Business Transformation: How Digital Are You Or Should Be?

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Hackers/Founders Tampa-St.Pete is a place where THE COMMUNITY is THE REAL HERO. You'll meet THE Experts on latest technologies and tools to move faster, make better decisions, and help your business compete in the digital era.

THE Experts are a group of enthusiasts, executives, non-institutional investors, financial and technologists gurus that believe that great ideas incubate organically in the least expected places.

We will meet Tuesday, August 20th at Bank OZK's Innovation Lab. Doors will open at 5:30pm and the program will begin sharply at 6:00 pm. Along with a dynamic program, we'll have appetizers, drinks, trivia questions and prizes.

PLEASE BE SURE TO RSVP­ so we can ease the venue logistics process.

Business Transformation: How Digital Are You Or Should Be?

Digital transformation is a journey, not a switch a first-time or serial founder can flip. The desired destination is the same for every startup, regardless of your starting point, technology complexities, nimble digital native remote workforce, or more likely, finding yourself somewhere in between.


5:30 PM: Doors Open.

6:00 PM: Welcome from Bank OZK’s Innovation Lab.
Our official venue sponsor in St. Pete.

6:15 PM: Welcome from Hackers/Founders- Tampa/St. Pete.
Learn how and why we look at "THE COMMUNITY AS THE REAL HERO."

6:30 PM: Digital Disruption Discussion – A Townhall
Facilitated by: Chris Cervellera, Esq. – CERV LAW, P

What better way to kick-off the Hackers/Founders Tampa & St. Pete chapter than with an open and interactive discussion on Digital Disruption.

Are you an entrepreneur or a start-up focused on building a product or service for the Tampa Bay market? Maybe your business isn’t focused on our local region, and you chose to live and work here for other reasons. Whatever your reason is for being here, you are part of a dynamic and fast-growing entrepreneurial community.

During our interactive townhall, we will discuss a few disruptive areas that are changing the economy at a rapid pace. All of these areas are interconnected and will impact entrepreneurs, startups, and their customers. Those areas of disruption include:

Web and E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Creative, and Social, Artificial Intelligence and Automation, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

The best way for us to understand these areas of disruption, is to hear from those in our local community. What are the particular opportunities and threats that you envision relative to these areas of disruption? How can the community benefit each other?

Note: This will not be a presentation with 532 slides. This will be an interactive and engaging discussion with input from you, the community. Come prepared to share and benefit!

Chris Cervellera is not your typical attorney. Prior to becoming an attorney, Chris was the owner of an advertising & web development agency, an entrepreneur, a marketing director, a graphic designer, a leader at a non-profit, and a radio DJ.

Today, as an attorney, Chris utilizes his diverse background and his entrepreneurial backbone, to provide unique value and critical insights to his clients. Chris’ law practice focuses on serving the needs of small businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs.

In addition to his law practice, Chris is the Executive Director of TAG Alliances, one of the leading international alliances of independent law firms and accounting firms. Through his personal relationships with hundreds of law and accounting firms around the world, Chris is able to ensure that his clients are served anywhere in the world.

Learn more about Chris and his practice at

7:00 PM: Optional: Transition to Ford's Garage - St Pete, and please follow @hackerstampa­ on Twitter!

HEADS UP! Next MeetUp: Sept. 17th.

CALLING ALL St. Pete Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners.