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April 23, 2014
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Party Tutor

Brent Henderson @PartyTutor

Party Tutor is a smartphone app and website that helps college students find their local drink specials, food specials, and deals. We're working to develop the most effective marketing platform for any business looking to reach the college audience.

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Jeremy Scheinberg @HereComesTrobo

TROBO is an educational toy - a robot storyteller who gets young kids excited about Science, Technology and Engineering through engaging, interactive stories.

Meet the Organizers

David Pankros @DavidPankros

I am a attorney, software developer and entrepreneur. I have been involved in many start-ups, some during the 90s dot-com bubble and burst. Now, in addition to running my legal practice, I help companies, and especially start-ups, protect their intellectual property. I also still code and am constantly working on side projects.

Nancy Alpers

Nancy is an independent creative professional, business owner (Alpers Design) and co-founder of

Natalie Caro @myobgal

Founder of M.Y.O.B. Consulting ~ I help entrepreneurs Start Up & Manage THEIR own business' (totally satisfies my need to create business). My specialty is Accounting & Operations Management. What fuels me is helping people define their passion & pursue a truly Happy lifestyle. I Love reading (real, printed books... not e-books) & chocolate.

Ron Ben-Zeev @Rbenzeev

I am a startup junkie. I have started companies on two continents. I have lived on five continents. Passionate in helping others achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.

Shea Glenny @danyashea

Current projects: and Socially-responsible entrepreneurship, Internet Marketing trends and ethics, natural horsemanship, great coffee, and good beer make me smile.

Past Organizers

Past Presenters

Advanced DataStor, Inc.

Research firm focusing on improving small businesses and large residences via management and distribution of video.

Bike share operators and providers for the Orlando Bike Share system.

DeLucca Beauty

We are formulators and sellers of luxury beauty products, specializing in sunless tanning and bronzing. Our products are designed for high efficacy, and results to impress the discerning consumer.

Orange County Library System

The Orange County Library System provides Information, Imagination and Inspiration to more than four million visitors annually. Books are available as well as audio books on CD mp3 players and in downloadable formats. Borrow DVDs, music cds, magazines or download to your device. Business databases and online resources are accessible from home or office. Free classes on a variety of software programs to enhance your business.

Spoiled Rotten Marketing

At Spoiled Rotten, you will find some of your areas most luxurious salon and spa services, all at a significant discount of 90% off retail value. To start pampering yourself or a friend, simply choose your location, pick your spa and we will mail out your Certificate within 24 hours.

BMDM is an Orlando-based direct marketing agency specializing in response-provoking personalized marketing. Founded in 2003, BMDM creates data-driven, multi-channel strategies that integrate highly personalized mail, email, URLs, QR codes and mobile landing pages. The results of each marketing channel and every responder is tracked and analyzed to deliver the data clients need to increase the effectiveness of their marketing efforts.


KidsTal is helping parents to discover and develop strengths and talents of their children. We use scientific methods to assess the aptitudes of children and provide tailored-made bi-weekly activities prepared by educators and field-experts to develop the talents of children. We also provide a venue for parents to connect with other parents of like-talented children and we offer appropriate for specific talents educational merchandise in a form of marketplace.

CelleC Games

CelleC Games is a serious gaming company that develops innovative educational games for enhanced learning. Structured around the Common Core Standards, these learning tools are designed to promote interaction and increase the knowledge retention of students K-12. In addition to grade level based games, CelleC Games develops adult learning tools in the form of customized, training simulations.

Soul Of Da City

Welcome to Soul Of Da City; a media mecca for Orlando’s growing culture. Soul Of Da City is a continuous movement which provides independent artists, entertainers, and musicians the opportunity to gain recognition and develop their livelihood. Soul of Da City offers individuals the chance to expose their works through radio, internet, video, and live performances. We provide a platform for artists to gain the proper knowledge necessary to be self sufficient in their efforts. Mission Statement: Separated we are artists, together we are a movement.

Complete the Pair

Our mission is to help companies, salespeople and job seekers stand out from the crowd enhancing their ability to land meetings and job interviews while simultaneously providing free shoes to people in need. In other words, we help them differentiate in a way that makes a difference.

Lineage Roasting

Small batch craft coffee roasting

Office Concerts

A wellness program featuring 35 minute, unplugged music performance by professional touring artists, in the office spaces of forward-thinking businesses. Office concert fees also support local arts organizations.

