Innovation Hub USA

BRIDG – Bridging The Innovation Development Gap

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Located at NeoCity – a 500-acre master-planned intuitive community of innovation in Osceola County, less than 20 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and within a mile of the Florida Turnpike – BRIDG is a unique public-private partnership that is at the heart of a technology-based economic transformation currently taking place in Central Florida and positively impacting the entire region and state.

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As an industry-led, not-for-profit organization for advanced sensors, semiconductors, photonics and other advanced nanoscale systems, BRIDG provides research and development capabilities and infrastructure for manufacturing processes and materials geared toward system miniaturization and smart sensor innovation. 

BRIDG operates one of the most versatile 200mm microelectronics fabrication facilities in the world – a 109,000-square-foot building with nearly 60,000 square feet of laboratory/manufacturing space that includes two clean-rooms; one operating at Class 100 standards and the other at Class 10,000.

Focused on the innovative manufacture processes, materials and equipment for next-generation sensors and future high-tech products, BRIDG catalyzes to help bring high-value, quality jobs to Florida. As companies get products through the development cycle, BRIDG provides the necessary infrastructure – talent, equipment, background/foreground IP, etc. – to test ideas and concepts, acting as the bridge to product commercialization. In essence, BRIDG is the state-of-the-art “boutique” lab/fab facility open and flexible enough to keep up with the ever-evolving pace of technology and has space to accommodate a variety of partner-funded activities.

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BRIDG is enabled by investment from founding visionary partners – Osceola County, the University of Central Florida, and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council – as well as other partners including the University of Florida, the University of South Florida, Florida International University, Harris Corporation, Siemens, Massey Services, imec, and many others.

With the combination of BRIDG, its partners, and the growth of many sectors of the high technology economy here in Central Florida, the region is steadily becoming recognized as THE place to be if you want to build or grow a high technology-based organization. BRIDG provides the physical infrastructure and collaborative processes to connect challenges and opportunities with solutions, thus “Bridging the Innovation Development Gap” that makes transformation possible.

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Learn more at www.GoBRIDG.com.

200 NeoCity Way
NeoCity, FL 34744
Office: 407-742-4253
@FollowBRIDG

Exterior photos credit: Seamus Payne courtesy of Skanska

MAKEOFFICES – A PLATFORM THAT EMPOWERS MEMBERS TO GROW THEIR BUSINESSES THROUGH WORKSPACE, COMMUNITY, AND PARTNERSHIP.

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MAKEOFFICES IS A PLATFORM THAT EMPOWERS OUR MEMBERS TO GROW THEIR BUSINESSES THROUGH WORKSPACE, COMMUNITY, AND PARTNERSHIP.

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MakeOffices members

MakeOffices was founded with a mission to create a platform of useful solutions to the everyday entrepreneur. The first step is to make finding and leasing office space flexible, affordable, and pain-free. We understand what it is like to be a startup with a tight budget or a small business that does not want to commit to a multi-year lease in a stuffy corporate environment.

MakeOffices delivers turnkey, move-in ready work spaces with flexible, month-to-month lease options that satisfy company needs without the burden and capital commitment of a long-term lease. Members are part of a vibrant community that regularly interacts through hosted events and organic networking opportunities. By providing the office infrastructure and all-inclusive amenities, including fast WiFi, 24/7 access, locally-roasted coffee, and craft beer, for one, low monthly rate, members can spend more of their time and money growing their businesses.

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Here is what some of our members are saying about their experiences while at MakeOffices:

“MakeOffices checked all the boxes we were looking for. The bang for your buck at MakeOffices in terms of amenities provided, the
actual square footage you get, and connections to local businesses/startups is unmatched.”- Elan Bar, Director of Operations, Cater2.me

“I love the community here. It’s definitely very productive. When you come here, you see that everyone is working so hard, and you want to work just as hard.” – Jesse Calzado- Esponda, Founder Cuba Inspires

“We’ve tapped designers that are also working at MakeOffices, photographers, developers, social media gurus. We’ve been able to work with a number of the other MakeOffices members.” – Shy Pahlevani, Founder & CEO, Hungry.

MakeOffices operates 14 locations across Chicago, Philadelphia, and the Washington, DC metro area. 

For additional information please visit: www.makeoffices.com

STARTUP TAMPA BAY – A NONPROFIT THAT EMPOWERS ENTREPRENEURS AND INSPIRES THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS IN TAMPA BAY.

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STARTUP TAMPA BAY

STARTUP TAMPA BAY IS A NONPROFIT THAT EMPOWERS ENTREPRENEURS AND INSPIRES THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS IN TAMPA BAY.

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(Left) Mayor Bob Buckhorn declaring Tampa Bay Startup Week is officially recognized by the Tampa legislature. (Right) Startup Tampa Bay co-founder Gracie Stemmer.

Ryan Sullivan, Gracie Stemmer, and Steinhoff founded Startup Tampa Bay 2016, but the nonprofit’s spirit was born in 2010 when Tampa hosted its first Startup Weekend. Since then, hundred of volunteers have come together to host events that have impacted tens of thousands of people. United by a common belief that entrepreneurs shape the future of their communities the organizers, volunteers, and business partners of Startup Tampa Bay serve as a foundation for our community by creating opportunities, inciting collaboration, and providing support to entrepreneurs from all walks of life. The organization believes these efforts will embolden entrepreneurs to solve meaningful problems, build innovative technology, create jobs, excite our citizens, attract top-notch talent, and develop Tampa Bay into a national entrepreneurial focal point.

Startup Tampa Bay’s cornerstone event is Startup Weekend. Known globally for its ability to cultivate innovation, this event brings together developers, designers, and hustlers to pitch ideas, form teams, and launch companies over the course of 54 hours. Tampa Bay’s Startup Weekends culminate in pitches to local influential entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors. These thought leaders decide which startups return home with prize packages designed to jump start their companies. Multiple standout companies formed at Startup Weekend Tampa Bay since its inception, including the ticketing platform Eventjou (acquired by Ticketmaster in 2014). In an effort to bring the lean startup lessons of Startup Weekend to a younger audience, Startup Tampa Bay began hosting Startup Weekend Youth in 2014. The event is a weekend-long crash course in creativity and entrepreneurship for children ages 10-12.

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Tampa Bay Startup Week

As a testament to the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Tampa Bay, Techstars selected our community to host Startup Week, for the first time in 2015. Now in its third year, Tampa Bay Startup Week has empowered over 15,000 attendees. This community curated conference packs over 70 free, public events into five days that cover a variety of topics. Past workshops include coding, boot camps, legal counsel for businesses, IoT panel discussions, craft -beer sampling, speed dating, and more. Entirely supported by local businesses and volunteers, Tampa Bay Startup Week is crowd sourced platform for knowledge sharing and community engagement.

In 2017, Startup Tampa Bay will host its first Hackathon where partner companies will present their business challenges to the community of problem solvers. Over the course of a weekend, new technology will be built to address these problems and the winning teams will go home with generous prizes. The organization also hosts monthly “Startup Socials,” casual meetups that alternate betwee Tampa and St. Petersburg that seek to create collisions which spark innovation. Startup Tampa Bay is volunteer driven and community backed. The non-profit exists as a platform for passionate individuals and businesses to get involved with the growth of Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurial community.

Startup Tampa Bay welcomes collaborations of all kinds.

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THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA – INNOVATION IS OUR PASSION

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USF Electrical Engineering Students

The Mini Circuits Design for X Laboratory provides a collaborative environment that enable students to take their creativity from design to prototype.

THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA ( USF )

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Robert H. Bishop, PhD, PE, Dean of the College of Engineering

INNOVATION IS OUR PASSION.

The College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is at the forefront of engineering research and education, cultivating knowledgeable, passionate engineers who are dedicated to needs-based, solutions-oriented engineering.

We are innovators. We are explorers. For us, it’s all about helping people. As the only engineering research and teaching institution in Tampa Bay, our urban setting provides the college with a unique opportunity to attract creative and innovative talent.

After more than 50 years of pursuing excellence in engineering, we remain young in spirit and full of hope for the future. Alumni, students, and faculty are playing pivotal roles in the evolution of high-tech innovation in Tampa Bay. With hundreds of patents issued to both faculty and students, it’s fair to say that innovation is our passion. As a result of our entrepreneurial mindset, over 200 patents have been issued to our engineering faculty in the past five years. Building upon four pillars of success – Experiential Learning, Impactful Discovery, Community Partnerships and Educational Leadership –  we are educating a diverse group of engineers and problem-solvers to  tackle global challenges. By providing our students with cutting-edge education, hands-on experience in real-world situations, and significant research opportunities all driven by community partnerships, we are cultivating the next generation of engineers and fostering innovative solutions that will positively impact lives.

