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Monday, February 4
 

10:00am

Finding Purpose: What would you do if you could do anything?
Tony Selvaggio and Vinny Tafuro will get your week started by asking you some “what ifs” that will set you up for a great Tampa Bay Startup Week. What could you create with no boundaries?

Speakers
avatar for Tony Selvaggio

Tony Selvaggio

Founder, eSmart Recycling
Tony is an award-winning social entrepreneur who turned an old laptop into a thriving company that has helped empower thousands of children worldwide through technology. Tony went from reselling candy treats at age 6, starting his first company at 16 in his hometown in Venezuela... Read More →
avatar for Vinny Tafuro

Vinny Tafuro

Founder & Economist, Institute for Economic Evolution
Vinny Tafuro is a visionary thinker, writer, entrepreneur, communications theorist, and economist. Author of two books, Corporate Empathy and Unlocking the Labor Cage, he is a pioneering advocate for the twenty-first century economy that is disrupting society’s most rigid institutions... Read More →


4:00pm

Sustainable Impact: How to measure the ROI of the efforts.
Social enterprises have a powerful story by default, however, for companies and consumers to fully embrace the power of mission-driven organizations, and for solutions to scale and make a sustainable impact in the community, we must develop mechanisms to track, measure and analyze the results; dig deeper into the outcomes, and bring our stakeholders along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Selvaggio

Tony Selvaggio

Founder, eSmart Recycling
Tony is an award-winning social entrepreneur who turned an old laptop into a thriving company that has helped empower thousands of children worldwide through technology. Tony went from reselling candy treats at age 6, starting his first company at 16 in his hometown in Venezuela... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
2: St Pete - Morean Center For Clay 420 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, USA
 
Tuesday, February 5
 

2:30pm

Benefit Corps: Starting Up with a Triple Bottom Line
Setting up your governance and establishing best practices at the outset to protect your values for the long term.

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Ensign-Barstow

Holly Ensign-Barstow

Manager of Mission Alignment, B Lab
Holly Ensign-Barstow is the Manager of the Mission Alignment Team for B Lab, a nonprofit that supports entrepreneurs who use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems with the end goal of creating a shared and durable prosperity for all. Holly is the Manager... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
3: St Pete - Brocante Rear 2232 2nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL

4:00pm

Leveraging Business as a Force for Good: Becoming a Certified B Corporation
Hear from five exciting Florida-grown businesses who value both purpose & profit. Certified B Corps (like Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, Athleta, and TechStars) don't just claim to be "green," they genuinely walk their sustainability-talk by considering their impacts on people, the planet, and prosperity through a rigorous certification process. Join us to learn how B Corporation certification is to business as Fair Trade is to coffee, USDA Organic is to apples, or LEED is to green building.

Moderators
avatar for Kristin Joys, PhD

Kristin Joys, PhD

Director of the Social Impact & Sustainability Initiative, University of Florida, Warrington College of Business
Kristin Joys is the Director of the  Social Impact & Sustainability Initiative in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Kristin has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Social Entrepreneurship at UF since 2005; in 2013 she created and launched a new course, "Innovation & Sustainability... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tony Selvaggio

Tony Selvaggio

Founder, eSmart Recycling
Tony is an award-winning social entrepreneur who turned an old laptop into a thriving company that has helped empower thousands of children worldwide through technology. Tony went from reselling candy treats at age 6, starting his first company at 16 in his hometown in Venezuela... Read More →
avatar for Michael Schroeder

Michael Schroeder

President and Chief Risk Officer, Wasmer, Schroeder & Company
 Michael Schroeder is the President and Chief Risk Officer of Wasmer, Schroeder & Company (WSC). In addition to his various executive functions, Mr. Schroeder is responsible for the oversight of the Firm’s risk-management process, which includes the Firm’s enterprise and investment-related... Read More →
avatar for Samuel Mcpherson

Samuel Mcpherson

Sift Local, Founder and CEO
Samuel Mcpherson is a serial social entrepreneur who has studied entrepreneurship at both the University of Florida and Pace University in New York City. His first venture, Reciprocity and Co., sold 100% American-made canvas bags that were hand sewn by a women-owned company in New... Read More →
avatar for Grant Kendzior

