In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Embarc Collective is excited to introduce you to Women in Tech Tampa Bay — a content series profiling women who are building at Embarc Collective and how they’ve built their careers.

Meet more women tech founders and investors across the state of Florida here.

Meet Lauren Prager, VP of Community Engagement at Synapse.

What pivotal points in your career led to your current role?

Leaning into a volunteer opportunity allowed me to launch a new career in a new industry, new town and new community. I volunteered to help curate the content for the inaugural Synapse Summit in 2018…


In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Embarc Collective is excited to introduce you to Women in Tech Tampa Bay — a content series profiling women who are building at Embarc Collective and how they’ve built their careers.

Meet more women tech founders and investors across the state of Florida here.

Meet Rosa Shores, CEO of BlockSpaces.

What pivotal points in your career led to your current role?

Without question, 1) the decision to jump from traditional retail to eCommerce and then, subsequently, 2) the first time I heard the word “bitcoin” in 2012. I had witnessed how transformative the Internet was for…


In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Embarc Collective is excited to introduce you to Women in Tech Tampa Bay — a content series profiling women who are building at Embarc Collective and how they’ve built their careers.

Meet more women tech founders and investors across the state of Florida here.

Meet Celeste Grupman, Director of Operations at Dataquest.

What pivotal points in your career led to your current role?

When I was starting my career, I took on a ton of side projects. This was a great opportunity to work with small business owners. When you take on work with tiny companies, you typically…


In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Embarc Collective is excited to introduce you to Women in Tech Tampa Bay — a content series profiling women who are building at Embarc Collective and how they’ve built their careers.

Meet more women tech founders and investors across the state of Florida here.

Meet Muirelle Montecalvo, CEO of Vacayou.

What pivotal points in your career led to your current role?

After college, I planned to work in the travel industry in the agency world. I took my first job out of college in the hotel industry and quickly discovered that I was good at sales…


As a startup founder, you have the unique opportunity to build a socially-conscious company from its foundation. Adopting values-driven business practices can help your startup become a more attractive and competitive choice for engaged and high-quality talent and loyal customers to choose you over other options. In this post, we’ll dive into why building a socially-conscious startup matters, share case studies on venture-backed startups that have pursued B Corp Certification, and offer real-world examples of how to implement better business practices now.

Glossary of Terms:

Certified B Corporation — A company that receives the third-party certification administered by the non-profit…


In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Embarc Collective is excited to introduce you to Women in Tech Tampa Bay — a content series profiling the women who are building at Embarc Collective and how they’ve scaled their careers.

We all know the woeful stats of women in the technology field: in 2020, women comprise only 5% of leadership positions at tech startups (source: Economist) and raised just 2.3% of venture capital funding (source: All Raise). …


In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Embarc Collective is excited to introduce you to Women in Tech Tampa Bay — a content series profiling women who are building at Embarc Collective and how they’ve built their careers.

Meet more women tech founders and investors across the state of Florida here.

Meet SaLisa Berrien, CEO of COI Energy.

What pivotal points in your career led to your current role?

I’ve had a diverse career in the energy space; over the last 25 years, I’ve held roles at utilities, startups, and organizations that I now consider competitors. One of the most pivotal moments in my…


In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Embarc Collective is excited to introduce you to Women in Tech Tampa Bay — a content series profiling women who are building at Embarc Collective and how they’ve built their careers.

Meet more women tech founders and investors across the state of Florida here.

Meet Ellery Linder, Co-CEO of Wherewithal.

What pivotal points in your career led to your current role?

In college, I thought I wanted to work for the glamorous, glossy fashion magazines I had become so engrossed in reading growing up. That desire led me to my very first internship in the accessories…


In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Embarc Collective is excited to introduce you to Women in Tech Tampa Bay — a content series profiling women who are building at Embarc Collective and how they’ve built their careers.

Meet more women tech founders and investors across the state of Florida here.

Meet April Caldwell, CEO at fayVen.

What pivotal points in your career led to your current role?

Serving in the Air Force for ten years really helped me develop as a leader — it taught me how to serve selflessly, work with integrity, and communicate with others in order to achieve a…


In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Embarc Collective is excited to introduce you to Women in Tech Tampa Bay — a content series profiling women who are building at Embarc Collective and how they’ve built their careers.

Meet more women tech founders and investors across the state of Florida here.

Meet Lori Dann, COO/CFO at Breeze.

What pivotal points in your career led to your current role?

I had worked in the Industry for several years and the frustration of our clients lead me to leave for a year. …

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