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April 23, 2014
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Pledge Your Bets

Michael Lindemuth @PledgeYourBets

Pledge Your Bets helps non-profits engage young donors by making the giving process fun. Charities use our web platform to enhance and create buzz about their offline fundraising events or even create new online fundraising campaigns built around team competition and online challenges. By creating a sense of team and competition around the games, Pledge Your Bets creates a environment of continuous donor engagement where donors not only give money, but become fundraisers themselves.

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UpValet

Ty Mathen

UpValet is a visionary solution to the archaic sales process that dominates the auto industry. We replace paper forms and manual inefficiencies with tablets, a revolutionary license swipe system, digitized forms, and real-time insight into the sales process. Our solution also provides cutting-edge social and video tools for generating referrals, tracking leads, and, most importantly, closing deals.

Meet the Organizers

Danielle Weitlauf @Danielletbinnov

Danielle is passionate in helping others achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. Through the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, she develops relationships, encourages entrepreneurial growth and works closely with Tampa Bay-based companies to grow and prosper in the region.

John Morrow @FocusTheFuture

John is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation Alliance at College of Business USF St. Petersburg; as well as Co-Founder of Gazelle Lab, a seed-stage business accelerator based in Tampa Bay; and Co-Author of Tampa Bay’s 6/20 Plan.

Richard Wood

COO Eagle Datagistics, an Oracle Gold partner, and 'data logistics' company focusing on hardware, software, professional services, hosting, and IT staffing/recruiting. Chair of St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, member Sports Alliance sponsoring East West Shrine Game and active supporter of 1MC and the Greenhouse.

Sean Kennedy @Kennedy_S_M

Sean is the manager of the St. Petersburg Greenhouse, a collaborative effort between the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of St. Petersburg to foster entrepreneurship and economic development.

Reuben Pressman @reubenpressman

A purpose driven visionary and a compulsive problem solver with an unlimited supply of energy for learning, and having fun!

Past Organizers

Past Presenters

UpValet

www.UpValet.com

UpValet is a visionary solution to the archaic sales process that dominates the auto industry. We replace paper forms and manual inefficiencies with tablets, a revolutionary license swipe system, digitized forms, and real-time insight into the sales process. Our solution also provides cutting-edge social and video tools for generating referrals, tracking leads, and, most importantly, closing deals.

Artistas Cafe and Art for Autism 501.c3

artistascafe.com

Training and employing people with autism in our 2 cafes currently. Expanding into a culinary program, fulfillment program & artist website to sell their artwork for income. This video explains our vision and was just produced for our Indiegogo crowd funding campaign: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBdLTw2DtrU&feature=youtu.be

Check I'm Here

checkimhere.com

Check I'm Here provides a platform to manage, track, assess, and engage students and organizations on university and college campuses.

Designs for the World LLC

www.designsfortheworld.com

Designs for the World is an enterprise that is creating and building products that address medical and humanitarian issues of consumers in developing nations and/or who are recovering from natural disaster or war.

The vision of Venture House is a City that is a magnet for entrepreneurs, with strong housing stocks in thriving neighborhoods, with an abundance of good jobs and a flourishing economy. Our strategy is to take vacant houses, those in foreclosure and other problem properties, one small cluster of 5-10 houses at a time within a target neighborhood, and rehab them (including sweat equity!) to provide affordably-priced housing for local entrepreneurs who will live there, create jobs and be involved in our City

Nutrogenix - BladeButter Brand

www.bladebutter.com/

BladeButter is an all natural product that extends life of razors exponentially. Nano Filtration Technology gives BladeButter the power to penetrate the metal of your blades, protecting them from the inside out. BladeButter saves money, saves skin and can even save the planet. BladeButter saves consumers an average of over $180 per year. It also saves skin from unnecessary nicks, cuts & scrapes. Lastly, BladeButter reduces the amount of waste consumers send to landfills.

SHOOTRAC

www.shootrac.com

High Level Pitch: SHOOTRAC is Salesforce.com for Asset Tracking and Workforce Management. Detailed Narrative: SHOOTRAC is a cloud-based, scalable, SaaS that provides organizations a simple way to capture real-time, usable big data on its assets and mobile workforce resulting in greater efficiency, decreased cost, improved customer service and increased sales.

