Startup Surge Presented by Tampa bay WaVE

Global entrepreneurs, Dozens of Mentors, AND JUST 50 SEATS AVAILABLE.

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17th November 2016
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Our Mentors

THE REGION’S BEST INSIGHT ON TECH STARTUPS

Alfred
Goldberg

Absolute Mobile Solutions

Daniel
Caccamo

SVP/Partner at Convertant

Oytun
Tutuncu

Pepin Distributing Company

Greg
Ross-Munro

Sourcetoad

Gerwai
Todd

ConnectWise

Robyn
Spoto

SpotOn Digital Media

Tom
Panaggio

Marketing Consultant

Franco
Ripple

CATECOMM

Holly
Clifford

PRESS Marketing

Chuck
Papageorgiou

Operating Executive & Turn-around Expert

Lance
Raab

Jazz Media, LLC.

Satish
Mehta

Predicticare, Inc

Nick
Outman

Hill Ward Henderson

Brent
Britton

De La Pena & Holiday

Murray Anne
Bowers

deSales Connect

David
Etheredge

SavvyCard

Paige
Thomas

Elevate Branding

Darin
Lewis

MEGA, Inc.

Raphael
Rashkin

Rashkin Law, LLC.

Steve
Lazaridis

Phonism

Chris
McElveen

FullShore Solutions

George
Beardsley

UNATION

Dan
Greco

Ark Applications

Bob
Francis

Milford Communications

Joe
Jones

Transition Masters

Rick
Mikles

Ideal Image

Marc
Blumenthal

CEO of Florida Funders

Jessica
Wolfe

Malwarebytes

Leslie
Bateman

Cheetah Enterprises

Alfred Goldberg

Absolute Mobile Solutions

President of the Americas Absolute Mobile Solutions. Expert in mobile marketing, mobile design, and mobile development.

Daniel Caccamo

SVP/Partner at Convertant

Helping Marketers deliver the most compelling value to the best customers, the fastest.

Oytun Tutuncu

Pepin Distributing Company

Oytun is an information junkie addicted to the digital world. He communicates well in English, Russian, Turkish, Uzbek and social media. In addition to his work at Pepin he is the Founder and Digital Strategist at Gauge Social, Inc.

Oytun manages regional marketing for a portfolio of beer brands such as Budweiser, Bud Light, Shock Top, Stella Artois, Corona, SweetWater, Magic Hat & more so turn to him for all of your digital marketing and brand strategy needs.

Greg Ross-Munro

Sourcetoad

Greg Ross-Munro is an serial entrepreneur & the CEO of two technology companies. He sold his first tech company at 24, & has not been able to stop. Greg currently runs Sourcetoad, a hybrid-software engineering firm with offices in the USA and Australia

Sourcetoad's team of developers have built applications & games for of clients like Viking Cruises, Jackson Hewitt, Procter and Gamble, Luxottica, the US Special Forces, & dozens of startups. Greg is a third generation programer, something that is pretty rare. He has three degrees in Business & Entrepreneurship from USF.

Jim Gossett

SCTC

Over 18 years successful experience of delighting clients through cultivation & leadership of an ecosystem bonding internal teams together to eliminate obstacles & create innovative solutions within an agile framework that adds value to clients rapidly and profitably.

Gerwai Todd

ConnectWise

Director, Corporate Business Development at ConnectWise.

Robyn Spoto

SpotOn Digital Media

Robyn is a mobile/digital marketing leader & sales professional. Named one of the top 5 emerging women in tech by Curious Minds, Robyn forges her way through adversity by adhering to a set of personal core values that include integrity, open-minded learning & relentless problem-solving.

Tom Panaggio

Marketing Consultant

Tom has enjoyed a thirty-year entrepreneurial career as cofounder of two successful direct marketing companies. As a result, he can give a true perspective on growing a profitable business.
In 1983 he cofounded Direct Mail Express (DME) in Daytona Beach, Florida, with his siblings Mike & Kathy. DME has always been on the leading edge of marketing technology. As CEO of spin-off RME in Tampa, Tom headed a company that created the most effective lead-generation program in the financial services industry. Originally from Rochester, New York, & a 1980 graduate of St. Bonaventure University.

Franco Ripple

CATECOMM

Award-winning & Emmy-nominated communications professional who has worked at the intersection of media & public relations, social media, communications, political campaigns & government for more than a decade. After serving as Director of Public Affairs for six CBS Radio outlets in a top-20 market, I have joined CATECOMM to build this innovative statewide public relations, advertising and digital firm's brand in Tampa Bay.

Holly Clifford

PRESS Marketing

... Prior to founding Press in 2007, Holly has worked in every aspect & manner for innumerable national & international brands of nearly every category. At Atlanta-based Hope Beckham, she was named a VP/Group Director on accounts such as Coca-Cola, Home Depot, the LPGA, the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Church’s Fried Chicken, Russell Athletic & the Southern Company to name a few. Outside the corporate world, several athletes & celebrities have also sought out Holly’s expertise. NBA Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins, NBA All-Star Jason Terry, NFL cornerback Myron Lewis & SAG Awards Co-Host, Laurel Ripley, have all brought Holly on board as their publicist...

Chuck Papageorgiou

Operating Executive & Turn-around Expert

Operating and technology executive who gets companies, projects, and products growing, unstuck, or out of the ditch

Lance Raab

Jazz Media, LLC.

Lance Raab is a veteran technology entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. Lance is the founder of JazzMedia, LLC, a privately held company that owns, develops & invests in domain names & web ventures. He is one of the original investors in Florida Funders.

Previously, Lance was the founder and CEO of REPS Software. Under Lance’s leadership, REPS grew over the course of 20 years to become one of the leading publishers of software for the senior living industry, before he sold it. Lance also started IDEAL Consulting, a provider of ERP, CRM and Business Intelligence solutions, which he later sold to Tribridge.

Satish Mehta

Predicticare, Inc

Specialize in growing customers, revenue and profits for startups and turnarounds.

Nick Outman

Hill Ward Henderson

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Brent Britton

De La Pena & Holiday

de le Pena & Holiday LLP is a new breed of full-service, commercial law firms emphasizing a relaxed atmosphere and high quality service to meet the legal needs of companies of every size, from institutional enterprises to pre-formation startups. We have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Tampa. We handle litigation, corporate deals, intellectual property, venture funding, entertainment, real estate, construction matters, and more. Learn more at dlphlaw.com.

Murray Anne Bowers

deSales Connect

Murray Anne Bowers is an entrepreneurial minded professional with progressive experience in business development, sales, marketing & consulting management in highly competitive segments of the IT industry. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida.

She is currently an organizer for 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg and she sits on the IT Advisory Board of Directors for Keiser University, both organizations whose mission she whole heartedly supports.

David Etheredge

SavvyCard

Successful entrepreneur and experienced software development and business development professional. 15 years in executive management for web, mobile, cleantech and technology startups. 12 years in business development, design and production for entertainment and mobile entertainment software with Hasbro Interactive, Disney Interactive & Microprose Software. 4 years in project finance / greenfield wind energy development.

Paige Thomas

Elevate Branding

"I am a hybrid designer, an interdisciplinary brand and design consultant. I craft the meaning, communications and experiences for company brands and products. My background includes architecture and graphic communications."

Darin Lewis

MEGA, Inc.

Leading all agency creative, Darin has more than 10 years of creative direction and branding experience for brands and campaigns that traverse many industries, mediums, and technologies. His passion for creating rich user interactions for his clients keeps the company challenged and engaged at all times.

Raphael Rashkin

Rashkin Law, LLC.

Attorney that loves working with small businesses and appreciates the importance of tech and the startups that push innovation forward.

Steve Lazaridis

Phonism

An experienced software engineer and experienced entrepreneur. Steve is the founder of Phonism, a web service that helps companies manage and provision their VoIP SIP phones.

Chris McElveen

FullShore Solutions

"I am one of two founding Partners at FullShore Solutions, a company created to match startups with pre-vetted, remote developers at a fraction of the cost of hiring locally."

George Beardsley

UNATION

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, UNATION, LLC. Owner, Personal Health Solutions, LLC.

Dan Greco

Ark Applications

Global Operations executive with experience in supply chain, procurement, vendor management, asset management and project management for leading companies. Proven track record of guiding executives, partnering with businesses and mobilizing teams to achieve cost savings while optimizing resources for business operations. Fully adept at spend analysis, supply chain strategies, organizational design, process improvement, technology deployment and functional operations.

Bob Francis

Milford Communications Partners

After spending 30 years as an Intrapreneur in large corporations such as Motorola, GE, & Honeywell, I ended my corporate career with a successful turnaround of a NYSE company. For more than 20 years I've been a full time mentor & entrepreneur dedicated to creating new companies & helping entrepreneurs succeed in their business. Entrepreneurship is my passion & I am focused on growing the startup community in TampaBay. As a change agent & coalition builder, I am experienced in all aspects of building & growing a global enterprise. A master at providing strong strategic & tactical leadership, my teams create continuous improvements in all areas of finance & operations leading to significant business growth on a global basis.

Joe Jones

Transition Masters

I teach people how to confidently communicate their value to companies. I develop and present innovative job search programs so that adults and youth can find the most productive work in the least amount of time. Founder of Transition Masters which develops the presentation skills of job seekers.

Rick Mikles

Ideal Image

Co-Founded Ideal Image in 2001. Company has grown to 100+ locations and has delivered over 2.5 million laser hair removal treatments. Winner of the 2011 Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year for the State of Florida. The founders sold the company in 2011 and retired from Ideal Image in 2012 to pursue beach front real estate development.

Marc Blumenthal

CEO of Florida Funders

Marc Blumenthal is a serial entrepreneur and visionary leader in the technology industry, as well as an active investor in early-stage companies, providing advice and counsel to their founders. With his three decades of experience in the world of startups, Blumenthal was a natural choice to serve as CEO for Florida Funders where he is also an investor-member and serves on the company’s Board of Managers.

Jessica Wolfe

Malwarebytes

Proven success utilizing the principles outlined in the agile manifesto. Ability to identify which of the many different agile frameworks (or crossbreed of) are best suited for an organization. Expert in software development life cycle, including analysis, design, development, testing and implementing software applications utilizing agile and waterfall development. Proven success streamlining and leaning out workflows in effort to maximize efficiency utilizing various software platforms.

Leslie Bateman

Cheetah Enterprises

As a digital native I led the successful communication efforts to drive web traffic and sales through innovative digital marketing strategies while at a Fortune 500, 30-year-old startup and several technology startups. With C-suite experience in branding, clearly identifying the market, positioning and introducing new products, I help companies spend less time and money on acquiring and retaining customers through their marketing efforts.

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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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