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Theme: Global Entrepreneurship Matters

This event occurred on
November 14, 2012
1:00pm - 3:30pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Sarasota, FL
United States

" Global Entrepreneurship Matters"
Creativity Matters - Enterpreneurship Matters... Global Thinking Matters

- Creativity matters because it is an essential element of self-directed lifelong learning.

- Creativity matters because it enables us to adapt to rapidly changing economic, civic and cultural circumstances.

- Creativity Matters because it is vital for high-value work and for competitiveness of our economy.

- Creativity Matters to innovate and engage; to generate a shift in thinking and behavior and to share ideas worth spreading that change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world for the better.

This Event draws together 2+ live presenters - unique passionate individuals from various backgrounds involved in businesses. In keeping with our 2012 theme "Creativity Matters“ we explore ways in which technology and our behavior has adapted to global entrepreneurism and innovation are economic boosters in this region. We share a few recorded TEDtalks and engage in open and lively conversation around creativity and startups. Come prepared to engage. Dialogue is an important and essential element of the TEDxSarasotaSalon.

Community Foundation of Sarasota County
2635 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL, 34237
United States
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Jennifer Bonnett,

Jennifer Bonnett is a technology entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the Information Technology field. She is currently Chief Chick of StartupChicks and CEO of Nexpense. She also spends considerable time consulting to Startups and Media companies on web and mobile technology. Nexpense is a mobile technology company focused on eliminating Expense Reporting for small to mid-sized businesses through the use of mobile devices, business rules and automation.   Prior to these roles, Jennifer was VP of Technology for Seacoast Synergy, a technology business incubator and co-founder / Chief Technology Officer of was an internet advertising engine similar in nature to a search engine. As the sole technology-oriented founder, she designed, developed, and launched the initial version of in the spring of 1998. She eventually grew the technology staff to 60 employees, as the company grew to 180 employees.In 1999, was labeled the “Most Addictive” site on the web by Industry Standard; the “coolest tool site” of the year by; and was ranked number 1 in average days visited by MediaMetrix (a.k.a. the “stickiest” site on the web). By April of 2001, eTour had grown to 5 million subscribers and was ranked number 71 in total traffic for the world wide web by MediaMetrix. eTour was venture backed. was acquired by Ask Jeeves (now in May of 2001.

Brad Patrick

About Brad Patrick Brad is a civil litigator specializing in technology, although his experience reflects a wide range of other types of matters. Mr. Patrick served as interim Executive Director and General Counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization which runs Wikipedia, one of the top websites in the world. Brad has a wealth of experience handling civil litigation matters in the fields of intellectual property, internet law, software and computer issues, technology licensing, complex tort litigation, construction defect defense, long-term care facility defense, and many other areas. His prior employment includes AV-rated law firms in Seattle, Washington and Tampa, Florida. He held positions in state government and with a publicly traded international software company. Most recently he was a founding partner of Chamberlin Patrick Butler Crowe, PA in Tampa. Brad graduated from Boston College Law School and Colgate University, cum laude with Honors in Political Science. He is admitted to the Florida and Washington State bars, all United States District Courts in Florida and Washington, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. He serves on The Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee. He is also active in the American Inns of Court movement, and is affiliated with the Ferguson White and Tampa Bay Inns of Court in downtown Tampa. Brad is a proud supporter of the Electronic Frontier Foundation ( and other organizations which work to keep the internet free.

Organizing team


Sarasota, FL, United States


Sarasota, FL, United States
  • Sara Hand
    Salon Producer
  • Stan Schultz
    Salon Producer