Startup Weekend GSB Tampa
Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
UT Entrepreneur Center, 8th Floor of Innovation & Collaboration Bldg.
820 W North A Street
Learn, Network, Startup
This weekend is particularly special, as it's Global Startup Battle! (GSB)
Startup Weekend will host over 200 events in over 80 countries around the world during the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov 17-23). Teams from each event can compete regionally or by theme with one another via a global video competition. Every team from those events will be eligible to compete in Global Startup Battle (GSB) in the following tracks:
- Champions Track -
Join a legacy of some of the all-time Startup Weekend greats as part of the Champions Track.
- Great in the Making - Made great by Mr. Coffee
If you seek to make a difference (a great difference) in the lives of others, this is your track.
- The Innovators - Powered by .CO
Calling all Startup Weekend teams that are launching their brilliant ideas on a .CO domain!
- Disruptors & Big Ideas - Powered By Transpose
For the entrepreneurs setting out to change industries with visionary ideas.
- Mobile Growth Track - Sponsored By Branch
Calling all app developers and enthusiasts! Let Branch help you launch your next big idea!
- Open Track - Sponsored By The Company Corporation
A brand new way to compete! This Track is for teams who do not attend a GSB event and are in the early stages of launching their ideas.
Friday November 13th
Saturday November 14th
Sunday November 15th
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.
Mr. Hasan identifies, pursues and owns critical relationships with key customers within the Professional Services space. Responsible for the development of business opportunities made possible through the combination of deep industry knowledge, CxO relationships and a solutions-based, consultative-selling approach. Drives new business opportunities by developing and leveraging both new and existing relationships and provides value to partners, balancing customer success with a profitable services business.
Coaches and Mentors
Currently, Steve is working on his newest company, Dabble Lab - a startup studio that helps organizations and individuals turn technology ideas into market-ready products and new business ventures.
Steve is also a founding board member of Tampa Bay Wave and is heading up the FirstWave Accelerator - a program that provides entrepreneurship education and helps connect startup founders with people who can help them succeed.
Specialties: Effective Negotiation. Purchasing and Supply Chain and Distribution Management. Sales and Marketing Management. Internet and Social Media Marketing. Mobile Marketing. Consultative Sales. Business Development. Online Strategy. Marketing Research. Public Relations and Training via Webinar or In Person. Market Research, Online Reputation Repair.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend GSB Tampa team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Tampa Bay is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here