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Held three times per year (October, January and April), the Business Network Symposium (BNS) is a complimentary and informative morning for the Tampa Bay business community and University of Tampa students. Each BNS program will present three CEOs of local businesses. These businesses are well known, but changing; new and emerging; or new to the Tampa Bay area. The CEOs of these firms will be given the opportunity to share their business story – accomplishments, lessons learned and future plans – with the local community. Each speaker will have 10-15 minutes, and the event will conclude with a Q-and-A session. Watch videos of past symposiums. 


When: April 20, 2021
Location: The Tampa Club (attendance limited)
Virtual attendance option also available. Email to receive the webinar link. Limit 200 virtual guests.

Miraj Patel, Founder & CEO of Harness
Kevin O’Brien, Fouder & CEO Affordit 
Rachel Carpenter,
Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Intrinio

Time: 4:15 p.m. — On-site check in
4:30 p.m. — Program begins
Tickets: Tickets for on-site program can be purchased here.

Board of Fellows Business Network Symposium Committee Members

Jami Gold, LCG Advisors
Bradley Salzer, Redstone Investments

Committee Members:   
Kyle Parks, B2 Communications
Renée Vaughn, Williams Consulting Group

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The Board of Fellows sees its mission as one of strengthening the ties between the University and the local business community, serving as goodwill ambassadors within the community, and supporting the University financially through the Annual Fund and the Board of Fellows Endowed Scholarship. The organization has become an integral part of the Tampa Bay area's image.  

For more information, visit the Board of Fellows