Today we’d like to introduce you to Stan Liberatore.
Hi Stan, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I consider myself a tech pro-services thought leader, researcher, and data collector. I am also an IT Project Manager, Certified Scrum Master, & Certified Scrum Product Owner with 12+ years of experience in b2b, professional services, IT, staffing, and consulting.
I have worked for and consulted for several startups, SMB, and enterprise environments. I developed my skills in pro-services working for Kforce for a total of 8 years. I ventured off into consulting, eventually spinning up my own Tech Staff Augmentation firm known as No Limit Technology.
I have taken some profits and invested in a couple of different startups, which have gained traction in the VR/AR space for Virtual Events/Education. Vsummits was conceived by accident due to the initial Covid outbreak.
I refused to cancel a fundraiser I help host annually through a foundation. This conference, known as “Disrupt the Bay,” was assembled three years ago to bring innovation dollars and Venture Capital to Tampa/St. Pete for Health Tech startups while also creating a fundraising platform for pediatric cancer research. Canceling this conference due to COVID was simply not an option for Disrupt the Bay or me.
Cancer doesn’t quarantine. And actually, because of the loss of funds raised due to covid, families and patients needed support in 2020 more than ever. So, my job as Chair of “Disrupt The Bay” evolved into using my background in tech to create a virtual event that was worth not just showing up to, but donating money to.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No way, the struggle is real. The startup is always tough, especially if you don’t have your own capital to burn. For me, I went a couple of months without any profit, but all I need is one committed client, and the rest is history!
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Vsummits is the leader in turn-key solutions for digital event management. We offer EMAAS(Event Management As A Service) and concierge services for large group conferences, events, educational seminars, and meetings.
Our innovative platform services leverage digital networking, virtual conferences, and presentations. We bridge the gap between virtual, in-person, and Hybrid events.
Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
The most interesting will be how engagement will shift with learning management and credentialing for professionals from a training perspective. “Work From Home” has been fully adopted by Big Tech, Big 4, and SMB.
This is not going anywhere. Although products have made this easier to access education digitally, there is still innovative ways to make it even more seamless integrating Ai, mobile, and smart devices.
This is Vsummits mission, to be pioneers in the Digital Conferences space, specifically for expos, education, and fundraising,
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