Track Highlight: Funding and Growth | Startup Week Tampa Bay


Kiki Roeder
Funding and Growth Track Captain

From generating money & traction for your business to learning how to fund your company with venture capitalists around the world, you’ll learn all about raising capital and funding your startup business at the Funding & Growth Track! Some highlights include growing a business from idea to exit, the pitch competition, the $500M Startup Success Panel, and Building an E-Commerce Empire.

Check out Kiki’s video about the track here

Sessions

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Monday, February 12 – 11:00am – 12:00pm
Angel Investing: How to Become a Business Investor
Speakers: David Chitester, Victor Liu


David Chitester
Florida Funders
Founder

Victor Liu
Angel Investor

Monday, February 12 – 01:00pm – 02:00pm
From Concept to Exit: Serial Entrepreneurs Share Strategies for Growth
Speakers: Artemis Emslie, Raj Goyal, Rich Heruska, Robyn Spoto


Artemis Emslie
myMatrixx
CEO


Raj Goyal
BluPears
CEO & CTO


Rich Heruska
Serial Entrepreneur


Robyn Spoto
SpotOn Digital Media
Founder

Monday, February 12 – 03:00pm – 04:00pm
Venture Capital: How to Successfully Raise Money for Your Startup
Speakers: Sean Barkman, David Etheredge, Jonathan Gordan, Karen Griffith Gryga, Julie MacGregor, Edward J. Buckley, III, PhD, 


Sean Barkman
Ballast Point Ventures

Principal


David Etheredge
SavvyCard
CEO & Co-Founder


Jonathan Gordan
Stage 1 Ventures

Managing Director


Karen Griffith Gryga
Dreamit Ventures

Chief Investment Officer


Julie MacGregor
Global Safety Management

President & CEO


Edward J. Buckley, III, PhD
Peerfit

CEO

Tuesday, February 13 – 08:30am – 10:00am
Fullstack Pancake Breakfast + Boost Your Business with the $500M All-Star Startup Panel
Speakers: Chitra Kanagaraj, Susan O’Neal, Joy Randels, Jamie Sewell


Chita Kanagaraj
Pikmykid

COO


Susan O’Neal
Dabbl

CEO & CTO


Joy Randels
New Market Partners
Serial Entrepreneur & CEO


Jamie Sewell
Washlava

CMO

Tuesday, February 13 – 11:00am – 12:00pm
Access To Flexible Capital
Speakers: Rodrigo Cerveira, Blaire Martin, Brad Owens


Rodrigo Cerveira
ACCION

Director of Small Business Lending


Blaire Martin
Florida Angel Nexus

Executive Director


Brad Owens
Florida SBDC at USF

Thursday, February 15 – 10:00am – 11:00am
How to Build an E-Commerce Empire From Scratch (Using Amazon & Shopify)
Speaker: Will Mitchell


Will Mitchell
StartupBros

Founder

Thursday, February 15 – 05:00pm – 06:00pm
Pitch Practice
Description: Calm your pre-pitch nerves by last-minute coaching and feedback.
This is for participants in the Florida Startup Pitch Competition to National Investors.

Thursday, February 15 – 06:00pm – 08:30pm
Florida Startup Pitch Competition to National Investors
Speakers: Stewart Bertron, Marc Blumenthal, Tom Cardy, Kathy Chiu, Gary Langton, Kailah Matyas, Lance Raab, Michael Reene, Jenny Schretter


Stewart Bertron
Murray-Bertron LLC

Partner


Marc Blumenthal
Florida Funders

Partner


Tom Cardy
Aixos Tech LLC

Managing Partner


Kathy Chiu
FAN Fund

Managing Director


Gary Langton
IntelliChief

CEO/Co-Founder


Kailah Matyas
Redwood Partners

Managing Partner


Lance Raab
Tampa Bay WaVE

Board Member


Michael Reene
Board Member/Senior Corporate Strategist and Innovation Development Consultant


Jenny Schretter
Dreamit Ventures

Director

Friday, February 16 – 09:00am – 10:00am
Why Your College Buddy is Not Your 50/50 Co-Founder
Speaker: Chuck Papageorgiou


Chuck Papageorgiou
Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Angel Investor

Friday, February 16 – 10:00am – 11:00am
Profit or Growth: A Fool’s Choice
Speaker: Chuck Papageorgiou


Chuck Papageorgiou
Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Angel Investor