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Clint Day serves as an advisor to NACCE and the KSU Shore center for entrepreneurship. He founded three companies in Florida and Georgia and began teaching/mentoring after selling his last business. Professionally qualified by the AACSB business school association, Clint earned a MBA and five certifications in entrepreneurship. He founded the entrepreneurship program at the State College of Florida. As a Vietnam veteran, he mentors vets through IVMF Syracuse and has taught under the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, at HCC Tampa.  

Clint Day, MBA (email)

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Leon is a long-time entrepreneur with exceptional experience in selling, and sales strategies.  Leon has experience n business development and consulting for nearly two decades. Leon has experience in real estate, sales, and marketing. Leon is the founder of Cutting Edge Concierge, a food & technology service. Aside from his entrepreneurial ventures, Leon is an active participant in many community organizations, including 1 Million Cups, Tampa

Leon Donovan
Founder, Cutting Edge Concierge

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Andy is a long term entrepreneur with 14 years of experience on Wall street, and nearly 25 years of experience practicing entrepreneurship. His areas of specialization include financial modeling social entrepreneurship, and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Andy is a full time tenured faculty member at HCC, and serves as an adjunct faculty at the University of South Florida and University of Tampa. He is the co-founder of Operation Startup, an advocate for Veterans, social entrepreneurs, and at-risk populations.


Andy Gold, PhD
@profandygold (Twitter) (email)
813-259-6062 (office)

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Beth Kerly  is a full-time tenured business faculty member at Hillsborough Community College. Kerly serves as the co-founder of the HCC Entrepreneurship  program, and Operation Startup. Ms. Kerly founded BK Consulting, a marketing advisory service company, and co-founded e2Venture.  Her areas of specialization include sales & marketing,  value proposition development, and customer development.

Beth Kerly, MBA
@mkerly (Twitter) (email)
813-253-7216 (office)

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Greta is an accomplished business professor, small business mentor, entrepreneur, and Veteran advocate.  She has been teaching business courses for over 13 years. She is also a fundraiser with experience in Annual Giving, Board Development and Strategic Planning. Greta is an entrepreneur - in - residence at Operation Startup, and is a go-getter! She started her career in Television Broadcasting and after a some reflection, changed her mind and life and went back to school to complete her MBA. She is working on her Ph.D. in Business Strategy while she teaches full-time and helps local businesses. Biz Dynamics Group is her current business, where she connects business entrepreneurs with each other, to build upon their strengths.

Greta Kishbaugh, MBA
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship
St. Pete College 
@gretakishbaugh(Twitter) (email)
813-609-8803 (office)

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