It’s no surprise that Tampa Bay is growing rapidly, especially within the business sector. There are several new developments in downtown Tampa and beyond, including Jeff Vinik’s Water Street Tampa, as well as many new startups and major headquarters flocking to our area. Tampa Bay is a hotspot for entrepreneurship and if you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, or simply interested in the future of our city, you won’t want to miss this special keynote with Lakshmi Shenoy.

Lakshmi Shenoy is the CEO of Embarc Collective, formerly the Tampa Bay Innovation Hub, which is the entrepreneurial incubator hub of Vinik’s Water Street Tampa project. With incredible past experience in Chicago running one of the country’s top startup incubators, 1871, Lakshmi has a wealth of knowledge that she will be sharing with our members and attendees.

As marketers well know, storytelling is a key element of most marketing strategies. In the startup world, storytelling has an even larger role. Lakshmi will discuss how to build a regional startup story and identity, leveraging data from other regions to demonstrate success, and what it means for us here in Tampa Bay. Come join us with our keynote speaker Lakshmi Shenoy the Tampa Bay AMA on November 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Westshore to learn how to build a successful startup within our community!


Key Takeaways:

  • How startups can leverage storytelling to become more competitive and relevant.
  • Learn about plans to elevate the Tampa Bay region amongst national startup regions.
  • Hear about where Tampa Bay is in our journey, in comparison to regional and technology start-up brands, as we work to help future generations of startups.


Date | November 15, 2018

Time | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location | Holiday Inn Westshore – 700 N Westshore Blvd, 33609, Tampa; FL

Parking | Included Onsite

Price | AMA Tampa Bay Members $30 | Non-Members $50 | Students $25 (admission and lunch included in price)


*Online registration closes November 13 at 5pm Eastern. Event day walk-up registrations incur an additional $5 charge.

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