TAMPA — On Tuesday, Oct. 3, The University of Tampa will host a diverse panel of bankers, investors and entrepreneurs who will discuss all of the funding opportunities available to today’s entrepreneur at “How to find the FUN in funding.”
The event, hosted by the Sykes College of Business’ Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, begins at 4:30 p.m. with registration and light refreshments, followed by the panel discussion from 5–6:30 p.m. The evening will end with refreshments and beverages from 6:30–7:30 p.m.
It will be held in the John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center’ Piatt Executive Seminar Room on the eighth floor of the Innovation and Collaboration Building, 820 W. North A. St.
Panelists will discuss topics such as debt funding, equity funding and alternative forms of funding. The panel will feature:
- Sterling Birdsong, assistant vice president, SBA business development officer, USAmeriBank
- Dario Loayza, vice president, relationship manager business banking, USAmeriBank
- Saxon Baum, business development manager, Florida Funders
- James McArthur, executive vice president, Aegis Business Credit
- Nicholas Brunner, associate, Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners
- Joy Randels, CEO, Citizinvestor
The panel will be moderated by Speros Margetis, UT professor of finance.
The event, which is sponsored by USAmeriBank, is free for UT students, faculty and staff. General admission is $15. To register, go to http://bit.ly/2jutSYu. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Tampa John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business teaches skills that are critical for today’s entrepreneur. Learning to identify opportunities, prepare executable business plans and hone skills through a combination of classroom study and applied learning, makes our program unique. Entrepreneurship education is the fastest growing field of study in the United States, with entrepreneurs projected to be the group that creates vigorous and sustained economic development worldwide.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves approximately 9,000 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 65 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.