Launching a startup is hard but we’ve brought together the region’s best advisors on technology businesses to help you. Startup Surge is designed for tech minded people who want a guided path to a successful technology company. We’ll give you the confidence in knowing whether your technology idea is worth perusing by giving you the right questions to ask, the technology leaders to connect with, and the critical next steps to take before launching.
Competitive Analysis, Bootstrapping, Target Market, Minimum Viable Product, Prototyping, Building a Customer Base, Crowdfunding, Social Media.
Making Updates, UX/UI, Analytics Tracking, Agile Development, Branding, Lead Generation, Team Development, ecommerce, Press/PR, SEO.
Fundraising, Inbound Marketing, KPI’s, Board of Directors, Exit Planning, Licensing.
THE REGION’S BEST INSIGHT ON TECH STARTUPS
Stay tuned for big announcements on our keynote and featured speakers.
WE’VE GOT A SCHEDULE PACKED WITH HIGH QUALITY CONTENT, JUST FOR YOU.
First Session Times
11:10 - 11:30 Session 1
11:35 - 11:55 Session 2
12:00pm - 12:20pm Session 3
Second Session Times
1:15pm - 1:35pm Session 4
1:40pm - 2:00pm Session 5
2:05pm - 2:25pm Session 6
Third Session Times
2:55pm - 3:15pm Session 7
3:20pm - 3:40pm Session 8
3:45pm - 4:05pm Session 9
Fourth Session Times
4:35pm - 4:55pm Session 10
5:00pm - 5:20pm Session 11
A lot of people think that as long as you have a developer you can build a tech company. I had the tech skills but needed the business know-how. Startup Surge gave me access to mentors in the area who could guide me down the path of a successful launch. This event definitely helped me put the gears in motion for my startup, Tropily Chris McElveen
Web Developer & Founder at Tropily
Bright House Networks is pleased to sponsor and support Startup Surge again this year. At Bright House Networks, we are committed to businesses of every size, including startups, and Startup Surge because it is a great way for us to get to know the early entrepreneurs and innovators of Tampa Bay. Plus, our executives are able to give back to the business community by providing mentorship at the event. We look forward to Startup Surge every year and are excited for this year’s event! Heather Whipple
Marketing Manager, Events & Sponsorships
Before starting a business, you want to know that your idea holds value. By running your idea through our technology business experts, you will receive the right feedback from experts and local business leaders who know how to build, launch, and grow a successful tech company. Our mentors will work with you to validate your idea, offering suggestions wherever needed.
There is no way to fully prepare for the twist and turns that come with starting a tech company. No need to worry, we will provide you with a how-to guide that details the questions that need to be asked, the research that needs to be done, and the deliverables you should have in order to apply to an accelerator or move past prototype phase.
At Startup Surge, we understand that sometimes all you need is a point in the right direction. We will provide you with a list of questions you should ask of your tech business.
Starting a technology business is much different than starting any other type of business. Doing it in Tampa Bay is also much different. You will learn the ins and outs of being a tech entrepreneur here in Tampa Bay from people who have successfully done it themselves.
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The Surge is coming! Seating is limited and this event will sell out! Early bird tickets will be available at a discounted rate until April 30th. Lunch is included and each attendee will leave with a swag bag.
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