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Day 01

Premier Business Showcase & Awards Night


4:00 - 5:00 PM

5:00 - 8:00 PM

6:00 - 6:30 PM

6:30 - 7:00 PM

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Startup Pitch Competition

Business Expo

Keynote Speakers

Representative from Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub

Joy Andrews, County Administrator, St. Johns County



Day 02

Youth Symposium


9:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 10:20 AM

10:30 - 10:50 AM

11:00 - 11:20 AM

11:20 - 12:30 PM

12:30 - 12:40 PM

12:40 - 12:50

1:00 - 1:20 PM

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Arrival and Registration

How to Find Purpose as a Teen

Father Rich Pagano, St. john Paull II

Why did I become the largest Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchisee in the USA

Nick Crouch, Co-CEO and Founder DYNE Hospitality Group

Frank Benedetto

The HoneyBadger Project


Finding your Career in St. Johns County 

Scott Maynard - St. Johns Chamber of Commerce

Emily Harrison 

Director of Career and Technical Education St. Johns County School District

Charting Your Own Course: Finding Purpose in Business and Life

Jay Owen, CEO, Business Builders

SpaceX Launch and Recovery Operations 

Marc Montemerlo, Senior Marine Compliance Engineer, SpaceX

Breakout Sessions / Workshops


10:00 - 11:30 AM

10:00 - 11:30 AM

10:00 - 11:30 AM

12:30 - 02:00 PM

Healthcare Problems: It's not complicated. But it should be.

Maarten Rotman, Entrepreneurial Education Manager, Mayo Clinic

Design Thinking for Rapid Innovation

Emily Skywark, Strategy and Portfolio Manager, CVS Health


Dollars and Dreams Masterclass: Designing your Ultimate Financial Game Plan

Adam Lowe, President, Adam Lowe

Design Thinking for Rapid Innovation 

Emily Skywark, Strategy and Portfolio Manager, CVS Health

Day 03

Women's Day


8:30 - 9:00 AM

9:00 - 9:30 AM

9:30 - 9:50 AM


10:00 - 10:20 AM


10:30 - 12:00 PM

12:00 - 12:30 PM

12:30 - 01:00 PM

1:00 - 1:20 PM

1:20 - 1:50 PM

Arrival and Registration 

It's Game Time! Leadership Lessons from a Former Female Football Player

Jan Spence, Jan Spence and Associates

Leading Best

Executive VP, Office of Social Responsibility and Inclusion, Deputy General Counsel, PGA Tour

Biblical & Experimential Perspective to Purpose

Fr. Rich Pagano, St. John Paul II

Women in Business

Growth Against all Odds

Sonya Morales-Marchisillo 

CEO, Founder, Pinnacle Communications Group

Becoming Bank Loan Ready

Tillery Durbin

Assistant Vice President of Business Lending,

121 Financial

Financial Matters

Tina Bodnar

SVP, Private Banking Relationship Manager, First Horizon Private Bank


Women in Business Panel 

Jessica Funke Ho

Founder, Urban Youth Park 

Pauline Sevigny

President, Grace Aerospace

Dr. Prasanthi Reddy 

Founder, Rainbow Pediatric Center

The Art and Science of Happiness

Amy Dix

Co-founder, Choose Happy, Authority Speakers Agency

Dream it! Plan it ! Do it! Plan your goals for 2024

Carolynn Castillo, 

CEO, Aboslute Top Dollar

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