Fort Lauderdale Startup Digest
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- Market Intelligence & Procurement Analysis @ Citrix
My passion is startups, horses, and helping the South Florida community become the next big tech hub. I have a background in sustainable business design, lean process development, and sales and marketing strategy. I am currently advising and working with several startup tech companies in the South Florida area. I did a double major in business at the University of Central Florida and I completed my masters at Nova Southeastern University.
- Serial Entrepreneur and Startup Mentor
Serial entrepreneur and startup mentor with 25 years of experience in starting and building technology companies backed by angel investors and venture capital. O'Donnell founded Ask-Me Multimedia (acquired by Midisoft), iCopyright.com (ongoing), StartupBiz.com (ongoing), and Leaves.com (ongoing), among other companies. He was on the launch teams of CompuServe Sprynet, one of the first national Internet Service Providers (went public in 1996), and Design Intelligence (acquired by Microsoft). O'Donnell is the author of two best-selling books on business planning and marketing planning. He served as Chairman of the Northwest Entrepreneurs Network in Seattle, Washington and blogs about startup best practices on startupbiz.com. O'Donnell served as the Managing Director of the Tampa Chapter of The Founder Institute, and as the Regional Project Manager for Startup Quest in South Florida. He is currently the Executive Managing Director of Thesis Ventures, an early-stage VC fund and company builder.