Hyperponic

www.hyperponic.com

Mission Statement: Hyperponics is committed to creating sustainable, off the grid, urban Agricultural Programs designed to improve the life and health of those in areas of need. Keep it simple, keep it affordable and keep it healthy… naturally!

Tribunat Valuation

www.tribunat.com

Tribunat Valuation provides a new economic model for equity analysis and valuation information for investors to make wise investment decisions. Valuation allows you to determine the intrinsic value of any US Publicly traded company and customize your analysis. Our software is built within a knowledge community where members can collaborate. With each function of the Tribunat concept the community has the information, insight and credibility to make wise investment decisions.

Dovetail Care, Inc.

dovetailcare.us

We license software as a service to health care providers and payers to actively engage their patients as care team members. We are family based care coordination and information management for families determined to keep their senior members safe, healthy and independent.

Valet Boss

www.ValetBoss.com

Valet Boss is a mobile parking application that allows the user to take control of the valet parking experience. With a push of a button the automobile will be retrieved and with an in application payment option cash on hand is no longer needed. Valet Boss offers back end metrics for the Valet Service provider so they can make better business decisions in real time.

Etter Ventures, LLC.

www.EZmemberdirectory.com

Etter Ventures is a website and graphics development firm (founded 2009) specializing in the development of Google Sites websites. In June of 2013 we introduced a unique new smart phone system (www.EZmemberdirectory.com) for Android and iPhones that allows a broad range of clubs, groups, organizations, trade associations and businesses to be able to create digital membership directories and employee contact lists and make them available safely and securely on their members / employees Android and iPhones.

OmniBazaar, Inc.

OmniBazaar.com

OmniBazaar is a new type of e-commerce marketplace that removes the middlemen and bankers from e-commerce. OmniBazaar allows users to buy and sell directly among themselves (rather than through a middleman site like Amazon or eBay), using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (instead of credit cards or PayPal). By using a distributed structure to eliminate middlemen, and using Bitcoin to eliminate bankers, OmniBazaar will charge users 80% lower fees than existing e-commerce sites like eBay and Amazon.

Foolies Limited Clothing

thefoolies.com

Foolies Limited Clothing: A company designed to push, motivate, and inspire others to live out their dreams and goals.Through fashion we dictate the worlds reaction.

Green Edventures; Gulf Odyssey-Florida

www.greenedventures.com

Green Edventures provides action-packed high quality marine biology, and environmental education eco-adventure programs in extraordinary locations like Seward, Alaska and Baja for educational groups. Through Green Edventures, participants develop self confidence in the face of new challenges, environmental action skills from service learning activities, and an overall increased global awareness through cultural interaction and travel. Green Edventures' eco-adventures are affordable, hands-on, carbon neutral

Complete the Pair

www.completethepair.com

Our mission is to help companies, salespeople and job seekers stand out from the crowd enhancing their ability to land meetings and job interviews while simultaneously providing free shoes to people in need. In other words, we help them differentiate in a way that makes a difference.

Street Media and Communications Amplifies business presence, transforms leaders into sought-after industry experts and diversifies revenue streams by driving the information about your business and its leaders. With more than 14 years winning millions of dollars in government grants, private sector proposals and working within the on-line publishing and traditional journalism media, these hybrid communications strategies are transforming businesses and entrepreneurs to realize renewed and heightened succe

BusyConf

busyconf.com

Whether you are a novice or an experienced event planning professional, conference and convention planning is an utter nightmare. BusyConf is the only tool with its unique set of conference workflows that help conference planners manage their call for proposals, speakers, review committee, mobile schedule, and ticket registration. BusyConf makes conferences and events easy.

Nardo's Natural

www.NardosNatural.com

Nardo's Natural delivers a ground-breaking, natural collection of retail and professional products for face and body rejuvenation. Discover true skin transformation and enhance your authentic beauty with a succulent blend of exotic botanical extracts.

Social Business Engine

www.thesocialbusinessengine.com

The Social Business Engine (SBE) is a new initiative under my 11 year old digital marketing agency, Find and Convert. SBE is a digital TV show where I interview people succeeding on the social business journey. The guest is a showcase customer of the sponsor. The business model is a sponsored content channel. Sponsors so far include HubSpot, Crimson Hexagon, Jive Software.

