Veterans Entrepreneurship Track Captain
Rosie Lee, Director of Operation Startup @ HCC, is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping other aspiring entrepreneurs break through the challenges everyone faces taking on the mammoth task of starting a business. She has experience in the food truck space, real estate arena and web development services, and has strong connections to the military community as daughter, wife and mother of servicemen. As program manager for the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, Rosie works with OPSU to continue serving the needs of the program and Veterans seeking business startup advice.
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Monday, February 12 – 09:00am – 10:00am
Alternate Funding for Startups
Speaker: Andy Gold
Hillsborough Community College
Tuesday, February 13 – 09:00am – 11:00am
Nurturing your Entrepreneurial Mindset
Speakers: Valerie Lavin, Rosie Lee
Wednesday, February 14 – 01:00pm – 02:00pm
Storytelling for Business
Speaker: Matthew Fetterman
Thursday, February 15 – 09:00am – 10:00am
Effectively Transitioning to Entrepreneurship
Speakers: Valerie Lavin, Other Panelists TBA
Friday, February 16 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Mentor in a Moment Round Table
Description: Speed dating meets business mentoring! Last year this TBSW event was SRO. Arrive early and plan to deliver your best business model in record time – no more than 5 minutes to talk up your business/business idea to one or two table facilitators.
Then you’ll receive feedback from those facilitators – local business experts, mentors and SMEs – on the model as well as advice for additional resources you might need. When the bell chimes, it’s off to the next table for another round and feedback with a new set of facilitators.
Preparation is key to getting the most from this opportunity so organize your thoughts, be prepared to answer questions, and put on your running shoes because this happens fast!