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International Business


Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

International Business

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A serial entrepreneur and seasoned industry professional with extensive senior management experience, a proven record of success and a long history in global operations, Bob Francis specializes in working with entrepreneurs, investors and company boards for start-ups, financings, mergers and acquisitions for domestic and international projects. Throughout his corporate career he concentrated on turning around troubled operations, leading product developments and new market penetrations. 

With more than 40 years of industry experience, Francis has managed business operations for public corporations such as Motorola, GTE, Paradyne, Stromberg-Carlson, Infotron Systems Corporation and served as president of General DataComm International Inc., prior to forming his own consulting business, Milford Communications Partners LLC, in 1993.

Presented by: Robert (Bob) Francis, Managing Partner, Milford Communications Partners

USF is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access/ Affirmative Action Institution. Please notify USF CONNECT, 3802 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL, 33612, call 813-974-1082, or email Wendy Plant at wplant@usf.edu, a minimum of five (5) working days in advance, if an accommodation for a disability is required.

Disclaimer: The University of South Florida and USF Research Foundation, Inc. are committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions, perspectives and professional experiences are invited to the campus to provide the community with important or differing points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community. Nor are those invited to speak on campus necessarily authorized agents or representatives of the University or Research Foundation. The use of University or Research Foundation facilities for an event or presentation does not constitute an endorsement by the University or Research Foundation of the views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak.

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Embassy Suites - Citrus Room
3705 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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USF CONNECT is the business and economic development initiative of the University of South Florida (USF) that provides support for technology start-ups and serves as the point of entry for companies looking to do business with USF.


  • Drives economic development through several programs including Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), Student Innovation Incubator (SII), and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s (The Corridor) Matching Grants Research Program
  • Unites technology and talent with businesses throughout a 23 county region, providing access to top-tier research, faculty, students, inventors, local organizations, economic development councils, supporting industry and capital funding sources
  • Facilitates the needs of Tampa Bay's technology and bio/life sciences entrepreneurs throughout the business life cycle by providing professional amenities and resources for successful business development and technology commercialization
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