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Monday, February 8
 

9:00am

Breakfast & Networking
Start your morning off right with complimentary coffee, breakfast and networking at #ChaseBasecamp. 

Feel free to bring your work – coworking space will also be available! 

10:00am

ReferenceUSA: Boost Your Marketing Power With Free Data
ReferenceUSA is a powerful database available both in the library and remotely using a library card. Join us for an informative presentation by a representative from ReferenceUSA who will share how to use this tool to:

• Identify new sales prospects
• Create customized business & consumer marketing lists
• Identify key business contacts
• Locate Home Based businesses
• Find businesses with web addresses
• Define delivery routes
• Gather competitive business intelligence
• Identify major industry groups

Following the presentation, a limited number of laptops will be available for audience members to independently explore the ReferenceUSA database and other business resources available from the library. It is strongly encouraged to bring your own device so that you can easily save any information gathered.

Moderators
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Laura Doyle

Senior Librarian, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

10:15am

40-Minutes of Fitness for Entrepreneurs

Take a  pause from training your brain and participate during this workout workshop with Aaron Wagner, a local Tampa Bay personal trainer. Using his background in corporate wellness, Aaron will facilitate a brief workout showing you the basic stretches and exercises every entrepreneur needs in order to get the blood flowing.



Speakers
avatar for Aaron Wagner

Aaron Wagner

Aaron is a personal trainer, athlete and coach who is passionate about helping others achieve their personal fitness goals. He is a former competitive surfer and currently is a run ambassador for Fit2run and Pearl Izumi, he is also an influencer for Vuori, a surf and sport clothing... Read More →


11:00am

Food Truck Lunch
Join us for a food truck lunch to kick off #TBSW16!

Featured trucks are:
Hott Mess Truck , Surf & Turf Truck

*Registration to Startup Week required to obtain complimentary meal ticket. 

Special thanks to Jeremy Gomez (Owner/Generation Food Truck) for his help coordinating the logistics of this lunch!

11:00am

Mentor Hours 2/8
Meet one on one with experts and members of Tampa Bays business community! Read the mentor bios below and follow the link to Slottd to book your session. Each mentoring session is 20 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Paul Ponzica
http://slottd.com/events/wwl3tk66jj/slots

 Paul Ponzica is the Market Manager for Business Banking in West Florida and Jacksonville. His market is comprised of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota and Jacksonville Florida. His team is responsible for acquiring, retaining and deepening business banking relationships with annual revenues between $1mm and $20mm for Chase Bank. Ponzica’s team is charged with providing integrated depository, cash management, reporting and lending solutions to their clients. Prior to his current role, Ponzica was the Business Banking Area Manager for Central Texas. Before joining Chase, Ponzica managed Small Business Banking for Wachovia Bank in Austin and San Antonio Texas. In this role, his team of relationship managers and support staff delivered advice and solutions to business clients with annual revenues up to $5mm.

From 2000-2006, Ponzica was the Senior Vice President/Regional Sales Manager for Bank of America Card Services. He managed several markets in this role including Texas, Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. His team delivered commercial credit card and merchant service solutions to business banking and commercial clients. A Texas native, Ponzica started his banking career in 1994 at Bank of America in Houston, Texas. He held numerous positions within retail banking and was a district manager that oversaw Houston’s in-store branch program before turning his focus towards business clients. Ponzica has been actively involved in the community throughout his career.

He has been involved in numerous Leadership Forums, advisory boards and leadership positions. Ponzica holds a BBS from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Paul and his wife Sharon have two children, Ryan and Lauren, and live in Tampa, Florida.

Grant Baxley
http://slottd.com/events/bpp3bajjfv/slots
R. Grant Baxley is the president, CEO and lead visionary of TeleVoIPs, LLC. Grant
created TeleVoIPs, a local hosted voice company in 2009 as a service offering under 
his first company, Infinity Computer Solutions. Grant has 10+ years of experience 
running small businesses and positioned his IT business to be sold in 2014 to focus on 
TeleVoIPs. He has a passion for technology and aims to always stay on the leading 
edge in the telecom industry.
“TeleVoIPs’ mission is to provide advanced communication services and Hosted 
Voice solutions while taking a traditional approach to support and maintenance with a 
strong focus on customer relationships in our local markets.“ – R. Grant Baxley

Dan Caccamo
http://slottd.com/events/7welakjlf6/slots

Dan's focuses are creating brands, company culture, and using technology and marketing to improve efficiency.

His experience includes CPG Sales & Shopper Marketing, Dairy Marketing, Project 
Management, Non-Profit Leadership, and Digital Marketing pioneer.
While there was plenty to learn from the leadership at Proctor & Gamble, Union Carbide, 
Clorox, and Pactiv (Dan received the “Best of the Best” Leadership Award at Clorox
in 2003). Dan prioritized the need to continually expand his experience and education 
through a variety of industries and functional areas leading to Director of Innovation 
and Insights (Dairy), Non-Profits (Florida Impact, and Action for Healthy Kids), Business 
Consulting, and being a partner at CONVERTANT, plus mentoring at business incubators; 
StartUp Quest, and Tampa Bay WaVE. 
Dan currently serves on several Non-Profit Boards focused on reducing food insecurity, 
health & wellness emphasizing nutrition. 
Dan lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida with his wife, and children. As an advocate of work/life
balance he is always scheduling time to exercise and as a fan of cooking always consumes 
nutritious foods.


12:00pm

How Cryptocurrency is Changing the Music Industry
How are crypto currencies changing the way human beings create music and express themselves artistically? What impact will it have on their associated industries? Alberto Juaregui, Resident Entrepreneur of the USF Student Innovation Incubator and expert on bitcoin, will explore that and more!

Artists
avatar for Alberto Juaregui

Alberto Juaregui

Chief Marketing Officer, Raincube
I recently graduated the University of South Florida with two degrees: Psychology and Communication with a concentration in Public Advocacy. I received a certification endorsed by USF and CitiGroup for the Introduction to Intelligence Analysis and Anti-Money Laundering. During my... Read More →


12:00pm

How do you define Success?
Please be prepared to pay for parking!

Speakers
avatar for Russ Barnes

Russ Barnes

Founder/CEO, Systro Consulting
The secret to my success is organization. I believe that freedom is found in the framework; profit in the process; and success is found in the system. I also believe that customization and personalization are key to implementation. Talk to me about how being organized works for y... Read More →


Monday February 8, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Colombia Cafe 801 Old Water St #1905, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

Exclusive Print Drop
Join the Everything Local track with special guests, Cass LTD, as they premiere an exclusive print drop at Le Meridien. Grab lunch and a new print piece while learning about the awesome things Cass Contemporary is doing around the community.

Exhibitors
avatar for Cass Contemporary

Cass Contemporary

CASS, Contemporary Art Space & Studio, is a Tampa-based art gallery focusing on modern, collectible art pieces from local, regional, national and international artists. CASS presents various exhibitions throughout the year and offers lectures and workshops from emerging and established... Read More →




Monday February 8, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Le Meridien 601 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

2:00pm

Legal BootCamp for Newer Businesses
Topics being covered are:

1.      Forming an Entity is More than Filing on Sunbiz

2.      What to Expect From Lenders and Investors

3.      Employees v. Independent Contractors

4.      Protecting Information

5.      Agreements and Terms and Conditions of Business

 

2:00pm

FREE Head Shots @ #ChaseBasecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE* ones during Tampa Bay Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (802-812 E. Whiting St. // Downtown Tampa) from 2-4pm Feb. 8-11, and 2-3pm Feb. 12, 2016. Sign up for a time below!

ENTER YOUR NAME, EMAIL & PREFERED TIME HERE.

*First come, first serve. Sign up via the link above.

 


4:00pm

Crafting Creative Culture in Startups
What role can creativity play in the startup culture? Now more than ever, it makes sense for startup businesses to give a creative resource a seat at the table.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Tollberg

Jeremy Tollberg

With over 15 years of professional experience working with multiple internet startups as well as global brands including Wal-Mart, Gillette, Unilever, P&G, Target, RBC, and Verizon, Jeremy has produced campaigns across a wide range of media, and applications. 


4:00pm

Basecamp Happy Hour
Pepin is the Official Beer Sponsor of Tampa Bay Startup Week.
http://www.pepindistributing.com/ 

Sponsors
avatar for Pepin Distributing

Pepin Distributing

Pepin Distributing
When it comes to business leadership, customer service and community support, Pepin Distributing Company sets the industry standard. Since incorporating the company in 1960 in Gainesville, Florida, the Pepin family has built a beverage empire that has experienced constant growth... Read More →


4:00pm

Hands on IoT: Connecting Sensors & Machines to the Cloud … Sensors, Data Hubs, and Data Streaming
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In the future, it’s estimated that 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet.  Come learn the basics of sensors, data hubs, and data streaming in this hands on learning experience. This lab is designed to introduce the basics of IoT.  It uses a rapid prototyping platform, the Raspberry Pi, breadboards and simple cheap sensors alongside production ready libraries and cloud resources.  In this session, we’ll focus on:

·      Device Setup:  You will begin by installing an operating system on your Raspberry Pi.  You will then bridge an internet connection from your computer to the Raspberry Pi and configure it to connect to the cloud.

·      Hardware Prototyping:  You will be wiring 2 analog sensors to a Raspberry Pi using an Analog Digital Converter and learn some basic concepts for embedded systems.

·      Data Streaming:  You will provision cloud based resources for the device to stream data to as well as deploy a code base to the device that will stream data from the sensors to your provisioned cloud resources.

