Tampa, Fla. – April 28, 2014 – “Enlighten us, but make it quick” is the mantra and key to Ignite talks. The fast-paced event filled with inspiring 5 minute talks known as Ignite Tampa Bay kicks of it’s third year at the Historic Cuban Club in Ybor City on May 22nd.
Through fast-paced, bite-sized presentations community members get on stage and share their personal or professional passion. It’s a great opportunity to meet smart, interesting people (if we do say so ourselves) and maybe even learn something.
Chris Krimitsos, the founder and Chief Creative Office of the Tampa Bay Business Owners was voted one of the Top 3 Best Speakers in Tampa Bay by The Tampa Bay Business Journal and will act as the emcee for the event. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the entire lineup of speakers has been chosen from a pool of more than 90 submissions and there is tremendous diversity in speakers and topics this year sure to create a spark in the community:
• Roy Stegman – Brutal Honesty and its Rewards
• Rachel Mallett – One Story – Of A Triumphant 14 Year Old
• Mark Lombardi-Nelson – Challenge Accepted
• Sean Morris- Lessons from an American Ninja Warrior
• Lindsey Nickel – de la O – I Am More
• Jonathan Cordeau – The Power of NO
• Ned Averill-Snell – Get Small: The Big Rewards of Indie Film, Theatre, Music and Books
• Jonathan Malkin – Entrepreneurial Depression
• Jessica Bellman – Figuring It Out Backwards
• Aubrey Goodman – Active Vulnerability
• Catherin Gregory – Be the Voice…For a Child
• Bill Shaw – Hacker Culture and the hardware startup
• Nathan Schwagler – On Gratitude
• Jordan Raynor – 15 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Young Entrepreneur
• Marc Ensign – Be A Dick: Redefining What it Means to Be Social Online
• Jessica Rivelli – Women in Leadership: Past, Present & Future
• Greg Ross-Munro – Buspreneurship Has its Privileges
• Katie Douglas – The Importance of Youth Education and Engagement in Civics
• Katie Krimitsos – Female Voices Breaking into Podcasting
• Saxon Baum – The Tech World Needs Bros
• Paola Chamorro Ward – Out of the Ashes
• Ashok Kartham – Fostering entrepreneurship
Ignite Tampa Bay is produced by Technova Florida, Inc. an entirely volunteer-run, non-profit organization. Businesses and organizations in the community have assisted Ignite include: Applied G2, Fair Warning, M-iZE Haneke Design, Startup Grind, and Cigar City Brewing.
The presentations are meant to “ignite” the audience on a subject, that is, to stimulate thought and action on the topics presented. “We are really excited about the great topics and presenters who have been selected. Where else can you see an American Ninja Warrior, and Indie Musician and Actor, Authors, Entrepreneurs, Educators and someone who has triumphed amidst overwhelming odds to become a success. said Joy Randels, Chairperson of the event. “People sharing their passion and their inspiration for our community and sparking conversation on how we can become even better, ”Randels added.
Ignite Tampa Bay Tickets are available here and going fast. Be sure to join the meetup group at: http://www.meetup.com/IgniteTampaBay/ for updates on the event. To learn more about the event and see sponsorship information, visit http://ignitetampa.org/ For up-to-date news, visit the Ignite Tampa Bay Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/IgniteTampa and follow on Twitter @ignite_tampabay for announcements.
About Ignite Tampa Bay: Ignite Tampa Bay is produced by Technova Florida, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to growing the Tampa Bay’s Regional technology community from the ground up. Technova Florida, Inc. is a nonprofit 100% volunteer-run event supported by you the community and our sponsors. We produce events throughout the year for the startup and technology communities across the region including Barcamp Tampa Bay, Ignite, and others as well as sponsorship of grassroots tech organizations including Startup Weekend, CodeCamp, Startup Bus, Tampa Hackerspace, FIRST Robotics, Robocon, multiple Hackthons, “Day of” events and tech user groups to name a few.