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Innovating Forward in the Unknown | CEO Global Conference & Pitch Competition

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Mike Evans

Founder &

Zev Siegl

Co-Founder Starbucks Coffee Company

Brad Chisum

CEO of Launch Factory

Neil Kane

Executive | Entrepreneur | Educator | Startup CEO | Author "The Innovator's Secret Formula"

Garrett Takach

Business Obstacle Fitness Gym Owner/Competitor on American Ninja Warrior, Ninja Park

Jeff Goldblatt


David Zamarin

Founder & CEO of DetraPel

George Black

Strategist CFO ✦ Author

Brandon T. Adams

Co-Founder at Accelerant Media Group

Sabah Ali

Founder, Brands that Sell

Bob Roitblat

Founder, Mainsail Consulting Group

Chris Joyce

Founder & CEO at Gusher

Jedidiah Weller

CEO, OpenForge

LaVonna Roth

Founder of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® & CEO of Brain-Powered

Phil Tafone

Founder, Dive Bar Nutrition

Linda Kehn

Pitch Competition Judge

Thane Ringler

Speaker, Writer, Development Coach, Podcast Host

Thomas Pittz

Professor, The University of Tampa MS Program

Tina Hrabak

Director of Startups, Future Founders

Jeffrey Ross

Commercial Photographer

John McDavitt

Artist, Designer and Show Host

Leanna Lee

Content Writer, Podcaster, and Mental Health Advocate

Gerry OBrion

Closing Sales in a Crowded Market

Kelly Bertog

Senior Director Marketing & Strategy, Future Founders

Colin Jones

Entrepreneurship educator dedicated to helping others create opportunities for satisfaction

Samar Shah

Patent Attorney

Dave Phillipson

Connector for Entrepreneurs & Investors.

Alicia Waldner

CEO and Founder of ADventure Marketing

Cory Levy

Entrepreneur & Early-Stage Investor

Murtaza Bambot

Founder @ Heartbeat, prev Partner & Head of Community @ Georgia Tech's Create-X Accelerator

Steve Kaplan

Serial Entrepreneur - President WAL Branding & Marketing - Author

Ray Ruiz | Enactus

Director, Talent & Recruiting @ Enactus

Becky Hoy

Program Manager @ Enactus

Chloe Shauck

Sr. Program Manager, Team Resource Development @ Enactus

Jeanette Smith

All Art Licensing, - Courses, Coaching, Consulting & Agenting

Steve Rogers

Owner, Steve Rogers Outdoors LLC

Catherine Ross

Partner and art director at Ross Creative Works

Chris Wszalek

Executive Director, Graduate Admissions and Student Recruitment | Syracuse

Amy Rogers

SEA Director

Julienne Shields

Chief Executive Officer - USASBE

B.Jeffrey Madoff

Author "Creative Careers"

Shannon Varcoe

Founder of Troublemaker LLC

Zeb Styles

Support Specialist, Marketplace Simulations

Gary Lewis

Support Specialist, Marketplace Simulations

Parker Van Hart

Director, Masters in Entrepreneurship Programs, University of Florida

Mike Veny

Keynote Speaker and Author

Virginia Edwards

Corporate Etiquette and Professional Development Consultant

Ernie Cadotte

Author & Founder, Marketplace Simulations

Greta Pope

Founder of

Ryan Snaadt

Video Marketer

Nick Night

Venture Valley - Shout Caster


Venture Valley Host

Efrain Alfaro

Venture Valley - Player

Katie Linn

Venture Valley - Player

Jackson Night

Venture Valley - Player

Kieran Burns

Venture Valley - Player

Stephen Kalinsky

Pitch Competition Finalist - Augment Health

Dannaka White

Pitch Competition Finalist - DinK

Noah Fulk

Pitch Competition Finalist - E Wagers

Ramzi Taim

Pitch Competition Finalist - Avodos

Mahdi Eghbali

Pitch Competition Finalist - VerdiLife

Steven Howell

Pitch Competition Finalist -

Aneesh Sridhar

Pitch Competition Finalist - Speculor

Adit Gupta

Pitch Competition Finalist - Lula, Inc.

