JAXCoE Distinguished Speaker Series
As part of the Unity Plaza Jax Innovation Nights programming, the Jax Community of Entrepreneurs presents interviews with seasoned business professionals.
When: On hiatus until further notice
Where: Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville
Cost: Free of charge.
Who should attend: Anyone interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and the future of our city.
Video kindly produced for JAXCoE as in-kind sponsorship by Blythe Weaver of BX Studios (BlytheWea@gmail.com)
January 18 Gary Chartrand, Executive Chairman, Acosta; Former Chair, Florida Board of Education; Author, Uncommon Leadership
February 15 Craig Mandeville, Founder and CEO, Forcura
March 21 Brian Barquilla, Founder and CEO, Avantage Marketing and Publisher, Advantage Business Magazine
April 18 Chris Kennelly, Founder and CEO, Kennetic Productions and Paul Pugh, VP, Sponsorships and Sports Marketing, EverBank
May 16 Julia Tang Peters, Business Adviser, Leadership Expert, Author of Pivot Points: Five Decisions Every Successful Leader Must Make
June 20 Kristi Dosh, How does a corporate attorney become an ESPN broadcaster and entrepreneur? Join us for a fireside chat with Kristi to find out.
July 18 Alex Sifakis, Founder and President of JWB Real Estate Capital, one of the fastest growing real estate investment companies in the country.
August 15 Jake Gordon, CEO of Jacksonville's Downtown Vision Inc. (DVI), speaking about the upward trajectory of Downtown Jacksonville and what it means for entrepreneurs.
September 19 Dana Stallings, 2013 Women in Business Established Entrepreneur of the Year, serial entrepreneur - owner of Jax Kitchen (Where Caterers Come to Cook), Kilwin's Jacksonville, and Little Britches Childcare Center.
October 17 Special Jacksonville Innovation Week event - Fred Hutchison, Corporate Attorney and Entrepreneur Advocate, Hutchison Law Group PLLC (Raleigh-Durham, NC with offices in Florida), Director Emeritus Council for Entrepreneur Development, General Partner Research Triangle Ventures. Interviewed by Julia Tang Peters, Leadership Expert and Author of Pivot Points: Five Decisions Every Successful Leader Must Make.
November 21 Donna Orender, CEO of Orender Unlimited, former president of the Women's National Basketball Association and SVP of PGA Tour, founder of Generation W. Ms. Orender is a recognized leader, game changer, and business executive.
December 19 Winter Hiatus. Check back for 2017 Speaker Schedule!