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Meet the Newest Batch of Startup Specialized Freelancers

A startup founder’s most valuable resources are time and team.

With this in mind, Embarc Collective delivered its second Freelancer Program to train Tampa Bay’s most promising freelancers in the nuances of “startup speak”—with the goal of better serving the needs of high-growth startups in the region.

We are excited to share our newest cohort of vetted, startup-specialized freelance talent added to our Freelance Talent Directory. This cohort brought together a diverse set of specialties from design to people & talent to product & development.

Quality of support matters when you’re growing quickly. Equipped with the skills and specialties to work with high-growth startups, we encourage you to leverage this network for your project-based work or as an extension of your startup team. Get to know them here:

Design and Creative

Imani Lee at Imani Lee Creative |

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.


Luke Luber at FiveFive9 |

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.


Nicolas Gomez at Arcadebox Creative |

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 are consistent across all platforms.


Phil Smith at Go Time Design |

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.

People and Ops

Alexis Prieto at Startup HR |

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.


Heather McBride-Morse at Quantified Talent |

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.


Michael Freed at Michael Freed Bookkeeping |

Michael provides QuickBooks help including setup, reconciliation and maintenance for startups and small businesses.


Sushil Cheema at Supreka Coaching |

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.

Product and Dev

Jose Laureano at LABORATIO |

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


Pablo Chois at KO4 Consulting |

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.


Startups, investors, and community builders—Refer and share the Freelance Talent Directory here.

Freelancers—sign up to be notified about our future program dates here.

Embarc Collective
Embarc Collective helps Tampa Bay’s startup talent build bold, scalable, thriving companies. Our staff of executive advisors and function-specific experts deliver individualized support to startups inside of Embarc Collective’s state-of-the-art 32,000 square foot hub.