Suncoast CEO to Speak at Forum

Our very own Mike Kennedy will be sepaking on the importance of microfunding in Southwest Florida on Wednesday, April 11th at 6:15pm as part of a forum on entrepreneurship. More details below!

Gulf Coast Venture and Suncoast Technology forums: How Incubators and Accelerators Can Help Start-up Enterprises

On Wednesday, April 11th join the Gulf Coast Venture Forum and the Suncoast Technology Forum for networking and a jointly hosted finale to this seasons “Why Invest in Southwest Florida” program.

Highlighting the rise of incubators and accelerators for early-stage ventures: the panel will include representatives from the Hub, Tampa Bay Wave, Abbeton and Suncoast Community Capital and what this trend means for entrepreneurs and for economic development regionally.

Tampa Bay WAVE is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into growing tech ventures in Tampa Bay. SCC’s mission is to empower people to achieve economic independence and transform their lives through entrepreneurship and financial asset building. The HuB is a creative and collaborative space where entrepreneurs and artists come together to develop ideas and contribute toward building a creative class in Sarasota. Abbeton is an accelerator fund that works with entrepreneurs in the “idea” stage to begin the process of development.

Wednesday, April 11th  from 6:15pm-8:30pm

Hyatt Regency Sarasota – 1000 Blvd of the Arts | Sarasota, FL 34236

Cost $25/STF members $20

Includes refreshments and a drink ticket along with a cash bar. Register at

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