TAMPA — On Friday, Oct. 27, The University of Tampa will welcome Craig Dubitsky, founder and CEO of “naturally friendly oral care” brand hello products, as part of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business’ MainStreet Speaker Series. The event begins with lunch at 12:30 p.m., with the program running from 1:10–2:05 p.m. at the Tampa Hilton Downtown, 211 N. Tampa St.
This MainStreet Speaker event is being held in conjunction with the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Conference, which will bring nearly 1,000 attendees from around the world to Tampa.
Dubitsky’s career has been dedicated to transforming commodities into desirables and turning consumer insights into disruptive, emotionally charged brands. He has successfully engaged with a wide array of companies dedicated to breaking category molds via design and consumer-centric thinking. He previously served as a founding board member of green-cleaning brand Method Products and then as co-founder of lip and skincare maker Eos Products.
Through hello products LLC, Dubitsky and his team seek to disrupt and elevate the staid $40 billion global oral care category. Under Dubitsky’s charter and creative vision, hello® brings together thoughtful, come-hither design and highly natural formulations that embody the brand’s naturally friendly™ mantra. Dubitsky conceived the brand and took it from concept to commercialization in only six months. Hello currently has distribution in approximately 20,000-plus top U.S. retail stores and leading e-commerce sites, and has become the No. 2 natural oral care brand across food, drug and mass channels in the U.S. in record time.
Dubitsky’s career and legacy is fueled by his mission to make the things we regularly use better and more beautiful, and in doing so, ultimately create bright spots in our day.
Individual tickets are $50 and a corporate sponsorship table of 10 is $500 (five seats go to students).
The University of Tampa is proud to house the national headquarters for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO). CEO is located in the Maureen A. Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building, which houses the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center. UT is a proud supporter of CEO and the more than 250 chapters in the CEO network on university campuses around the country. The national headquarters moved in 2016 to UT under the leadership of executive director and entrepreneurship faculty member Giles Hertz, J.D., and managing director James Zebrowski. Details on CEO, the resources they provide to their membership and more information can be found at www.c-e-o.org or by calling (813) 258-7CEO.
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.