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2018 by Operation Startup

Our Team

The organizational team at Operation Startup is a unique blend of business and education experiences folded into dynamic personalities with tireless devotion to entrepreneurs. With over 35 years of combined experience practicing entrepreneurship, the Operation Startup team is uniquely positioned to help early stage entrepreneurs.  Utilizing their technical skills and business acumen, this team tries to move the unmovable for every member of Operation Startup.

Meet The Team

Andy Gold, PhD

 

Co-Founder, Operation Startup

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Andy is a full-time business faculty member at Hillsborough Community College, and teaches in the graduate schools at University of Tampa and University of South Florida. In addition to his teaching duties, Andy is a co-founder of the HCC inLAB Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center and Operation Startup. He serves as an internal entrepreneurial evangelist at HCC. He is the founder of Terrapath, Inc., a social entrepreneurial venture started in 1994, and more recently co-founded e2Venture, an entrepreneurial mindset development training company. Andy is a dedicated advocate for Veterans and everyday entrepreneurs.

Beth Kerly, MBA

Co-Founder, Operation Startup

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Beth is a full-time instructor at Hillsborough Community College in the Business Administration department, Beth has served as special assistant to then-Governor Jeb Bush, and a consultant to small and medium businesses and non-profit organizations in the areas of organizational behavior and marketing. As co-founder of the HCC inLAB Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center and Operation Startup. Beth is actively engaged in developing and executing workshops and mentoring aspiring innovators to create successful businesses.  Beth is also the co-founder of e2Venture, an entrepreneurial mindset development training company.

Greta Kishbaugh, MBA, Entrepreneur In Residence, and Workshop Organizer

Clint Day, MBA Veterans Training Instructor & Mentor