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Talk Back Florida: Being an Entrepreneur

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on April 26, 2014.

Have you ever had an idea for a business or wanted to develop an “app” but didn’t know how to get started? This show has some answers! We talked about mentoring programs, money, degree and non-degree seeking classes, incubators and people who have been there and done all that.

Dr Michael Fountain one of the founders of USF’s Center for Entrepreneurship programs tells us about all the opportunities and their unique arena that combines the business school, engineers and health sciences schools to help make ideas and dreams come true.

 

You’ll hear from young inventors who are currently creating their own businesses.

Nevin Griffin @theofficialvelo, former Minor Leauge baseball player joins the show to talk about his baseball pitch app.

 

Dez Williams, graduate student at USF’s Center for Entrepreneurship joins the show.

 

More with Dez Williams, founder of AquaMelon Water. Plus Tampa Tribune TV Critic Walt Belcher joins the show to review the latest high-tech HBO TV series, “Silicon Valley.”

 

We talked to three local authors who have shared their secrets and written books with all you need to know about Tampa, St. Petersburg and Naples. The “Moving To …, The Un-Tourist Guide” series is a collection of great information and special places that only locals would know about. A must-have informative handbook for seasonal visitors, friends who are moving here or people new to the area!

Mary Lou Jansen, author of Moving To Tampa, The Un-Tourist Guide and Alysa Shivers, author of Moving To Naples, The Un-Tourist Guide join the show.

 

Cindy Dobyns, author of Moving To St. Petersburg, The Un-Tourist Guide joins the conversation.

 

We end our show in Plant City as we take you to the 7th Annual Blueberry Festival where they have locally crafted blueberry wines, blueberry beer, arts & crafts, a children’s play area food tents as well as U-Pick blueberries by the pound. Fun for the whole family.

Stephen Simon, marketing Director for Keel & Curley Winery in Plant City joins the show to discuss.

 

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