Monday, November 5

8:30am EST

The Power, Profit, and Purpose of Social Entrepreneurship
Limited Capacity seats available

The Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) will host a panel discussion in the INIE Training Room, located on the 4th floor of the TCC Center for Innovation. The panel discussion will include three local social entrepreneurs and a bank lender who will share their story of starting their business, how they secured funding and much more.  What you'll learn:
1.  how POWERful your cause can contribute to the economic growth of the city
2.  how PROFITable are social entrepreneurship ventures
3.  how IMPACTful the services or products can mean to changing lives and a community  

Seating is limited and registration is required.

The mission of INIE is to strengthen the capacity and impact of the nonprofit sector through
advocacy, education and collaboration.  For more information, visit TheInstituteForNonprofits.org or call 850-201-9766.

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Ben Graybar

Hancock Bank
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Brian K. Wyatt, Jr.

President & CEO, B-EZ Graphix
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Dr. Mark McNees

President & CEO, Red Eye Coffee
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Renee Miller

Director, City Walk Urban Mission

Monday November 5, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am EST
TCC's Center for Innovation

5:00pm EST

Kick-off Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

Get tickets here!

Monday November 5, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Jim Moran Building Event Space

7:00pm EST

HappE Hour, A Monthly Toast to Area Entrepreneurs at Grasslands - Startup Week!
Limited Capacity seats available

NEW TIME, 7-8:30PM, Following the Startup Week Opening Ceremonies at the Jim Moran Institute (Downtown), we'll adjourn to Grasslands! Join fellow entrepreneurs, mentors & resources as we toast 2 local entrepreneurs sharing their story. A resource and mentor shout-out, too! THIS MONTH features Mark Powell with RMS, Risk Management Solutions and Barbara Wescott with Shop Tally with Swellcoin. With Melanie Simmons of KynderMed serving at MC, this Startup Week Tally event will surely be fun and informative. And don't forget, enjoy discounted spirits by signing up at www.swellcoin.com, where Grasslands offers a 5% cashback credit as part of Shop Tally! Want to be featured? Let us know: barbara@swellcoin.com.

Monday November 5, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Tuesday, November 6

10:00am EST

Intrapreneurship Within Existing Businesses with Paul Dean of Danfoss Turbocor
Limited Capacity seats available

To register, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intrapreneurship-within-existing-businesses-with-paul-dean-of-danfoss-turbocor-tickets-51767292365.

As VP of Operations, Paul leads all aspects of Danfoss Turbocor’s manufacturing. Paul brings over 20 years of extensive operational experience in many areas to Danfoss Turbocor, including automotive, turbo-machinery, and most recently the HVACR compressors industry.  Paul has held various leadership positions within Siemens and General Motors.  Paul has been with Danfoss since 2011, where he served as General Manager for Danfoss Commercial Compressors North and South America manufacturing operations, where he was responsible for leading one of the most successful financial turnarounds in the company’s history. His proven record of applying operational lean principles, operational excellence, Six Sigma and high levels of customer satisfaction through various engagement programs provides our operational team with leadership required to maintain our leading position as the pioneer and world leader of oil-free centrifugal compressors. Paul is Six Sigma Black Belt, a former Captain in the U.S. Air Force and has a BS from Tuskegee University’s School of Engineering and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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Paul Dean

VP of Operations, Danfoss Turbocor
As VP of Operations, Paul leads all aspects of Danfoss Turbocor’s manufacturing. Paul brings over 20 years of extensive operational experience in many areas to Danfoss Turbocor, including automotive, turbo-machinery, and most recently the HVACR compressors industry.  Paul has held... Read More →

Tuesday November 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am EST
TCC's Center for Innovation

6:30pm EST

MyMDband for Holocaust Survivors
Limited Capacity seats available

MyMDband for Holocaust Survivors is a project that connects an innovative Israeli start-up with Holocaust survivors in Israel, by granting them with MyMDband's lifesaving medical bracelets, for free, for life. This is a fully non-for-profit partnership between MyMDband and United Hatzalah of Israel.

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Assaf Luxembourg

Speaker & Consultant
Assaf provides consulting, content and speaking services to audiences in Israel and abroad. I have met and presented to thousands of business men, investors, entrepreneurs, students, young adults, seniors, teenagers, Jewish and non-Jewish, in Israel and around the world.

Tuesday November 6, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm EST
Domi Station
Wednesday, November 7

9:00am EST

1 Million Cups
Limited Capacity seats available

This month's presenters will be Startup Cruise and Course Align!
Coffee provided by Red Eye!
Don't forget to download the 1MC app to check in and give feedback to our presenters!

