User Experience at GravityFree in Sarasota where I've worked since 2006. Additionally, I'm an instructor with GDI, a community moderator for Treehouse Education, the organizer for the... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Station House 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:00pm

Leveraging Your Brand and Message Via Podcasting
When you attend this Startup session you will:

  • Learn how to leverage your brand via Podcasting. 
  • Learn how to monetize your message
  • Learn how to go on a podtour to promote your product or service
  • Q&A session after presentation is complete

Speakers
avatar for Chris Krimitsos

Chris Krimitsos

Podfest
Chris is the Chief Creative Officer at Podfest Multi Media Expo--an international conference for creatives. Specializing in marketing and advertising, individual podcasters travel all over the country/world to attend this amazing gathering of content creators. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/chriskrimitsos


Thursday February 16, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Station House: Iron Yard: Front End Room 260 1st Ave S, 3rd floor, St. Petersburg, Fl 33701

5:00pm

Creating Big Value with Big Data … The Role of Consumer Measurement

When it comes to the connected consumer, there are few innovations in technology more hailed than the promise of Internet of Things (IoT). According to Gartner Research, consumers will be using more than 13 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. From personal devices like smartphones, wearables and luggage, household devices like thermostats and fridges, and even the connected car, the general consensus is that all of these devices will come together to create a new wave of convenience and connectivity. But is this hype justified?

The promise of the Internet of Things is compelling, but we are still in the very early stages of adoption. What will it take to move beyond the “fad” of the latest gadgets to a truly interconnected world?

This session highlights why measurement will play an integral part in understanding and driving consumer demand for connected devices, and presents some of the issues and challenges that need to be overcome before the true value proposition of the Internet of Things will be realized.



Speakers
avatar for Jonathon Wells

Jonathon Wells

Vice President, Data Science, Nielsen
Jonathon Wells is Nielsen’s Vice President, Data Science, leading the International team responsible for methodologies that drive Nielsen’s leading audience measurement products for television, digital and cross-platform content and advertising around the world. His career includes leadership positions in consulting, and technology with PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, and Brink’s, Incorporated.


Thursday February 16, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Station House 4th Floor + Patio 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

5:00pm

Brand Like A #Boss
Your brand is what other people say about you when you're not in the room. Stevie & Fern shares why working with global brands such as Heineken & The Womens Tennis Assocation, or local challengers like Station House & The Hall on Franklin, the formula doesn't change. Unearth your core values and beliefs to deliver a promise that creates meaning for your consumer. Brand like a #boss is a 1 hour workshop guiding you to better understand how your brand is personified. 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Kay Dwyer

Mary Kay Dwyer

CCO, Stevie & Fern
Think it. Live it. Make it happen.
avatar for Thomas Paterek

Thomas Paterek

CDO, Stevie & Fern
Always dreaming..



Thursday February 16, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Station House - 4th Floor Patio 260 1st Ave S., St Petersburg, FL 33701 USA

7:00pm

3D Printing Power Hour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Iron Yard, TechStart, and eSmart Recycling want to get the kids involved in Tampa Bay Startup Week and Hour of Code. Join Akira Mitchell, Program and Event Director at TechStart and Toni Warren, Campus Director at The Iron Yard to learn about 3D modeling.


This 1 hour class teaches SketchUp - an online free 3D modeling program. The students will learn how to create TechStart's logo with their name or whatever name they choose on it. They will be able to walk away with a 3D print, and their creation will be shipped to them if the print takes longer then the class. We will also discuss 3D printing marvels and possibilities, while better understanding what 3d printing is and why it's important. This free class is for kids aged 8-16, and adults do NOT need to accompany the child during the class but do need be in the building at another startup week event in case of a medical emergency.



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. There is a cap of 30 students per class.


Please read the FAQs below as they may answer your questions. For additional questions, please contact Akira Mitchell at Akira@TechStartTampaBay.org


Big thanks to Florida Blue for being the Youth Entrepreneurship track sponsor of Startup Week 2017!


FAQs:


What ages are the classes open to?

We welcome all kids ages 8-16.


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 the class. Please make sure that the laptop is in good working shape so we don't spend the class trying to fix computers when we can be learning. If you don't have a computer, please let us know in the survey form when you RSVP. eSmart Recycling and TechStart have generously provided additional hardware for kids that don't have their own.


Any programs/software that need to be installed on the computer?

Download the free software SketchUp using this following link:

http://www.sketchup.com/es/download/all#es

If you do not, we can use the web browser beta.


