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. New Market Partners helps emerging tech companies create scalable businesses, performs due diligence for capital raises and M&A. Joy is also the co-founder of Applied G2 and Nurturism Media Group. 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!
Ian Ippolito is a serial high tech CEO and entrepreneur. He founded vWorker.com which was originally named RentACoder from an extra bedroom in his house. Ian grew the company to over $135 million total before selling the company to Freelancer.com vWorker was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's "100 Smartest, Most Innovative and Brilliant Companies".
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