Pensacola, FL

Current Organizers

Lloyd Reshard

Lloyd Reshard serves as CEO for Cognitive Big Data Systems Inc. a local award-winning automated AI technology startup that graduated from the City of Fort Walton Beach’s Venture Hive accelerator program.

Jim Sparks

Jim Sparks is the Program Manager for the UWF Center for Entrepreneurship.

Patrick Rooney Interim Director/Business Coach at Co:Lab Pensacola, CEO at Coastal CxO Services, Serial Entrepreneur In Technology, Healthcare, Defense/Aerospace and Cybersecurity. ITENWired, CyberThon, UWF CodeFest.

Mason Guttery

I have 28 years experience in the advertising/marketing/design industry, providing creative direction for full-services advertising agencies. I specialize in branding and marketing solutions for small businesses and non-profits.

Leah Lepillez-Shockley

With over 6 yrs of experience in higher education, 11 yrs of experience in food and hospitality, and 13 yrs in sales - I possess a diverse background in an array of industries that provide an appropriated professional foundation.

Robert Foster

17 years at IBM (Engineering, Sales, Corporate Management, Dev Lab) founded 12 Tech Companies in Austin, Texas. Past Director of Venture Hive; now Program Coordinator for the UWF-VFEP Veterans Entrepreneurial Training Program.

Michelle B. Griffin

Michelle B. Griffin is a digital marketing brand strategist/consultant who helps businesses grow through the transformative power of customer-focused marketing strategy, branding, conversion copywriting and digital communications.

Brian Wyer

Brian Wyer is the President/CEO of the Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce. Brian currently serves on Junior Achievement, United Way, the Achieve Escambia Leadership Council, the E & I Council, and First Place Partners.