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How I became a Millionaire writing apps

5/21/2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Topic: How I became a Millionaire writing apps.

Abstract: We have a very special and unique Tampa Windows Phone User Group (Tampa WPUG) meeting planned being hosted at FirstWaVE Venture Center on May 21 from 6-8. The speaker is James Vertisan. He has the #1 app for the windows phone (SHOTLY) and it’s also in the apple store. He’s become that entrepreneur that many app developers strive to be. He’s become a millionaire, and works between Tampa and Silicon Valley. He has mastered app development, how to turn an app into a company, plus how to create a viable business model and raise capital. His story is incredible and he’s very passionate about entrepreneurs in Tampa.

Prizes and Food: As if the speaker alone was not enough to attend this, we have several sponsors and incredible prizes for this FREE event. James, himself, will be bringing a Microsoft Surface to raffle off. With a crowd of over 25, a second will be offered up. He also has other goodies like Windows Phones. Bill Reiss will be providing some swag also as the new Nokia Developer Ambassador in the Southeast. Tampa WPUG leader, Russ Fustino, has several O’Reilly books to give away, as well as a ComponentOne Ultimate Suite valued at over $2000, including the largest collection of tools for Windows 8 in the world, as well as Windows Phone 8 controls and Wijmo for HTML5 and jQuery Development. It should be one heck of a night. Food and soda will be supplied by Vaco and Nokia.


FirstWaVE Venture Center

Rivergate Tower

400 N Ashley Dr., 2nd Floor

Tampa, FL 33602

Parking: Available in the garage below for $4/hour. The Poe garage is a block down by the Children's Museum and is available for $1.20/hour. Meters should also be opening up at the start time of the event and they are $1.50/hour. Please check-in with the security desk upon arrival, they will escort attendees to the elevators and allow access to the 2nd floor.

Special thanks go out to Deborah Neff for hosting the meeting thru Tampa Bay WaVE and Sylvia Martinez for making the connection thru the Tampa Bay Technology Forum.

Malio's is on the 1st floor and a great place for after event socializing and we just may end up there, after the meeting is over. :)


ComponentOne – Windows 8, HTML 5 and more.... controls for Developers

Tampa Bay WaVE - is a ‘by entrepreneur, for entrepreneur’ non-profit that helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into growing tech ventures in Tampa Bay

Nokia – The world’s most innovative Smart Phones.

Vaco - Tampa is a vibrant, energizing and exciting place to be and we at Vaco Tampa are proud to call this community our home. We understand that you have a choice in consulting and placement firms and would like to invite you to experience the Vaco difference.

Tampa Bay Technology Forum - If you are a part of our vibrant technology community, become a member today and help grow this region into a nationally recognized Technology Hub!

AgileThought - A full-service mobile application and software consulting firm, staffed by the absolute best professionals in the business. We develop custom software solutions for a diverse set of Fortune 500 clients.

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