Dave and Susan Ward of Buddy Brew Coffee named Entrepreneurs of the Year and Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association named Social Entrepreneur Organization of the Year. Recipients of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship award are Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay. Bob Circosta, Home-Shopping Pioneer to deliver keynote address

Tampa, FL; May 15th, 2014: The Tampa Bay Entrepreneurship Gala has named the recipient for its annual awards, naming the founders of Buddy Brew Coffee as the Entrepreneurs of the Year and the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association as the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year.

Each of these organizations will receive their awards at the 2014 Tampa Bay Entrepreneurship Gala to be held on Friday, May 16th, at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island.

Dave and Susan Ward, owners and founders Buddy Brew Coffee, Michael Dove of Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association and Richard George, President of Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay will be in attendance to receive the awards at the event, during which Bob Circosta, television’s first ever home-shopping host will deliver the keynote speech. Student and Alumni awards will also be presented.

The Tampa Bay Entrepreneurship Gala is organized by graduates of the USF Center for Entrepreneurship’s Master’s program, to benefit the Michael W. Fountain Endowed Scholarship, named after the current Director of the USF Tampa Center for Entrepreneurship. The vision of the endowment scholarship is to help grow the dreams of young entrepreneurs through mentorship, financial support, and additional resources needed to help start their business.

“This year we are also ecstatic to honor student superstars Desmond Williams and Keosha Poole, the co-founding students behind USF’s Student Innovation Incubator. This year’s Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Greg Ross-Munro, Founder and CEO of Sourcetoad, has been growing an amazing tech-based company right here in Tampa Bay. ” said Jennifer Sineway, current Chair of the USF Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs.

Media outlets are invited to conduct interviews with award recipients or keynote speaker upon request.

For more information visit http://www.usfalumni.org/gala2014

For Media Contact:
Jon Solomon
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The Tampa Bay Entrepreneurship Gala is a project of the USF Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs, an organization comprised of graduates of the USF Center for Entrepreneurship. For more information on the USF Center for Entrepreneurship, visit www.ce.usf.edu

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