ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – (Oct. 17, 2019)
Executive and mentor Ken Evans has been named a managing director at Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an incubator and coworking entrepreneurial center. Ken is responsible for managing and executing the Tampa Bay Innovation Center’s Accelerator program: the Entrepreneurship & Investment Challenge. The program is the Center’s first cohort, timeline-based Accelerator program focusing on leadership, founder wellness, and investor readiness in addition to providing connections, education and mentorship. The program will culminate in a pubic demo day.
“We are pleased to have Ken join Tampa Bay Innovation Center to share his experience in the world of tech startups and Fortune 50 corporations with the first cohort,” says Tonya Elmore, president & CEO. “His experience as an entrepreneur and mentor makes him an ideal person to guide our clients.”
Ken is a product strategy and technical marketing executive with both venture-backed startups and Fortune 50 senior management experience. He has held marketing, product development, business development and operations positions at Compaq Computer (now HP), NYNEX (now Verizon) and several technology start-ups in industries including data and network security, managed services and digital media distribution.
Ken has been a featured speaker at industry events targeted at government, enterprise and small business IT, and security professionals. He was the co-founder of Tampa Bay’s first fulltime coworking space (IdeaField) and has helped lead a number of government and grassroots community efforts to help mature the local tech ecosystem including BarCamp, Ignite, Hillsborough County’s #EDI2 program, Hillsborough County Hack-a-Thon, STAR TEC IdeaCamp, and others.
About Tampa Bay Innovation Center:
Tampa Bay Innovation Center supports entrepreneurial success, fosters the creation of high-tech jobs and develops new sources of technology and manufacturing capabilities by nurturing early stage ventures as they grow and launch their products into the marketplace. The Innovation Center offers programs that are tailored to the innovator/entrepreneur and address business intelligence, planning and business formation, strategy execution and technology transition.
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