This session is perfect for anyone in technology, developers, makers, or tinkerers.  No background experience is needed but bring your imagination and your laptop (Windows preferred).


Also, be sure to check out our Tuesday session, Hands on IoT:  Building IoT Cloud Services … Visualization, Analysis, Analytics,” where we will introduce Data Streaming, Data Visualization, and Predictive Analytics in the cloud, using Microsoft Azure services.

Presented by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

============February 7th Update============

Location:  University of Tampa, Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, 820 West North A. Street, 8th Floor, Tampa, FL 33606.

We’re happy that the class is so popular and we are at capacity, but we do want as many people to attend as possible.  The room we have will accommodate additional class members, so please come and participate, even if you are on the waiting list.  Keep in mind that we have enough instructors to handle 35 students, so for those on the waiting list, our instructors will most likely not have the capacity to get outside of the 35 that have signed up.  However, there will be lot’s to learn just by coming and observing the class, so we invite everyone to come.  The Monday night session will be using a IoT materials kit, and we will have a limited supply of those, so preference will go to those who are registered for the class.

Windows and Macs Laptops (Windows preferred):
Please make sure that you bring your laptops and that you are ready to learn.  Monday night will be working with the Raspberry Pi devices to build an IoT sensor hub.  This will utilize some software and tools that are Windows based, so it is best to bring your Windows laptop.  On Tuesday night, most of the work will be done using the Microsoft Azure services, which are cloud based and can be done using a Windows or Mac device.  

Parking and Logistics:
This session is being held at the beautiful Entrepreneurship center on the University of Tampa campus.  

The address is:  University of Tampa, Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, 820 West North A. Street, 8th Floor, Tampa, FL 33606.

Parking:
Thomas Garage: Located on North A. Street.

 •   From N. Boulevard go east on North A. Street
 •   Turn left into Thomas Garage
 •   Visitor parking available on the 1st Floor
 •   Reserved parking spots on the 7th Floor

Entrepreneurship Center:  Located on the corner of Kennedy and N. Boulevard.

 •   From Thomas Garage
 •   Cross North A. Street (brick road) to entrance of Center
 •   Follow the long hallway
 •   Elevators will be on your left
 •   Proceed to the 8th Floor (Lowth Entrepreneurship Center)

Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/@27.9455514,-82.4706573,17z

=============================


Speakers
avatar for David Crook

David Crook

David Crook is a developer evangelist focused on data and embedded systems. As a developer evangelist, David is focused on providing support to the Florida community from students, to startups and enterprise customers. Support ranges from technical reviews to building hands on content... Read More →


5:00pm

Beer Judging

Is it more than personal preference? A lively conversation with local craft beer judges on the ins and outs of process of judging a beer and why it should and shouldn't matter to a brewer and customers. 


5:00pm

What Your Typography Says About Your Brand Identity

You’ve heard it before… What’s that font? Well there is a whole lot more to Typography than fonts. In this presentation we will explore the “Insanity that is Typography!

What will be covered:

• A brief history of typography

•The building blocks of letters

•Font choices and their proper uses

•Typographic terminology

•Good type VS. Bad type

•Web font resources


Speakers
avatar for Brett Lindstrom

Brett Lindstrom

Brett Lindstrom has worked on some of the largest organizations on the planet. The United Nations, The Army, Oracle, Sysco Foods, Autonation and Six Flags are just a few. Brett has extensive experience in App Design and Advertising Media. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Ringling... Read More →


6:00pm

Tampa Bay Startup Week Opening Ceremony
Speakers
avatar for Gracie Stemmer

Gracie Stemmer

Startup Tampa Bay / TRUHAIR by Chelsea Scott
Gracie is President for Startup Tampa Bay, the local non-profit that umbrellas Tampa Bay Startup Week, Startup Weekend Tampa Bay, technology hackathons, and other startup community events and socials. In this role Gracie wears many hats but her main function is to act as an advisor and connecter within the community, bringing... Read More →


 
Tuesday, February 9
 

9:00am

Breakfast & Networking
Start your morning off right with complimentary coffee, breakfast and networking at #ChaseBasecamp. 

Feel free to bring your work – coworking space will also be available! 

10:15am

Stress Relief with Yamuna Body Rolling
Join Emily Stein, Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner, as she takes you through feet-specific exercises to re-energize your day. Expect to take off your shoes during this practical workshop and learn a new path to being a more physically healthy entrepreneur.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Stein

Emily Stein

Emily is a certified Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner whose mission is to help people become pain free. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in 2012, Emily began studying multiple healing modalities, and soon uncovered how Yamuna Body Rolling aligned with Yoga and stretching to... Read More →


11:00am

Food Truck Lunch
Join us for a food truck lunch during #TBSW16 before our afternoon Marquee Event, "Take the “Being Strapped” out of Bootstrapping (Hint: It’s all about the credit)."

Featured trucks are:
Twisted Iron , Pitas On The Run

*Registration to Startup Week required to obtain complimentary meal ticket. 

Special thanks to Jeremy Gomez (Owner/Generation Food Truck) for his help coordinating the logistics of this lunch! 

11:00am

Mentor Hours 2/9
Meet one on one with experts and members of Tampa Bays business community! Read the mentor bios below and follow the link to Slottd to book your session. Each mentoring session is 20 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Elisabeth Cullivan 
http://slottd.com/events/y1y6ncs6pe/slots
Elisabeth is a results driven professional with extensive experience in Product Marketing and Product Management. Product and solution positioning, messaging, go to market strategy, thought-leadership activity, customer success initiatives and global product launch execution augment her extensive portfolio of market leading achievements. She has worked for leading organizations such as Numara Software, BMC software and EasyVista. 

She holds a Masters Degree in Information Management from Syracuse University and a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Relations from LeMoyne College 

Experienced in:
- Integrating the activities of product marketing, sales, training, and product planning areas
- Creating consistent and cohesive product messaging and positioning
- Delivering effective presentations and demonstrations

Stephanie Ashley
http://slottd.com/events/esgf7fv815/slots

Ashley is Director of Innovation & Incubation Programs at USF Connect, a representative to the incubation industry, building and sustaining collaborations with professionals in the community to assist the development of the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator companies. In addition, she is responsible for establishing and nurturing partnerships with departments throughout the USF System to enhance research activities of faculty, staff, and students, and promote and support best practices in business development and entrepreneurship.

At Hillsborough County Economic Development, Ashley managed innovation, entrepreneurship and technology initiatives within the department. Previously, she worked with the Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida, Jacksonville Economic Development Commission and Central South Carolina Alliance. She holds a bachelor's degree from Florida State University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina.

David Blacker
http://slottd.com/events/78bfnsoakg/slots

Business Executive with two decades of diversified human resource experience, including: Talent Acquisition / Recruiting, Human Capital Strategy / OD, Talent Management, Business Consulting and Project Management. A Talent Leader and HR Business Partner with achievements in full cycle recruiting and HR Operations using a consultative, strategic approach to understanding business needs and capturing top talent.

Previously hired by the former CEO of DoubleClick to help build six disparate companies in an incubator called "AlleyCorp". Out of AlleyCorp grew several successful brands including:
• www.gilt.com 
• www.businessinsider.com
• www.10gen.com (mongoDB)

Specialties: Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Technology, Foundation and Major Gift Fundraising; Nonprofit Management; Event Planning, Public Affairs, Community Relations, Government Relations

12:00pm

Take the “Being Strapped” out of Bootstrapping (Hint: It’s all about the credit)

Every startup CEO has assumptions about funding. And while there’s not a right or wrong way, there is a best and better way when it comes to lending.

Putting payroll on your personal credit card? Wondering why you got rejected for a loan? Yearning to learn how to get your business credit (that’s separate from your personal line)?

Hear thoughts from our industry expert panel on the subjects above, then break into small groups for a credit matchmaking “speed date” to understand and learn actionable steps of how to use credit to capitalize on emerging opportunities or deal with unexpected surprises in your business.

1.       Establish your business as a separate legal entity

2.       Build a business credit history

3.       Understand your business credit options

4.       Monitor your business credit regularly


Speakers
avatar for Jorge Brea

Jorge Brea

Jorge is the CEO of Symphonic Distribution, one of the leading independent partners for digital music distribution services to stores such as iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, Spotify and more.Because Jorge Brea wasn’t backed by a big record label a decade ago when he was a DJ and producer... Read More →
avatar for Robert B. Chavarria

Robert B. Chavarria

Robert B. Chavarria is the Senior Area Manager for the Tampa Bay South Florida District Alternate Work Site (AWS). In his capacity, Robert is responsible for SBA operations in a nine county Central Southwest Florida area that includes Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee... Read More →
MW

Michael W. Fountain, Ph.D., MBA, FNAI

Michael W. Fountain serves as the Founding Director of the University of South Florida’s(USF) university-wide Center for Entrepreneurship, which delivers the University-wide Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, the Master of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies... Read More →
avatar for Javier Marin

Javier Marin

Javier Marin is one of the Assistant Directors at the Florida Small Business Development Centers at the University of South Florida. He holds an AAS in Business Administration from Middlesex County College and a BAS in Public Administration from Polk State College. His education also... Read More →


2:00pm

Legal Considerations for Internet based and IP heavy Businesses
Topics that will be covered are:

-What do you really own?

-Fictitious Names v. Tradenames v. Domain names                 

-Trademarks v. Copyrights – which one is right for me?

-Patents v. Trademarks and Copyrights

-Infringement

 

Speakers

2:00pm

FREE Head Shots @ #ChaseBasecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE* ones during Tampa Bay Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (802-812 E. Whiting St. // Downtown Tampa) from 2-4pm Feb. 8-11, and 2-3pm Feb. 12, 2016. Sign up for a time below!