Recruiter MLS

The RecruiterMLS™ is a free search for recruiters to find live candidates and open jobs represented by other recruiters who are members of the MLS. The MLS also features tools that allow recruiters to securely and efficiently add jobs and candidates and collaborate with one another to make placements.

ALTR the way you show your support by sliding our patent-pending button cover over your garment's existing button.


Bungalower covers Orlando’s bungalow neighborhoods. focuses on what’s happening in our neighborhoods and main street areas. Our goal is to provide a way for those of us who live in those neighborhoods to stay up to date on the comings and goings of restaurants and other businesses, stay up-to-date with the real-estate trends in our area and understand the changes in our area the impact our quality of life

Every year over 2 billion dollars in late package refunds go unclaimed with UPS and FedEx. was created to automatically track packages, flag when a shipment is late, and then automatically submit for a refund. If your business ships with UPS or FedEx you are probably owed money. Reclaim what is rightfully yours with


Provides evidence based wellness solutions to companies to increase happiness and productivity among their workforce.

Grind Time Now

Grind Time Now is the world's first and largest Hip Hop Battle league. Starting in 2008, GTN went viral via the Youtube platform and allowed aspiring rappers from across the world to compete. Using this popularity, GTN was accepted into the, "Music is a Natural Resource" project with the United Nations. With over 100 Million views via Youtube and other platforms, GTN continues to expand its reach through the largest music festivals, magazines and networks.

Studio 18

Founded by Full Sail Alumni Connor Smith, Studio 18 is a state of the art recording facility in Winter Park FL, supplying sound and recording services to the greater Orlando area and beyond. While Studio 18 encourages all artists from the eclectic and diverse stock pool of Orlando talent to record and create in one of our 3 unique recording spaces at competitive rates, our "community is king" approach motivates our mission to give the inspiring and must-hear "Orlando Sound" the national identify it deserves.


Modernmeal is a social network where people can connect with the people and recipes they care about.  Modernmeal inspires people with recipes that match their lifestyles; saves them time when meal planning and simplifies how they shop for groceries.

VisualCue Technologies, LLC

VisualCue is creating a new paradigm for how individuals and companies view and interact with their data, be it big data or small data. We are becoming the new standard for Operational Dashboards, Business Intelligence & Analytics.

Blank Schools

[ ]schools catalyzes the design and formation of new school models through a radically different approach - condensed time-frames, interdisciplinary teams, and the use of principles from human centered design thinking, lean startup and empowered participatory governance methodologies. This process was prototyped in July of 2014 and led to the design and opening of Ampersand School in Longwood using a team of 30 interdisciplinary experts and a timeline of 40 days.


Aspire Analytics is software for colleges and high schools that offer online courses. We identify the students that are most at risk for dropping out of those online classes. Our dashboard gives schools an overview of their entire student population and allows administrators to prioritize their outreach to the students that need the most attention.

Ready Made Inc

Developing a patented single use disposable baby bottle for use in humanitarian and commercial applications. There is currently no off the shelf, ready to serve, baby bottles on the market. All current options require assembly, which can spread bacteria. This is a safer and more convenient way to feed babies.

Florida Funders

Florida Funders, LLC, is a crowdfunding portal that connects accredited investors with startups seeking funding. Accredited investors who register on the local portal can access information on companies seeking investment. If there is enough interest from investors to meet the company’s funding requirements, Florida Funders facilitates the investment by creating a fund, an LLC, specifically for the company seeking the investment.

MidKnight Munchies

MidKnight Munchies was founded by two current UCF students who are looking to fulfill those late night cravings. We are a baked goods delivery business serving the University of Central Florida area. We strive to make your bad days better, and your good days great!

Covington+ Associates, CPAs Inc

Covington+ Associates, CPAs is on a crusade to reduce the startup and small business failure rate in America. We aim to do this by utilizing a unique attitude, cutting edge software and leveraging decades of small business accounting experience.

East End Market

East End Market is a neighborhood market and food hub in the Audubon Park Garden District of Orlando, Florida. The Market showcases some of Central Florida’s top food entrepreneurs, tradespeople, artists, and chefs. The two-story structure is home to a dozen merchants, a large event space, a demonstration kitchen, an incubator kitchen, offices, retail shops, a full-time, award-winning caterer and a world-class restaurant.

GotChosen Inc.

GotChosen is developing an online advertising ecosystem that addresses privacy issues caused by behavioral-targeted ads. While developing the software, the company has successfully established a global web presence as a scholarship provider that has grown to over 600,000 registered users.