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Robert Blacklidge

Founder, Course Align & Startup Cruise

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Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

The revolutionary and highly experiential Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship is dedicated to teaching those who wish to embark on an entrepreneurial journey.The entrepreneurship major has been offered at FSU Tallahassee and Panama City since the beginning of fall semester 2017.We... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Jim Moran Building Event Space

11:30am EST

TechTopics Series
At Innovation Park, we believe that new innovative ideas come from collaborating with others.  Three times a year, we host our TechTopics event, which brings together members of our community to learn about Innovation Park, its residents, and the research being conducted in the Park, as well as the Big Bend Region.  We believe that showcasing and sparking conversations about these subjects can foster new ideas, while also making the community aware of the world-class research, facilities, technology, resources, commercialization and entrepreneurship taking place in the park.

All of our TechTopics events take place at one of our facilities in Innovation Park.  The event begins at 11:30am. Over the past few events, our audience has grown, so we suggest getting there right at 11:30am to get a good seat.

Our TechTopics events are FREE and open to the public. Registration for the event is required to attend and is open one month prior to the event.

Lunch is provided complimentary to all of our attendees.

Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm EST
Innovation Park

11:45am EST

Women Wednesdays, Going Viral with Star Swain
Limited Capacity seats available

Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/going-viral-with-star-swain-40-million-views-story-performance-tickets-51805579884. Star Swain entered the national spotlight when her compelling rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the Lincoln Memorial went viral with more than 40 million views online. The impromptu performance stopped tourists in their tracks, became an internet and media sensation, and created opportunities nationally and worldwide. As we celebrate Startup Week 2018 Tallahassee, come hear Star's fascinating story, the opportunities it created, the lessons she learned, and her suggestions on how you might create and be ready for your special moment. Star will also tell us about Swain Maed, her non-profit to promote message music and performing arts while emphasizing the need for music and arts in education. And together let's make our own viral moment as Star sings her new release, WOMAN. Feel free to create and bring a sign (handmade is fine) with your name / biz / talent or message, along with #1City4WomenTally, and let's empower and highlight the amazing women of Tallahassee. 

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Star Swain

Star Swain entered the national spotlight when her compelling rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the Lincoln Memorial went viral with more than 40 million views online. The impromptu performance stopped tourists in their tracks, became an internet and media sensation, and created... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm EST
TCC's Center for Innovation

3:00pm EST

7 Under 30
Limited Capacity seats available

The annual 7 UNDER 30 Speaker Series features seven successful FSU alumni entrepreneurs who started businesses before the age of 30. Speakers talk about their experiences in starting and growing a business, and participate in a Q&A session.

Tweet your questions using #7Under30 and @JimMoranSchool


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Brad Buckenheimer

CEO, Rise and Grind Hospitality Group
Experienced Restaurant Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the restaurants industry. Skilled in Food & Beverage, Entrepreneurship, New Restaurant Openings, Growth Strategies, and Small Business Development. Strong operations professional with a Bachelor of Science - BS... Read More →
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Vince Cacace

CEO, Vertebrae, Inc
Vince Cacace is the Founder and CEO of Vertebrae, Inc., an Augmented & Virtual Reality firm based in Santa Monica, CA. Vertebrae enables brands and agencies to tell stories leveraging the mediums of AR and VR at scale through its technology platform. A recognized digital marketing... Read More →
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Ashley Cline Cagle

Founder & Coordinator, Equestrian Consulting
Ashley is an entrepreneur from Wellington, Florida with focus in merchandising, business consulting, and digital marketing within the equestrian lifestyle community. Her background in merchandising led her to start a blog EquestrianStylist.com. After FSU, she worked at Lilly Pulitzer... Read More →
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Christie Chirinos

Co-Owner & General Manager, Caldera Labs
Christie Chirinos is one of the co-owners and the business development lead at Caldera Labs, a WordPress plugin company best known for its popular contact form plugin. Christie started making websites at the age of 14, and before joining Caldera Labs did everything from selling items... Read More →
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Angie Croft

Founder & CEO, Pop Goes the Party, LLC
Angie Croft is the creator and founder of Pop Goes the Party LLC, Tampa's first and original gourmet cake pop and custom creative dessert company. She is a 2005 graduate of FSU, with a double major in Criminology and Psychology, where she was an active member of the Kappa Delta Sorority... Read More →
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Rosalynn Glover

Founder, Roze Gold Boutique Marketing Agency & Roze Rogue an Accessories Brand
Rosalynn Glover is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She owns Roze Gold, a boutique marketing agency, as well as an accessories boutique, Roze Rogue which just launched in August. Above all, she is passionate about fashion and helping small businesses to grow their brand through social... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Jim Moran Building Event Space

6:00pm EST

Working Class Wednesdays
Limited Capacity seats available

To register, please go to:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcw-oev-inclusivity-town-hall-meeting-tallahassee-startup-week-tickets-52004317313?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text.

