IDEA Camp - Making It Count!
Wednesday, November 14th
While innovation often starts with one individual, cultivating creative ideas takes a team - and idea vetting. Join us Wednesday, November 14th as we celebrate these innovative individuals through our Fall 2012 IDEA Camp. The Progressive Lunch will provide you an opportunity to speak one-on-one with Camp participants, followed by one entrepreneur's story (Kyle Mastronardo, Nardo's Natural) and our IDEA Camp 60 Second Elevator Pitch session.
Kyle Mastronardo is one of four brothers who own and operate Nardo's Natural, a skin-care business in Clearwater. In March 2012, Nardo's Natural appeared in front of millions of viewers on ABC's hit reality show "Shark Tank". Kyle will share his experience on "Making It Count".
Attendance is limited for this event & pre-registration is required.
Friday, November 16th
Over the last 10 years, Vology has grown from $1 million to almost $100 million in annual revenues. To accomplish this Vology not only needed to access capital, but access capital often. Mr. Shevlin explains the different types of capital that Vology secured at different points in the company's life and the hits and misses, that brought Vology to where it is today.
Barry Shevlin, CEO Vology, is a technology entrepreneur with a proven ability to provide innovative solutions that help businesses grow. A talented software developer, Shevlin founded and grew five companies in technology sectors, including CATV contracting, telecommunications, software and networking sales.
Under his leadership, Vology has been included on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies for numerous consecutive years. Shevlin also received "Entrepreneur of the Year" and "CEO of the Year" accolades from the Gulf Coast Business Review.
Presented by Tampa Bay Innovation Center as part of the eHub, TECH Talk is the area's premier networking and education event developed specifically to meet the interest of the local entrepreneurial community.
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The Tampa Bay Innovation Center and organizations throughout the world are joining together to recognize Global Entrepreneurship Week to further inspire, connect, inform and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs. Global Entrepreneurship Week is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to life - spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problem being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success. Please join the Tampa Bay Innovation Center and others engaged in entrepreneurism at these upcoming events.