Win Tickets to Attend Everywhere Else Startup Conference

EE-Memphis-LogoEverywhere Else Tennessee is a national startup conference focused entirely on helping entrepreneurs and startups tackle the unique challenges of starting up outside of Silicon Valley. The event is expecting a sellout crowd of 400 for its 2nd annual event in Memphis April 30 – May 2, 2014 at the 409 South Main Gallery.  Organizers have specifically reached out to the Tampa Bay area and want us to represent our entrepreneurs and startup community at Everywhere Else Tennessee and have given us our own discount code “StartupMonkey” to receive 15% off all tickets.
Everywhere Else Tennessee will feature over 30 nationally known speakers including Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square, Paul Singh, founder of Disruption Corp & Crystal Tech Fund, and Nicole Glaros, managing director of Techstars. 
With the conference’s extreme focus on community, entrepreneurs will enjoy almost unparalleled access to meet and connect with the speakers and investors at their three very unique after parties, which include a Beale Street Bar Hop and Memphis Disco Night. 
Ten of the country’s most promising startups will participate in a Startup Avenue and compete in a Showdown judged by a panel of VCs and angels for the title of Heavy Weight Champion of Everywhere Else. Investors from both coast representing some of the top firm including Andreessen Horowitz, Betaworks and 500 Startups will be in attendance.
@StartupMonkey has also also secured two full conference passes to be given away to Tampa Bay entrepreneurs to attend the event in Memphis. You can enter to win at here.
More information about Everywhere Else Tennessee can be found at


StartupTampa Bay – March 14th

This week’s webcast celebrated the successful completion of another StartupBus competition and return of the team from #StartupBusFL which traveled from Tampa to the annual SXSW tech / music fest in Austin.

Joining Commissioner @MarkSharpeFL this week:

Stephanie Ashley @HillsboroughFL #EDI2 program
Taylor Wallace @TayWall
Mitch Neff @MitchNeff
Joy Randels @Joy_Randels
Justin Davis @JWD2A

Startup Tampa Bay – Feb. 21st

On the heels of the most recent Google Fiber announcement, this week’s Startup Tampa Bay webcast discussed what makes a region attractive to big tech initiatives.

Echoing previous webcasts was the notion that if you want to build a more sustainable tech ecosystem the entrepreneurs have to lead the discussion. Baby Boomer-based #economicdevelopment is no longer a viable strategy for Florida and refocusing our efforts on the infrastructure that attracts and inspires startup founders is the only hope for creating a sustainable tech ecosystem here in Tampa Bay. The #EDI2  program sponsored by @MarkSharpeFL is a start, but everyone unanimously agreed that it is not up to government to make this a success.

@MarkSharpeFL ‘s guests this week include:
Jordan Raynor from @Citizenvestor
Kyle Mathews of @ModMyi 
Joy Randels of @StartupGrindTB
Heather Kenyon of @TBTF