Startup Surge Presented by Tampa bay WaVE

Dozens of Mentors, 10 TRACKS, 3 WORKSHOPS, AND JUST 100 SEATS AVAILABLE.

When

5th June 2015
Starting at 10am

Where

Tampa
Tampa Bay WaVE

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Dozens of Mentors,
COACHING THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCH A TECH STARTUP

Launching a startup is hard but we’ve brought together the region’s best advisors on technology businesses to help you. Startup Surge is designed for tech minded people who want a guided path to a successful technology company. We’ll give you the confidence in knowing whether your technology idea is worth perusing by giving you the right questions to ask, the technology leaders to connect with, and the critical next steps to take before launching.

Building

Competitive Analysis, Bootstrapping, Target Market, Minimum Viable Product, Prototyping, Building a Customer Base, Crowdfunding, Social Media.

Launching

Making Updates, UX/UI, Analytics Tracking, Agile Development, Branding, Lead Generation, Team Development, ecommerce, Press/PR, SEO.

Growing

Fundraising, Inbound Marketing, KPI’s, Board of Directors, Exit Planning, Licensing.

Our Mentors

THE REGION’S BEST INSIGHT ON TECH STARTUPS

Steve
Tingiris

Dabble Labs

Alfred
Goldberg

Absolute Mobile Solutions

Brent
Britton

De La Pena & Holiday

Darin
Lewis

Mega Inc

Christine
Mendonca

Impact Investment Advisor

Daniel
Caccamo

SVP/Partner at Convertant

John
Wagner

Co-Founder and CEO, eStaff365

Ali
Walter

Ali Ann & Co.

Michael
LaPlante

LaPlante Web Development

Surge Schedule

WE’VE GOT A SCHEDULE PACKED WITH HIGH QUALITY CONTENT, JUST FOR YOU.

10:00

Registration

10:30
11:10

Start Coaching Sessions

First Session Times

11:10 - 11:30 Session 1

11:35 - 11:55 Session 2

12:00pm - 12:20pm Session 3

12:25pm

Lunch Workshop

Second Session Times

1:15pm - 1:35pm Session 4

1:40pm - 2:00pm Session 5

2:05pm - 2:25pm Session 6

2:30pm

Workshop

Third Session Times

2:55pm - 3:15pm Session 7

3:20pm - 3:40pm Session 8

3:45pm - 4:05pm Session 9

4:10pm - 4:30pm Session 10

4:35pm
5:00pm
5:10pm
5:40pm

Testimonials

A lot of people think that as long as you have a developer you can build a tech company. I had the tech skills but needed the business know-how. Startup Surge gave me access to mentors in the area who could guide me down the path of a successful launch. This event definitely helped me put the gears in motion for my startup, Tropily Chris McElveen
Web Developer & Founder at Tropily
Bright House Networks is pleased to sponsor and support Startup Surge again this year. At Bright House Networks, we are committed to businesses of every size, including startups, and Startup Surge because it is a great way for us to get to know the early entrepreneurs and innovators of Tampa Bay. Plus, our executives are able to give back to the business community by providing mentorship at the event. We look forward to Startup Surge every year and are excited for this year’s event! Heather Whipple
Marketing Manager, Events & Sponsorships

HOW CAN STARTUP SURGE HELP YOU?

Receive Feedback From Industry Experts

Before starting a business, you want to know that your idea holds value. By running your idea through our technology business experts, you will receive the right feedback from experts and local business leaders who know how to build, launch, and grow a successful tech company. Our mentors will work with you to validate your idea, offering suggestions wherever needed.

Find Your Path

There is no way to fully prepare for the twist and turns that come with starting a tech company. No need to worry, we will provide you with a how-to guide that details the questions that need to be asked, the research that needs to be done, and the deliverables you should have in order to apply to an accelerator or move past prototype phase.

Ask The Right Questions

At Startup Surge, we understand that sometimes all you need is a point in the right direction. We will provide you with a list of questions you should ask of your tech business.

Learn How to Startup in Tampa Bay

Starting a technology business is much different than starting any other type of business. Doing it in Tampa Bay is also much different. You will learn the ins and outs of being a tech entrepreneur here in Tampa Bay from people who have successfully done it themselves.

Pricing & Registration

Only 100 seats available Get your Tickets now.

The Surge is coming! Seating is limited and this event will sell out! Early bird tickets will be available at a discounted rate until April 30th. Lunch is included and each attendee will leave with a swag bag.

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Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Get in touch


Bright House Networks Business Solutions

Location and Venue

AREA FULL OF GREAT HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.

Spend an inspiring day in Downtown Tampa. See all the city has to offer an entrepreneur!

Venue

Tampa Bay WaVE

400 N Ashley Dr Suite 200

Tampa, FL 33602

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