ENTER YOUR NAME, EMAIL & PREFERED TIME HERE.

*First come, first serve. Sign up via the link above.

 


3:00pm

Startup Accounting: Prepare Yourself for Success

Small Business Accounting

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.


Speakers
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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Gregory, Sharer & Stuart

Gregory, Sharer & Stuart

“Right Answers. Right Now.” is not just a company slogan, it is a mindset that drives every interaction we have with our clients. It means that we will do everything we can to provide the answers you need for whatever accounting or auditing challenge you’re facing in your business... Read More →



4:00pm

Hands on IoT: Building IoT Cloud Services … Visualization, Analysis, Analytics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In the future, it’s estimated that 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet.  Come learn the basics Internet of Things (IoT) cloud services using Microsoft Azure.  We’ll show you hot to deploy a website that provides real time visualization of the data stream.  You’ll use data analysis tools to do simple analysis of your data.  Finally, we’ll use our data and introduce predictive analytics concepts using Machine Learning.  In this session, we’ll focus on:

  • Web Based Visualization:  You will create a shareable dashboard which visualizes the live data stream.
  • Exploratory Data Analysis:  You will use R Studio to do an initial analysis of your data and rework the device code such that the streamed data is more accurate.
  • Predictive Analytics:  You will use the collected data to predict likely missing values in the instance of a sensor failure.

 

This session is perfect for anyone in technology, developers, makers, or tinkerers.  No background experience is needed but bring your imagination and your laptop (Windows preferred).

 

Also, be sure to check out our Monday session, Hands on IoT:  Connecting Sensors & Machines to the Cloud … Sensors, Data Hubs, and Data Streaming,” where we will will learn the basics of IoT with sensors, data hubs, and data streaming.

Presented by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

 ================ February 7th Update:  ================

Location:
 University of Tampa, Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, 820 West North A. Street, 8th Floor, Tampa, FL 33606.

We’re happy that the class is so popular and we are at capacity, but we do want as many people to attend as possible.  The room we have will accommodate additional class members, so please come and participate, even if you are on the waiting list.  Keep in mind that we have enough instructors to handle 35 students, so for those on the waiting list, our instructors will most likely not have the capacity to get outside of the 35 that have signed up.  However, there will be lot’s to learn just by coming and observing the class, so we invite everyone to come.  The Monday night session will be using a IoT materials kit, and we will have a limited supply of those, so preference will go to those who are registered for the class.

Windows and Macs Laptops (Windows preferred):
Please make sure that you bring your laptops and that you are ready to learn.  Monday night will be working with the Raspberry Pi devices to build an IoT sensor hub.  This will utilize some software and tools that are Windows based, so it is best to bring your Windows laptop.  On Tuesday night, most of the work will be done using the Microsoft Azure services, which are cloud based and can be done using a Windows or Mac device.  

Parking and Logistics:
This session is being held at the beautiful Entrepreneurship center on the University of Tampa campus.  The address is:  University of Tampa, Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, 820 West North A. Street, 8th Floor, Tampa, FL 33606.

Parking:
Thomas Garage: Located on North A. Street.

 •   From N. Boulevard go east on North A. Street
 •   Turn left into Thomas Garage
 •   Visitor parking available on the 1st Floor
 •   Reserved parking spots on the 7th Floor

Entrepreneurship Center:  Located on the corner of Kennedy and N. Boulevard.

 •   From Thomas Garage
 •   Cross North A. Street (brick road) to entrance of Center
 •   Follow the long hallway
 •   Elevators will be on your left
 •   Proceed to the 8th Floor (Lowth Entrepreneurship Center)

Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/@27.9455514,-82.4706573,17z

=============================


Speakers
avatar for David Crook

David Crook

David Crook is a developer evangelist focused on data and embedded systems. As a developer evangelist, David is focused on providing support to the Florida community from students, to startups and enterprise customers. Support ranges from technical reviews to building hands on content... Read More →


5:00pm

From Brooks Brothers to Professional Brewer/Craft Curmudgeon

A fireside chat with Bob Sylvester of Saint Somewhere Brewing.  On his journey from a home brewer to becoming the most widely distributed Florida craft beer, what is next in 2016, and why you might just see more of his beer in Florida. 


5:00pm

NodeSchool - Learn Node.js with Open Source Workshops

Join Julian, a Node.js Evangelist in this adventure through different workshops of the NodeSchool. Here you can learn more about JavaScript and Node.js

 

You don't need to have experience in JavaScript or any other programming language.

 

Requirements

- A laptop with Node.js v4 or v5 installed (You can download it from http://nodejs.org)

- Your favorite text editor (Sublime Text, Atom, Vim, Emacs, Visual Studio Code, etc...)

- A terminal of your choice

- A github account (optional)

 

Agenda

- javascripting - Learn the basics of JavaScript

- learnyounode - Learn the basics of Node.js

- stream-adventure - Learn Node.js Streams

- Other workshops available for more advanced students


Speakers
avatar for Julian Duque

Julian Duque

Support Manager, NodeSource
Developer and Educator by Passion from Medellín, Colombia who recently moved to Florida. He is passionate about Tech Communities and founded MedellínJS, the largest JavaScript community in Colombia. He works at NodeSource®, The Enterprise Node Company™ as Support Manager and... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 5:00pm - 9:00pm
ECC 2101 E Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

6:00pm

K-12 Meet and Greet
K-12 educators are invited to attend this workshop and learn about teaching an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Tuesday February 9, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
HCC Ybor City Campus 2112 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605

6:00pm

Celebrating Social Media at Ferg's Live presented by Reeves VW & JJ Taylor
Join us at Ferg's Live Tampa as we celebrate all things SOCIAL MEDIA. Connect with other social media enthusiasts offline and in person while enjoying food and drink courtesy of presenting sponsor Reeves VW and their friends at JJ Taylor Distributing. Local nonprofit, Where Love Grows, will be on hand as our in-house spotlight organization.

We will be announcing the categories for the first annual Social Media Awards!  

Exhibitors
avatar for Where Love Grows

Where Love Grows

The mission statement for Where Love Grows is simple“In us, may all families and kindred of the earth be blessed and by us they will bless themselves”.We look to bring victory to our community all the while supporting the children and families of Hillsborough County. We strive... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Ferg's Live

Ferg's Live

Modern, cavernous game-day spot with pub grub, draft beer & cocktails, plus a lineup of bands.@FergsLiveTampa
avatar for JJ Taylor

JJ Taylor

J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. is a leading beer distributor in the State and distributes the products of over 70 suppliers. @JJTaylorFl
avatar for Reeves VW

Reeves VW

Reeves VW has varied and accommodating selection of new Volkswagen models, including the much-loved Volkswagen Jetta, Golf GTI, Golf, Passat and Beetle. Perhaps it's our equally vast range of high-quality, Reeves VW-approved used cars.Volkswagen has financing offers available to customers... Read More →
avatar for Tito's Handmade Vodka

Tito's Handmade Vodka

In 1995, Tito Beveridge (yeah, his real name) had the idea of building his own microdistillery incorporating the boutique winery concept into the spirits industry. He aquired the first legal permit to distill in Texas and put his life savings into it, racking up 19 credit cards to... Read More →




Tuesday February 9, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ferg's Live Tampa 490 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

6:30pm

Ruby for the Newbie

Overview  

Join our instructor, Jason Perry to learn the basics of Ruby and our Campus Director, Toni Aliberti to learn more about The Iron Yard

This course assumes no previous knowledge of Ruby or any other programming language.

Outcomes

The first half of the course will be a short lecture on the basics of programming and Ruby, followed by a hands-on workshop where we'll do some actual coding together.

Requirements

• A laptop with a working Ruby (v2.x) installation. Any recent Mac has this out of the box. For windows, checkout: http://rubyinstaller.org/. Linux users can use their distro's package manager.

• Your favorite text editor (e.g. Sublime Text, Vim or Atom, not a word processor like Word)

Agenda

• What is Ruby? 

• Real word use cases

• Basic Ruby syntax

• Object Oriented Programming

• Creating a simple application or game


Speakers
avatar for Jason Perry

Jason Perry

Jason is a native Floridian who started building for the web as a teen in the mid-'90s. He's been a Rubyist for about as long as anybody, founding the Tampa Ruby Brigade in 2006 and taking great pride in being an active leader in the local tech community. After stints in academia... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
ECC 2101 E Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
 
Wednesday, February 10
 

9:00am

Breakfast & Networking
Start your morning off right with complimentary coffee, breakfast and networking at #ChaseBasecamp. 

Feel free to bring your work – coworking space will also be available! 

9:00am

1 Million Cups and Design Thinking Prototyping Activity for Students and Educators.
Attend 1 Million Cups, watch middle and high school students pitch their business ideas, and then participate in a collaborative prototyping workshop. 

