PRESS RELEASE – Date: 10-Oct-2016
Bradenton, FL

Sara Hand, CEO of Spark Growth, is honored as the conference emcee for TiECon – TiE Tampa Bay’s premier annual event bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and the business community for learning and networking.

In Ms. Hand’s role as a program facilitator, she will introduce the many speakers and lead discussions of interest to entrepreneurs and investors, to be held on October 15th at the Embassy Suites near USF in Tampa. Her experience as a moderator and her flair for connecting people and ideas has earned her this coveted role.

At TiECon, gather with inspirational role models from the world of startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital and philanthropy to share the excitement of one of the most connected startup hubs in the country. TiECon brings sharp insights from Silicon Valley influencers and investors, and from Florida CEOs and company founders. This event is open to the public, more information on the TiECon can be found at their website:

TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. TiE believes in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through five pillars: mentoring, networking, education, incubation and funding. TiE was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs and is now the world’s largest entrepreneurial organization, with chapters all over the globe. Along with programs like TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) and Mentor Match, TiE is reaching out and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

An entrepreneur, Sara Hand uses her strengths to find and leverage unique value propositions and create synergistic partnerships. Ms. Hand works with global venture resource partners Scaale Group and Cross Border Angels on global investment, international market expansion and facilitates company exits through her extensive network. Her recognized accomplishments have presented opportunities with the State Department, the United Nations, the 2015 Harvard Future-Ready Economies Summit and 2016 Harvard Digital Life in Latin America symposium. Ms. Hand is the founder and creative force behind the 3.0 Leaders Convergence Conference (

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