Keyu Cao

Pitch Competition Finalist - SaniScanner, LLC.

Madi Rifkin

Pitch Competition Finalist - Mount

Jace Smith

Pitch Competition Finalist - AltFair Solutions, LLC.

Thomas Wrappe

Pitch Competition Finalist - Macillion

Brendan Wang

Pitch Competition Finalist - CAPNOS

Harrison Hertzberg

Pitch Competition Finalist - AeroPest LLC

Denali Dahl

Pitch Competition Finalist - Kalia Health

Ben Grote

Pitch Competition Finalist - Vamose

Alyssa Laughlin

Pitch Competition Finalist - Pulsez

Lauren Franco

Pitch Competition Finalist - Lo West Golf Apparel

Jonaie Johnson

Pitch Competition Finalist - Interplay

Frank Kugel

Chapter President, CEO UW-Milwaukee

Clinton E. Day, MBA

Entrepreneurship Adjunct Professor

Riana Khan

Chapter President, CEO Iona College

Leah Figueroa

Chapter Executive, CEO Iona College

Andrea Solis

Chapter Executive, CEO UTEP

Salvador Duenas

Future Founders

Patricia Garcia

Pitch Competition Finalist - College Thrifts

Jaime Patterson


Giles Hertz

CEO Board of Directors

Scott Issen

Future Founders

Chuck Papageorgiou

Ideasphere Partners

Jonathan Messinger

Pitch Competition Judge

Kyle Eddins

Pitch Competition Judge

David Ponraj

Pitch Competition Judge

Matt Wilson

Pitch Competition Judge

Sarah Glatt

Pitch Competition Judge

Inaki Pedroarena

Pitch Competition Judge

Dr. Nancy J. Church

Pitch Competition Judge

Bryce Reich

Pitch Competition Judge

Eric Liguori

Pitch Competition - Moderator

Judi Eyles

Pitch Competition - Moderator

James Zebrowski

CEO HQ - Executive Director

Andrew Goei

Pitch Competition Judge

Kelly Ellenburg

Marketplace Simulations

Katie Sowa

Future Founders

Jeffrey Russell


Connie Pheiff

Committed advocate for transforming the human spirit through the power of creativity

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The University of Tampa

Richly diverse and dynamic learning community

Marketplace Simulations

Bringing entrepreneurship to life

Launch Factory

We're building four startups in 2021! Want to lead one?

UNC Chapel Hill

A Graduate Program with an “Industry-Ready” Outcome

Rice Alliance – host of the Rice Business Plan Competition

Largest and richest graduate student startup competition

Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management

M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises

University of Florida, Warrington College of Business

M.S. in Entrepreneurship

Future Founders

Free programming to help launch and scale your business.


Platform-partner for the C-E-O Virtual Pitch Competition

Tampa Bay Economic Development Council 

Our team can connect you with the tools and resources you need.

Million Stories

Entrepreneur stories that will inspire.

Venture Valley Game

Venture Valley: Game that Pays Off in the Real World!

Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers

250+ university-based entrepreneurship programs

Startup Space

The Solution to Develop Your Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society

Start an Entrepreneurship Honor Society on YOUR campus!

Crowdsourcing Week

Powering Breakthroughs Together

Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA)

Turning Creative Dreams into Careers

Synapse Florida

Innovation Lives Here


A head for business. A heart for the World.

Entrepreneurs Organization

Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards

Association for Entrepreneurship, USA

Success by Association


Legal Documents for your business with LawCloud

Eastern Michigan University Center for Entrepreneurship

SESI 2021 Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference

Bryant University Northeast Entrepreneurship Conference (BUNEEC)

Learn | Network | Boost Your Mindset

Ashland University MBA Program

Online MBA Program Options

Entrepreneurship Education Consortium

Promoting entrepreneurship among college students