Wednesday February 10, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
ECC 2101 E Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

10:15am

40-Minutes of Fitness for Entrepreneurs

Take a  pause from training your brain and participate during this workout workshop with Aaron Wagner, a local Tampa Bay personal trainer. Using his background in corporate wellness, Aaron will facilitate a brief workout showing you the basic stretches and exercises every entrepreneur needs in order to get the blood flowing.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Wagner

Aaron Wagner

Aaron is a personal trainer, athlete and coach who is passionate about helping others achieve their personal fitness goals. He is a former competitive surfer and currently is a run ambassador for Fit2run and Pearl Izumi, he is also an influencer for Vuori, a surf and sport clothing... Read More →


11:00am

Growth & Gap: Opportunities for Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry

With an unprecedented growth rate in the past decade, the robust fitness industry has completely turned its memberships and revenue models on their head. Once known for driving underutilized and long-term contracts, fitness providers now must meet the demand for personalization, technology integration and flexible access. All of this disruption and double-digit growth opens up a very attractive space for innovators to help solve gaps in the emerging marketplace.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ed Buckley

Dr. Ed Buckley

A leader in digital health innovation, Ed's passion lead him to co-found Peerfit, earn a PhD in health behavior, and spend nearly 10 years in the fitness industry designing new ways to drive engagement. In 2014, Ed's pitch at the Healthbox graduation won Peerfit the Top Innovation... Read More →


11:00am

Mentor Hours 2/10
Meet one on one with experts and members of Tampa Bays business community! Read the mentor bios below and follow the link to Slottd to book your session. Each mentoring session is 20 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Royce Reed
http://slottd.com/events/5zytjn7ao9/slots

Royce Reed is the Market Manager for the J.P. Morgan Private Bank, responsible for overseeing the firm’s business in central and southwest Florida.

Prior to his assignment to the Florida market in 2010, Mr. Reed led the Oklahoma market for the J.P. Morgan Private Bank, joining the firm in 2005. Before that that, he held several leadership roles with a nationally known financial services firm as a market manager, private banker, or real estate asset manager over an eighteen year period, based in a variety of markets in the southwest and mid west USA. Prior to entering the financial services industry in 1987, Mr. Reed worked in commercial and residential real estate construction and property management in Texas. Mr. Reed received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas. 
Royce has held a number of community board leadership positions during his career, and is currently serving on the boards of the David L. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, and the Hillsborough Education Foundation.
Further, he is a member of the Tampa Bay Committee on Foreign Relations. He is also an accomplished musician and has performed with rock, country, and blues bands for over 30 years, as a keyboard player and vocalist.

Samantha Dammer
http://slottd.com/events/9nytac41j2/slots

I am an attorney licensed in Florida (2007) and Illinois (1998) with experience in civil litigation, currently concentrating my practice in bankruptcy law, real estate litigation, foreclosure solutions, family law, as well as comprehensive asset protection and debt restructuring. My firm provides a holistic approach to clients who are seeking relief from real estate related financial distress, foreclosure or pre-foreclosure issues.

We focus efforts in helping high-end clients avoid bankruptcy and financial disaster through examing their full individual situation. A short term solution is only a start; we complete the picture by providing a long-term plan for the future. Many of my clients are real estate and mortgage company professionals and other business leaders who find themselves suddenly facing foreclosure and financial ruin for the first time in their lives. For the last few years, I have concentrated my practice in guiding high-profile individuals and business owners through tough times, using a unique blend of legal skill, experience, creativity, and problem-solving aptitude.

Specialties: formation of strategic alliances, business development, team building and mentoring, contract negotiations, leadership based management, hands-on production, strong legal and analytical skills, tactical planning, budgeting, recruiting, hiring, training.

Brent Britton
http://slottd.com/events/mp4tkm853b/slots

I help entrepreneurs turn ideas into companies. I practice intellectual property and corporate law. I help operate a business accelerator. In rare cases, I join startups as a founder.
I provide guidance for complete innovation lifecycle management, from ideation and creative problem solving through product strategy and commercialization.
I write and speak frequently on philosophy, happiness, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, ethics, social media, and general business and legal topics. See http://www.brentbritton.com/?page_id=89
I promote the progress of science and the useful arts. I am admitted to practice law in California (1994), New York (2004), and Florida (2005).

Lesley Bateman

http://slottd.com/events/96itt1je3s/slots

I’m Lesley Bateman, and as a digital native I led the successful communication efforts to drive web traffic and sales while at a Fortune 500 company and several technology startups. With C-suite experience in branding companies, IPOs, market data analysis for new business expansion, introducing new products, and reaching targeted demographics across multiple markets, I enjoy helping other people succeed at that intersection of marketing and technology. If you’re looking for ways to take your unique offering to the market, and build your community of buyers even in the pre-launch stage I specialize in using tried and true strategies to maximize your launch in today’s digital world.

I received my BS in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Florida and my Master’s in Public Administration from the University of South Florida.


12:00pm

Mouth Council: Spontaneous Group Vocal Looping!
Do you like interactive music that challenges the mind? As Infinite Third, Billy Mays III creates dynamic ambient and abstract beat music. Mouth Council, a side project, involves improvised live music and looping by using audience participation to create sounds and song sections in real time. 

Artists
avatar for Billy Mays III / Infinite Third

Billy Mays III / Infinite Third

"Billy is an artist/curator with a wide spectrum of vehicles for expression. His music has been known to reflect on heavy emotions, pulling from death, loss, and primal fear. But he has constantly found ways to transmute that same energy into glimmers of light, hope, and ultimate... Read More →


12:00pm

BootStrapping Your Business

 A panel of Tech Entrepreneurs share their success stories on bringing current technology to market. Listen to their stories and come with your questions on how you can launch your tech start-up.

The panel:

 


Clint Day - Moderator - MBA, Author, Resident Entrepreneur at State College, Professor of Entrepreneurship

Stuart Pinnock - Panel Member - Founder of Local Veteran Tech StartUp 

Andrew G. Salisbury - Panel Member - Silicon Valley Survivor, Founder of Several Tech StartUps

Deb Fry - Panel Member - Local Franchise StartUp 


Speakers
DF

Deb Fry

Local Franchise StartUp
SP

Stuart Pinnock

Founder of Local Veteran Tech StartUp
AG

Andrew G. Salisbury

Silicon Valley Survivor, Founder of Several Tech StartUpsLived through the firestorm of the PC, RDBS and Net creation.  Degrees in computer engineering, psychology and AI. Built products, squandered opportunities, bought and sold software companies. Now working on a wisdom app... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ferg's Live Tampa 490 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

12:00pm

The Emergence of the New Fitness Landscape: A Panel's Response to the Change

In less than a decade the fitness industry has been revolutionized. With consideration to technology, payment and the array of "get-fit" options, a panel of varying seasoned experts will respond to the challenges and victories of the new smarter fitness consumer. Openly, they will discuss opportunities, speak to the uncertainty disruption brings and provide solutions for how to streamline the consumer's demands or ease business model frictions.


Moderators
avatar for Dr. Ed Buckley

Dr. Ed Buckley

A leader in digital health innovation, Ed's passion lead him to co-found Peerfit, earn a PhD in health behavior, and spend nearly 10 years in the fitness industry designing new ways to drive engagement. In 2014, Ed's pitch at the Healthbox graduation won Peerfit the Top Innovation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Augustyniak

Jenny Augustyniak

Tampa Bar Method
Jenny grew up in central Florida, dabbling in various sports and dancing for over 23 years. She attended Florida State University obtaining her degree in business and moved to Tampa. After many years of sitting behind a desk, she decided to risk the security of corporate America to... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Mazurek

Ashley Mazurek

CHEK Institute
Ashley Mazurek, a Nationally recognized Holistic Corrective Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach has maintained a practice in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for over 17 years. Clients come to see her from around the world due to Ashley’s one-on-one coaching style and ability... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Stewart

Debbie Stewart

President & Founder of Shapes Franchising
Shapes Fitness for Women is the region's premier women’s only fitness center operating 10 gyms throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee and Sarasota counties.
avatar for Eric Stratman

Eric Stratman

TNL CrossFit Tampa
Eric Stratman was only a boy of 15 when Nike blasted the airways with their now iconic slogan, “Just do it!” No sweeter, or sweatier words, could have been said to this ambitious athlete. Two short years later, at 17, Eric was a certified personal trainer who to this day still... Read More →


1:30pm

Building a Loyal Startup Team
Join Ty Mathen, Founder & CEO of UpValet for a discusion about building your startup team. Ty has gone through ups and downs and then ups again while building and growing UpValet. Here his story, the good, the bad, and the lessons learned.

Speakers
TM

Ty Mathen

Founder & CEO at UpValetI'm passionate about leadership, business models, and entrepreneurship. With strength and focus in business development and sales leadership.Brief summary of my professional career; I joined the US NAVY as an Intelligence Specialist and was stationed onboard... Read More →


2:00pm

FREE Head Shots @ #ChaseBasecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE* ones during Tampa Bay Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (802-812 E. Whiting St. // Downtown Tampa) from 2-4pm Feb. 8-11, and 2-3pm Feb. 12, 2016. Sign up for a time below!

ENTER YOUR NAME, EMAIL & PREFERED TIME HERE.

*First come, first serve. Sign up via the link above.


3:00pm

Facebook for Fitness Brands: An ROI Focused Workshop with Tips on Photography, Storytelling and Advertising

Social media is certainly a place for storytelling and community building but that's worthless without an acceptable ROI. Learn how to tell your story, engage users and grow your customer base. From iPhone photography tips to campaign management, this workshop will show you how to become a social media standout.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Ashwood

Matt Ashwood

CEO & Founder, The Go-Getters Guild
Matt's track record of marketing success has strong roots in fitness – one of his first breakthrough projects involved helping a friend build an online community for their gym. A dynamic influencer specializing in social media and community marketing, Matt is frequently invited... Read More →


4:00pm

How Style Impacts Your Startup Journey
Your solid ideas, communication skills, and research abilities will impact your success as an entrepreneur, but what about your style? Hear from industry experts on the impact of first impressions and learn tips to remain sharp from head to toe.

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Vaughn

Nancy Vaughn

White Book Agency
Nancy Vaughn is an entrepreneur, principal, PR & Marketing Director at White Book Agency, a full-service fashion public relations, marketing and special events firm, and creator of Tampa Bay Fashion Week. Nancy helps clients across the country increase their business presence via content, third-party endorsement and the written word. She excels at assisting media professionals and clients alike, and is called upon frequently by media outlets for her PR/business knowledge, coaching... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kate Campbell

Kate Campbell

Art Institute of Tampa
Fashion & Retail Consultant; Academic Program Coordinator of the Fashion Marketing & Management, Art Institute of Tampa As the Academic Program Coordinator of the Fashion Marketing & Management Program, Kate Campbell is responsible for implementing a curriculum that prepares students... Read More →
avatar for Brent Kraus

Brent Kraus

Ella Bing
Brent Kraus is the co-founder & COE (Chief of Everything) at Ella Bing. He is a passionate bow tie wearer, and all around dapper guy. Brent brings over 10 years of dedicated IT experience to Ella Bing as an E-commerce business, along with being heavily involved in Social Media, Internet... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tampa Bay WaVE 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33602

4:00pm

Beyond Brewing

There are quite a few local businesses popping up around the Tampa Bay area thriving off their connections to the local craft beer industry. Whether it's distilled spirits, soaps, t-shirts, pickles or web design - come swing by, and learn about what's brewing beyond beer in Tampa Bay. 

Here is a rundown of the vendors:

1. World of Beer - Started right here in Tampa Bay, WOB has over 120 locations throughout the US, and growing!

2. The Brew Bus - An awesome way to tour the area's craft brew scene, and a great company growing in the area. 

3. Big Sea Design & Development - One of the area's leading design firms, creators of the Brewery Bay website, and collaborating with a number of leading local breweries, including Cigar City. 

4. Hopcloth - Creating awesome t-shirts for craft beer lovers!

5. Bad Ass Beer Soap - by Indigo Bee, Inc. Combine craft beers with craft soap and the result is some bad ass beer soap. 

6. BCups - The first go-anywhere plastic IPA beer cup in the world! 

7. LilyPad Solutions - Tampa technology startup creating amazing software for craft beer sales teams. 


4:00pm

Tidal Boar Ginger Beer Signature Cocktail Tasting
NHIE Tampa has teamed up with local brand Tidal Boar Ginger Beer and Roux for a unique cocktail tasting experience.

The mixologists at Roux are crafting up three different recipes using locally made Tidal Boar Ginger Beer. You will have the chance to taste all three and vote for your favorite. While sipping on the cocktail options, enjoy bites from Anise Global Gastrobar.

The crowd favorite along with expert opinion will be used to determine the winning cocktail. After Startup Week, you will be able to find this drink on Roux's cocktail menu when you visit them on MacDill in South Tampa. 

Exhibitors
avatar for Tidal Boar Ginger Beer

Tidal Boar Ginger Beer

Tidal Boar Ginger Beer is a handcrafted non-alcoholic refreshing beverage brewed in St. Petersburg, FL.Our philosophy is to provide a premium quality, low sugar, non-alcoholic drink that uses local and all-natural ingredients. We brew our ginger beer from scratch using fresh ginger... Read More →
avatar for Roux

Roux

Nestled on an unassuming stretch of residential South MacDill, Roux courts its guests with distinctly elegant, yet approachable surroundings and a menu that is both inventive and down to earth.Roux’s signature Creole Nouvelle cuisine has become the darling of regional food aficionados... Read More →

Sponsors


4:00pm

Basecamp Happy Hour
Pepin is the Official Beer Sponsor of Tampa Bay Startup Week.
http://www.pepindistributing.com/ 

Sponsors
avatar for Pepin Distributing

Pepin Distributing

Pepin Distributing
When it comes to business leadership, customer service and community support, Pepin Distributing Company sets the industry standard. Since incorporating the company in 1960 in Gainesville, Florida, the Pepin family has built a beverage empire that has experienced constant growth... Read More →


6:00pm

Entrepreneurship as a major
Attend a college level entrepreneurship class and learn about what it is like to study entrepreneurship in college. 

6:00pm

1776 Challenge Cup Regional Pitch Competition

The 1776 Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising startups to:

  • Win cash prizes

  • Make international connections

  • Share their vision on a global stage

Tampa was extremely lucky to be chosen as 1 of 45 cities around to globe to represent their local startup community on a global stage.  This represents a huge vote of confidence in our region.

How it works

Startups advance through three rounds: Local, Regional and Global Finals.

There are eight categories:

Cities, Education, Energy, Food, Health, Money, Security, and Transportation.


More than twenty startups will compete at the local event, pitching their business to a panel of judges.

Three will move on to compete in the regional competition.

All of the regional winners and a host of wild cards will be invited to participate in the Challenge Cup Global Finals next June in Washington, D.C. There, they’ll compete for over $1 million in prizes, as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.




6:30pm

Hour of Code (ages 13-17) Star Wars

To celebrate Hour of Code (www.code.org), The Iron Yard is offering a class for 13-17 year olds, where you'll have a chance to build a game from the ground up! This free class is for kids aged 13-17, and adults need to accompany the child during the class. 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.

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 Campus DirectorToni Aliberti at toni@theironyard.com.

FAQs:

What ages are the classes open to? 
We welcome all teens ages 13-17.

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. 

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. The Iron Yard 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).


Speakers
avatar for Gavin Stark

Gavin Stark

Gavin is a native of Florida and currently resides in St. Petersburg. Fearful he would someday melt under the Florida sun, Gavin took a break from the Sunshine State and studied mathematics and computer science in Rochester, New York and Management Information Systems in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tampa Bay WaVE 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33602

6:30pm

Hour of Code (ages 8-12) Star Wars

To celebrate Hour of Code (www.code.org), The Iron Yard is offering a class for 8-12 year olds, where you'll have a chance to build a game from the ground up! This free class is for kids aged 8-12, and adults need to accompany the child during the class. 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.

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 Campus DirectorToni Aliberti at toni@theironyard.com.

FAQs:

What ages are the classes open to? 
We welcome all kids ages 8-12.

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. 

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. The Iron Yard 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).


Speakers
avatar for Jason Perry

Jason Perry

Jason is a native Floridian who started building for the web as a teen in the mid-'90s. He's been a Rubyist for about as long as anybody, founding the Tampa Ruby Brigade in 2006 and taking great pride in being an active leader in the local tech community. After stints in academia... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tampa Bay WaVE 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33602

7:00pm

From Bedroom to Billboards: How to Grow as an Independent Artist
Please read these instructions for parking at UT for this event: http://bit.ly/1R38q5n

We will be located in the Pitch Room on the 8th floor: upon exiting the elevator, make an immediate left, then another left (adjacent to the lobby table). Make another left, then walk further and the room will then be on your right and is directly below the wall of inspirational quotes and portraits.

Jeremy Writt / Infinite Skillz - entrepreneur, artist, and emcee - discusses his path in music and lessons learned while being an independent artist. In a conversational interview with organizer Zac Tomlinson, he'll share thoughts and perspective on the creative process, networking, branding, and the entrepreneurial aspects of music.

He has earned song placements with ESPN, Under Armour, and the Tampa Bay Rays, is a founding member of A2BAY Hip Hop, and founder of record label B.A.S.E. Inc Music. He was selected as Creative Loafing's  2012 Best local Hip Hop act just a year after winning the critic's pick. He won the same award again in 2014. 

Moderators
avatar for Zac Tomlinson

Zac Tomlinson

Startup Week organizer and curator of Sound.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Writt

Jeremy Writt

Infinite Skillz is the kid brother who just wanted to tag along and the older sibling who was supposed to be an example. He is the honor roll student who couldn't help goofing off when the teacher's back was turned. Infinite Skillz is a throwback.  Not in the sense that his style... Read More →


 
Thursday, February 11
 

7:30am

Startup Tshirt Swap @ Geek Breakfast
Come have breakfast with the coolest Geeks in town. Geek Breakfast is a casual monthly meet up over coffee and breakfast to discuss new media, podcasting, blogging, programming, open source, social networks and more. If you are anything like us, you have tons of startup tees you've collected from the many geeky events you've attended in the past.

So bring those unwanted tees and swap them with another geek while enjoying breakfast on us!

#tampageekbreakfast


11:00am

Demystifying the Buyer Persona: How to Know Your Customers

If you’re not creating buyer personas before diving into marketing, you’re doing it wrong. What exactly is a buyer persona? Why does it matter? How do you create one? These questions and more answered during this skill building and tool equipping workshop led by Inbound Marketing agency owner, Jonah Story. Continue with us immediately following this workshop and learn how to use this Persona to build out your content strategy!


Speakers
avatar for Jonah Story

Jonah Story

Founder, Songbird Agency
Jonah is the founder of Songbird Agency, which provides inbound marketing services to companies that promote active lifestyles and serve the proactive health and wellness community. A proven expert in brand positioning, marketing strategy and sales process development, Jonah believes... Read More →


11:00am

Mentor Hours 2/11
Meet one on one with experts and members of Tampa Bays business community! Read the mentor bios below and follow the link to Slottd to book your session. Each mentoring session is 20 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Dan Howat
http://slottd.com/events/a7r3xg73z9/slots

A Senior Vice President with JPMorgan Chase Bank, Dan has 20 years of banking and corporate finance experience, including asset based lending, real estate banking, commercial banking, along with subordinated debt and equity financing. He has been involved in over 100 transactions ranging from acquisitions to management buy-outs. Dan has been active in a number of finance industry associations and was most recently the President of a 300 member Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He has also served on the Board of the Commercial Finance Association and has been very active with the Association for Corporate Growth and various venture capital groups. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Shane Needham
http://slottd.com/events/uvk11g9g4f/slots

Producer. Marketing Consultant. Service Leadership Practitioner.
Entrepreneur & Curator of Great Ideas.
Having enjoyed nearly fifteen fruitful years working in advertising and
technology, Shane has found his stride with enabling great customer
experiences, valuable relationships while growing good people.
Shane is the Director of Production at 22squared. At the agency since 2008,
he has served clients like Publix, Buffalo Wild Wings, Home Depot, Marriott
and Tampa Bay Lightning.

