Leaping, Innovating, and Running: Starting Your Own Gig

  • January 9, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Happy holiday's to all you Starters.

This chapter of StartupJax is focused on the local entrepreneurs who leaped, innovated, and are running their own gig. We're going to learn about the resources they used, motives, their story and what they are working on now.

We're proud to have the following speakers:

• Joe Sampson - Executive Director, OneSpark - beonespark.com@JoeSampsonFL

• Len Ferman - Managing Director, Ferman Innovation - fermaninnovation.com

• Adam Dukes - Owner, The Forge -  forgejax.com@adamdukes@forgeJAX

The schedule for the night will be:

6:00-6:30 - Networking

6:30-7:00 - Joe Sampson

7:00-7:20 - Len Ferman

7:20-7:40 - Adam Dukes

7:40-8:00 - More Networking :)

Beer and pizza have been sponsored by an anonymous Starter....so come out, meet some people, be inspired, and have fun. 

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  • Anthony C.

    Thank you to the presenters. They each did a great job and helped

    Thank you to everyone who came out and took the time to learn about our community. If you weren't able to make it. Be on the lookout for the next meetup in about 4 weeks - It will focus on the tools and the people to help you get over the hurdles that are holding you back.

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Vegan J.

    Thanks for organizing

    January 10, 2014

  • jessie

    Great meeting!

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Bob D.

    Great meetup - an AWESOME Start to the new year!! Let's go start some companies in Jax!!

    2 · January 10, 2014

  • Judy G.

    Anthony-what a great job!!!!

    3 · January 10, 2014

  • Carlos

    Thank you for this event. It's motivating to find a group of people like this in Jacksonville. Great Job!

    2 · January 10, 2014

  • Kevin R.

    Can't make it this time - good work though.

    January 9, 2014

  • Drew A.

    I am on the waiting list! Hope it will be easier to "clear the list" than it was getting out of LGA!

    1 · January 8, 2014

    • Bob D.

      Drew - it is freezing here in Jax, if you survived the cold of NY come to the warmth of our meetup with or without an RSVP, you will be welcomed.

      January 8, 2014

    • Anthony C.

      There have been one or two people that I know will not be able to make it, but have it tagged they can attend. Come out anyway.

      January 8, 2014

  • Justice A.

    I'm new to the area so this meetup is right on time. The wealth of knowledge to gain is priceless and the ability to meet new people is awesome, thanks, we're so looking forward to this. Gintare & Justice.

    2 · January 6, 2014

  • Ronnie S.

    looking forward to my first StartUp Jax meeting!

    2 · January 6, 2014

  • Anthony C.

    I updated the number of available attendee spots available from 45 to 60. It's going to be a great time.

    Be here right at 6 to meet some great people.

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Russ F.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • istartjax

    Wondering who can attend the 3rd Jacksonville Startup weekend? Anyone who has a technical skill or business skill can attend and experience the startup excitement .

    Register for Startup Weekend (Jan 24 - 26th at UNF) at: http://jacksonville.startupweekend.org

    ** Early bird pricing will expire on January 13th.

    January 4, 2014

  • Mike P.

    Ammeter entrepreneur

    January 4, 2014

  • Anthony C.

    Also!! Ash Maurya, author of Running Lean (a book we completely setup Ignite on) just released three 30 minute videos that take you through his method. Really quick, simple, and brings up obvious things we miss constantly when working with our customers.

    I saved you the trouble of having to sign-up. Watch them here: http://practicetrumpstheory.com/cfb-all-access/

    December 11, 2013

    • Mike G.

      Darn, the videos are no longer available. I have read his book and cant get away from my old habits . . . ready to re-read it to get some motivation again . . . It is the new year, time to work on all the stuff, again . . .

      2 · December 30, 2013

  • Michael S.

    This is exactly what I am looking for in jacksonville.

    1 · December 26, 2013

  • Anthony C.

    I came across this quote and it got me excited about this community is going to do in 2014: “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.”
    ― Henry Ward Beecher

    1 · December 11, 2013

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