Tangible Labs

www.tangiblelabs.com

We specialize in making the world a more fun and interesting place through the use of micro-manufacturing machines and 3d printing technology. We believe in the real-world magic of dreaming up an idea, and bringing that idea into reality by building it before your very eyes. We offer 3D modeling services, rapid prototyping, custom printing for personalized items for awards or give aways. We started printing our own products - NerdTags as a fun and great way to introduce 3d printing to the general public.

TRUHAIR by Chelsea Scott

www.TRUHAIR.com

TRUHAIR by Chelsea Scott promises to help you quickly & easily recreate salon looks at home; empowering women to look and feel extraordinary inside & out.To provide innovative hair care solutions for the everyday, empowered woman so she can easily create her perfect hairstyle at home, all while having fun and feeling young.

World Housing Solution Inc

www.worldhousingsolution.com

World Housing Solution, an Edgewater, Florida company manufactures rapidly deployable and reusable thermally efficient structures and shelters for the US military, oil and gas, and foreign medical lab industries. Utilizing insulated composite panels with an integrated proprietary assembly and foundation, this unique system allows the deployment of the units either on, or above, grade thereby eliminating the need for expensive site preparation without sacrificing structural integrity.

Jonny Strawz

www.JonnyStrawz.com

Jonny Strawz is a gourmet ‘drinks only’ drive thru QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) that increases healthier consumer alternatives and convenience for “mobile” meals and snacks. JonnyStrawz offers a wide variety of drink choices along with decadent milk shakes, smoothies and more.

CHARGED Electric Vehicles Magazine

ChargedEVs.com

CHARGED Electric Vehicles Magazine is print/digital magazine dedicated to bringing the EV industry in to primetime. Each issue features vehicle and company profiles, battery and technology news, big picture analysis – covering government, utilities, fleets, energy, and more. CHARGED is distributed to over 14,000 qualified subscribers and distributed at all of the leading EV industry events.

HD Interactive Aerial

www.hdinteractive.com

HD Interactive has a new offering, keeping with the company mission of learning, adopting and delivering new technology. This latest venture is aerial video and photography with the use of a quadcopter. Here is a sneak peek at our demo reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEWZzRGj1Jc Our goal in presenting is to inform the group of the technology and show off our product so far. This will include a live demo. We also want to hear of possible uses for it and how and where we should market.

Alorum

alorum.com

Owned, embeddable content marketing

SavvyCard

www.savvycard.com

SavvyCard is a system for quickly, easily and cost effectively building a web application for anything - people, businesses, events, real estate, charities, products, services & more. SavvyCards work on any web capable device, including smartphones, tablets, and PCs and can be distributed via email, text, social media, search engines and print using QR codes. SavvyCard includes a referral marketing system that helps companies "crowd-market" by tracking and rewarding referrals from existing customers.

Carvoyant

carvoyant.com

We enable the connected car to be easy and affordable for everyone. Our platform brings data from the car to the cloud. Consumers can then use web and mobile apps powered by Carvoyant to connect their car to the rest of their lives (service, insurance, fuel, connect to a connected home, etc). Moreover, Carvoyant’s platform enables application developers to build on top of Carvoyant as a central data pipeline allowing developers to stay focused on their application and not on the infrastructure.

Startup Bus

www.startupbus.com

What happens when you put a bunch of designers, developers, and entrepreneurs that have never met on a bus - and tell them they have to launch a product only 72 hours later? You get the most insane Hackathon on the planet. 30 strangers leaving from 7 different cities in North America, and build companies on the way to SXSW. They stop at various tech hubs along the way, spreading the passion from their respective cities, and vie for the startup bus trophy upon arrival in Texas.

Citizinvestor

citizinvestor.com

Citizinvestor empowers citizens to invest in their community by providing them a platform to propose and crowdfund public projects. Any government entity can post a project to Citizinvestor.com where citizens can donate tax-deductibly to the projects they care about most. Citizens can also leverage Citizinvestor to propose ideas they have to improve their community to their local government.

Triton Tech

near9.com

Near9 is a do-it-yourself mobile marketing platform for local business. Near9 helps local business leverage today's technologies to win more mobile customers by providing them a super simple posting platform. Near9 is a web app that can be accessed by any web enabled device and completely private for the user to search without any signup requirements. Near9 is kind of like digital yellow pages. Only the search results are gps based and display the businesses with a money saving offer posted first.

Practees

practees.com

A Social Media and ecommerce site.

