Robert Blacklidge is fondly known as Startup Santa.
USAF Veteran and serial entrepreneur. His work building the Florida entrepreneur ecosystem has had and continues to have a significant impact. Robert has worked to bring several international programs to the Florida communities. (1 Million Cups, Startup Grind, and Techstars Startup Weekend.)
These current efforts are built on his past experience creating and running Hackathons including Office Depots, IEEE, Code Tampa, Startup Bus, and Biz Sprint. Robert is the Executive Director at Domi Station working to continue impacting entrepreneur success rates and improving their growth rates.