The VenturePitch SWFL series is part of the Tamiami Angel Funds’ e.co initiative to build a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem from Sarasota to Naples.

Modeled after the popular Shark Tank television show, entrepreneurs make ​a brief pitch to seasoned investors on stage in front of an audience.

“Think your company has what it takes to win at the next VenturePitch?”

For consideration, submit your plan today and visit the Home page ​for more details.

2Q2018 Judges

Jason Dolle

Jason Dolle is the founder and CEO of Testimonial Tree, Inc., which helps companies collect, manage and syndicate customer feedback.  Testimonial Tree took on a strategic partner and investor in 2016 raising $1.25mm to expand.  Since that investment, the company has grown from about 15,000 users to approximately 80,000 users and growing, spanning multiple verticals such as real estate, health care, retail, and home services.  Companies such as John R Wood, Michael Saunders, Howard Hanna, Sibcy Cline, First Team, Allen Tate as well as many others are current customers.

David Diamond

David Diamond, a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, who is best known as the Co-Founder/President of the award winning, national construction management firm DeAngelis Diamond Construction, which has grown to 3 Billion in sales and is one of Florida’s largest companies, ranking #287 in ENR’s Top 400 Construction Companies globally. Venture X, David’s most recent company as Co-Founder with his son Brett Diamond, is a revolutionary designed, global, premium membership-based shared workspace and community created for today’s innovative entrepreneurs, startups, creative professionals, small businesses and remote teams of fortune 500 companies.

Tom Gardner

Tom Gardner, founder and managing member of KeyView, LLC. KeyView works with investors, owners and CEO’s of startup to early-stage health care companies.  Tom is also founder and managing member of Omeza, LLC, co-founder of KeyView Labs, former chairman of IntegriChain, and former chairman of MMIT.  He is an investor in and board chairman of Florida Mobile Physicians and co-founder and co-manager of BRIDGE Angel Investors, LLC.

David Holmes

David Holmes, Farr Law Firm President and accomplished asset protection attorney, regularly assists clients in identifying assets that are exposed to the risks of litigation and implements strategies for their protection.  He also advises and assists clients in the formation, organization, finance, acquisition, sale and management of business entities.  In addition, Mr. Holmes serves as general counsel to a number of the area’s leading business organizations ranging in scope from corporate and business law to the healthcare industry.

Adria Starkey

Adria Starkey is the Collier County President for FineMark National Bank and Trust.  She has three decades of experience in financial services.  Prior to joining FineMark, Starkey was Chief Operating Officer of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and President of the Naples Trust Company.  Starkey was a founding member of Girls Inc., which developed into the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County.

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