Those hoping to build a business or to simply enhance their personal and professional lives will hear how a pair of investors built their professional lives and how their experiences shaped their personal lives during an event hosted by the Innovation Collective on May 21 and 22.
Located in the Jennings Building in Brooksville, the Innovation Collective sponsors gatherings, discussion groups and special events for prospective entrepreneurs to develop business ideas and share professional experiences. Last year, the organization partnered with Pasco Hernando State College, University of Florida IFAS, Hernando County, and Let’s Grow Hernando Foundation to establish the Workforce Entrepreneurship Research Community (WERC) program help those who lost jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic learn technology-based skills.
“We want to provide a place where entrepreneurs in the community can meet and share their ideas, and be a cultural center as well,” said Sam Eshelman of the Innovative Collective in Brooksville. “The Summits are a way for people to hear the experiences of others who have been successful and how their experiences changed their lives.”
The organization’s Spring Summit features Amish Patel, lead designer of the Microsoft Fitness band. He also helped develop new protective helmets used by the National Football (NFL) and National Hockey (NHL) leagues.
The event also features Melissa Steach who is an award-winning artist, author, certified ergonomist, and Doctoral Candidate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and developer of a line of DIY project tools for women.
The event takes place at 208 E Fort Dade Ave. in Brooksville and begins on Friday May 21 with a special VIP event. It continues on Saturday, May 22 with presentations by Amish and Steach followed by questions from the audience.
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