Alex Orta - President

Phone:

352-207-2967

Email:

aorta4u2@gmail.com

Bio:

Alex is a second year management/pre-health student. He has interests spanning from sports to green energy. He is currently working on a green engine project and is developing a team. He has previous experience in on the ground running and organization of an international youth conference. He plays the piano and clarinet, currently plays rugby for UF, and loves reading history, philosophy, and multiple other topics.

Valentina Osorio - Vice President of Development

Phone:

904-514-0661

Email:

valentinaosoriob@gmail.com

Bio:

Valentina is a sophomore studying Finance and Statistics. She is a National Hispanic Scholar and a student Ambassador at UF’s career resource center. This past summer she served as a financial analyst for the Florida Ballet. Her hobbies include dancing ballet, shopping and traveling. She is also part of the Southern Scholarship Foundation where she serves as social chair.

Kim Nguyen - Vice President of Marketing

Phone:

239-249-0566

Email:

k.nguyen235@yahoo.com

Bio:

Kim is a second year marketing major. She currently serves as a mentor for the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program and hopes to help and inspire other first generation students to fulfill their dreams. Last year, she helped create a winning marketing plan for Toolshed Training, a local Gainesville yoga studio. In her free time, Kim enjoys shopping, playing with animals, and discovering new experiences and hobbies.

Tyler McGrath - Vice President of Finances

Phone:

561-628-2285

Email:

tylerm9914@yahoo.com

Bio:

Tyler is a sophomore finance major minoring in entrepreneurship. His hobbies involve running, fishing, and overall consuming the “fresh air” of the outdoors. This past summer he worked with his Father’s startup company installing IT systems; and he hopes to help his father grow the business through his experiences with school and Entrepreneurship Club. Moreover, he is currently interning for a moving company in Gainesville.

Guru Sharan - Technology Director

Phone:

352-502-9579

Email:

gurusharan200@gmail.com

Bio:

Guru is a Master’s student in Electrical & Computer Engineering at UF. His hobbies include watching movies, playing volley ball, cricket and listening to music. He was a Cadet at Hacker House during Summer-2015. He is the Vice-Chairman of Programming for Gator Innovators. He served as an IEEE President for his undergraduate college student branch during 2013-14. He is interested in working on cutting-edge technologies, programming with C,C++,Java,Python,Shell,Robotics.

Preston Kirkpatrick - Director of Speaker Relations

Phone:

352-817-8009

Email:

prestonk603@gmail.com

Bio:

I'm Preston and I hate cats. Dogs, I like.. especially chocolate labs, which I have one of. Her name is Sonny, named after Sonny's BBQ, which my grandfather co-founded with Sonny Tillman (the original "Sonny.") My dad’s been a huge influence in my life and has even helped me start a few businesses of my own.In college, he helped me start a tech company that provided an autonomous delivery service to its users (feel free to ask me how badly it failed). And recently, we began our latest venture Homes of Heritage II, LLC - a house flipping company that purchases, rehabs/renovates, and sells residential homes for profit.I'm a business student @ UF, Speaker Getter @ the Entrepreneurship Club, and the future founder of a really cool company that will leave a huge dent on our planet and the people that inhabit it.

Xavier Richardson - Director of Industry Relations

Phone:

786-521-7127

Email:

zavirich@gmail.com

Bio:

Xavier is pursuing a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship. He is also an Academic Advisor for the UF Innovation Academy, a professional organist, and has led award-winning fundraising and marketing campaigns for Fortune 100 and non-profit organizations. In his spare time, Xavier enjoys time with his family, grilling, traveling, and Gator sports.

Lisa Hepp - Director of Social Events and CampusOutreach

Phone:

727-366-5614

Email:

hepplis4894@gmail.com

Bio:

I am a senior at the University of Florida studying Animal Biology and Entrepreneurship. I enjoy horseback riding and water sports, and also love to cook, travel, and go on as many cool adventures as possible. I am currently own a reseller e-commerce vaping site for a company called Vapormones, and I'm currently developing a website for clothing rentals/purchases to make it easier for college students to monetize their closets.

Tom Debicki - Director of Special Events

Phone:

352-256-8026

Email:

tdebicki@ufl.edu

Bio:

Tom is a second year student in finance and real estate. He currently works at 2 different start-ups, doing market research for a technology firm called Verigo and working on marketing and content creation for a local publication called Gainesvillescene. When he isn’t working at Verigo or Gainesvillescene, Tom works on his own entrepreneurial endeavors. He also spends his time cycling around Gainesville for money.

Cassie Allen - Director of EDP and assistant Industry Outreach Director

Phone:

561-578-9214

Email:

cassie2013@gmail.com

Bio:

Cassie is a junior studying political science. In a previous life, her knowledge and love of politics earned her a salaried position as a field organizer on a gubernatorial campaign. Having since become disillusioned with politics, cassie shifted her passion for change to Entrepreneurship, and drove straight in with an internship at a local start-up this past summer. When she’s not arguing with strangers at parties, she can be found reading, wandering through nature, or getting her butt kicked in martial arts.

Mark Nalley - Director of Events

Phone:

407-463-2293

Email:

nalleym@ufl.edu

Bio:

Mark is a third year marketing major at UF. He is interested in sports, music, movies, and pretty much anything creative. He’s been passionate about entrepreneurship his whole life, and has had several businesses since high school. Mark is currently interning at a local start-up and will intern at Macy’s this summer.

Nathalie Llosas - Assistant Director of Campus Outreach

Phone:

786-280-5158

Email:

nathaliellosas@gmail.com

Bio: