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2024 NGT360 Pregame Hosted at Embarc Collective | Feb. 26 | 5:30-7:30pm

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During Tampa Bay Innovation Week, finalists from the current NGT360 cohort will be showcasing their innovations at Embarc Collective on Monday, February 26, 2024. Each year, student innovators collaborate with community leaders for the “pregame” leading up to Synapse Summit at Amalie Arena. Robyn Mussler, Founder of NGT360’s entrepreneur education ecosystem, encourages any and all purpose-driven executives to immerse themselves with the mentors, strategic partners, employees, alumni and members of this first-in-breed program!

 

Celebrate Tampa’s Entrepreneur Education Ecosystem

 

After seven months of learning the intricacies of team-building, ideation, go-to-market strategy, product development, project management and technological innovation, the monumental transformation of high school participants is put on display for all of Tampa Bay to see. From confidence to a vast array of interpersonal skill development, there is no doubt why the NGT360 brand remains superior in youth talent development. “As a serial entrepreneur for more than 10 years, it is remarkable seeing these students garner the ability to collaborate with seasoned executives as peers. NGT360’s ability to accelerate communication and business acumen in just one cohort is world-class,” said Ben Sever, NGT360 Ambassador and CEO of Phoenix Portfolio Partners.

 

Both students and mentors of the program come from diverse backgrounds and through cultural integration, workshops, pitch contests and community engagement, the full lifecycle of leadership maturation is evoked within every participant. In this action-packed night, attendees will discuss innovation spanning across education, cultural empowerment, technology and much more!

 

Innovating For Impact

 

Robyn’s mission is brought to life through an impressive network of sponsors and partners. Among these are Raymond James, Accenture, Tampa Bay Tech, Heatherington Group, Pinellas Ed Foundation, Achieva, Qurate Retail, GTE Financial, Assessment Technologies, and others. These alliances are a testament to Robyn’s commitment to community-building and sustainable growth.

Her work has already been recognized for its significance. The Next Gen Tech program under her guidance won the award for the best student tech program in Tampa Bay from Tampa Bay Tech and was also selected as an innovator on Fire by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Such accomplishments underscore the effect of Robyn’s vision and her unwavering dedication.

 

Supporting the Next Generation of Talent

 

The rise of social entrepreneurship within Tampa’s booming economic landscape has provided the perfect catalyst for all generations to see the immediate value of reciprocal support. To round out the NGT360 pregame, an esteemed community business panel will discuss the state of innovation, economic development and agility within our region. Andy Zopler, Raechel Canipe, Basha Ferdinand, Riley Walker and Mariah Ramos will take the stage to illuminate the audience from the lens of their respective industries!

 

Meet The Finalists

 

1. College Knowledge, Peer-to-peer student facilitation platform to empower the college admission process. Sophomore Team, Strawberry Crest High School

2. Cultural Insights, Mobile AI handbook to concierge immigrants through assimilating into American education and lifestyle customs – Sophomore Team, Strawberry Crest High School

3. New2Fit, HealthTech IoT software integrating the full lifecycle fitness journey starting from nutrition through exercise form correction  – Junior Team, Palm Harbor University High School

4. Shelf Sense, Inventory Analysis Platform utilizing AI-camera integrations to optimize the consumer shopping experience – Junior Team, Palm Harbor University High School 

5. Teens Next Door, Entrepreneurial Marketplace of aspiring entrepreneurs and established executives that track skill pathways and business milestone achievements – Junior Team, Blake High School


Visit: https://floridainnovationecosystem.com/top-5-finalist-teams-announced-for-next-gen-tech-360-2023-24-competition/ For a more extensive insight on both the program and the finalists!


See you there! Please register here: https://form.jotform.com/240217043235

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