There are MILLIONS of dollars in developments coming to Tallahassee.
Come ask questions and stay informed about how they will affect you and your family.
Like, how can these investments help develop the economy in a way that includes you in its growth?
RSVP for free at https://sched.co/Gjxw
#WCW #TSW18 #StartupWeek #TallahasseeStartupWeek #LetsGrowTogether #OEV ! Also feat vendors from the Tallahassee area!! Tallahassee StartUp Week !!

Wednesday November 7, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TCC's Center for Innovation
Thursday, November 8

3:00pm EST

Startup Fundraising 101 with Marco Ignacio
Limited Capacity seats available

To register, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-fundraising-101-with-marco-ignacio-tickets-51959049917.

Marco Ignacio Co-Founder and CEO of of GratSee will present Startup Fundraising 101

A) Bootstrap vs. Fundraising

B) Stages of Fundraising:
1) Pre-Seed
2) Seed
3) Series A, B, C
4) IPO

C) Investor Types:
1) Crowd
2) Friends & Family
3) Angels
4) Venture Capitalists (VCs)

D) How to Fundraise:
1) Fundraising "mode"
2) Valuation
3) Instruments: Stock, Convertible Notes, SAFE Agreement
4) Pro Tips

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Marco Ignacio

Co-Founder & CEO, GratSee

Thursday November 8, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm EST
TCC's Center for Innovation

4:00pm EST

Tools for Ideation: A Design Thinking Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Design Thinking is the core problem-solving framework used by a wide variety of organizations around the world. The tools used in Design Thinking provide value to professionals who desire deeper insights, innovative ideas, and iteratively-refined solutions in any industry. In the realm of Design Thinking, everyone is a designer, no problem is too small (or too large), and this event is for anyone interested in learning this powerful approach to problem-solving.

In conjunction with Startup Week Tallahassee, we’ve partnered with AIGA Tallahassee to host Ken Baldauf, Director of FSU’s Innovation Hub to lead a 90-minute workshop providing hands-on experiences with some of the most powerful tools for ideation, including brainstorming, think different, think wrong, affinity mapping, and idea filtering. Come join us as we learn to apply these idea-generating techniques.

Thursday November 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
The Pod
Friday, November 9

2:00pm EST

Legal Basics with Curt Bender
Limited Capacity seats available

Legal Basics by Curt Bender.  Topics include  considerations in selecting  a choice of entity (non-tax and tax); negotiation and contracts; and law and economics.

To register, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legal-basics-with-curt-bender-tickets-51959179304.

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Curt Bender, Esq.

Assistant General Counsel*, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Curt Bender is a dynamic student, entrepreneur and public servant.Curt graduated from the Florida State University College of Law in December 2017 with honors, where he studied business law and earned the Business Law Certificate.  Bender served as a Business Adviser for the Jim... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
TCC's Center for Innovation

4:00pm EST

Make Yourself: Brand Development Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine a nameless, faceless person with their hand out asking you for your hard-earned money and resources. If you're not immediately frightened away, I'm certain you will at least have quite a few questions to identify who they are and why they feel entitled to the fruits of your hard work.

This is an example of what it is like when a business with no brand attempts to market its products or services before fully developing its brand. People enjoy doing business with people - especially when they become familiar after a strong first impression.

This workshop will help entrepreneurs understand the importance of building a strong brand identity and learn how to transform your idea into an actionable brand strategy that will help you connect with your target audience and build a strong loyal customer base.

Register for free here: https://bit.ly/MakeYourSelf_TSW18

Register to enter a drawing for a chance to win a FREE Brand Development Package from B-EZ Graphix!

Email bkwyattjr@bezgraphix.com to purchase a #MakeYourSelf T-Shirt for $25 to promote your journey as an entrepreneur!

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Brian K. Wyatt, Jr.

President & CEO, B-EZ Graphix

Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
TCC's Center for Innovation

6:00pm EST

Design Sprint
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop you will get to work collaboratively to rapidly mock up and prototype ideas and concepts. Using design thinking we will be focusing on user empathy, experience, and solutions that put the human first. Each profession comes with different sets of skills, techniques for problem solving, and background knowledge so we encourage all vocations and skill levels to participate.

Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-sprint-tickets-52055922666

Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm EST
Domi Station
Saturday, November 10

11:30am EST

Entrepreneurship Day at the FSU College of Law Advocacy Center
Limited Capacity seats available

Entrepreneurship Day at the FSU College of Law
  1. 11:30  - 12:00 AM - network and introductions
  2. 12:00 - 1:00 PM - panel of business law, tax, and real estate professors and attorneys
  3. 1:00 - 1:30 PM - breakout sessions and pairing of businesses and attorneys
  4. To register, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fsu-college-of-law-advocacy-center-tickets-51961750996.

Saturday November 10, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm EST
FSU School of Law 425 W Jefferson St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
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