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Using Advisory Boards: The Affordable Secret Weapon for Growth!


Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EST)

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Presenter: Mark D. Brown, partner, Florida CFO Group

Find the answers to your questions about Advisory Boards:

What is an advisory board?
 Advisory board vs. consultants
 Advisory board vs. statutory board of directors
 Advisory board vs. management
When to use an advisory board
Benefits of using an advisory board
Setting up your advisory board
Compensating advisors
Managing your advisory board
 Running meetings
 Communicating with your advisors
 Changing advisors as needs change
Pitfalls to avoid

USF CONNECT events are presented by experienced executives and are focused towards the business aspects of technology firms. We host monthly seminars on various topics of interest for start-up companies; visit our calendar at for a complete listing of USF CONNECT and partner events.


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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USF CONNECT - Oak View Room
3802 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33620

Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EST)

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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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