Vice President, Florida Venture Forum/Venture Education Foundation

Florida Venture Forum Roles Include:

  •  Board Member Since 2010

Vice President – Florida Venture Forum, Inc. Tampa, FL (2012-Present)

Managing Director – Florida Venture Forum, Inc. Tampa, FL (2005-2012)

Pat Schneider serves as the Vice President of the Florida Venture Forum and the Venture Education Foundation. The Florida Venture Forum is a not for profit organization whose core mission is to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to strategically positon themselves to receive funding for continued growth and development. To date, selected presenting companies have raised over $3 billion in funding. The Venture Education Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization that provides the education programing component to Florida based entrepreneurs.

Pat also serves as a liaison between hoteliers and other hosting venues to help facilitate the programing that both organizations provide on a statewide basis.

Professional and Community Affiliations:

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Tampa and South Florida Chapters

Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE)

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce (GTCC)

Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF)

Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC)

Association for Corporate Growth Orlando (ACG)

Prior to joining the Forum, Pat previously worked for a prominent investment banker in Tampa. She attended Florida State University and holds a B.A. Degree from Florida International University.

Based in Tampa, Pat is married and has two grown children.

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