Office Hours are here and a new free resource to WaVE Members, coworkers, and Accelerator clients. Not involved yet? That’s okay. Our $15 drop-in day pass will allow you to see any experts offering office hours plus stay for the whole rest of the day.
Steve Ressler – GovLoop.com – Founder/President, largest online community for 100,000+ public sector leaders, Grew GovLoop from 0 to 100,000+ members, $0 to $1M+ annual revenue, and growing 30% yearly, Led GovLoop to acquisition by GovDelivery, leading SaaS government communication provider.
Renee Dabbs – Renee Dabbs, LLC - 16 years with Procter and Gamble, Public Reletions, Strategic Communications, Polotics, Marketing, Broadcast, strategy, infrastructure, effective teams, HR, sales and monetizing products.
Nicole Cendrowski – Sandler Training – Customer Development/Marketing/PR
Kevin Caldwell – Raymond James – Financial Planning and Advising for Businesses and Business Owners
Kevin has been in the financial services industry since 2005. One of the focuses of his practice is helping rising executives organize their finances and set goals. Leveraging the resources of a local financial advisor can help entrepreneurs create a focused plan that will save them time, money, and help them be more efficient. Representative clients and more information can be seen at www.KevinACaldwell.com.
Steve Tingiris – Prospect Smarter – Customer Development/Marketing & PR
Ken Evans – Evolution Advisors – Idea Vetting/Validation
Justin Davis – Madera Labs – User Experience (UX/UI)/Graphic Design
Friday, September 20th 11:30-1:30pm
Krystin Olinski – Press Marketing
Joe Colaric – Manatee Printing – How do I get this printed? With over 30 years in the printing & graphic communication industry, Joe can help those who need printed marketing and support materials and print-on products to understand the various print processes, stages of production, and how the overall print industry is structured to better work with print professionals and maximize their time and dollars to achieve the best value.
Gerwai Todd – ConnectWise – Business Strategy/Lean Startup & Idea Vetting/Validation
Victoria Edwards – Guidewell/FloridaBlue – Customer Development/Marketing/PR
Mitch Neff – Tribe Digital – Analytics, Social Media Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Communications, PR, Lead Generation, Product Management
Joe Healy – Microsoft – Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Florida, Windows Phone lead for East Coast USA, and wrestling with all things Windows 8, Windows Phone and Azure
I’m looking to engage with folks building apps on Windows Phone or Windows 8. Curious about the platform and what it can do? Come pay me a visit. Best to email ahead of time so we can at least set a base though.
Joe is an author of “Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development in 24 Hours”, and is currently working on “Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 8 Application Development in 24 Hours ( XAML Edition )”. Joe worked previously for Microsoft Consulting Services in the custom Application Development arena, focusing on Internet, Web Services, Rich Client, B2B, and browser delivered systems for Microsoft Consulting Services. Joe has also served time with eAngler.com, Cap Gemini, EDS, and IBM in various capacities… On a personal level, Joe resides in Tampa Bay, Florida, and enjoys spending time trying to coax Redfish, Snook, and Trout from various nooks and crannies in Tampa Bay. He is married to wife Anne, with two little girls, Ryan and Morgan, who will also grow up to be great “fisher-ladies” and “geek girls” one day.
Jon Gordon – Stage 1 Ventures – Funding & Pitch Coaching
Darin Lewis – MEGA Inc. – Customer Development/Marketing/PR
Aubrey Goodman – Migrant Studios – Product Development
Paul Addington – Redwood Agile – Marketing/Customer Development/Persona Creation/Validation
- Wednesday, September 4th 11:00am-12:00pm
- Wednesday, September 11th 11:00am-12:00pm
- Wednesday, September 18th 11:00am-12:00pm
- Wednesday, September 25th 11:00am-12:00pm
Mark Swanson – Brighthouse Networks – Customer Development/Marketing/PR
Mark Swanson is a serial technology entrepreneur who has successfully started and grown six multi-million dollar companies in the last twenty years. Most recently, Mark was the co-founder and CEO of Tampa-based Telovations, a three time Inc. 500/5000 Company founded in 2006 and sold to Bright House Networks in December 2012. Mark has raised over $75mm in four venture backed start-ups in Atlanta, Silicon Valley and Tampa Bay and participated in successful exits in three of those companies. Mark started his career in the United States Army where he commanded several military units including forming the first unit of Apache attack helicopters. Later, he managed several high tech projects as a test pilot.
Mark’s industry recognition includes two Inc. 500 Companies, four Fast 50 Awards, Tampa Bay Entrepreneur of the Year, New Media Invision Award, five Webbie Awards, 3 Emmy Awards, Ernst & Young International Business Plan Award and New York City’s Champions of Technology Award. Mark is a former member of the Young President’s Organization, the founder and past Chairman of the Georgia Electronic Commerce Association and the Southeast Software Association. Mark graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Computer Engineering and holds a Master of Science degree in Technology Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Lunch & Learn – “If, When, & How to Fund Your Business”
Samantha Dammer – Tampa Law Advocates, P.A. – Sellers, Leases, Investors, Family Law.