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15th Jun 2020

Oscar Garcia on Startup Santa Show 20/20 Hindsight Series

Originally From California. Youngest of three. Mexican/Guatemalan family. Moved to and grew up in Miami, came to school at USF, Got a degree in Marketing and another in Management Information Systems. Graduated school as one of USF's 25 under 25. Worked for Macys Executive Development Program for two years, quit moved in with my first client and 8 months later we had a six figure business. Been doing online marketing for the past 5 years. Now I live in a van as I tour the US.

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Robert Blacklidge is the Education Director for Catapult Lakeland.His work building the Lakeland Ecosystem has had and continues to have a significant impact.Robert has worked to bring several international programs to the Lakeland community. (1...
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Robert Blacklidge

Robert Blacklidge is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, and mentor.

His work building the Lakeland Ecosystem has had and continues to have a significant impact.

Robert has worked to bring several international programs to the Lakeland community. (1 Million Cups, Startup Grind, and Techstars Startup Weekend.) Additionally, he facilitates CO.STARTERS.

It is through these efforts and the efforts of others that Lakeland has garnished national recognition. Highlighted in Inc Magazine as one of the best cities to start a company.

These current efforts are built on his past experience creating and running Hackathons including Office Depots, IEEE, Code Tampa, Startup Bus, and Biz Sprint. Robert volunteers running programs for several organizations to include Action Zone a veteran-focused business accelerator and Techstars Startup Weekend.