Grant Kendzior

Eco-Warrior, Sustainable Breakthroughs
Grant Kendzior​ is an Environmental Entrepreneur who was raised between the mountains of Red Lodge, Montana and the beaches of Sarasota, Florida. Grant has always been a passionate environmentalist and has a deep visceral bond with nature. He plans to leave his imprint on the world... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
3: St Pete - Brocante Rear 2232 2nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL
 
Wednesday, February 6
 

4:00pm

Conscious Capitalism: A Paradigm Shift in Business
What is business all about? For too long, people have talked about, taught, and acted as though money was the center of business. Conscious Capitalism presents a different, and more accurate, take that puts people at the center of business. Doing well and doing good are not separate concepts, they are intertwined.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander McCobin

Alexander McCobin

CEO, Conscious Capitalism
Alexander is CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.,  dedicated to elevating humanity by improving the practice and perception of business. Capitalism is fundamentally a human endeavor, it is the way for human beings to ethically engage with and help one another. This underlying insight... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
3: Armature Works - Social Room 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
 
Thursday, February 7
 

11:00am

A Human Centered Approach To Societal Challenges
Design thinking transforms the way problems are addressed, through an innovative user centered approach, based on three pillars; inspiration, ideation, and implementation. This fun, and engaging session provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about social entrepreneurship and apply a design thinking framework to solve some of the biggest challenges facing society today. Only come to this session if you are prepared to take action and immerse yourself in an accelerated journey that leads to real human centered solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Gold

Andy Gold

Professor, Hillsborough Community College
Full time educator and social entrepreneur. Co-founder of Operation Startup. Operation Startup is a partnership between Hillsborough Community College and Hillsborough County. Through a robust offering of formal (college credit) and informal (non-credit) entrepreneurship education... Read More →
avatar for Beth Kerly

Beth Kerly

Business & Entrepreneurship Professor, Hillsborough Community College
Beth Kerly, MBA, is a full-time tenured business Professor at Hillsborough Community College, and adjunct faculty at the University of Tampa.  In addition to her teaching activities, Kerly serves as the co-founder of the HCC Entrepreneurship and Innovation program and Operation Startup... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
3: Armature Works - Social Room 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
 
Friday, February 8
 

2:30pm

Conscious Conversations: Implementing Conscious Capitalism
As long time proponents and supporters of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Improving has rooted the foundation of Improving in a deep commitment to establishing trust with all of our stakeholders. In fact, we believe our first responsibility each day is to build trust with and for our clients, partners, communities, and others.

This has resulted in numerous independent recognitions for:
  • Customer Satisfaction (Service Awards)
  • Employee Engagement (Best Places to Work)
  • Community Support (Corporate Caring Awards)

Speakers
avatar for Mark Kovacevich

Mark Kovacevich

President, North American Operations, Improving
Mark Kovacevich is the President of North American Enterprises for Improving, an International leader in delivering technology consulting and training. He is responsible for all International operations, execution, corporate integration, and implementation of Improving’s vision... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
4: Armature Works - Social Hall 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

4:00pm

Brewing for Good: Florida Brewers Impact Communities
From kombucha and kava to craft beer, Tampa Bay is home to a number of successful brewing businesses.  Like many startups, the key to success is building community.  Promoting positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment. This panel discussion introduces some of their leaders as they share experiences on how to balance community impact while building a crowd-pleasing brand.

Moderators
avatar for Amanda Patanow

Amanda Patanow

Business Strategist, Entreblue
Having grown up in family-owned businesses, Amanda Patanow recognizes the intrinsic value that business can bring to communities. Rather than disavowing profit as evil, she is passionate about helping businesses align profit with purpose so that they can do well while doing good.Amanda... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Hoyumpa

Kenneth Hoyumpa

Owner, Grassroots Kava House
Kenneth Hoyumpa is a co-founder and owner of Grassroots Kava House. Originally from the metro Detroit area, Kenneth moved to Florida and attended Florida Atlantic University.Mr. Hoyumpa has been involved in the kava bar industry for over 17 years, since its introduction to North America... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Vanneste

Elizabeth Vanneste

Sales Director, Mother Kombucha
Elizabeth Vanneste joined Mother Kombucha as Sales Director in February of 2017 because she saw an opportunity to help grow a business focused on supporting healthy lifestyles. She is responsible for distribution and growth across channels and geography.Elizabeth has more than 30... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
4: Armature Works - Social Hall 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, USA