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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

Thomas Pittz

Professor, The University of Tampa MS Program

Phil Tafone

Founder, Dive Bar Nutrition

Thane Ringler

Speaker, Writer, Development Coach, Podcast Host

Brandon T. Adams

Co-Founder at Accelerant Media Group

Garrett Takach

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

Jedidiah Weller

CEO, OpenForge

Tina Hrabak

Director of Startups, Future Founders

LaVonna Roth

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

David Zamarin

Founder & CEO of DetraPel

George Black

Strategist CFO ✦ Author

Chris Joyce

Founder & CEO at Gusher

Jeff Goldblatt


Bob Roitblat

Founder, Mainsail Consulting Group

Neil Kane

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

Sabah Ali

Founder, Brands that Sell

Linda Kehn

Pitch Competition Judge

Gerry OBrion

Closing Sales in a Crowded Market

John McDavitt

Artist, Designer and Show Host

Kelly Bertog

Senior Director Marketing & Strategy, Future Founders

Colin Jones

Entrepreneurship educator dedicated to helping others create opportunities for satisfaction

Leanna Lee

Content Writer, Podcaster, and Mental Health Advocate

Jeffrey Ross

Commercial Photographer

Dave Phillipson

Connector for Entrepreneurs & Investors.

Samar Shah

Patent Attorney

Steve Kaplan

Serial Entrepreneur - President WAL Branding & Marketing - Author

Alicia Waldner

CEO and Founder of ADventure Marketing

Murtaza Bambot

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

Cory Levy

Entrepreneur & Early-Stage Investor

Chloe Shauck

Sr. Program Manager, Team Resource Development @ Enactus

Becky Hoy

Program Manager @ Enactus

Jeanette Smith

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

Steve Rogers

Owner, Steve Rogers Outdoors LLC

Ray Ruiz | Enactus

Director, Talent & Recruiting @ Enactus

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"

Parker Van Hart

Director, Masters in Entrepreneurship Programs, University of Florida

Virginia Edwards

Corporate Etiquette and Professional Development Consultant

Gary Lewis

Support Specialist, Marketplace Simulations

Greta Pope

Founder of

Shannon Varcoe

Founder of Troublemaker LLC

Zeb Styles

Support Specialist, Marketplace Simulations

Mike Veny

Keynote Speaker and Author

Ernie Cadotte

Author & Founder, Marketplace Simulations

Riana Khan

Chapter President, CEO Iona College

Kieran Burns

Venture Valley - Player


Venture Valley Host

Madi Rifkin

Pitch Competition Finalist - Mount

Keyu Cao

Pitch Competition Finalist - SaniScanner, LLC.

Harrison Hertzberg

Pitch Competition Finalist - AeroPest LLC

Nick Night

Venture Valley - Shout Caster

Ryan Snaadt

Video Marketer

Katie Linn

Venture Valley - Player

Efrain Alfaro

Venture Valley - Player

Noah Fulk

Pitch Competition Finalist - E Wagers

Aneesh Sridhar

Pitch Competition Finalist - Speculor

Denali Dahl

Pitch Competition Finalist - Kalia Health

Frank Kugel

Chapter President, CEO UW-Milwaukee

Jackson Night

Venture Valley - Player

Alyssa Laughlin

Pitch Competition Finalist - Pulsez

Dannaka White

Pitch Competition Finalist - DinK

Steven Howell

Pitch Competition Finalist -

Thomas Wrappe

Pitch Competition Finalist - Macillion

Ben Grote

Pitch Competition Finalist - Vamose

Ramzi Taim

Pitch Competition Finalist - Avodos

Jace Smith

Pitch Competition Finalist - AltFair Solutions, LLC.

Brendan Wang

Pitch Competition Finalist - CAPNOS

Jonaie Johnson

Pitch Competition Finalist - Interplay

Lauren Franco

Pitch Competition Finalist - Lo West Golf Apparel

Mahdi Eghbali

Pitch Competition Finalist - VerdiLife

Kyle Eddins

Pitch Competition Judge

Stephen Kalinsky

Pitch Competition Finalist - Augment Health

Adit Gupta

Pitch Competition Finalist - Lula, Inc.

Dr. Nancy J. Church

Pitch Competition Judge

Salvador Duenas

Future Founders

Leah Figueroa

Chapter Executive, CEO Iona College

Andrea Solis

Chapter Executive, CEO UTEP

Patricia Garcia

Pitch Competition Finalist - College Thrifts

Clinton E. Day, MBA

Entrepreneurship Adjunct Professor

David Ponraj

Pitch Competition Judge

Chuck Papageorgiou

Ideasphere Partners

Jonathan Messinger

Pitch Competition Judge

Sarah Glatt

Pitch Competition Judge

Jaime Patterson


Giles Hertz

CEO Board of Directors

Scott Issen

Future Founders

Matt Wilson

Pitch Competition Judge

Inaki Pedroarena

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

Katie Sowa

Future Founders

Kelly Ellenburg

Marketplace Simulations

Jeffrey Russell


Connie Pheiff

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

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Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization supports students at 250 universities. We focus on the development of any student that seeks to be a founder.

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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