EnterCircle: What’s happening and when


The EnterCircle agenda is as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 14

6-8 p.m. JVC Showdown

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Premier Business Showcase and Awards Night

4-5 p.m. Startup Pitch Competition 

5-8 p.m. Business Expo

6-6:30 p.m. Keynote speakers: Joy Andrews, county administrator, St. Johns County; representative from Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub

6:30-7 p.m. Presentation of Community Growth Awards

7-8 p.m. Cocktails for a Cause Charity Networking Night 

Thursday, Nov. 16

Youth Symposium 

9:30 to 10 a.m. Arrival and registration

10 to 10:20 a.m. “How to Find Purpose as a Teen” — Father Rich Pagano, St. John Paul II

10:30 to 10:50 a.m. “Why I Became the Largest Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner in the USA” — Nick Crouch, DYNE Hospitality Group

11 to 11:20 a.m. Frank Benedetto, The HoneyBadger Project

11:20 to 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 to 12:40 p.m. “Finding your Career in St. Johns County” — Scott Maynard, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce

12:40 to 12:50 p.m. Representative from St. Johns County School District Department of Career and Technical Education

1 to 1:20 p.m. “Charting Your Own Course: Finding Purpose in Business and Life” — Jay Owen, Business Builders

1:30 to 2 p.m. “SpaceX Launch and Recovery Operations” — Marc Montemerlo, SpaceX

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Student Pitch Competition

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Networking and refreshments 

Breakout sessions 

10 to 11:30 a.m. “Healthcare Problems: It’s Not Complicated. But it Should Be.” — Maarten Rotman, Mayo Clinic

10 to 11:30 a.m. “Design Thinking for Rapid Innovation” — Emily Skywark, CVS Health

10 to 11:30 a.m. “Dollars and Dreams Masterclass: Designing Your Ultimate Financial Game Plan” — Adam Lowe, Adam Lowe

12:30 to 2 p.m. “Design Thinking for Rapid Innovation” — Emily Skywark, CVS Health

Friday, Nov. 17:

Women’s Day

8:30 to 9 a.m. Arrival and registration 

9 to 9:03 a.m. Welcome and introduction by emcee Marithza Ross, meteorologist at Action News Jax

9 to 9:30 a.m. “It’s Game Time! Leadership Lessons from a Former Female Football Player” — Jan Spence, CEO, CSP, Jan Spence and Associates

9:30 to 9:50 a.m. “Leading Best” — Neera Shetty, PGA Tour

10 to 10:20 a.m. “Biblical & Experiential Perspective on Purpose” — Father Rich Pagano, St. John Paul II

10:30 to noon: Women in Business — Sonya Morales-Marchisillo, Pinnacle Communications Group; Tillery Durbin, 121 Financial; Tina Bodnar, First Horizon Private Bank

Noon to 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 to 1 p.m. Women in Business Panel — Jessica Funke Ho, Urban Youth Park; Pauline Sevigny, Grace Aerospace; Dr. Prasanthi Reddy, Rainbow Pediatric Center

1 to 1:30 p.m. “The Art and Science of Happiness” — Amy Dix, Authority Speakers Agency

1:30 to 1:50 p.m. “Dream it! Plan it! Do it!” — Carolynn Castillo, Absolute Top Dollar

Saturday, Nov. 18

10 to 2 p.m. Jr. Business Fair