A producer is only as good as his tools and, more often than not, those tools
are experience, knowledge, people and an attitude of service. Leveraging
these assets, Shane is always up for an intriguing venture, a client challenge
or simply the opportunity to work with a good team on great work.

Marc Mandt
http://slottd.com/events/zpzekg9cib/slots

Marc Mandt is a founding WaVE member and a fourth generation entrepreneur with
entrepreneurial experience ranging from a successful family business to his own technology and services startups.From 1992 through 2005 Marc held various management and leadership positions with his family business, The Flyer, in Tampa. In 2000 he founded Classified Technologies Group as a spinoff company and which feature the first SaaS offering for the community newspaper publishing industry with an integrated order entry, CRM, workflow and AR offering. The company was also first to market with a specialized outsourced call center for publishers to outsource their entire classified advertising sales function.

After 2005, Marc was involved in a few ventures including a local search and recommendation website along with another publishing and printing company.In 2010 he founded Adalia Media as the exclusive licensee for Mascus.com, one of the largest 
niche websites for the sale of used heavy equipment and machinery in the world. Marc oversaw the fastest ramp-up of a new Mascus market in the history of the company. 
In 2014, the family had reacquired The Flyer and Marc rejoined the team to help launch a new digital division for the company to further serve its SMB market in the Tampa Bay and South Florida markets.Marc also does strategic and sales consulting for companies as well as volunteering at WaVE and with other entrepreneurial organizaitons.Marc holds a MBA from Babson College and a B.S in Marketing Management from Florida State University.

Julianne Nichols, CEO and Founder, Focus on You Strategy
http://slottd.com/events/tp9faetlxg/slots

Connector. Mentor. Catalyst. Designer. Rainmaker. Business Strategist. The Sales Closer. She is a serial entrepreneur having been a Disc Jockey, Private Investigator, and Handbag designer. Her reputation as a well-respected, trusted and highly valued advisor to countless businesses is no accident.  Despite the title or job description, Juliann Nichols walks her talk by cultivating a personal brand that demonstrates who she is, no matter what she’s doing.  Juliann combines an open and welcoming personality, contagious sense of humor and astute head for business that has propelled her to be consistently approached as an expert in personal and business branding and being the CEO of You.



12:00pm

The Startup Arts Venue: Being an Idealist in a Less Than Ideal World
Want to build an arts venue or creative nonprofit? Vance will be talking about the nonprofit startup niche, his experiences growing creative projects and art spaces, and how your passions and weaknesses are your greatest strengths.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Thelonious Vance

Jesse Thelonious Vance

Vance Audio
Jesse Vance, 30, is a sound engineer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, inventor and antipreneur.  Raised by musicians, he has worked with sound his entire life.  Five years ago, he founded a nonprofit organization for avant-garde art and music called the Pangaea Project and later... Read More →


12:15pm

The Content Canvas: A Tool for Creating Killer Content

Building a customer Persona is a giant leap forward but is still only the beginning of a successful Inbound Marketing strategy. Your next step is creating killer content, which you likely already know, but do you know HOW? In this workshop you'll receive a great tool, and participate in a live exercise, so that you can learn to build quality, targeted content for your blog, website, email newsletter and social channels. Don't miss this event!


Speakers
avatar for Jonah Story

Jonah Story

Founder, Songbird Agency
Jonah is the founder of Songbird Agency, which provides inbound marketing services to companies that promote active lifestyles and serve the proactive health and wellness community. A proven expert in brand positioning, marketing strategy and sales process development, Jonah believes... Read More →


1:30pm

Beat Boutique: Turntablism, Sampling, & Sound Design
Please read these instructions for parking at UT for this event: http://bit.ly/1R38q5n

We will be located in the Pitch Room on the 8th floor: upon exiting the elevator, make an immediate left and then another. Walk further and the room will then be on your right and is directly below the wall of inspirational quotes and portraits.

Beat Boutique presents three live, back-to-back sessions on different aspects of electronic music with three members of Tampa Bay's creative community:

"Turntablism: Technique & Beyond"
Kelvin Blocker, seasoned turntablist and performer, will explore the history and culture of turntablism as an art form, then demonstrate different techniques in a set.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdy92z1wOOM

"Songwriting with Virtual Instruments"
Roy Stegman, audio engineer and dynamic producer, will demonstrate improvised songwriting techniques with digital instruments and plugins.
http://impcomultimedia.com/

"Beatmaking in Real Time"
Zac Tomlinson will present the basics of constructing a rap instrumental by showcasing the use of sampling, drum programming, and virtual instrumentation in a fully improvised session. A Startup Week organizer, he also produces electronic music and hip-hop instrumentals as Alma Contra and is part of Formalogic, a Southeastern design and music collective.
https://soundcloud.com/almacontra
http://formalogic.systems/

Please read this PDF regarding UT's parking:
http://www.ut.edu/map/ 

Speakers
avatar for Roy Stegman

Roy Stegman

The Complete Audio Producer, Imaginary Mind Productions
Audio Producer with 20+ years experience recording audio and music. Range includes film on-site and post production audio, Voice Over, Audiobooks, and music production. Produced dozens of albums that are distributed through both direct sales and digital distribution channels like... Read More →
avatar for Zac Tomlinson

Zac Tomlinson

Startup Week organizer and curator of Sound.


2:00pm

Buying or Selling a Business
Buying or selling a business: valuation, preparatin, diligence, structuring, tax,contract and beyond.

Speakers

2:00pm

FREE Head Shots @ #ChaseBasecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE* ones during Tampa Bay Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (802-812 E. Whiting St. // Downtown Tampa) from 2-4pm Feb. 8-11, and 2-3pm Feb. 12, 2016. Sign up for a time below!

ENTER YOUR NAME, EMAIL & PREFERED TIME HERE.

*First come, first serve. Sign up via the link above.


3:00pm

Photography for the Fitness Industry: A Hands-on Workshop with Tampa's Premier Fitness Photographer

Bring your cameras for a hands-on photo shoot with Steven Le; Tampa's premier fitness photographer. Steven, otherwise known as "Thee Photo Ninja" will be demonstrating and training you on everything related to producing amazing photography for athletes, fitness professionals and the industry at-large. Don't miss this opportunity to take Tampa's huge fitness scene to the next level through great photography.


Speakers
avatar for Steven Le

Steven Le

Steven Le is a Tampa Bay native making big waves in commercial photography and beautiful art for the Sports & Fitness industry. Steven is an award winning photographer whose work has been featured in the Museum of Fine Arts, national publications and the New York Times. Driven by... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
True Grit Fitness 1505 W Cypress St Tampa fl 33606

4:00pm

Appcamp

Ever wondered what the process is for taking an idea to prototype? This APP concept workshop will cover basic design thinking tactics, tips, and tools used to create and pitch your own digital product.

*This is an active participation session. Be ready to work with others.

 What will be covered in this session:

• Problem Statement

• Brainstorming

• Features

• Kipling Method

• Storytelling and Personas

• Framing

• Prototyping tools


Speakers
avatar for Allen Harrison

Allen Harrison

With over 18 years of professional experience and 12 year teaching experience, Allen joined Ringling College in 2008. His focus has been creating interactive experiences for brands such as: National Geographic, Oracle, Scion, STX Lacrosse, Sherwin Williams and many more. His work... Read More →


4:00pm

Basecamp Happy Hour
Pepin is the Official Beer Sponsor of Tampa Bay Startup Week.
http://www.pepindistributing.com/ 

Sponsors
avatar for Pepin Distributing

Pepin Distributing

Pepin Distributing
When it comes to business leadership, customer service and community support, Pepin Distributing Company sets the industry standard. Since incorporating the company in 1960 in Gainesville, Florida, the Pepin family has built a beverage empire that has experienced constant growth... Read More →


5:00pm

Beer & Food
Beer and Food, doesn't get better than that! In this session we will highlight four of Cigar City Brewing's brands and how they pair with with select cheeses. Lead by Jason Robinson, Director of Marketing at JJ Taylor Distributing, we will dive into the world of beer and food pairing, and how it is affecting craft beer and the food industry.  

And of course there will be samples of the beer and cheese pairing to enjoy during the discussion.  Please sign up for the session so we can ensure there is enough to go around. 

5:00pm

Mobile Design Crash Course
In this course, I’ll take you through the basics of user experience design and a variety of UX techniques, including user journeys, sketching and wire framing. I’ll explain why each step of the UX process is important and how you can apply these techniques to your own project. Then ill show you some design basics and ways to enhance your portfolio. Ill even give you some projects you can take home and complete.
Topics we will cover include:
An overview of user experience design
User personas
User journeys
Sketches
Wireframes
Design basics
Portfolio enhancement
and more!

Speakers
avatar for Angela Don

Angela Don

Lead UX/UI Designer for Mobile Products, Rapchat
I am a visual designer at heart, but have found my skills to flourish in mobile design. I specialize in iOS design, android design, as well as user experience (UX).   I've been designing for over 5 years now. Previously, I have won numerous accolades such as the Addy’s, florida... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tampa Bay WaVE 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33602

5:00pm

Secret Habits of Successful Fashion Designers
Learn the secrets to success from these fashion designers who have navigated the challenging world of fashion and are positively impacting the industry and changing the game in their own ways!

