Networking in a New World
Presented by Aakash Patel
Join the South Tampa Chamber and Elevate founder Aakash Patel for a virtual learning opportunity.
"It's a new world we’re living in. But networking remains one of the basic building blocks of growing a business. And thanks to technology and social media, it’s not a lost art; it’s a changing one."
Entrepreneur Aakash Patel founded Elevate, Inc., a Florida-based strategic business consulting firm providing public relations, community relations, targeted networking and social media, in 2012, and he is reputed for making significant connections and achieving client results. Elevate, Inc. has served upwards of 200 companies to date. A Florida State University graduate, master networker and community leader, before Elevate, Inc.’s launch, Patel was an Editorial Assistant at the Tampa Bay Times Tallahassee Bureau, the Public Relations Coordinator for the Westin Tampa Bay hotel and Aqua restaurant and was the founding Business Development Director for Chamber.com. With robust experiences, Aakash stays focused on leadership, community, military, life-long learning, and connecting. Current leadership roles include: The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, The University of Tampa, Seminole Torchbearers, Centre Club Tampa Board of Governors, SeacoastBank, Gasparilla Film, Tampa Economic Development Corporation, TiE Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Rays 100, Leaders' Friday Luncheon, Synapse Board of Directors, TBBJ Leadership Trust, Superbowl LV Host Committee (2021).