400 North Ashley Dr.,
Ste. 200 Tampa, FL 33602
Friday, March 28, 2014
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
401 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
Friday, March 28, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
Startup Surge Daypowered by
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.
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
'Surge Ahead tracks' will be provided to help you navigate. There is a track for everyone. Which will you take?
Idea Stage - Getting to Launch - To Launch & Beyond - Growth Surge
Startup Showcasepowered by
$35pp in advance; $45 at the door
Join us for an evening where we will showcase some of
the area's most promising tech startups.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and our keynote speaker
Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), former executive officer to General David Petraeus during the surge in Iraq. Now a professor at the Ohio State University, Dr. Mansoor will be sharing his story and insights on strategic planning and perseverance. Meet and mingle with the best and brightest of Tampa Bay, and join in the live voting and share the crowd's favorites.
Welcome with the MEGA
Schedule & Sign-up
A bell will ring every 20 minutes prompting you to move to the next expert. Alternatively, participants can join in one of several workshops as well.
What Every Entrepreneur Should Know
Before Hiring 1099 Contractors
(hosted by TriNet)
Mobile Strategies that Work
(hosted by Absolute Mobile Solutions)
What Every Entrepreneur Should
Know About Crowdfunding
(hosted by Florida Funders)
Bringing it all together, creating an action plan with what you learned.
Networking & Food Trucks
Opening Remarks by Mayor Buckhorn - Voting Details
Startup Company Presentations
(10 startups with 3 minutes each)
7:30pm - 7:45pm - Live Voting Begins
Col. Peter Mansoor
Wrap up - End the Night