Jonathan Cordeau is the Founder & CEO of LaunchTrack, a company that makes it incredibly easy to get an event online, gain exposure and turns every ticket into an opportunity to build a relationship. Launchtrack was recently selected by 500 Startups and Jonathan is eager to share what he learned through that experience with other entrepreneurs. Jonathan has been successfully managing event operations, production, and marketing his entire career. Fresh out of Eckerd College, he put his duel degrees in Business Administration, and Marketing to work for the likes of Maroon 5, Jessica Simpson and Queens of the Stoneage. In 2004 Jonathan founded a marketing firm, which grew to be one of the fastest growing in the country according to INC Magazine. With experience spanning across categories such as retail, consumer products, events, beverage and athletics, Jonathan is skilled at deriving the emotional relevance of a brand's unique attributes, essential to the marketing mix. Jonathan is actively involved in supporting sports based youth enrichment programs, and charitable organizations. In his spare time, Jonathan helps other entrepreneurs with organizational development and marketing strategies. Jonathan lives in Tampa with his wife and two young daughters.
6:30 Networking and Food 7:30 Fireside Chat 8:30 Networking
Hosted By Joy Randels, Tampa Chapter Director
Joy is the Founder and CEO of NewMarket Partners. She’s launched 13 startups, had 2 IPO’s and 9 acquisitions, raising over $300M seeing the hard work payoff and experiencing failure. Joy is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, security and mobile. NewMarket Partners helps emerging tech companies create scalable businesses, performs due diligence for capital raises and M&A. Joy also co-founded Applied G2, Nurturism and Digital Collective. She’s an active angel investor and an organizer of Startup Weekend, Ignite Tampa Bay and Barcamp. Bottom line, she wants to see Startups ROCK! Email: [masked] | Twitter: @joy_randels
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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.
Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.