J's Everyday Fashion

Multi-media journalism company, providing a positive, realistic view of fashion and resources for personal style on a budget.

Live Warfare LLC

Mobile application that is a real life first-person-shooter using your camera function, gps, and augmented reality.

Ring for Service

Full service virtual concierge company. RingForService is your virtual assistant and luxury concierge. We schedule your appointments, make reservations, secure impossible to get tickets, book flights and make great recommendations, just to give you an idea. we are used mostly as an employee benefit package, saving companies hours of work per year and putting tens of thousands of dollars back in their bottom line.

BuySignal Inc

Our company, BuySignal, monitors and identifies users on social media that express interest in buying products or services. These qualified leads are presented to interested businesses in an organized and actionable format.


Foolies is a motivational t-shirt company designed to help others live out their dreams through their fashion. You are judged the moment you are met and through fashion we not only empower the customer but we empower those who come in contact with the brand or message.


iCC is an online service that instantly verifies Florida contractors' professional license, workers comp, and corporate status. It is the CarFax of Contractors because it takes the guesswork out of credentialling


In Work

By enhancing conventional state of art technology like Google GLASS and adding layers of industry specific application engineering, TG3 creates sophisticated integrated systems that provide accelerated information access and training in relevant context.


IDEAS is a 501c3 nonprofit environmental organization and accredited NGO of the United Nations advancing sustainability through campus and community action. We are building a movement of K-12 and university chapters to turn IDEAS into solutions that solve the environmental crisis in the areas of energy, water, food, waste and ecology.


3DARTwear is a new mobile Augmented Reality solution for clothing retailers and individual consumers. We will change they way people interact with clothing, connect with others, and support great causes using our mobile application software.

Ocoos makes the internet simple and powerful for local service providers. It allows even the smallest companies to fully control their web presence, seamlessly interact with clients online, and manage their back-office operations all from one simple place on the cloud.


Trevinly is a new search engine and marketing platform that is able to guarantee visibility and growth. We believe when people are seen they can change the world. When you give someone an audience of just one, or even 1 million, they seize the opportunity and introduce their idea coupled with passion to try and make something better. Whether it be an invention, or services, this opportunity puts a spark in entrepreneurs that takes the world forward together.

Lauren Sigman Jewelry

Fine Jewelry company primarily servicing the wholesale market place with a side arm of direct retail.

Shoflo LLC

Shoflo, a real time cue sheet platform for the live event production industry. SHOFLO saves sports, broadcast and event production companies time and money by replacing paper based cue sheets with a collaborative, sustainable, real time cue management platform.


CareSpotter is an online marketplace that helps families find the perfect senior caregiver. CareSpotter also works with independent caregivers to support them as entrepreneurs.


We are the foursquare of Gas stations, but with real rewards.

Hawkers Asian Street Fare

Roam the streets of Asia, and you’ll quickly find a variety of hawkers, or street vendors, each peddling a unique dish from their mobile stall. Our chefs uncover the best of these hawker recipes and put them under one roof. Now, you can experience the streets of Asia without leaving your neighborhood.

Publicly Related

Publicly Related is a unique public relations agency. They have a holistic approach to PR which covers aspects of branding, marketing and lead generation. Publicly Related doesn't believe that public relations can occur in a bubble, for that reason they have created a program that encompasses the best of PR, Public Speaking and Publishing. This renegade PR agency packaged these services into programs, and is delivering excellent results for their clients. Education Solutions

We are building and aggregating real estate educational content by giving real estate instructors the tools they need to deliver an online class. We hope to improve the quality and delivery of real estate online education and help agents who are entering the industry to be successful.

GI Money Magazine

We publish a magazine and website that strives to be the leading and authoritative resource on financial matters for the military audience. We develop educational content for important topics that impact military families such as: Military-to-Civilian Transition, Entrepreneurship, Career Advancement, Frequent Moves / PCS and Deployment. We help connect organizations that that want to reach out to our readers.

World Housing Solution Inc

World Housing Solution, an Edgewater, Florida company manufactures rapidly deployable and reusable thermally efficient structures and shelters for the US military, oil and gas, and foreign medical lab industries. Utilizing insulated composite panels with an integrated proprietary assembly and foundation, this unique system allows the deployment of the units either on, or above, grade thereby eliminating the need for expensive site preparation without sacrificing structural integrity.

FreshETech LLC.

FreshETech LLC. produces and sells innovative products.

Learn Everywhere

Blend 100+ years of memory research with today's mobile technology to help people remember the things that matter to them.

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