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Lynn Kroesen

Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC)
Ms. Kroesen has 20+ years in economic development and community relations.  She has been with the Hillsborough County Small Business Section since April, 2007.  Currently, she manages Hillsborough County's Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) located in Ybor City. The ECC serves as a common location for entrepreneurs to seek assistance, network and collaborate with like-minded individuals.  Her role is to manage the day-to-day operations of the ECC, 85+ partners and staff.  She continuously identifies opportunities for collaboration, develops programs and events relative to entrepreneurship and to grow the local entrepreneur ecosystem.  In addition to working for Hillsborough County, Ms. Kroesen has served as the Executive Director of the Ybor City Saturday Market since 2001.  The market is an open air market that serves as a stepping stone for entrepreneurs to launch their business, a “business incubator without walls.”  When not on the job, she spends her spare time with her family jet-skiing, biking and experiencing the local flare.

Expertise includes:
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Monitor local and federal grant funded programs
  • Serve as an advocate for small business
  • Assess training programs and effectiveness
  • Serves as liaison to government agencies, community organizations, local CDC’s and Chambers of Commerce.
Organization affiliations:
  • Committee Member – 1 Million Cups Tampa
  • Secretary, Ybor City Chamber of Commerce
  • International Business Incubator Association (INBIA)
  • American Contract Compliance Association (ACCA)
  • International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
  • Various local community organizations with a focus on Economic Development.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, February 7

11:00am EST