Pasco Economic Development Council | 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 107 | Lutz, FL 33558

3rd Annual GROW Pasco

March 4, 2023


Date & Time:  Saturday, March 4, 2023 
                               (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Location: Hyatt Place Tampa Wesley Chapel
                     26000 Sierra Center Boulevard,   Lutz, FL  33559

Registration: $45 General Admission |  $20 SMARTstart Members

Registration link at the bottom of the webpage.

Sponsorships are available


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Equipping Entrepreneurs and Executives for Growth 

GROW Pasco is an engaging and empowering event. Equip yourself and your business at any of the 15 breakout sessions, led by some of the best business minds in the area.  See session details below.

Accelerating Innovation with Digital Technology - Lunch Session

Join Dr. Edmondo Robinson, Chief Digital Officer of Moffitt Cancer Center. Understand that digital technology goes beyond games and social media, digital is a strategic imperative. Predictive analysis, product development, consumer engagement, and business operational efficiencies will be discussed.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Edmondo Robinson

Keving HarringtonDr. Robinson leads Moffitt’s Center for Digital Health which leverages the tools of IT, Health Data Services, and Digital Innovation to expand Moffitt’s ecosystem to deliver on consumer-oriented, real-world solutions for clinical practice, research, education, and administrative processes.

The Center for Digital Health creates and tests new services, programs, partnerships, and technologies that leverage digital innovations, while challenging the status quo to reduce the cost of care, improve quality, increase access to care, and enhance the patient experience. In addition, he directly cares for Moffitt patients as part of the Internal and Hospital Medicine Program. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors




Breakout Sessions:

9:00-9:45am    |    Youth in Entrepreneurship

Join some of our area youth entrepreneurs and thought leaders to discuss best practices in raising Pasco's next generation of business leaders.

9:00-9:45am    |    Mental Health


9:00-9:45am    |   Social Impact


10:15-11:00am    |   Right from the Start: Panel Discussion

Interact with a panel of local business professionals. Ask for advice about finances, legalities, permitting, and other business decisions to make sure you start your business right the first time.

10:15-11:00am    |    The Essence of Leadership: Know Yourself and Know Your People

Many successful leaders have two traits that help drive the success of their business, self-reflection and knowing their team. In this session, we will explore each of these ideologies and how to successfully use them together to drive success.

10:15-11:00am   |    Innovation in Food

Sushi creativity experts Ashly and Patrick Dang, of Dang Good Sushi, share how they think BIG in their food business. Learn how to use the concepts of innovation and creativity to transform your business from ordinary to extraordinary.

11:15am-12:00pm    |    Pasco Enterprise Network Panel

Learn about the areas resources and organizations for entrepreneurs from individuals at Pasco Libraries, SBDC, Saint Leo University, and SCORE.

11:15am-12:00pm    |    Business & Marriage

Tips and tricks for running a successful business with your significant other. Bianca and Paul Micklow of Amerikey Locksmith will discuss how they've navigated disagreements, the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, and maintaining a healthy partnership at home.

11:15am-12:00pm    |    Cyber Security and Data

Simple tips to keep you and your customers data and privacy in mind.

1:30-2:15pm    |    Innovation Roundtable


1:30-2:15pm  |    Marketing Your Business


1:30-2:15pm     |    Bookkeeping Tips & Tricks

2:30-3:15pm    |    Social Media in 2023 Panel


2:30-3:15pm    |   Wellness in the Workplace


2:30-3:15pm    |   Securing Government Contracts


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