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Startup Grind Tampa Hosts Ria Persad Carlo (StatWeather)

Startup Grind Powered by Google For Entrepreneurs Monterrey, MX

Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Tampa, FL

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Student (valid Student ID required) Ended $5.00 $1.19
Early Entrepreneur Ended $10.00 $1.39
Entrepreneur Ended $15.00 $1.59
At the Door Ended $20.00 $1.79
Broke Founders Ended Free $0.00

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Ria Persad Carlo , StatWeather

Can you predict the future? Ria Persad Carlo can; at least the future weather. Her company StatWeather has analyzed 120 years of weather data with proprietary computer models and statistical theory and can predict with impressive accuracy the probability. Predicting the weather is critical for businesses like hedge funds, energy traders, agribusiness and utilities, where a rainy day, heat wave or hurricane can spell disaster. Ria and StatWeather are literally saving the day!

Join us as Ria shares her path to success from humble beginnings as a child immigrating to the U.S. to becoming a world-class scientist, mathematician and entrepreneur. Ria was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the United States as a small child. She is an entrepreneur, mathematician and a classical musician. She was profiled by the Oprah Magazine, O highlighting her life as a pianist who at the age of 6 heard the sound of a piano for the first time and then decided to teach herself to play by ear and was considering life as a concert pianist at age 11 but made the decision instead to follow her other passion, science.

It didn’t take long for Ria to convert her skills to the scientific realm and by the age of 12 she was conducting research under a mentor at California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Asteroid Discovery. One year later she became a research assistant at the High-temperature Superconductivity Lab at Boston University and by age 14 she had developed new methods of numerical integration, including the "Method of Polygonal Partitions", "Vector Approximation Method", and "Inversion Method" and her garnered her the 1st Award for 2 years in a row at the M.I.T. State Science Fair.
Ria went on to take mathematics coursework at Harvard and at the age of 16 she graduated valedictorian of the Class of 1991 at Boston Latin School. She was then recruited by Princeton University working as a research assistant on the Hubble Telescope. She went on to hone her skills in math and physics at the University of Cambridge and subsequently entered the Ph.D. mathematics program at Rice University but opted to take on a role at NASA as Martian Meteoroid Analyst during the Mars Pathfinder Mission rather than completing the program.

In 2009 Ria made the decision to apply her knowledge to provide more accurate weather prediction systems for the risk management industry. She applied the research and methods that she had been refining since 1991 launched StatWeather. By combining Bayesian neural networks and artificial intelligence to automated forecasting systems.

StatWeather received the Newcomer of the Year Award from Platts and Energy Risk and ranked them as a top global provider in Weather Data Management and Forbes magazine reported that StatWeather "has managed to double the accuracy of weather forecasts” in their article on the future of innovation.

Agenda   6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking

Please Enter From West Kennedy Blvd.

 

 

Hosted By

Joy Randels, Tampa Chapter Director

Joy is the Founder and CEO of NewMarket Partners.  She’s launched 13 startups, had 2 IPO’s and 9 acquisitions, raising over $300M seeing the hard work payoff and experiencing failure. Joy is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, security and mobile.  NewMarket Partners helps emerging tech companies create scalable businesses, performs due diligence for capital raises and M&A. Joy also co-founded Applied G2, Nurturism and Digital Collective. She’s an active angel investor and an organizer of Startup Weekend, Ignite Tampa Bay and Barcamp. Bottom line, she wants to see Startups ROCK!

Email: Joy@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @joy_randels

 

 

Local Partners

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Economic Development

Applied G2

 

 

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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Oxford Exchange - Commerce Club
420 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606

Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)


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Startup Grind Powered by Google For Entrepreneurs Monterrey, MX

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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