What is the cost of the class?

FREE. The Iron Yard & TechStart believe strongly that technology must be accessible at all ages, and kids classes are one way we inch toward making that belief a reality.


Do the students need to know how to touch-type?

No, excellent typing skills are not required.


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.



Speakers
avatar for Akira Mitchell

Akira Mitchell

Program and Event Director, TechStart Tampa Bay
Hey there! | I'm Akira, like Shakira without the "SH" cuz I'm never quiet. I'm loud and crazy and am the teacher for the kids track classes. Normally we run these classes after school, as a club for the semester/year. Come on out and enjoy our bite size intro courses. | Happy Innovating!



Thursday February 16, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Station House Iron Yard 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

7:00pm

How to Raise 1 Million in Tampa Bay Powered by Jabil [Marquee Event]

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.


Moderators
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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.

Speakers
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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
 
Friday, February 17
 

9:00am

Wake up and Innovate Breakfast: Tools to Accelerate innovation in your Startup
Speakers
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Michelle Royal

CEO, RIDG
Visual strategist and innovator of the human soul in search of ideas, systems and tools to solve the world's most complex problems, across cultures, borders and time.


Friday February 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Station House 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.

Friday February 17, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Station House 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

Startup Week: Founder Panel - Demystifying Technology in Entrepreneurship
The Iron Yard is excited to announce that we will be hosting a a panel with the Leaders of some of Tampa Bay's very own Startup Companies. Join us as we discuss how technology and coding plays a part in creating, building, and succeeding in a Startup.

Moderators
avatar for Reuben Pressman

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 →

Speakers
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Milind Bharvirkar

President, Priatek
As a seasoned and successful executive entrepreneur, Milind Bharvirkar was the founder and president of Global VR, a Silicon Valley-based gaming company. His products have grossed over $150 million in sales. Seven products were voted number one earning products by owner operators, and his PGA Tour product received a best product of the year award from the American Amusement Operator Association. He is credited with being a pioneer in bridging the... Read More →
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Rachel Carpenter

Co-Founder & CEO, Intrinio
Rachel Carpenter is Co-Founder and CEO of Intrinio, a St. Pete-based fintech firm that is changing the way investors access and digest data. Under her guidance, Intrinio has grown from a college project into a leader in the cutting edge DaaS (Data as a Service) field. Having the vision to see the future of data as well as the technical skills and grit to make that vision a reality has transformed Carpenter into a leader in the data realm. Rachel... Read More →
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Jody Haneke

President, Haneke Design
Jody Haneke is the President & Founder of Haneke Design in Tampa, FL. A graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design, he has always had a passion for all things design. Since then, Jody Haneke transformed the graphic and interactive design agency he established in 2002 into a full-service custom software development company. Jody now employs more than 23 full-time staff developing custom digital solutions from its downtown Tampa studio... Read More →
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Deborah Neff

Director of Operations, Sourcetoad Development Studio
Mother hen to many, organizer of chaos, lover of community building, operational hustler of all things entrepreneurial. As one of the newest additions to Sourcetoad, I am a juggler of many moving pieces and fit them neatly together to create the most conducive environment for our team to prototype, design, and develop.



Friday February 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Station House Iron Yard 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

The Art of Growth Hacking
The Art of Growth Hacking

How do you drive traffic and sales? How do you gain customers and keep them?

No matter if your startup is a software company or a subscription base product or service, you need to know which strategies work.

Our panel of experts will be sharing their story of how they hacked growth, lessons learned and tips for how you can work on your customer acquisition plan.

Moderators
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Ebony Vaz

Owner, Above Promotions Company
Ebony T. Grimsley-Vaz is the owner and Creative Director 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". With over 10 years and 60+ brands, Ebony has had the opportunity to work with campaigns for large businesses such as AT&T, AAA, AOL, Cold Stone Creamery and Verizon Wireless to smaller... Read More →

Speakers
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Rod Brown

Rod Brown is the Co-Founder of OnceLogix LLC- an award-winning web base solution company that specializes in mental healthcare software. Brown travels the country discussing entrepreneurship, investment strategies and developing smart, web-based software solutions to help businesses become more efficient, more productive, and profitable.
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Benjamin Chang

