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Marc Lissade - PROGRAMMING - Please contact me to plan future events.
*** Marc is a developer and digital marketing expert with more than a decade of small business consulting under his belt. A proud graduate of the FAU College of Business Leadership & Entrepreneurship inaugural program, Marc also holds multiple degrees in finance, computer science, marketing and management. Marc's drive to spread the startup gospel far and wide is instructed by his extensive experience as a startup founder and entrepreneur.

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Frank Pennetti - Librarian and Attorney
PROMOTIONS - Please contact me about promoting a government or non-profit event relating to entrepreneurs. *** I've been an attorney for over 20 years. I've worked in both law (as a public defender, guardian ad litem staff attorney, and foreclosure defense attorney) and in the tech sector (university computer support specialist, e-commerce content manager). In recent years I have most enjoyed working in libraries. After working in a courthouse library for 6 years, I now work in a large public library on an exciting new initiative, a startup workspace environment. I'm excited to apply my librarian, technical, and legal skills to offer assistance to entrepreneurial efforts. My technical skills are centered on front-end programs and languages like Photoshop, HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

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Arzu Tekir - Co-Founder, Head of Strategy & Business Development - URBANARBA
Arzu Tekir is the Co-Founder, Head of Strategy & Business Development of URBANARBA Smart City Marketing & Communications, a full-service strategic communication, and marketing firm with expertise in smart cities, sustainability, and urban innovations. She is a business strategist working with the leaders of the cities and organizations to create a positive change. She has eighteen years of work experience in strategic planning, business development, strategic partnership development, and record of raising millions of funding dollars for large-scale public and private sector projects. As the Executive Director for World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities in Turkey, Arzu and her team partnered with national government and sixteen cities in Turkey and two cities in Africa to improve the quality of lives and to create a positive impact on urban mobility and urban sprawl and urban efficiency. Previously to WRI, Arzu advised companies to develop innovative IT projects in Istanbul. She worked as European Union Projects Coordinator and External Relations Director for IT companies producing technology solutions for the cities, directed the financing of the projects and established strategic partnerships. As the new manager, she rebuilt a management consultancy company which had been inoperative for the previous three years when she started in 2003 and ran it for about two years.

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Juan Carlos Carrion - PROMOTIONS - Please contact me with questions about featuring your future events.
*** Juan Carlos describes his entrepreneurial journey as a chance to grow and to share his experiences and adventures with others. Juan Carlos holds a degree in Computer Science. He is a graduate of the StartupNow Incubator Program from the InnovationHub@BrowardCollege. He is also the founder and CEO of Hom3bound.com