About this Event
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to 6p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2024.
AlligatorZone®, where young innovators meet industry, presents yet another exciting conference and networking event for young innovators and future entrepreneurs to meet with an innovator from industry and enjoy a peek into the future. Ticket sale proceeds subsidize the costs of TBCN.org. Younger students must be chaperoned.
FEATURED STARTUP(S) AND FOUNDER(S):
, Co-inventor, , a new way to fix a broken hip bone.
SimpliFix is a medical product that was announced in September 2023 by Stabiliz Orthopedics, the company that produced it. The first clinical cases using the SimpliFix Hip System was done in a procedure completed by co-inventor and board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon Anjan R Shah, MD, at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. To quote from the company's news announcement, "SimpliFix utilizes surgeon-controlled compression to resist femoral neck shortening. Maintaining the patient’s natural anatomy and preserving femoral neck length has been shown to improve postoperative pain and functional outcomes".
BROADCAST TALENT RELEASE: By participating as an attendee in an AlligatorZone® event where the sessions are recorded for live or on-demand broadcast, you agree to sign additional talent release forms as required at the TV or broadcast studio, or other venue where such an event is held for recording with a live audience. TBCN, the venue for this event requires participants to sign talent release forms on-site. Here are the forms (1) and (2) for your advance information.
IMPORTANT: PARTICIPANT/PARENT/GUARDIAN RELEASE: For everyone’s safety and well-being, we require that all children be monitored by their parent, legal guardian, or an adult appointed by a legal guardian (“guardian”). We expect guardians to watch over their children and to accompany them to and from the venue that hosts the AlligatorZone Product Show-and-Tell event. Although formal background checks have not been conducted, we respect our entrepreneurs and are confident that the event will be a rewarding experience for the entire family when parents and guardians actively participate. Please be aware that photographs and videos may be... click here to read the release form in its entirety. By registering for this event, you agree to this release.
Other Tips for Chaperones (where applicable).
PARENTAL ROLE: Do inform your kids beforehand that this is Not Shark Tank. Encourage them to have a conversation with the founders to seek knowledge about the entrepreneur's work, learn about their offerings, voice opinions respectfully, and make helpful suggestions that the entrepreneur may not have thought of. It's a way to support the local entrepreneur who has shown up to share her or his work with the families. Grown-ups may participate in the discussions to gently nudge conversations where stalled, trying to avoid dominating the limited air time, avoid jargon, and yield to the kids with raised hands. Grown-ups and kids usually have ample time to chat with the founders after the session as well.
SPREAD THE WORD: For AlligatorZone®, we rely solely on word of mouth. Tell your friends so that more families can take advantage of this unique opportunity that we bring with significant effort for the kids in our community. Find us on twitter.com/alligatorzone, facebook.com/alligatorzone.org, Instagram.com/AlligatorZone, https://www.snapchat.com/add/alligatorzone and on the web at AlligatorZone.org.
ALLIGATORZONE WELCOMES SPONSORS: We can do more with sponsorships. If you know potential sponsors, please have them contact us.
brings knowledge from industry to young innovators in highly engaging and entertaining ways to help them get a peek into the future from those who are creating it.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Tampa Bay Community Network, 2264 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, United States
USD 10.00 to USD 250.00