Each day we work harder to shape our understanding of mathematics and science for the greater good. And proving again and again that engineers have the willpower and capacity to directly and positively impact the world around us. Our commitment to partnering with industry is unyielding. We continually seek to promote the influential nature of our achievements through effective partnerships.

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USF’s Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research is the No.1 research center in the world for the study of age-related hearing loss.

Our success is a reflection of both the quality of the education we offer and the rate by which we balance change with adherence to our foundation ideals and values. Our evolving vision to foster a global approach to engineering by capitalizing on the international perspectives and diversity of students and faculty is driving value in the community.

With our engineering enrollment skyrocketing to 7,000 students, it is evident that the best and brightest minds are choosing USF to receive their engineering education. Providing student wiht the opportunity to engage in real-world research, study abroad, innovate and collaborate across disciplines, and present their research at scientific conferences, it’s no surprise that our student retention rate from first to second year is over 90%. We are producing a world-class talent pool for the emerging Tampa Bay high-tech community, especially critical to attracting topnoch start-ups and established companies looking for a highly creative environment.

The College of Engineering is partners with U.S. Special Operations Command and the Doolittle Institute at SOFWERX to craft a highly innovative environment that includes student interns, faculty fellows, and emerging research in small satellite, unmanned aerial systems, cybersecurity, resilient communications, and other key areas that support the SOCOM mission. Our partnership is characterized by speed and agility – a robust solutions-focused initiative with energetic creativity and innovation.

We are pushing the boundaries in innovation at the leading edge of biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, audiology, transportation, rehabilition robotics, design and prototyping, wireless and microwave technologies, materials, clean energy, nanotechnology, and entrepreneurship.

Our new Department of Medical Engineering offers a unique experience for students with faulty comprised of both engineers and physicians. The Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research is the No.1 research center in the world for age-related hearing loss. Our Center for Urban Transportation Research is an internationally recognized source for policymakers, transportation professionals, and the public.

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Both engineers and physicians comprise department faculty in the Department of Medical Engineering.

Our environmental engineering program is an internationally recognized provider of water and wastewater solutions. Our Center for Assistive Rehabilitation and Robotics Technologies engages in life changing prosthetic research and is working with patients throughout Florida and locally at the Haley Veterans Hospital to help those with reduced functional capabilities gain greater independence and community reintegration. And our Mini Circuits Design for X Laboratory offers students a unique collaborative maker space to pursue meaningful multidisciplinary engineering projects that move ideas from design to prototype.

As part of a Tier One research university, the USF College of Engineering is uniquely positioned to provide both engineering solutions and well-educated engineers to the Tampa Bay area.

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4202 E. Folwler Ave., ENB 118

Tampa, FL

Phone: 33620-5350

www.usf.edu/engineering

STATION HOUSE ST.PETE – A Lifestyle Brand Founded by Gianco Companies

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The Station House St Pete

STATION HOUSE ST.PETE

CO-WORK | EATS | LOUNGE | EVENTS | TEA & COFFEE | TECH | WELLNESS

Lifestyle brand founded by Gianco Companies.

Welcome to Station House St.Pete. Let the journey begin, as we introduce to you a concept established in the year 1911 through its historic DNA as a Fire Station and Train Station, with a modern sense of styling and technology, adjoined in harmony to meet the human instinctive desires for community and social interaction.

Station House is dedicated to providing a comfortable, yet dynamic environment in which our guests can interact social or professionally, work or co-work quietly, enjoy food, drinks and entertainment, and rest peacefully. We are a co-working space by day and an event space by night. We’ve created this communal environment and set a standard of service that exceeds the expectations of our members and guests.

Set in the heart of downtown St.Petersburg, we guarantee a unique experience within our five-story building; whether you are saying “I do” on your wedding day, sipping drinks in our speakeasy, or closing your next big deal in one of our board rooms. This is where live/work/play comes into balance, where the 9-5 is dead and where ideas are sparked and made a reality.

Steve Gianflippo, Founder of Station House St Pete

Steve Gianflippo, Founder

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All things unique and extraordinary are derived form a simple thought or idea, a “Vision”.

With over 200 members that call Station House their home-office, and thousands of visitors tht cross through our doors each month, everyone has the unique opportunity to cross-pollinate ideas and share multiple perspectives, all while building an organic sense of community.

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260 1st Ave S

St Petersburg, FL 33701 USA

Phone: 727 895 8260 | stationhousestpete.com

E-mail: info@stationhousestpete.com | events@stationhousestpete.com

TECHNOVA – An All-Volunteer Organization Devoted to Fostering Collaboration and Peer-to-Peer Education

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TechNova is an all-volunteer organization devoted to fostering collaboration and peer-to-peer education among startup founders, freelancers, and other grass-roots technology professionals in the Central Florida tech ecosystem.

Primarily known for two long-running events in the Tampa Bay area BarCamp and Ignite!, TechNova is a Florida-based 501(c)3 organized by individuals with decades of tech industry experience and a deeply held belief that our region’s economic health is tied to improving the talent pool of individuals driven by innovation.

Outside of the hosting of our signature events, TechNova’s leaders have initiatedmany other activities to support the growth of the tech ecosystem. From tech and business skills focused workshops, founder mentoring, co-working, hosting local entrepreneurial support events like the Kauffman Foundation’s Global Entrepreneur Week andStartup Grind founder interviews to speaking at events all over the state in support of the Tampa Bay tech community.

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Ignite speakers challenge the status quo

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The Best Tech Minds and Startup Founders in Tampa Bay

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No Geek too young or old

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Participation is Its Own Reward

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Ignite Entertains and Informs

TechNova’s leadership is a driving force in the local Tampa Bay tech ecosystem frequently lobbying government officials, local journalist, and business community leaders on topics such as STEM education, workforce diversity, improvements to transit, and a move evolved view of economic development to make our region a top producer of innovation and tech talent.

Our signature event BarCamp is part of an international network of user-generated conferences primarily focused around emerging technology and the Internet. They are open, participatory workshop-type events, the content of which is provided by participants in what is called the “unconference” where topics are crowd sourced at the event to create a just-in-time agenda. Attendees then move from session to session picking the topics that most interest them. Past topics have included everything from software development, robotics, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, social media, game development, and much more. Ever year bring new topics and new attendees who are many times inspired to give their own talk at future BarCamp events.

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Team at Tampa Hackerspace

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Wrap-up Session at BarCamp 2015

The first BarCamp in Tamp Bay was held in 2008 and attracted just over 100 participants. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, BarCamp Tampa Bay typically draws 800 people covering a wide range of interests, professions, and ages. Unlike tech networking events, BarCamp attracts mostly practitioners and enthusiasts interested in hands-on skills and who motivated to develop new products and services based on emerging technologies and opportunities for solving problems thorough innovation.

Ignite! Tampa Bay, also organized and hosted by TechNova is a platform for expanding beyond just tech related topics of interest to include more community engagement, social entrepreneurship, and issues that impact everyone in the Tampa Bay region. The motto of this event is “Enlighten us, but make it quick.” Ignite is a series of speedy talks where presenters get just 20 slides, automatically advancing every 15 seconds to share their passion for some topic they feel deserves broader community support.The goal of the Ignite model of accelerated story telling is to help anyone anywhere learn to present their ideas & stories and to drive others in your community to get involved.

The result is a night of ~20 fast and fun presentations that lasts just 5 minutes but often leave the audience engaged to learn more and maybe even become an active advocate for a newfound cause.

Ignite talks occur in 350+ cities around the globe driven entirely by volunteers and passionate individuals that encourage active participation and change to make their communities more engaged and aware of the innovative programs, purposes, and people around them.

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Email: info@technovaflorida.org

TechNova: www.technonaflorida.org

BarCamp Tampa Bay: www.barcamptampabay.org

Ignite! Tampa Bay: www.ignitetampa.org

TRINITY GRAPHIC – Custom, Creative, and Branded Digital Print Solutions for Clients Nationwide.

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Located in Sarasota, Florida U.S.A., and with over 45 years of printing, prepress, and packaging experience, Trinity Graphic manages custom, creative, and branded digital print solutions for clients nationwide.

Trinity Graphic offers full turn-key packages from initial creative concepts to full production, shipping and installation. Our design and project solutions teams work with your architecture, design and marketing groups to develop, create, and implement custom branded solutions.

Our investment in the best industry equipment means that your printed projects are produced and delivered complete, correct and on time – every time.

We take pride in understanding our customer’s needs, and by partnering with your buyers, marketing and creative teams, we are able to collaborate and provide solutions to meet those needs.

Let’s take a look at what we offer:

Custom Print Solutions – Clients partner with Trinity Graphic not because we are a premium digital print applications provider, they come to us because they have challenging project opportunities that require some “out-of-the-box” print, design or installation consideration. Whether it is wall covering, commercial advertising, retail signage or product displays, we make it our goal to create solutions that enhance your brand message

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Branded Print Solutions – Your brand identity represents your inherent values, your purpose, your positioning, and your voice. You trust us to protect everything about who you are, and we take that very seriously. Your brand is our compass that sets the target for our creative, production and quality assurance teams. Providing solutions to meet your needs is what we do best.

