President, TBIC- Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Ms. Elmore is a founder and the president of the Tampa Bay Innovation Center. The TBIC is an accelerator for early-stage technology firms that has gained regional, national and international recognition for its success. TBIC has been in operation for over ten years that continues to build momentum in Pinellas County and create opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation in our area.
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Senior Manager, PCED-Pinellas County Economic Development Center
Dr. Cynthia Johnson is the Senior Manager of Business Assistance for Pinellas County Economic Development, since 2001. PCED is a government funded business retention, expansion and relocation assistance agency, which promotes new business development and expansion. Dr. Cynthia Johnson has developed a highly professional team committed to creating relevant relationships and partnerships that promote and support the creation of new small and minority businesses in the county. Read More...
Mark E. Swanson
Chairman & CEO, Telovations, Inc.
Mark Swanson is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully started six multi-million dollar companies in the last eighteen years. Mark is currently the founder and CEO of Telovations, Inc. a 500, Business Communications Service Provider based in Tampa, Florida. Telovations pioneered the approach of Communications-as-a-Service and is one of the nation’s premier Cloud Communications companies. Mark's previous companies include Cerebit, Perk International, Bacchetta Bicycles, IXL, and Swan Interactive. Mark started his career in the United States Army where he commanded two military units including forming the first unit of Apache attack helicopters. Read More...
CEO & Founder, International Screening Solutions Managing Partner, Ideasphere
Chuck Papageorgiou is the Co-Founder and CEO of International Screening Solutions a company that provides risk management services to the background screening industry, and the Founder and Managing Partner of Ideasphere—a company that specializes in the high-tech, light manufacturing, logistics, and financial services segments. He brings his global experience in technology and operations, both as a consultant and an executive, to actively assist senior executives of client companies with their organizational strategic challenges.