Benjamin Chang is the Director of Operations for Rogers Behavioral Health, Tampa Bay. As Director, Benjamin authored, negotiated and executed the launch sequence for the hospital's first out-of-state operation. Since inception in 2014, Rogers Tampa has become the model operation that is now emulated across the country. In 2016, Benjamin also founded and opened his own consultancy, The Ch Business Group, to provide a structured resource for... Read More →
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Leighton Kyler

CEO, Peak Performance Management
Leighton Kyler has over 25 years of successful experience implementing change in individuals and a broad spectrum of business industries specializing in personal, professional, and organizational development focused on Leadership, Business Intelligence, and Innovation.  Driven by Servant Leadership, he possesses the knowledge, processes, and technologies necessary to fulfill his purpose. That purpose being investing in others to... Read More →
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Aakash Patel

Aakash M. Patel is the Founder and President of Elevate, Inc. In addition to his responsibilities in firm management, he helps clients in the areas of community relations, social media, target networking, public relations, and government affairs. On June 23rd , 2014 Aakash was appointed Chairman of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County by Governor Scott.


Friday February 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Station House 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:00am

How Learning to Code Leverages your Startup

The Iron Yard is excited to announce that we will be hosting a discussion panel with code school instructors and alumni. Join us as we discuss how learning to code can benefit Startups.

This discussion will be moderated by Michael La Plante.


Moderators
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Michael LaPlante

CEO/President, LaPlante Web Development

Speakers
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Frank Fischer

Front-End and Mobile App Developer, Sarasota Web Design
I am a graduate of a coding course in Tampa, called Reboot. Before Starting my course, I worked several jobs in the manufacturing and construction fields. After Completing my course, I worked several months for a digital marketing company, and then landed a position in Sarasota for Sarasota Web Design. Since becoming a developer for Sarasota Web Design I have also advanced my abilities in both the digital and business world. I have worked on... Read More →
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Mark Lombardi Nelson

Shoot To Thrill Media, LLC & Mazlo Inc
Mark enjoys: Community Building, Software Engineering, Culinary Artisanship, Startups, and is a Lover of All Things Tech. All collaborators welcome.
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Sarrah Vesselov

My passion is creating modular, scalable, DRY UI architectures. Sounds boring right? No way! I get to draw everyday using HTML and CSS. I am also focused on putting my passions and skills to good use by leading and mentoring others in UI/UX roles. Managing, teaching, and giving back through volunteering are all very important to me. | | Specialties: Web Design and development using HTML5, CSS3, within Node.js and React frameworks. Software... Read More →



Friday February 17, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Station House Iron Yard 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:00am

What is STEMIE and Why does it matter?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Danny Briere, the CEO and Founder of the STEMIE Coalition is flying down to explain what STEMIE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Innovation, Entrepreneurship) is, and why its important for our next generation of creators. 

Big thank you to our Track Sponsor: Florida Blue!  

Speakers
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Danny Briere

The STEMIE Coalition
Danny Briere is CEO of The STEMIE Coalition and works on strategy, partnerships, and fundraising for the organization. He brings a long history of invention, entrepreneurship, and innovation to the organization. He has served in a leadership capacity in several statewide and national entrepreneurship and economic development organizations. He has been involved with the creation of more than 200 startups – including three Caribbean... Read More →



Friday February 17, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Station House: Iron Yard: Front End Room 260 1st Ave S, 3rd floor, St. Petersburg, Fl 33701

11:00am

Mentor Hours by Tampa Bay WaVE: Station House
Are you an entreprenuer looking for mentorship?

Sign up* via the link below for a 30 min session with one of our experienced mentors during Tampa Bay Startup Week! 

https://slotted.co/tampastartupweek2017

*You must sign up for a specific time via the URL above to secure a time.

Speakers
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Nancy A. Barnes

Nancy joined the Tax Services Department of Gregory, Sharer & Stuart in 2016. As a staff accountant, she gathers client tax documents, performs tax research projects and prepares corporate, partnership, S-corp and personal returns. She primarily works with clients in the construction and manufacturing industries. | Prior to joining GSS, Nancy worked as a Staff Accountant for a local public accounting firm. As a Staff Accountant, Nancy worked with... Read More →
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Robert Boos

CPA, Gregory, Sharer & Stuart, CPAs
Bob joined the Tax Services Department of Gregory, Sharer & Stuart in 2011. His areas of concentration include federal taxation, multi-state income tax, as well as state sales & use tax compliance. He serves individuals and businesses in a wide variety of industries including not-for-profit, manufacturing, real estate, healthcare and insurance, amongst others. | Prior to joining GSS, Bob worked in the hospitality industry for fifteen years and... Read More →
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Brent Britton