There really is no way to describe the true essence of what we do, except to experience it yourself. We’re actually not looking for customers, we’re looking for partners, to collaborate with for the long term. If your current resources are satisfying all your digital print needs, we are happy for you. Call us anyway and we’ll show you what you might be missing.

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Creative Print Solutions – We offer a complete, ‘soup-to-nuts’ digital print experience that starts with our experienced team of national and strategic account managers who will work with you to understand the goals, parameters and budgeting needs of your project. Our partnership continues with our creative design team and production managers who develop the graphic and structural elements and then coordinate the timelines and resources necessary for your project. Our production and quality assurance teams guarantee that every part of your project meets or surpasses our high standards, industry standards and your expectations.

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Trinity Graphic

Managing custom, creative, and branded print solutions.

885 Tallevast Road Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: 941-355-2636

PRESTIGE LEADERSHIP ADVISORS – “The most effective and inspiring leaders happen to be confident, dynamic speakers; and to get there, it takes competent, professional training!”

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PRESTIGE LEADERSHIP ADVISORS

Prestige Leadership Advisors - Joe Yazbeck; Founder & President

Joe Yazbeck; Founder & President

“Innovation is very adventurous.The future is unchartered territory. With tools to navigate and a competent team to get there through inspiring leadership, any ethical, purpose-driven organization can make its future vision come to fruition”Joe Yazbeck

Joe Yazbeck is the Founder and President of Prestige Leadership Advisors whose mission is to train, facilitate and advise executives and leaders in business, community and public service in becoming dynamic, confident and powerful communicators, so they can positively influence the world around them. Joe Yazbeck and his leadership advisory team have worked with heads of state to leaders of major corporations as well as high-ranking military officers, political candidates to best-selling authors.

Joe Yazbeck is a highly sought-after leadership and communications coach. Government and business leaders around the globe seek his counsel and his company’s services at critical times such as PR and strategic direction, media communications training for launching a new brand, product or service, influencing board members and company team members, speaking to government committees, winning a political campaign, launching an author, creating a successful exit strategy – all programs pointing in the direction of supporting professionals to become highly respected, reputable and widely recognized authorities in their industries. 

To compliment the services of Prestige Leadership Advisors, Joe is an internationally published best-selling author of “No Fear Speaking : High Impact Presentation Skills and Public Speaking Secrets to Inspire and Influence Any Audience” and has created the No Fear Speaking Training System which offers a host of leadership communications services including executive level speaker training, on-camera training, negotiation skills, media presentations for webinars, podcasts and traditional radio and TV, sales presentations and addressing small to large audiences as a paid keynote speaker. 

Meeting with US Senator Marco Rubio

Meeting with US Senator Marco Rubio

“The most effective and inspiring leaders happen to be confident, dynamic speakers; and to get there, it takes competent, professional training!” Joe Yazbeck

“My decision to mentor someone always includes evaluating that person’s willingness to positively influence others and create improved conditions around them. It is a joy helping people whose purpose is helping others. Work should be joyful!”Joe Yazbeck

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Seminar in St Petersburg, Russia

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Best selling book “No Fear Speaking”

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“I find that you build and grow an organization with more effortlessness teaming up with purposed individuals. To me, purpose is everything. It is an impassioned, driven, intentional and inspired individual who is fully present and invested in the game of winning to the finish line. You can tell just by looking who has their “purpose on”. Imagine an entire team dedicated to its purpose!! What a fun and exhilarating illustration of hard work paying off where everybody wins!!” Joe Yazbeck

His best-selling book is available in 7 additional languages including Spanish, Russian, German, Hungarian, Chinese, Slovakian and Czech. 

In addition to the Leadership Communications programs the company offers, Prestige Leadership Advisors offers publishing services for aspiring and current authors as well as PR and branding support for clients interested in raising their brand value and increasing their positive image and reputation.

These training programs are delivered through introductory and major workshops, personalized one on one coaching, online training and special customized corporate training programs for executives and staff. Training the trainer programs are also available from a specialized skilled team of trainers using Joe Yazbeck’s successful system. 

