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InLab@HCC Mentors

Business Mentors

A mentor is a good starting point for some people in the  early stages of their business development. A mentor can serve as a role model, and share his/her wisdom with you. Our highly engaged mentor network are here to support you, serve as role models and assist in guiding you through your entrepreneurial journey.

In order to meet with a Business Mentor, you must complete the following steps: 

  1. Become a member of InLab@HCC
  2. Have attended a minimum of 10 InLab Workshops
  3. Have a draft business model
  4. Have a landing page or prototype for testing

Clint Day
Clint serves as an advisor to NACCE and the KSU Shore center for entrepreneurship. He founded three companies in Florida and Georgia and began teaching/mentoring after selling his last business. Professionally qualified by the AACSB business school association, Clint earned a MBA and five certifications in entrepreneurship. He founded the entrepreneurship program at the State College of Florida. As a Vietnam veteran, he mentors vets through IVMF Syracuse and has taught under the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, at HCC Tampa.  

Leon Donovan, Founder, Cutting Edge Concierge
leonjdonovan@verizon.net

Leon is a long-time entrepreneur with exceptional experience in selling, and sales strategies.  Leon has experience n business development and consulting for nearly two decades. Leon has experience in real estate, sales, and marketing. Leon is the founder of Cutting Edge Concierge, a food & technology service. Aside from his entrepreneurial ventures, Leon is an active participant in many community organizations, including 1 Million Cups, Tampa.

Andy Gold, Ph.D
Andy is a long term entrepreneur with 14 years of experience on Wall street, and nearly 25 years of experience practicing entrepreneurship. His areas of specialization include financial modeling social entrepreneurship, developing an entrepreneurial mindset, and effectuation.

Beth Kerly, MBA
Beth is a full-time tenured business faculty member at Hillsborough Community College. She serves as the co-founder of the HCC Entrepreneurship  program, and InLab@HCC. Ms. Kerly founded BK Consulting, a marketing advisory service company, and co-founded e2Venture.  Her areas of specialization include sales & marketing,  value proposition development, and customer development. Beth is very active, and passionate in her support of women aspiring to launch businesses, and have a positive impact on our community.  Her work has also focused on serving Veterans, and at-risk youth.

Greta Kishbaugh, MBA, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, St. Pete College 
@gretakishbaugh(Twitter)

Greta is an accomplished business professor, small business mentor, entrepreneur, and Veteran advocate.  She has been teaching business courses for over 13 years. She is also a fundraiser with experience in Annual Giving, Board Development and Strategic Planning. Greta is an entrepreneur - in - residence at InLab@HCC, and is a go-getter! She started her career in television broadcasting and after a some reflection, changed her mind and life and went back to school to complete her MBA. She is working on her Ph.D. in Business Strategy while she teaches full-time and helps local businesses. Biz Dynamics Group is her current business, where she connects business entrepreneurs with each other, to build upon their strengths.