Brent is a Corporate and IP Lawyer helping companies and solos do deals, obtain intellectual property, and resolve disputes. He helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into companies. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/brentbritton
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Timothy M. Farrell

Tim joined Gregory, Sharer & Stuart in 1992 and became a shareholder in 1993. He leads the firm’s Construction and Real Estate Development Industry Service Team, consulting owners, developers, contractors, construction managers, real estate managers and subcontractors on entity structure evaluation, taxation and cash flow planning. | | Tim provides tax and consulting services to clients in all industries served by GSS, with significant... Read More →
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Charles M. Hamm

Charles joined the Assurance Services Department of Gregory, Sharer & Stuart in 2012. He serves a wide range of clients primarily in the insurance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and construction industries. As a senior auditor, he serves as lead on audit engagements and oversees financial statement preparation, audit fieldwork, review and supervision of staff. | Prior to joining GSS, Charles worked as a loan officer for a national mortgage... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Station House 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

Lunch/Networking - EatMobile Food Trucks
Free for the first 150 Startup Week attendees.

Trucks in attendance: Empamamas - Surf and Turf 

Friday February 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Station House 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

Kyngo TB StartUp Week Power Lunch Show
This is the daily TB Start-Up Week Facebook Live Power Lunch Show, where we will interview entrepeneurs, attendees, sponsors, companies, startups as well as preview and review some of the 90+ events TB Startup Week has to offer.
Watch the show live on Facebook (TB Startup Week Page) or be a guest live from 12p -1p.
This is your chance for your 5min of fame. 

WATCH LIVE HERE

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Neuert

Thomas Neuert

Event Manager, Downtown Crawlers / Kyngo
Host of the Kyngo TB StartUp Week Power Lunch Show. | TB StartUp Week - Organizing Team  | Downtown Crawlers - Event Manager

Friday February 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Station House 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:00pm

Driving Innovation with Analytics in Tampa Bay

How is the ever evolving role, world, technologies of analytics integral to what different local companies are doing. John Bastone will lead a discussion with leading executives of local tech startups on how analytics is affecting and driving their business.  Learn how other entrepreneurs are getting to know their customers through the use analytics and acting on insights to drive success.


Moderators
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John Bastone

Director of Customer Analytics, Convergence Consulting Group

Speakers
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Jean-Pierre Abello

Director, Global Engineering R&D, Nielsen
JP Abello is part of Nielsen’s thought leadership team, where he currently leads Global Engineering R&D for the Internet of Things and Digital Media.  Before that, JP spent over two decades building innovative products used by millions of consumers worldwide, including Yahoo Connected TV which won an Engineering Emmy Award in 2011, and the OCAP application platform deployed in millions of US of set-top boxes.   JP serves as... Read More →
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Dave Andreadakis

Chief Strategy Officer, Kobie Marketing
As CSO, David's passion is to inspire and enable growth for Kobie and our clients. He leads a highly experienced team of senior professionals that represent critical growth areas at Kobie: Advisory Services, Agency, Corporate Development, and International Development.  | | Using analytics, deep behavioral theory, and a pulse on the future of CRM and Marketing, David drives cross-industry, organizational change in fortune 100 companies.
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Milind Bharvirkar

President, Priatek
As a seasoned and successful executive entrepreneur, Milind Bharvirkar was the founder and president of Global VR, a Silicon Valley-based gaming company. His products have grossed over $150 million in sales. Seven products were voted number one earning products by owner operators, and his PGA Tour product received a best product of the year award from the American Amusement Operator Association. He is credited with being a pioneer in bridging the... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Station House 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:00pm

History of Entrepreneurs
Speakers
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Clint Day

Entrepreneurship Instructor, N/a
Clinton E. Day, MBAClint Day is an adjunct entrepreneurship professor who serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at State College of Florida. He is a serial entrepreneur who founded three insurance entities in Florida and Georgia and began teaching/mentoring after selling his last business. Professionally qualified by the AACSB business school association, Clint earned a MBA in entrepreneurship, and has been certified by the Babson SEE, Kauffman Ice... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Greenhouse 440 Second Ave. N St. Pete, FL 33701

2:00pm

Five Steps to Use to Diversity & Inclusion to Improve Your Bottom Line

In 2016 Techstars partnered with Chase for Business to survey more than 700 founders of tech startups from around the world to gain insight into the challenges they face when working to build a diverse and inclusive company. 

The report concluded that while diversity is important to 72% of founders, only 10% are taking action, and only 23% of founders say that a diverse workforce improves financial performance. 

Walk away from this session with five ways (below) to be a diversity leader in your startup & examples of how it’s impacted the bottom line of the businesses of our panelists.

  • How to hire
  • How to retain
  • How to evaluate pay
  • How to offer flexible benefits
  • How to build a diverse board and/or create a diverse mentoring program


Check out the full report at: techstars.com/bealeader


Moderators
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Rachelle Oribio

Rachelle Oribio is the Program Director heading up Techstars++ for the Techstars Corporate Development team. In this role she coaches startups, brokers partnerships, and builds business development programs. She graduated from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets with a degree in Business Information Technology Operations Management and started her career as a systems engineer and IT consultant in the public sector. Rachelle then earned an MBA... Read More →

Speakers
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Joanne Persinger

Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Americas Region, TechData
Joanne has served as a Tech Data Information Technology Executive since 2000. Joanne joined Tech Data in 1989 and has held various leadership positions including Marketing Manager, Director of Customer Relations, Director of Business Analysis and Vice President of Logistics systems.  As part of Tech Data’s global IT organization, Joanne is responsible for the Americas IT infrastructure, 24x7 data center operations, eBusiness systems... Read More →
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Rodney Sampson

Partner & Chairman, Tech Square Labs & Opportunity Ecosystem
Rodney Sampson is a veteran tech entrepreneur (with two exits), venture investor, selective advisor, four time published author and experienced authority of the evolution of the innovation, entrepreneurship and investment ecosystem for all. He currently serves as Chairman at Opportunity Ecosystem an ecosystem building platform; Partner, Tech Opportunity Fund, a $100 million diversity scholarship fund; Founder of Kingonomics, the nation’s... Read More →
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Erik Smith

Director, Cultural Competence and Inclusion, Valpak
Erik C. Smith  is currently the Cultural Competence and Inclusion Director at Valpak where he has developed a cultural competency rubric to show how diversity coupled with inclusion creates opportunities for innovation, drives revenue and enhances recruitment, retention and professional development of employees, franchisees and suppliers channels.  He has over 25 years of experience as a corporate finance and marketing professional... Read More →
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Toni Warren

The Iron Yard, The Iron Yard
Toni Warren is the Campus Director of the only (and best!) code school in Tampa Bay, The Iron Yard. She 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 more people. Realizing the need for talented developers, she... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Station House Iron Yard 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:00pm

Pitch Round Table

This is your chance to share your business pitch with experienced entrepreneurs. Deliver your pitch in ONE minute in a small round table configuration (2-4 pitches to one of the business advisors) The business advisors will be comprised of entrepreneurs and educators in entrepreneurship. 

ONE minute is a very short time to describe your business idea and get feedback from an experienced entrepreneur. It is of great importance that you can differentiate yourself as well as describe your unique idea in a short and powerful way. 


Moderators
Friday February 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Greenhouse 440 Second Ave. N St. Pete, FL 33701

3:00pm

Matinee Movie - Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

This event is part of the Startup Week Developer Track, sponsored by Bisk.

Code: Debugging the Gender Gap is a fantastic film that highlights the achievements of women in technology now and throughout history. Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with inspiring stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding. If you have not seen or heard of this documentary before, check out the trailer here. After the screening, we will have a conversation around creating inclusive environments in our communities. 

Come grab a drink, some movie treats, and be first in the area to see these films. Admission is FREE but seats are limited, please RSVP.


Friday February 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Station House Iron Yard 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

7:00pm

Official Startup Week Finale Block Party
Join us to celebrate the closing of Tampa Bay Startup Week at NOVA 535. Let's have fun, grab some drinks, have some food, and celebrate our entrepreneurial community. 

We'll have block party games like cornhole and ping pong as well as some local brews. Mayor Kriseman will also be stopping by see us and share some words. And there will be an exclusive VR experience provided by HD Interactive!

This will be the best party all week. See you there! 

Speakers
avatar for Gracie Leigh Stemmer

Gracie Leigh Stemmer

Lead Organizer, Tampa Bay Startup Week
Lead Organizer of Tampa Bay Startup Week, President of Startup Tampa Bay, Inc., Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay WaVE.


Friday February 17, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Nova535 535 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N. Saint Petersburg, FL 33701