Some national and local clients and companies include Hewlett-Packard, PNC Bank, TE Connectivity, The Fechtel Company, Bobit Media Group, numerous Tampa Bay Area and national political campaigns, Solar Sanitation, Sun Country Cleaners, Tampa Bay Innovation Center, USA Staffing Services, Plasma-Therm, and a host of international companies on several continents. To review a full media collection of videos, photos and reviews go to www.nofearspeaking.com

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Prestige Leadership Advisors

2600 East Bay Drive Suite 230, Largo, Florida 33771

Phone: 727 489 2349 or 727 741 1029

Email: info@prestigeleader.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/joeyazbeck

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nofearspeaking

www.facebook.com/PrestigeLeadershipAdvisors

Twitter: @joeyaz7

You Tube: www.youtube.com/nofearspeaking

www.nofearspeaking.com

IT AUTHORITIES – DEPLOYS POWERFUL, PROCESS-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY

Execs Jason Caras of IT Authorities
Execs Jason Caras of IT Authorities

IT AUTHORITIES

FOUNDED IN TAMPA IN 2006, IT AUTHORITIES IS A TAMPA-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT ORGANIZATION (IMSO) SERVING CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

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Valuing the power of innovation and motivation when it comes to managing and supporting IT infrastructure, IT Authorities deploys powerful, process-driven solutions to boost productivity, foster innovation, and yield revenue-generating results. IT Authorities optimizes IT infrastructure to successfully cultivate and carry out business objectives with ease for a variety of industries, including bottling, nonprofit, manufacturing, distribution, accounting, construction, financial, legal, and publishing.

IT Authorities stands out from the competition by hiring progressive and innovative leadership while also filling a gap in the Managed Services space with their unique approach.

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Hiring the leadership in the technology sector can be a challenging task but IT Authorities has strategically structured their hiring model based on more than just qualifications. They look to hire the best in the business while also keeping their company culture and values a main priority. This has enabled them to bring on some of the best talent in the industry while also keeping their employee satisfaction and moral at an all-time high. Their leadership team drives innovation, inspiration and commitment for their clients, their employees, and themselves.

Managed Services has become a highly-sought after solution in the Tampa Bay area and IT Authorities is at the top of the list for providers because of their unique approach to the business. The managed services space is devoid of adequate documentation and process mapping. By documenting practices and procedures, they have built an extensive knowledge base that will be an invaluable resource for the company and industry. In return, they will be able to more efficiently address repeat incidents and develop new innovative solutions for current and future problems.

IT Authorities will continue to deliver superior support for its customers and will strive to be the best in the business for mid-to-enterprise customers and bottling companies throughout the US while maintaining their high standards for hiring the best in the business to shape the technology industry.

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URBAN BUFFALO MARKETING – “Recreating the world online”

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URBAN BUFFALO MARKETING

“RECREATING THE WORLD ONLINE

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Growing up as a 5th generation farmer working in the family grove, Wes Lehman never imagined his office chair would be anything more than a tractor seat. But during a fateful stint as a musician in a budding folk band, Wes took on the roles of social media marketing. He immediately fell in love with the world of digital communications.

During this time Wes would routinely visit businesses throughout the Tampa Bay Area that were struggling due to lackluster online presences, but had no budget to hire an agency. He immediately drew parallels to tougher seasons on the farm when shortages of resources led to difficult decisions to be made. But, after observing his father and grandfather for years, Wes was no stranger to creative solutions to unique problems.

In the Summer of 2015 Wes launched Urban Buffalo Marketing with the goal of allowing businesses to fully project their voice across every online platform. With the mission of “Recreating the World Online” Urban Buffalo Marketing strives to fully capture the essence of any business and recreate it through web design, social media, and content marketing. By pulling together a flexible, but consistent team, Urban Buffalo has been able to work with businesses spanning from local startups to international corporations.

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The true passion of their work stems from the desire to bring alive the voice and personality of the brand to an online medium. “Whether it’s recreating a website to feel like you’re walking into that store or cracking a joke on a Tweet through the distinct voice of a brand… we just want to provide the platform for authentic, effective exposure to our client’s customers”, Wes said.

For Cindy Kurth, an abstract artist and client, the team at Urban Buffalo used photographs of her in her creative environment and recreated abstract art within her website. Cindy spoke on the project saying, “Urban Buffalo Marketing created an incredible professional, one-of-a-kind website for me that captures the true essence of who I am as a person and an artist… It has transformed my journey as an artist by allowing me to simply paint, and be me.”

And to Urban Buffalo Marketing, that’s the sweetest sound they could ever hear.

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Phone: 813-727-5941
Email: wes@urbanbuffalomarketing.com
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@UBMtampa