Tampa, Fla. – July 2, 2015 – On Wednesday July 29th, Jeff Gigante, Founder of Ciccio Restaurant Group will be center stage at Startup Grind Tampa Bay. Jeff and his team at Ciccio are growing like wildfire with their fabulous and fresh cuisine. Ciccio began its journey in New York City over 25 years ago with James Lanza and when Jeff joined the team moving back to Florida and opening a branch of the restaurant Ciccio and Tony’s in Tampa it marked the beginning of a new era for the company.
Ciccio Restaurant Group saw Florida as a wide-open market and has now grown to six restaurant brands with locations popping up all over Tampa Bay. They credit much of their success to the growth Tampa’s universities. Catering in part to College students from across the country came here with different tastes for food. They weren’t tied to the chains or afraid to experiment but they wanted value and healthy options.
Jeff will share how he went from the soccer fields in St. Pete to New York and came back again to make his mark here in Tampa Bay. He has learned a lot about how to build a successful business with skyrocketing growth but it hasn’t always been easy. Join us as he shares his story and joins the ranks of over 216,000 entrepreneurs across 175 cities in 70 countries in a global movement when he speaks at Startup Grind Tampa. Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs the event is designed to give established business owners a platform to impart their lessons learned and keys to success to the next generation of startups and entrepreneurs.
As Jeff shares his story we will also be featuring his fabulous food and locally brewed Cigar City Beer. Come prepared with your most challenging questions. At Startup Grind we believe in giving before taking, our speakers are never paid and give their time to help others learn and achieve success. You will meet fellow founders, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, angels and venture capitalists while making real connections to help you growth your startup.
If you want to meet someone who is passionate about business, great cuisine and Tampa Bay, you don’t want to miss this event. Startup Grind will be held on Wednesday July 29th (6:30- 9:00), at Cowork Ybor and the Blind Tiger Café. For tickets click HERE.
About Startup Grind:
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Hosting monthly events around the world featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Start a Chapter in your city today! The monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.
About Google For Entrepreneurs:
Google for Entrepreneurs empowers entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and Google products. With over 50 programs in 110 countries, Google for Entrepreneurs seeks to grow entrepreneurial communities and to equip entrepreneurs with skills and resources to pursue their big ideas.