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Andy Gold

Hillsborough Community College
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Full time educator and social entrepreneur. Co-founder of Operation Startup. Operation Startup is a partnership between Hillsborough Community College and Hillsborough County. Through a robust offering of formal (college credit) and informal (non-credit) entrepreneurship education, workshops, mentoring, advising, co-working, and funding programs, we serve early stage everyday entrepreneurs. We specialize in educating Veterans and social entrepreneurs. We help you take action on your ideas, so that together we can transform our community. Co-founder e2Venture., an entrepreneurial mindset consulting firm. 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 2007, I began teaching in higher education. Drawing from a combination of professional and life experiences, I currently serve as a full-time faculty member at Hillsborough Community College and adjunct Business Professor at both the University of Tampa and University of South Florida. I am also the Co-Founder of The Rainmaker App, linking job seekers with socially conscious citizens to promote employment. Co-Founder of Tampa Bay Education Entrepreneurs (TBEE), a local group of engaged educators and entrepreneurs that want to help shape the future of education.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, February 14

2:00pm EST