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Vaughn

Nancy Vaughn

White Book Agency
Nancy Vaughn is an entrepreneur, principal, PR & Marketing Director at White Book Agency, a full-service fashion public relations, marketing and special events firm, and creator of Tampa Bay Fashion Week. Nancy helps clients across the country increase their business presence via content, third-party endorsement and the written word. She excels at assisting media professionals and clients alike, and is called upon frequently by media outlets for her PR/business knowledge, coaching... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marie Crane

Marie Crane

Rhonda Shear Intimates
Born in Okinawa, Japan, as the daughter of a Naval officer and surgeon, Marie spent most of her early life moving from city to city. As the middle child and only girl of the family, she learned to be both independent and self-sufficient; getting her first office job at 16 years old... Read More →
avatar for Desiree Noisette

Desiree Noisette

Cerulean Blu
Desiree Noisette is the founder and CEO of Cerulean Blu, a women’s resort wear line with its flagship retail location on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Cerulean Blu is known for making luxurious fabrics, flattering styles and original designer prints accessible for... Read More →
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... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tampa Bay WaVE 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33602

5:00pm

To Franchise or Not? An Introduction to Franchising Opportunities for Veterans

SCORE will present Franchise Opportunities for Veteran Start-Ups


Speakers
avatar for Jack Grisé

Jack Grisé

SCORE Pasco/Hernando


5:30pm

Decoding the Internet of Things … Thought Leadership Panel & Networking Happy Hour

In the future, it’s estimated that 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet.  The Internet changed the world forever, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will change how businesses run when billions of machines get connected with data & analytics.  With all of the hype around the Internet of Things, it's easy to get lost on what it is, what it isn't, what it means for the future.  Come hear from this Panel Discussion of Thought Leaders from the companies that are leading the IoT revolution. 

 

Panelists:

  • Tom Jauch, Director of Business Development, IoT Solutions, Cisco Systems
  • Scott Gebicke, Connected Solutions Global Business Leader, Jabil
  • Ben Patz, Managing General Partner, FAN Fund
  • Jay Litton, Sales Director, Southeast, MapR Technologies

 

Moderator:  Ryan Jordan, Vice President of Sales, Internet of Things, Presidio

 

If you are a business leader in the corporate or startup world, you won't want to miss this opportunity to hear from industry experts.  Network with peers from across the Tampa Bay area in this exclusive event.

 

Networking:    5:30 – 6:30 pm

IoT Panel:        6:30 – 7:30 pm                       

 

Event is sponsored by Presidio (www.presidio.com).


Moderators
avatar for Ryan Jordan

Ryan Jordan

Ryan Jordan mission is simple, to help clients unlock the unlimited potential of a completely connected world. With only 2% of devices connected today, we expect over 50 billion things interconnected by 2020. Our role is to turn this data into information that is delivered to the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Gebicke

Scott Gebicke

Scott Gebicke is Jabil's executive in charge of IoT solutions development, thought leadership and go-to-market strategy. He is Jabil’s Vice-President responsible for Jabil's "Connected Solutions" global business unit. In his role, he leads a team of Business leaders and technical... Read More →
avatar for Tom Jauch

Tom Jauch

Mr. Jauch is the Director of Business Development for IOT Solutions at Cisco serving the Public Sector Market. In this capacity Tom is responsible for evaluating, prioritizing, developing and validating IOT applications for Cisco investment. Previously, for the past seven years... Read More →
avatar for Jay Litton

Jay Litton

Jay Litton is the Southeast Sales Director for MapR Technologies (www.mapr.com). MapR is a software company that helps companies of all sizes capture and analyze big data in batch or real-time. As the leader in Hadoop, Document DB, and Streaming solutions MapR puts these solutions... Read More →
avatar for Ben Patz

Ben Patz

Ben is Managing General Partner of the FAN Fund, which is an early stage fund that invests in high growth companies in the technology or life science sectors. The FAN Fund focuses on the underserved market of Florida, and it originated as an angel group populated by successful entrepreneurs... Read More →


6:00pm

Women in Tech Community Conversation
Join us for an engaging Community Conversation geared toward local Women in Tech!  Come prepared to share your aspirations, concerns, and ideas for strengthening this particular part of our community. A better understanding and awareness of the desires, needs and challenges of women working in technology careers will lead to positive change and growth in Tampa Bay. Join the conversation and help identify shared goals and concerns, and possibilities for resource sharing, connections and collaboration. This event is open to all and will be facilitated by the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library. Free visitor parking is available in Thomas Garage on 1st floor. Lowth Center is on the 8th Floor.

Moderators
LD

Laura Doyle

Senior Librarian, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

6:30pm

Intro to html/css
Limited Capacity filling up

Join one of our amazing alumni, Sarrah Vesselov UI/UX Developer at MadMobile, and our Campus Director, Toni Aliberti to learn the basics of HTML/CSS.

 

Learning HTML and CSS is an important first step into the world of web development. This course assumes no previous knowledge of HTML/CSS or any other programming language. 

 

Creating web pages with HTML and CSS can be fun and easy, if you know where to start! This course will start with page layout, how to break down a design mockup into page elements that can be translated into HTML. Then will implement that layout in HTML and CSS.

 

Topics covered will include:

 

What is HTML? What is CSS?

 

• Where is it used and what does it do

 

• Proper syntax

 

• Translating UI design into code

 

Bring a laptop with Chrome and Sublime Text (a free web development tool which can be acquired here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3) installed

 


Speakers
avatar for Sarrah Vesselov

Sarrah Vesselov

Sarrah Vesselov is a UI / UX Developer with over 10 years of experience in web development. She currently works for Mad Mobile as a Senior UI Web developer and team lead, creating responsive websites and applications for various clients including Aeropostale, Payless. Sarrah is ardent... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tampa Bay WaVE 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33602

6:30pm

Advanced Ruby

Overview

Join our Back End Engineering instructor with a focus on Ruby on Rails, Gavin Stark to dive into a more advanced Ruby class and learn more about The Iron Yard.

This course assumes an understanding of the Ruby on Rails framework.

Outcomes

The first half of the course will be a short lecture, followed by a hands-on workshop where we'll do some actual coding together.

Requirements

• For Windows, check out: http://rubyinstaller.org/

• Linux users can use their distro's package manager

• Your favorite text editor (e.g. Sublime Text, Vim or Atom, not a word processor like Word)

Agenda

• Advanced skills in Ruby on Rails

• Real word use cases

• Object Oriented Programming

• Creating an application or game


Speakers
avatar for Gavin Stark

Gavin Stark

Gavin is a native of Florida and currently resides in St. Petersburg. Fearful he would someday melt under the Florida sun, Gavin took a break from the Sunshine State and studied mathematics and computer science in Rochester, New York and Management Information Systems in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tampa Bay WaVE 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33602
 
Friday, February 12
 

9:00am

Tec Coffee
Coffee and networking till 9:30. Event will start around 9:30.

Special Guest: Kyle Matthews of Because of Ezera https://becauseofezra.org/

Entrepnuership is all about passion, sometimes the passion is your startup. Sometimes you find things that are bigger than yourself. Come find out why this entrepreneur stepped down from the company he started for a cause that was bigger than he ever imagined. This special coffee talk will be a chance to not only hear Kyle's story, but review our experiences from startup week.

Moderators
avatar for Tracy Ingram

Tracy Ingram

CEO, Intention Technology
Tracy Ingram has over 10 years experience in Bioinformatics and has imported technology from all over the world, specializing in data acquisition and pattern recognition from microdata. As former Director of Research for a military contractor, he worked on developing adaptive technologies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Matthews

Kyle Matthews

Kyle spent over a decade in the technology entrepreneurship space, and is an experienced CTO and technology consultant. He co-founded Laicos, a creative design agency in Tampa focusing on modern web and mobile applications and process optimization. Through Tampa / Denver based... Read More →


9:00am

Data Visualization 101: Hands-on Workshop

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

Curious about data visualization but don’t know where to start? Join us for a fast-paced guided workshop visualizing sample data in Tableau. We’ll start with a quick overview of the user interface and basic concepts, give practical and repeated guidance on how to think with the tool, then work step-by-step through various challenge activities. Best practices, tips and tricks will be covered throughout. At the end of the workshop, we will stitch our charts together to share with others via an interactive dashboard.

 

Nervous about writing code or needing prior knowledge? Have no fear. All visualizations will be built using drag and drop actions that are familiar to every computer user. No coding required. Please bring your own Mac or Windows laptop, power supply, and external mouse.

 

Want to get hear more on data visualization? Be sure to check out our Thought Leader Presentation, “Good to Great with Graphs … What Makes People Connect with Data,” on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Session sponsored and presented by CoEnterprise (www.coenterprise.com).


Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Spaulding

Tiffany Spaulding

Tableau Adoption & Enablement Coach, CoEnterprise LLC
Tiffany is passionate about bringing data to life. Unlike most developers in the field of data visualization, her background was not the standard IT or business track. Tiffany transitioned to the world of data 3 years ago from interior design and architecture. Her passion for education... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Tampa Bay WaVE 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33602

10:15am

40-Minutes of Fitness for Entrepreneurs
Take a  pause from training your brain and participate during this workout workshop with Aaron Wagner, a local Tampa Bay personal trainer. Using his background in corporate wellness, Aaron will facilitate a brief workout showing you the basic stretches and exercises every entrepreneur needs in order to get the blood flowing.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Wagner

Aaron Wagner

Aaron is a personal trainer, athlete and coach who is passionate about helping others achieve their personal fitness goals. He is a former competitive surfer and currently is a run ambassador for Fit2run and Pearl Izumi, he is also an influencer for Vuori, a surf and sport clothing... Read More →


11:00am

How to Become a Mentor presented by USF Connect & Tampa Bay WaVE
Are you interested in mentoring startups? Join USF Connect and Tampa Bay WaVE to learn all the opportunities to mentor startups at all stages and industries. 

Meet and mingle with USF Connect and WaVE's current mentors to hear what it's all about.  


11:00am

Food Truck Lunch
Join us for a food truck lunch on the last day of #TBSW16. The Everything Local Marketplace will be going down at the sametime!

Featured trucks are:
Krepelicious,  Mmm-Bap

*Registration to Startup Week is required to obtain a meal ticket.

Special thanks to Jeremy Gomez (Owner/Generation Food Truck) for his help coordinating the logistics of this lunch! 

11:00am

Mentor Hours 2/12
Meet one on one with experts and members of Tampa Bays business community! Read the mentor bios below and follow the link to Slottd to book your session. Each mentoring session is 20 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Jacob Burns
http://slottd.com/events/izdq1vcu6l/slots

Jake is the founder of SouthDirekt, a Tampa-based internet marketing firm that works for small to medium sized businesses, political candidates and non-partisan causes.
Jake is a Master Certified Constant Contact partner (highest level of certification). His clients include more than 200 companies, candidates and causes. 

Andrew Gold
http://slottd.com/events/3vmdpag4t8/slots

Andy Gold, Ph.D., is a full-time business faculty member at Hillsborough Community College (HCC), and teaches in the graduate school at the University of Tampa, and the University of South Florida. In addition to his teaching duties, Gold is a co-founder of the HCC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, serving as an internal entrepreneurial evangelist at HCC. He is a lifelong entrepreneur having started multiple businesses over the past 22 years. He is the founder of Terrapath, Inc., a social entrepreneurial venture started in 1994.  Recently, he co-founded e2venture, a consulting business that provides entrepreneurial mindset services to organizations, educators, and at-risk youth. Dr.Gold had a 12-year career in finance, working on Wall Street where he and a business partner raised $52 million in capital to start-up a hedge fund business. Gold currently lives in Tampa with his wife Anne, a middle school teacher. They have two sons, Matt who lives and works in New York City, and Greg who lives and works in Atlanta.

Fanny Leal
http://slottd.com/events/fkedt38ejn/slots

Fanny advises organizations and teams on Product and Project Management with Agility. 
Passionate about teams and putting out awesome products, her specialties center around: Team and organizational development, Portfolio management, Product planning as well as light-weight, value focused, project delivery systems.


12:00pm

Community All Star Panel: Making Connections in Tampa Bay
Hear from some of the most influential leaders in our community on how the Tampa Bay Area is growing as a regional startup hub. The panelists will speak on the theme of the week "Making Connections." They will share their take on how Tampa Bay is connected by two cities, how and how people are connected to each other in the uniqueness that is Tampa Bay. The panelists will share a special look at the region in their eyes and what the future holds for Tampa Bay.  

Moderators
avatar for Gracie Stemmer

Gracie Stemmer

Startup Tampa Bay / TRUHAIR by Chelsea Scott
Gracie is President for Startup Tampa Bay, the local non-profit that umbrellas Tampa Bay Startup Week, Startup Weekend Tampa Bay, technology hackathons, and other startup community events and socials. In this role Gracie wears many hats but her main function is to act as an advisor and connecter within the community, bringing... Read More →

Speakers
BB

Brian Bailey

I Love the Burg & That's So Tampa, RKC.meAlong with my partner, I founded RKC.me in 2003 after 10 years with New York City’s largest and oldest independent agency, Rubenstein Associates. Last serving as Senior Vice President, I worked on a variety of national accounts including... Read More →
avatar for Alfred Goldberg

Alfred Goldberg

President of North American Operations, Absolute Marketing Solutions
Creative and innovative manager, administrator, public speaker, instructor, and entrepreneur, taking pride in ability to analyze viability of business ideas, design products and services around the mobile medium. Recognized and sought-after public speaker, bringing a wealth of knowledge... Read More →
MN

Mitch Neff

Father of three wicked cool kids | Digital Strategist @ Cisco | Instigator | StartupBus Alum & Director- Strategy development and execution- Leadership and team building- Data-driven business insights and decision makingCurrent experience: digital business/brand marketing strategy... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Whelihan

Jennifer Whelihan

Economic Development Manager, Hillsborough County
Economic Development Manager, Hillsborough CountyCommunication professional with over 15 years experience in media, public relations, community relations, Hispanic affairs, government and political work. Skills include extensive experience in generating and promoting a variety of... Read More →


12:00pm

What is your Entrepreneurial Mindset? - Leadership Session
DeSheun and Patricia Hines lead a panel for Student Veteran Entrepreneurs Taking the Plunge

Moderators
avatar for Clint Day

Clint Day

Entrepreneurship Instructor, Entrepreneurship Resources, Inc.
Clint Day is an entrepreneurship adjunct professor who serves on the advisory board of NACCE, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, and the Shore Center for entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University. He founded three companies in Florida and Georgia... Read More →

12:00pm

Everything Local Market
NHIE Tampa Bay presents their first Everything Local Market. Come by Basecamp for lunch and some local shopping. Meet a bunch of local entrepreneurs while you browse the many items they have created. Help support local business by shopping small during the Everything Local Market. #everythinglocal #nhietb



1:00pm

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

JR's is the founder and president of Red Wall Marketing. He's worked with businesses in a variety of industries to implement proven marketing strategies. His passion for business and marketing is what led him to start helping people grow their business. He firmly believes that marketing... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tampa Bay WaVE 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33602

2:00pm

FREE Head Shots @ #ChaseBasecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE* ones during Tampa Bay Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (802-812 E. Whiting St. // Downtown Tampa) from 2-4pm Feb. 8-11, and 2-3pm Feb. 12, 2016. Sign up for a time below!

ENTER YOUR NAME, EMAIL & PREFERED TIME HERE.

*First come, first serve. Sign up via the link above.

 


2:00pm

Marketing Your Startup
"Marketing and Innovation make money, everything else is a cost" - Peter Drucker

There are plenty of things that will cost you money with a startup. It comes with the gig.

But marketing is where you should be making money. It should drive in sales and awareness.

We'll take a look at the basics of marketing a business and specific tactics and strategies you can use for yours.

There are often a lot of unanswered questions that face a startup...

Should you advertise? Do SEO? Use social media? Blog?

We'll cover each one of those and more. We'll look at how to decide which strategies are right for you and how to implement them for the greatest chance of success.

We'll wrap up with some Q&A if there's time so you can get answers for your specific business.

Speakers
avatar for JR Griggs

JR Griggs

JR's is the founder and president of Red Wall Marketing. He's worked with businesses in a variety of industries to implement proven marketing strategies. His passion for business and marketing is what led him to start helping people grow their business. He firmly believes that marketing... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tampa Bay WaVE 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Drones! Drones! Drones!

Let's face it … drones are super cool! These new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have gained popularity in the last few years, and there are a lot of new applications evolving to take advantage of these flying machines.  When you add hi-definition cameras and special flight management software, they become powerful machines to run your business.  Come learn the basics of drones, including what it takes to make them fly, the technology that goes into them, and the latest applications on how drones are being used industry.  Of course there will be a live demonstration of the drones in action.  You won't want to miss this!

 

Presented by George Papabeis of the Tampa Hackerspace.

Location: 

The Hive at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive, 3rd Floor, West Building, Tampa, Florida 33602

 

This event is part of the Internet of Things (IoT) track, which focuses on growing this capability in the Tampa Bay area.  It is developed by the Steel Cloud Group (www.steelcloudgroup.com).


Speakers
avatar for GeorgePapabeis

GeorgePapabeis

George Papabeis is a Freelance musician, recording engineer, photographer, videographer, video editor, special effects artist & animator. As member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, he serves in the National Photo Corps, Public Affairs, and as crew for standby SAR (Search & Rescue... Read More →


4:00pm

Good to Great with Graphs … What Makes People Connect with Data

Data has become the language of business. Come learn how to craft a great message with your data using Data Visualization. In this Thought Leadership discussion, we'll learn what is data visualization, how your brain processes data, and guided steps to get started visualizing data to drive business decisions. Connect with other professionals at our Networking Happy Hour to follow.

 

Want to get your feet wet with data visualization? Be sure to check out the Hands-on Workshop on Wednesday morning, “Data Visualization 101:  Hands-On Workshop”.  

 

Session sponsored and presented by CoEnterprise (www.coenterprise.com).


Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Spaulding

Tiffany Spaulding

Tableau Adoption & Enablement Coach, CoEnterprise LLC
Tiffany is passionate about bringing data to life. Unlike most developers in the field of data visualization, her background was not the standard IT or business track. Tiffany transitioned to the world of data 3 years ago from interior design and architecture. Her passion for education... Read More →


6:00pm

Official Startup Week Closing Party
Join us to celebrate all the amazingness that happened through the week! We'll have VR games provided by Microsoft, big screen multi-person xBox Kinect games, ROBOTS, food, drinks, and a live performance from the SoundWaVEs, an award-winning band comprized of members of local tech companies and pretty much the best musical experience in the universe tbh.

Friday February 12, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602