USF Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Gala

2018 Society of Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship GALA celebration

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Guest Speaker - David Rose

David Rose

David S. Rose has been described as "New York's Archangel" by Forbes, a "patriarch of Silicon Alley" by Red Herring, and a "world conquering entrepreneur" by BusinessWeek. He is a serial entrepreneur, an Inc 500 CEO, and one of the most active angel investors in the country. David is founder and CEO of Gust, the world's largest online platform for entrepreneurs and early stage investors with over $1B invested in startups via Gust. He the author of the New York Times best-selling book Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups and also The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High Growth Business. David has founded or funded over 100 companies with acquisitions by companies such as Facebook, Google, Intel, and Amazon. He is the Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels, and Associate Founder and Founding Track Chair for Finance & Entrepreneurship at Singularity University, the Google/NASA sponsored post-graduate program in exponential technologies.

The USF Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs are graduates of the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies Program through the Center for Entrepreneurship in Tampa. The Society strives to add value to the Tampa Bay community by developing social entrepreneurship projects, mentor programs and events to support the Michael Fountain Scholarship Fund for Entrepreneurship.

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The Society is focusing is on forming on new mentor relationships, fundraising for the Michael W. Fountain Scholarship program, events, networking, and other opportunities.

Alumni, we hope you will connect or reconnect with updates on your educational and business endeavors, join in with the upcoming events and projects by visiting us at LinkedIn:

Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs Leadership Team

  • Jordan Casal, 2015 Alumnus is the Chair
  • Rob Ley, 2015 Alumnus is a Co-Chair and the Treasurer
  • Justin Heacock, 2016 Alumnus is a Co-Chair

Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs Counsel

  • Jennifer Sineway, USF MS Entrepreneurship 2011
  • Allen Clary, USF MBA/Entrepreneurship 2003, Kauffman Scholar