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Startup SpecializationCertified

Meet the Tampa Bay freelancers who are trained in "startup speak"—and can truly understand the pain points, limitations, urgency, and process that startups have as they scale. Equipped with the skills and specialties to work with high-growth startups, leverage this network for your project-based work or as an extension of your startup team.

People + Talent

Alexis Prieto
Startup HR

Startup Specialization: Startup HR partners with early-stage startups to develop, manage, and enhance their organization’s HR & Talent function. Our services are designed to fit the size, stage, and needs of your organization, and range from hiring to termination, and everything in between.

Portfolio: https://www.startuphrandtalent.com/

Contact: alexis@startuphrandtalent.com

 

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Sushil Cheema
Supreka Coaching

Startup Specialization: I provide executive coaching services to high-level leaders and startup founders so they can better manage their time, build their confidence, and strike better work-life balance.

Portfolio: supreka.com/

Contact: Sushil@supreka.com

 

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Heather McBride-Morse
Quantifiable Talent

Startup Specialization: We don’t just help you run your business, we provide the needed talent advice and execution to build upon your most important asset, your people. Providing talent expertise in pre-growth and growth-stage companies from executive recruiting; creation of Mission, Vision, Values and talent assessment for use in board decks and investor pitch decks.

Portfolio: to come!

Contact: heather@qualtifiabletalent.com

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Michael Freed
Michael Freed Bookkeeping

Startup Specialization: I provide QuickBooks help including setup, reconciliation, and maintenance for startups and small businesses.

Contact: michael.freed@maka.social

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Product + Dev

Jose Laureano
LABORATIO

Startup Specialization: We work with startups that require software development services in a fluid capacity. Our teams have years of experience working together which makes it a snap to be onboarded into your idea or product.

Portfolio: https://laborat.io/ 

Contact: jose@laborat.io

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Pablo Chois
KO4 Consulting

Startup Specialization: KO4 Consulting empowers startups to take control of their products, especially at an early stage. We can help you create automated workflows, identify technical needs so you can set a budget, build the right team, translate business requirements into technical requirements, set realistic goals, and deliver new features faster with minimal risk.

Portfolio: https://ko4.consulting/ 

Contact: pablo@ko4.consulting

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Design + Creative

Imani Lee
Imani Lee Creative

Startup Specialization: I’m a freelance videographer and photographer with a core focus on clarifying, capturing, and crafting your startup’s story through cost-effective digital media services.

Portfolio: https://www.imanileecreative.com/

Contact: imanileecreative@gmail.com

 

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Luke Luber
FiveFive9

Startup Specialization: 559 is an agency that specializes in product design, art direction and marketing for startups and VCs. We help companies grow by creating beautiful, user-friendly products.

Portfolio: https://fivefive9.co/ 

Contact: Hello@FiveFive9.co

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Nicholas Gomez
Arcadebox Creative

Startup Specialization: We understand the challenges of launching a startup and the importance of having a powerful brand to attract customers and investors. From branding strategy and positioning to visual identity and marketing materials, we ensure your brand and messaging is consistent across all platforms.

Portfolio: https://www.arcadeboxcreative.com/

Contact: nicolas@arcadeboxcreative.com

 

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Phil Smith
Go Time Design

Startup Specialization: Go Time delivers amazing designs extremely fast (product, web, brand). Great for early-stage startups that haven’t hired a designer yet. Great for product teams that need an extra design resource.

Portfolio: https://gotimehq.com/ 

Contact: phil@gotimehq.com

 

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Bailey Floyd
Bais Creative & Public Relations

Startup Specialization: I’m a communications strategist who works with startups to lay the foundation for successful media outreach through social media, digital marketing and public relations - especially for DTC sport and wellness brands.

Portfolio: www.baiscreative.com/publicrelations

Contact: Bailey@baiscreative.com or baiscreative.com/newclilentform

 

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Julie Bedford
Jules Creative LLC

Startup Specialization: I am a graphic designer and communications consultant with a core focus on content creation for Seed through Series A startups.

Portfolio: julescreative.co

Contact: julie@julescreative.co

 

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Justine D'Addio
Hyde Park PR

Startup Specialization: Hyde Park PR helps startups with messaging, media relations and thought leadership, especially in the B2B wellness and tech spaces.

 

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Khadijah Khan
Brave People

Startup Specialization: Brave People helps SaaS and tech-enabled brands solve big design challenges and ship better digital products, faster.

Portfolio: bravepeople.co/work

Contact: hello@bravepeople.co

 

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Lucielle Salomon
Lucielle Salomon LLC

Startup Specialization: I’m a writer and content strategist that works with early DTC sustainable beauty and fashion companies to create content that converts and engages customers.

Portfolio: luciellesalomon.com/

Contact: lucielle@luciellesalomon.com

 

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Matthew Gil
MGilCreative

Startup Specialization: I’m a freelance copywriter who helps startups make tech approachable. I help translate tech-heavy jargon into brand messaging that resonates with key stakeholders and early-stage adopters. I also have a passion for clients in the automotive space.

Portfolio: mgilcreative.com/

Contact: matt@mgilcreative.com

 

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Stacey Harrison
Heart & Hustle Brands

Startup Specialization: I specialize in healthcare branding and marketing strategy.

Portfolio: hearthustlebrands.com/brands/

Contact: 813-774-0887 or sharrison@hearthustlebrands.com

 

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