Host Geoff Simon meets our area’s best businessmen and women and interviews them about the triumphs and inspirations that shaped them into the successes they are today.


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July 2019: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: “Rise of the Rest” Road Trip Visits Tampa Bay with investors Steve Case and Jeff Vinik

Join Suncoast Business Forum host Geoff Simon as he profiles a dozen talented entrepreneurs who are making a difference in Tampa Bay, and find out why Florida is one of the top 3 technology growth states in the country.

June 2019: Meet Dr. Judy Genshaft, President of University of South Florida (2000-2019)

During Dr. Genshaft’s tenure, USF graduation rates doubled, research funding tripled, and USF emerged as a “pre-eminent” world-class Research One University.

May 2019: Meet Kate Tiedemann, one of Tampa Bay’s most prominent and generous philanthropists.

Born in war-torn Germany, Kate Tiedemann emigrated to the US at 18 with nothing, and built a world-class surgical equipment business.

April 2019: Mike Martin

Meet Mike Martin, founder of Mike’s Pies, in this episode.

March 2019: Herb Brown

Meet Herb Brown, Founder of Checker’s Drive-In Restaurants and former President of Rotary International

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