EXPLORING FLORIDA’S OPPORTUNITIES

Florida’s the best state for veterans. The Veterans Florida Virtual Expo showcases the endless opportunities, resources, and benefits for military families in interactive virtual booths.

  • Network with veteran-friendly employers in industries like aerospace, engineering, defense, and more at the career fair
  • Watch Florida’s top veteran entrepreneurs compete in the Battle of the Pitches
  • Get expert advice from industry experts at workshops and panels
  • Explore resources that make Florida the most veteran-friendly state

WHO?

Free for veterans, retiring and separating from the active duty military, members of the Guard and Reserves, and their families.

Register Now

WHERE?

Virtually on veteran-owned Premier Virtual

WHEN?

Thursday
June 24, 2021
10AM ET

Piper Aircraft

PIPER AIRCRAFT

US Department of State

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Firestone Direct

FIRESTONE DIRECT

Applied Fiber

APPLIED FIBER

RATPACK WORLDWIDE SECURITY

GEICO

GEICO

Rinauldo Enterprises

RINAUDO ENTERPRISES

Tampa Armature Works

TAMPA ARMATURE WORKS

TEAM VETCOR

VETS2PM

Sarasota County

SARASOTA COUNTY

EBI Management Group

SkillBridge: Your Untapped Talent Pipeline

Workforce

Derrick Fishback, Amazon Web Services
Matthew Choy, Florida Chamber
Jeremy Sinnemaki, Veterans Florida

Veterans Florida Agriculture Program Overview

Agriculture

Charlene LaMountain, Program Participant
Gary Vallad, UF TREC/IFAS
Ray McCoy, Program Participant
Nate James, Program Participant
Derrick Barnes, Program Participant
Kingsley Wiggan, Program Participant

Launch & Grow Your Agribusiness

Agriculture & Entrepreneurship

Juliann Nichols, JULO Strategy
Mike DeFelice
Sara Ferrera, Program Participant
Eric Autery, Program Participant

Opportunities in Agriculture

Agriculture

Jeff Albritton
Simon Bollin
Ed Rodriguez, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Allen Boyd
Greg Fraley
Lt Gen Martin Steele (Ret) Veterans Florida Board of Directors

Franchising: Buying and Selling

Entreprenuership

Jenny Sutter, FranNet
Matt Wiggins, VetFran
Bobby Carbonell, Growler Country

Acquiring A Business

Entreprenuership

Troy Underwood, Tampa Steel

Rob Kirila, The Kirila Group, Veterans Florida Board of Directors

Building your professional network to Grow your Business

Entreprenuership

Ricardo Garcia, Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative
Aaron Caldwell, Bunker Labs

Trisha Murphy, Florida Association of Veteran Business Owners
Eric “Doc” Wright, Vets2PM

Bootstrapping Your Veteran-Owned Business

Entreprenuership

Diane Denslow, University of North Florida
Troy Bolivar, Florida Gulf Coast University
Kevin Cox, Florida Atlantic University

Surviving & Thriving During & After the Pandemic

Entreprenuership

Rosie Lee, Action Zone
John Batchelor, University West Florida
Troy Underwood, University West Florida
Tom Rice, Magnolia Grill, Veterans Florida Board of Directors

Building Your Professional Network For Job Seekers

Careers

Barron Mills, Florida Association of Veteran Business Owners

Anthony Bush, Onward2Opportunity

Marketing Your Veteran-Owned Business

Entreprenuership

Dan Barrow, Veterans Florida
Lucille Spann, Blaze Digital Services
Neil Marr, Learning Alliance Corporation

How Co-Working Space Can Propel Your Veteran-Owned Business

Entreprenuership

Jarin Eisenberg, Groundswell Startups
Robert Blacklidge, Domi Station
Tina Fischer, Rising Tide Innovation Center
Heather McMillan, Tampa Bay Wave

Why You Need Industry Certifications Credentials

Careers

Eric “Doc” Wright, Vets2PM

SkillBridge Overview

Careers

Eric “Doc” Wright, Vets2PM
Charlene LaMountain,Program Participant
Derrick Fishback,  Amazon Web Services

Bank of America

Bank of America

PRESENTING SPONSOR

CareerSource Florida

GOLD SPONSOR

Premier Virtual

TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs

ACTION ZONE

Groundswell Startups

Camaraderie Foundation

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Onward to Opportunity

IVMF Onward to Opportunity Program

Julo Strategy

2020 EXPO REWIND

Careers Panel:
The New Job Search

Entrepreneurship Panel:
Growth

Entrepreneurship Panel:
Funding

Entrepreneurship Panel:
Franchising

Careers Panel:
Florida Offers More Than You Think

2020 Virtual Expo
Full Stream