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Embarc Collective helps Tampa Bay’s startup talent build bold, scalable, thriving companies.

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Embarc Collective
Team

 

Lakshmi Shenoy

Lakshmi Shenoy
CEO

“I said yes to Tampa Bay based on the opportunity to impact a growing region. Talking to people leading change here, it was clear to me that this region has big plans and the people to make those plans come to life.”

 

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Allie Felix
VP Platform

“It’s home. Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, building the local startup community means an opportunity to create an impact on a much deeper, more personal level.”

 

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Allie Felix
Kelly Kehoe

Kelly Kehoe
VP Operations & Adminstration

“It’s a city in a renewed adolescence, and its residents have the honor of assuming the role of community builders, with the unique position of being able to individually shape the type of city they want Tampa to become — their city, their friends’ city, their family’s city.”

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Dan Holahan
Member Experience Director

“And it was there — in Tampa Bay’s entrepreneur support system — that I realized where I wanted to exist. Not only did I find my Tampa Bay community, but, more importantly, I found my role within that community.”

 

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Dan Holahan
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Evan Erickson
Events Manager

“I am excited to see the Tampa Bay Startup Community continue to build, grow and become a nucleus for innovation, talent and education in the technology industry.”

Jeff Shimmel
Facilities Manager

“Tampa Bay is a place filled with opportunity and community. Here you can truly make an impact and be surrounded by people who genuinely want to help you win.”

Jeff Shimmel
Elizabeth Ho-Sing-Loy

Jessica Franklin
Communications Manager

“Opportunities are endless when you live & work in the center of one of the top ten tech hubs in the country. It's important to reveal each of the start-up businesses' stories and track their growth to the path of success. Their success will change not only transform the Tampa Bay community but will have a strong impact on the global economy."

Jennifer Brown
Events Associate

"The startup community is incredibly resilient, the unwavering passion along with the community support makes Tampa Bay an incredibly unique and exciting place to build a business."

Elizabeth Ho-Sing-Loy
Vijay Singh

Michael Sacks
Community Coordinator

"I'm inspired by the bold tenacity it takes for our members to enter and make the journey in the startup arena. They create an energy that's contagious which is helping to define Tampa, and push us towards greatness."

Embarc Collective
Coaching Staff

 

Kailah Matyas

Kailah Matyas
Talent Strategist

“Tampa Bay has all of the ingredients needed to create a thriving technology hub. I want to be part of building the community by cultivating, retaining and attracting the best talent to the amazing companies that call Tampa Bay home.”

Lewis Burnham
Sales Strategist & Account Manager

Kailah Matyas
Kate Heath

Kate Heath
Brand & Marketing Strategist

Tyana Daley
Growth Marketing Strategist

Tyana Daley
Fabio De Sousa

Justin Davis
Product Strategist

“When it comes to the mix between livability and opportunities, I don’t think you can find a better place than Tampa Bay to call home and grow a company. There’s no place on Earth I’d rather be.”

 

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Janete Perez
Product Growth Strategist

Janete Perez
Vijay Singh

Vijay Singh
Dev Strategist

Ryan Schneider
Executive Advisor

“I’ve seen firsthand why this community is ready to be a hub of so many new, successful ventures. It all starts with the people — the welcoming, supportive community is essential for any new start-up and Tampa Bay is full of incredible people seeking ways to help others.”

Ryan Schneider
Steve Parkis

Steve Parkis
Executive Advisor

Kelby Kupersmid
Wellness & Burnout Prevention Coach

Kelby Kupersmid

Embarc Collective
Board of Directors

  • Dave Felman, Shareholder, Hill Ward Henderson
  • Alex Jenkins, Co-Founder, Axioma Ventures
  • Jason Kuhn, Owner, Kuhn Automotive Group and Courtney Kuhn, Entrepreneur
  • Steve MacDonald, Partner, Florida Funders
  • Brian Murphy, Board Chairman of Embarc Collective, Founder and CEO of ReliaQuest
  • Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO, Embarc Collective
  • Jack Shields, Founder and Chairman at Shields Health Solutions
  • Jeff Vinik, Vice Chairman of Embarc Collective Board, Partner of Strategic Property Partners, Owner of Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Dr. Rebecca White, Entrepreneurship and James W. Walter Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship; Director, Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Tampa
  • Jeff Wysocki, Chief Information Officer, The Mosaic Company
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