Merle Benny
Social Enterprise Co-Track Captain

Merle Benny, Nonprofit Champion, shares her knowledge with visionary nonprofit leaders by writing, speaking and consulting. She is excited about presenting the Social Enterprise Track – a full day of workshops for anyone looking to make a profit and solve a social problem. Begin Thursday with a NetWalk, combining exercise and networking in downtown St. Pete, and be sure to check out the pop-up bookstore!

Check out Merle’s video about the track here

Juhi Kore
Social Enterprise Co-Track Captain

Juhi Kore is a community organizer and current student at the University of Tampa.  In her third year of involvement with Tampa Bay Startup Week, she is a Co-Track Captain for the Social Enterprise track and the Curator for the Startup Showcase events. The Social Enterprise track will feature awesome events geared towards current and potential social enterprises and nonprofits looking to play in this sandbox. The Startup Showcase is bigger and better than last year and will in fact be a competition this year! Juhi believes in the power of social entrepreneurship as the solution to all global problems and is excited to play a role in its advocacy!

Check out Juhi’s video about the track and Startup Showcase here

Sponsored by:

Community Foundation of TB Social Enterprise Alliance


To sign up for a session, click on the session name!

Wednesday, February 14 – 04:00pm – 05:00pm
1 Million Social Enterprises: Macroeconomic Impact of Social Enterprise, Conscious Capitalism, and B Corps Movements
Speaker: Vinny Tafuro

Vinny Tafuro

Thursday, February 15 – 08:00am – 09:00am
Netwalk (Network Walk)
Speaker: Jamarcus Mosley
Description: Start the day off right! Get your mind and body in gear. Do some warm-up stretches then walk, talk and connect. It’s the smart new way to network and it’s the perfect chance to meet like-minded social entrepreneurs.

Jamarcus Mosley
Personal Trainer

Thursday, February 15 – 09:00am – 10:00am
Speakers: Cliff Barsi, Kila Englebrook, Matt Spence

Cliff Barsi
Food Services & Social Enterprise
Vice President

Kila Englebrook
Social Enterprise Alliance

President & CEO

Matt Spence
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

Vice President, Community Impact

Thursday, February 15 – 10:00am – 11:00am
Speaker: Merle Benny

Merle Benny
Nonprofit Champion

Thursday, February 15 – 12:00pm – 02:00pm
Description: Stop in and share your story! We’ll be open for 2 hours, claim your 15 minutes to practice your pitch and try it out on video. Prizes for trying, prizes for winning.

Thursday, February 15 – 02:00pm – 03:00pm
Speakers: Joe Hamilton, Bailey

Joe Hamilton
Big Sea


Bailey Nicholas
High Risk Hope, Inc.

Executive Director

Thursday, February 15 – 03:00pm – 04:00pm
Speakers: Logan Fahey, Christine Mendonca, Matt Zieger

Logan Fahey
Fahey Advisors


Christine Mendonca
Shore to Shore Advisory


Matt Zieger
Catholic Charities USA

Senior Director of Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship