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Getting Seed Capital in Florida for Startups

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Karen Rands

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Karen Rands, on her Compassionate Capital radio show will interview Daniel James Scott, the Founder of Gazelle Labs located in St. Pete, FL.  You'll learn about the innovative programs offered for startup entrepreneurs to learn what they need to succeed and even get some seed capital to get it all going.  Daniel will share his insights on the challenges startups face in today's economy and how innovative entrepreneurs can overcome those challenges and succeed.

Gazelle Lab is a TechStars Network member, mentor-driven, three-month, seed stage investment program. Gazelle Lab provides selected companies with up to $18,000 each in seed funding, surrounds the company founders with incredible proven mentors for the three months, facilitates introductions and connections to potential partners and customers, and showcases the companies at an investor demo day. Gazelle Lab has been featured in many national business publications. http://gazellelab.com/

Daniel has been recognized as "an accomplished entrepreneur" by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, one of "10 who make Tampa Bay area's economic outlook brighter" by the St. Pete Times and one of "Florida's economic impact players?" by Florida Trend for his work with the Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Alliance at USF St. Petersburg. Daniel has founded 5 companies, including business accelerator Gazelle Lab, and successfully sold 3 of them. Daniel holds two graduate degrees in Entrepreneurship, is Tampa Bay chapter head for Entrepreneur Commons, and an accomplished author and instructor.

Karen Rands is a leading advisor to early stage and emerging growth companies.  Her firm, http://LAUNCHfn.com offers coaching, preparatory services and an access to capital system, which includes opportunities to present to angel investors.