Thalia Mendoza: Some things that have Surprised Me

I always tell people that I live life as if it is never ending. I am always in a rush, always one step ahead of the game, I am never not doing something. For me it was always like that. Even in high school, I was always ahead in my classes. I used to takeContinue reading “Thalia Mendoza: Some things that have Surprised Me”

Lapadre Proctor: A Warm Welcome and Hubspot

There were a couple things that I didn’t expect when I first started working at Domi Station. I initially expected them to be strict. But once I met everyone on zoom everyone was so relaxed and level headed. I expected everyone to be so busy they would not have much time to talk with the interns and also justContinue reading “Lapadre Proctor: A Warm Welcome and Hubspot”

David Wedderburn: A Few Surprises from the Start

Being completely new to the entrepreneurial sector, I wasn’t quite sure what to expectgoing into my internship with Tampa Bay Wave. Nevertheless, I was taken aback by a fewsurprises that I have noticed during my time with the organization. The immediate Tampa Bay Wave team is composed of the Chief Executive Officer–LindaOlson–and six other ofContinue reading “David Wedderburn: A Few Surprises from the Start”

Nicholis Perez: May Pitch Night and What has Surprised Me

So far, as an intern for Starter Studio, many of the events and the individuals I have interacted with have truly gone to surprise me in the fondest of ways. This feeling of surprise has come from the amazing leadership and mentorship I see at Starter Studio on a daily basis, admiring just how strongContinue reading “Nicholis Perez: May Pitch Night and What has Surprised Me”

Nicholis Perez: Hitting the Ground Running

Since I’ve started at Starter Studio, my first impressions of the startup accelerator and its operations have been stellar to say the least. Most of my experience has been participating in the Build Program they offer, a 90-day accelerator that focuses on how to build and run a sustainable business and create a successful go-to-marketContinue reading “Nicholis Perez: Hitting the Ground Running”

David Wedderburn: The First Week with a Supportive Staff

Tampa Bay Wave has been incredibly welcoming and supportive throughout the onboarding process of my internship. Coming into the organization, I was reluctant to start. Although I knew what my tasks and responsibilities entailed, I honestly second-guessed myself the day before my internship. Partly because of my nervousness, but mainly due to the two-week breakContinue reading “David Wedderburn: The First Week with a Supportive Staff”

Thalia Mendoza: First Impressions of StarterStudio

This past spring semester was certainly one for the books. I was challenged, like I had never been challenged before. COVID life definitely presented me and many others with some struggles. These same struggles made it difficult for me to accept the transition from in person to online. However, the most difficult part was adaptingContinue reading “Thalia Mendoza: First Impressions of StarterStudio”

David Wedderburn: My Responsibilities and Research Project

As the start date for my interview time quickly approaches, I am preparing myself to be immersed in the world of startup companies and VC firms. In the coming week, I will be introduced to the rest of the Tampa Bay Wave team and begin my 10-week internship with the organization. Throughout my internship withContinue reading “David Wedderburn: My Responsibilities and Research Project”

Nicholis Perez: The Hospitality Industry Post-Pandemic

I am proud to have joined Starter Studio for the Summer of 2021, a nonprofit accelerator that supports Central Florida tech startup founders with educational programming, coaching, funding, and other resources. During my time at Starter Studio I will be working closely with Robert E. Reed, a mentor and Ideation Stage Accelerator leader at Starter StudioContinue reading “Nicholis Perez: The Hospitality Industry Post-Pandemic”

Thalia Mendoza: Understanding the Role of Mentorship

My interest in entrepreneurship, was certainly a relatively new one. It would be hypocritical of me to tell everyone, “I was always interested in entrepreneurship/business”, because that is simply not the case. I always considered myself to be a lifelong learner. I attempted to read about as many topics and issues as I possibly could,Continue reading “Thalia Mendoza: Understanding the Role of Mentorship”