Solaridy LLC

www.solaridy.com

Taking new solar technology into new markets

RaveHealth LLC

RaveHealth.com

RaveHealth develops new functional beverages that cater to the various niche markets of today's youth. Currently producing a line of beverage, Rage Vitamin Enhanced Water + Electrolytes and distributing across Naples and St. Petersburg.

BumperCrop

bumpercrop.co

The company is web-technology platform that allows for passionate home gardeners and conscious consumers the ability to Buy/Sell/Trade homegrown food in local communities. Future features include applications to help educate and increase productivity of home gardens. The company address a market of 46 million home food gardens in the United States that produce $18.5 billion worth of crops annually with as much as 30% going to waste. The company earns money from a freemium based model based on transactions

EXMO makes events more interactive and easier to organize. In minutes, event organizers are able to create a highly interactive mobile app for theirs attendees and dynamic displays for their TVs/projectors.

Nexus Creative Labs is an SEO, web design/development, and software development company. Besides working on internet marketing and web applications, we're working on our main project: BuySignalApp.com Our product, BuySignalApp, monitors and identifies users on public social media that express interest in buying products or services using data mining, artificial intelligence, and crowd sourcing. These qualified leads are presented to interested businesses in an organized and actionable format.

World Power and Water

www.WorldPowerAndWater.com

World Power and Water develops renewable energy, fresh water and other sustainable resource projects for utility companies, government entities, international development agencies, corporate clients and others.

A social-calendering system that allows members and fans 'join' local organization / establishments calendars to receive their social events, meetings and gatherings.

Shoebox

‘Shoebox’ is a money management software program that not only helps you track your money, but will help gain control of it. Shoebox is an autonomous filing system that will filter your hard earned money into preset goals created by the user.

Community Cup

A non-profit entity supporting culturally engaging programs to encourage localism and sustainable citizenry, namely Community Cup. A patron brings in a logo'd C.C. personal beverage container, local restaurants offer a discount on-site and donation to a pool of funds to be redistributed back into the local economy/ community groups at the end of each funding cycle.

Have you ever had someone recommend a place to you only to forget about it later? Drawer helps you keep track of places you want to try, and lets you put together a list of favorites to share with others. Forget computer-generated recommendations; Drawer helps people keep track of recommendations from their friends, for a more personal travel and dining experience. Drawer's technology is also available to brands who want to use the platform to engage their customers around the places they recommend.

CitySleekers is a mobile, waterless, eco-friendly car cleaning company that comes to you. We transform every parking space into a clean car waiting to happen. Using bicycles in the urban, shopping mall, office building, or parking garage setting our sleekers ride to the cars and wash them on site without ever having to touch the keys, move the vehicle or go inside of it. We use eco-friendly products to wash and wax our customers' cars without wasting a single drop of water.

ENGEE GROUP

velomph.com

ENGEE GROUP is a sports technology company with a revolutionary product called Velo.

Yumm-me

Yumm-me.com

Yumm-me.com populates a list of places that serve-up the tastiest foods in a specific city, with a picture and a detailed description of the ingredients and taste. The places will primarily be restaurants. Yumm-me.com is a free service to consumers, on where to get the tastiest of a specific food dish. The site also shares yummy recipes of the season, food events in the Bay area, healthy living info and more. We focus solely on great food dishes and good service.

Florida Funders, LLC

Coming Soon

Florida Funders, LLC, is a crowdfunding portal that connects accredited investors with startups seeking funding. Accredited investors who register on the local portal can access information on companies seeking investment. These companies have been previously vetted by Florida Funders. If there is enough interest from investors to meet the company’s funding requirements, Florida Funders facilitates the investment by creating a fund, an LLC, specifically for the company seeking the investment.

Whether it be a wedding, a golf trip, a kids birthday party, or anything in between, WeVue allows groups to easily gather and share content without any of the hassles of manually collecting from individual social networks. Our simple editor then allows every member of the group the ability to turn that content into beautiful, sharable movies. We've recently launched our beta for iOS, and we are currently gathering user feedback to fuel updates to our design and user experience.

CauseToFund

www.causetofund.com

Crowdfunding for local causes and non-profits.

Eyecrawler Inc

www.eyecrawler.com

Eyecrawler has created the first micro-reporting platform that let's you see a live feed of your city, town, or neighborhood before stepping out. The problem we're solving is a simple one. People want to know what's happening now, before they decide where to go. Our solution is to transform the general public into on-location reporters. Our platform consists of an app, widget, and TV product.

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