1 South Orange Avenue Suite 502, Orlando, FL
Phil Dumas of Unikey
An Engineer by degree, but entrepreneur by practice, Phil Dumas has played key roles in several startup and early-stage companies. Most recently, Phil founded Unikey Technologies, a secure mobile key platform and experience company focused on smart enabling leading access control company’s portfolios. Phil has had a passion for, and has been working on, alternative access control solutions for over a decade. With extensive product development, large customer management, turn-around, and M&A experience, Phil has been able to wear the multiple hats required to enable rapid growth. Phil is also known for his appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank.
6:00 pm Networking and Food
7:00 pm Fireside Chat
8:00 pm Networking
Phil Dumas – Unikey
Steve Alexander, Orlando Director
Steve Alexander is a serial entrepreneur, champion for the Orlando startup community, Co-Founder & CEO of Therewolf, and a veteran experiential technology consultant to Fortune 500 companies and global brands. Steve is also a graduate of the University of Central Florida, co-founder of Startup Orlando, and proud toddler dad.
Twitter: @steve_alexanderAubree Rider, Orlando Co-Director
Aubree Rider is the Co-Founder of Orlando-based accounting firm, The Heroes Group, and proud graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF). The Heroes Group is a first of its kind accounting firm bringing a fresh approach to all things finance focused on supporting startups, small businesses and freelancers. Aubree loves traveling (especially to the beach) and a good book.
Twitter: @aubreeriderGlobal Partner
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Catalyst is a new 7,000 sq. ft. industrial-chic collaborative shared workspace for entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, and independent creative class professionals on the 5th floor of the One South Orange Building at 1 South Orange Avenue in the heart of downtown Orlando. Designed to spark business innovation and growth, Catalyst’s diverse members have opportunities to network, exchange ideas and get input from investors and mentors, who can provide access to the talent, relationships, and capital needed to launch and scale up their careers and businesses. A top-to-bottom renovation on the fifth-floor of the building has created a light, airy space with 20-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls and sleek ergonomic furnishings. Amenities to foster networking and growth include: high-speed fiber-optic internet service; craft coffee bar; technology-enabled conference rooms; and a choice of open workspaces or glass-enclosed offices. Members benefit from being a short stroll from SunRail stops, parking, Lake Eola Park, restaurants, bars and entertainment.
MVRK – an innovation collaborative. We’re creatives, inventors, innovators, developers, designers, marketers, producers, geeks. We’re the experts when it comes to experiential technologies and innovation. Let’s create something awesome together!
The Heroes Group is an accounting firm with a passion for startups and small business owners. Our customers are our Heroes, and we are their Sidekicks, providing accounting, tax compliance and payroll services at an affordable rate. Our goal is to empower entrepreneurs so they can make proactive decisions for the growth of their business.
With so much activity in and around the tech industry in Orlando, it makes sense that members of the tech community should take an active role in supporting growing companies and promoting regional activity. That is the primary purpose of Orlando Tech. We’re connecting technology companies across the region through events, news, and an active network of individuals working to support industry growth. We believe that a welcoming environment with a vibrant, creative culture will attract talent and support innovation.
What is Startup Grind?
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.