Techstars Startup Weekend Tampa Bay
Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm
114 S 12th St.
Your idea in 54 hours
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Friday November 16th
Saturday November 17th
Sunday November 18th
He volunteers his time to mentor students at the University of Tampa’s entrepreneurship center and is a member of UT’s Board of Fellows. As a founding member of the Center Circle at the Center for Women, Topher has a track record advocating for equal rights of women in the workplace. He was one of the most vocal citizens in the fight against the Public Transportation Commission for allowing ride share services like Uber and Lyft to remain in Tampa. He is a member of the Tampa Downtown Partnership and serves on the development committee for Feeding Tampa Bay.
His extensive speaking career, spanning over the past 30 years, has earned him a global reputation as an expert in mass-communication and influence. He has spoken for top execs with American Express, Microsoft and Google, just to name a few. Topher is shockingly honest, sometimes irreverent, and always down-to-earth. His personality and straightforward manner are perfect for the person who is tired of partisan politics and career politicians. He is not afraid to tell it like it is and speaks to the person who couldn’t care less about party affiliation and is more focused on making sure Tampa is the ultimate city to live work and play.
He is both a Director as well as the Health Tech expert for the Tampa Bay WaVE, and sits on a range of committees for both the Operation Startup and the Tampa Bay WaVE Accelerator programs.
Dr. Munassi is also the co-chair of the Healthcare & Wellness Pavilion at the Synapse Innovation Summit and the co-founder of Blackfin Technology Partners.
Coaches and Mentors
Since 2000, Suzanne has helped thousands of individuals grow their potential through customized success and career planning strategies. Her passion for helping others achieve their desired results is seen in everything she does. She is an accomplished entrepreneur, success coach, business consultant and best-selling book author. In 2002, Suzanne founded a Training Center to help individuals and corporations in the Tampa Bay area achieve continued success through customized training and certification programs. In 2011, under Suzanne’s continued dynamic leadership, the company was acquired by the largest private equity firm with an exclusive focus on the Knowledge Sector.
Understanding the keys to business success and the need to fill the skills gap facing America, Suzanne has developed a second training center – ComputerCoach.com. Under Suzanne’s engaging management style ComputerCoach.com offers training classes in several targeted occupations. In addition, Suzanne is paramount in two other businesses which seek guidance and direction from her diverse sales, marketing, operations, real estate and leadership background. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, Suzanne empowers other people to achieve success with her motto “you have to read if you want to lead.” She is committed to helping others through business consulting, career planning and sharing her thoughts and experiences through speaking engagements worldwide.
As a native Floridian, Suzanne is committed to her state and community through varies volunteer and community outreach opportunities.
I'm a Qualified Family Office Professional and lifelong entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in business, finance and real estate.
I spent a period of time working with networking then moved into graphic design. I was attracted to the endless options of creativity that I had access to and could continue to learn and improve upon.
Through graphic design, I found my real true love – programming. Going from boundless options of graphic design to the black and white world of programming was awakening. I thrived in an environment where there were no blurred lines, no grey areas; yet I still had the ability to be creative.
For over 15 years and 80+ brands, Ebony has had the opportunity to work on campaigns for businesses such as AT&T, AAA, AOL, Cold Stone Creamery and Verizon Wireless to smaller national and international organizations and large non-profits such as the University of South Florida.
She is a diversity and tech contributing writer for Moguldom.com and has been featured on MSNBC.com, Food and Wine, Social Media Today, Food Fanatics, BizBash, AdWeek, PR Daily, Yahoo.com, the Retail Customer Experience, Business 2 Community, NewsOne.com and other publications, panels and hosted events. Invited to speak on diversity in tech, marketing strategies, crisis communication issues, leadership, and organizational techniques and professional journalism, Ebony leads colleagues across the U.S. through crisis communication topics and the creative community. She has educated those in the business and entertainment communities, and her expertise is well-respected in her field.
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