Startup Surge Day FirstWaVE Venture Center

400 North Ashley Dr.
Ste. 200 Tampa, FL 33602
Friday, September 19th, 2014
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

September 19th, 12:00pm-5:00pm @ Tampa Bay WaVE

Both starting a business and growing a business comes with 1,000 questions. If you are an entrepreneur with an idea or you have already started buiding your startup, join us for Startup Surge and get a 1,000 answers. Not only will we be helping local startups surge ahead, helping them leapfrog to success, but we are also creating a surge of entrepreneurial momentum in Tampa Bay. What is Startup Surge? It's our Expert Office Hours on fire! Or perhaps we should call it "Speed Mentoring". Dozens of our mentors, advisors and funding coaches will be on hand for 20-minutes of one-on-one coaching and counseling.


Speed mentoring topics will include:

Idea Validation - Social Media Strategy - Team Development - Raising Capital Product Development - Customer Development - UI/UX - Mobile Strategy Online Payments - B2B Sales - Affiliate Marketing - Legal/HR/Accounting

Keynote Speaker


Elias Bizannes

Elias Bizannes

is an Australian entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. He is the founder of San Francisco incubator space “StartupHouse“, the international bootcamp “StartupBus” and also created Australia’s “silicon beach“. He previously worked at venture capital firm Charles River Ventures, search engine startup Vast.com, and professional services firm PwC.


Startup Surge Mentors


Shane Needham
VP, Director of Digital Production at 22squared
Gerwai Todd
Director, Strategy at ConnectWise
Chuck Papageorgiou
Operating and technology executive
Bob Dececco
Chairman & CEO at As Seen On TV & Infusion Brands International, Inc. (ASTV - OTCBB)
Jordan Raynor
Co-founder of Citizinvestor and best-selling author of Startup Stories
Justin Davis
Founder at Madera Labs
Darin Lewis
CEO / Creative Director at MEGA Inc.
Ryan Sullivan
Co-Owner at TruHair by Chelsea Scott
Mitch Neff
Digital Strategy - Apps, video, social, and analytics
Elias Bizannes
Gregg Hilferding
Owner at GreenBarLabs

The Schedule

Startup Day Agenda


11:30am - Registration & Sign up for Coaches

12:00pm - 5:00pm Kickoff 1 on 1 Coaching Group Coaching Workshops (3) Keynote (Elias Bizannes)

5:00pm - Event Ends; Networking Begins


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