Tallahassee Startup Week unfolds with a jam-packed schedule of occasions

Tallahassee Startup Week unfolds with a jam-packed schedule of events

The Third Annual Tallahassee Startup Week kicks off right now and is slated to draw between 500 to 1,000 attendees all through 15 deliberate occasions. 

Curt Bender, a Tallahassee legal professional and chairman of this 12 months’s Startup Week, mentioned the occasion continues to develop. A few of this 12 months’s companions embrace Entrepreneurship Tallahassee, the Jim Moran Faculty of Entrepreneurship at Florida State College, Tallahassee Neighborhood School, Innovation Park, Domi Station, Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence, The Pod Promoting, For The Desk Hospitality and Polsinelli Legislation Agency. 

“There are quite a lot of cool issues taking place,” mentioned Bender, who based Entrepreneurship Tallahassee. “We’re maturing, and we’re trying to get validated. As soon as we get validated as a viable entrepreneurial ecosystem, we might have extra entry to extra personal funding.”

In 2016, Tallahassee was named a Prime 50 Metropolis for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Journal. Since then, Jim Moran Faculty opened within the fall 2017 because the nation’s first stand-alone school of entrepreneurship. 

Nevertheless, even with native momentum on the rise, personal funding is the lacking piece wanted to shift Tallahassee’s startup scene, Bender mentioned, including there are lots of of native present startups. 

The week kicks off with a welcome reception tonight on the Jim Moran Faculty, that includes Mayor John Dailey, FSU President John Thrasher and County Commissioner Rick Minor. 

All occasions are free and open to the general public. Registration is inspired. For extra info, go to entrepreneurshiptallahassee.com for the schedule and areas of occasions. 

Here is the lineup:


9 to 11 a.m. – Ideation Workshop

Midday to 1:30 p.m. – Financing – Small Enterprise Innovation Analysis/Small Enterprise Know-how Switch Analysis (SBIR/STTR Program)

6 to eight p.m. – Nonprofit 101


9 to 10 a.m. – 1 Million Cups

Three to six:30 p.m. – 7 Underneath 30: Brianna Ali, Rebecca Cunningham, Jaye Danforth, Sunny Ilyas, Kris Iquierdo, Adam Kramer, James Stage II

7 to 9 p.m. – 7 Underneath 30 Afterparty 


5 to 9 p.m. – Design Dash

6 to 7:30 p.m. – The Significance of Company Accountability by Lisa Boyd, LYFT


8:30 a.m. to three p.m. – Turkey Tank

6 to eight p.m. – Develop Tallahassee Panel


9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Entrepreneur Showcase

1 to three p.m. – Pitch Competitors sponsored by Polsinelli

3:30 to five p.m. – Legislation for Entrepreneurs and Small Companies by Milton Vescovacci and Curt Bender 

5:30 to 7 p.m. – Legislation and Entrepreneurship Day on the FSU Legislation Advocacy Heart (the large white constructing)

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