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The Biggest Tech Networking Extravaganza in Tampa Bay

2023 | Tampa, FL | November 2nd



8 AM - 5 PM

Tampa Marriott Water Street

Annual health conference and pitch competition. Connect with entrepreneurs, investors, wellness disruptors, and non-profits dedicated to making an impact in healthcare, in benefit of children everywhere. Keynotes, Tampa Tank, Talk Tracks, and more. Register to attend.


8 PM - 11 PM

Cardone Estate

Disrupt the Stage benefit concert! Ready to Disrupt the Bay on the bay? Exclusive VIP experience at the Cardone Estate. Indulge in heavy hors d’oeuvres,  signature cocktails, live music, and more. Don’t miss out! Register to attend.


8 AM - 12 PM

Thunder Alley

Disrupt the Streets is taking over Thunder Alley to educate, engage, and enlighten the next generation of philanthropists. We welcome young professionals, families and pets to make an impact. Free event open to the public.



6 AM - 10 PM


Connect with the Elite of the tech world, enterprise execs, and investors! Discover the latest trends, innovations and opportunities in the Bay Area tech scene! Register to attend.

Health Conference
Talk Tracks
501(c)(3) Beneficiaries

WHY JOIN DTB About Disrupt the Bay


Disrupt the Bay is a program of the Save the Kids Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to health innovation for the benefit of children everywhere. We exist to educate, inspire, and connect leading disruptors in healthcare today for the benefit of our children’s tomorrow.

Connect over innovative sessions, the Tampa Tank pitch competition, art pop-ups, live performances, and more at DTB 2023. Two days, three joy-filled events. February 4th (Health Conference and VIP Benefit Concert) & February 18th (Community Event) in Tampa, FL. 

Our mission is simple, full hearts, full bellies, and full support. The 3-part program includes a wellness conference, fundraising party, and community giveback event. 

Our beneficiaries range from mental health and the fight against pediatric cancer to closing the gap on food insecurity and supporting children survived by parental suicide.

Join us for DTB 2023!




4th February, Tampa Marriott Water Street

Join us for the inaugural Tampa Tank Pitch Competition, where 5 startups from the South East US will pitch live in hopes of securing funding “shark tank style” to a panel of investors. Featured on this year’s investor panel are Kevin Harrington and Jay Goss.

Seeking entrepreneurs in the health and wellness space, food, service, and product. View application details below, click apply now.

Application submissions for 2023 close on January 1st, 2023

Update: Application for 2023 is now closed. Participants will be announced on January 16th. Submissions now is for year 2024.


Our Collaboration Partners



Stan Liberatore

CEO, No Limit Technology


Mike Calhoun

CEO, Board of Advisors

Event Speakers

John Nosta

Founder at NOSTALAB

Jay Goss

General Partner at Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health

Kevin Harrington

Serial Entrepreneur

Gary Cardone

Managing Partner at Card1Ventures

Rudy Mawer

Chief Executive Officer at Mawer Capital

Andreas Calabrese

General Partner at TampaBay.Ventures

Dieter Kondek

Founding Partner at DKFL Capital

Jami Gold

Managing Director at LCG Advisors Investment Bank

Christopher Norton

Sr. VP of Investments at I-Bankers Direct

MODERATOR: Jordan French

Executive Editor and Co-founder at Grit Daily

Alexandra Urman

Analyst at ARK Invest

MODERATOR: Edmondo J. Robinson, MD, MBA, FACP

Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer at Moffitt Cancer Center

Alan Weiss, MD, MBA, FACP

Chief Medical Information Officer at BayCare Health System

Jennifer Goldsack

CEO at Digital Medicine Society

Anthony Oliva, DO MMM FACPE

Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Nuance Communications

Katherine Vandebelt

Global Vice President Clinical Innovation at Oracle

Sarah Sanders

COO, Co-Founder at Native AI

Bart Knellinger

President & CEO at Progressive Dental Marketing

Kent J. Wessinger, PhD

Principal Partner at Retention Partners

MODERATOR: Bill Genovese

CIO and CTO, Technology Executive, Business and Technology Advisor

Scott J. Arnold

EVP & CIO at Tampa General Hospital

Jennifer Greenman

CIO at Cancer Treatment Centers of America

William Walders

Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President of Operations at Health First

MODERATOR: Virginia Lee

Interim CEO at Tampa Bay Tech

Meghan O’Keefe

Executive Director at Tampa Bay Tech

Cesar Hernandez

Founder and CEO at Omni Public

Brendon F. Buckley

Advanced Consulting Services, Leader at IMEG Corp.

Joseph Monastiero

AVP - South East at Softserve

Gary Brickhouse

Chief Information Security Officer at Guidepoint Security

Dave Summitt

VP of Cybersecurity at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Larry Whiteside Jr.

Founder and Chairman at Whiteside Security

Steve Hindle

Chief Information Security Officer at Mad Mobile

Bruce Beam

Chief Information Security Officer at Galway Holdings

MODERATOR: Rachel Reiter

Regional Vice President of Sales and Operations at Innovative Consulting Group

Dr. Harvey Kaltsas, AP (FL), Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)

Acupuncture Physician at Healing Centre

Melissa Fickey, MD

Psychiatrist & Owner at Embracing Life Wellness Center

Karan Narwal, MD

CEO, Mental Health Executive - TMS Specialist

Shannon O’Malley

Founder at Brick Street Farms

  • 08.00 - 09.00 AM

    Disrupt the Seats Welcome Breakfast & Expo

    Enjoy a warm breakfast and cappuccinos with DTB 2023 attendees, explore table sponsors, and settle for the pitch competition.

  • 09.00 - 09.30 AM


  •  John Nosta 09.30 - 10.15 AM
    John Nosta

    Keynote: Humanity's Tipping Point

    Discussing the fundamental assumption that technology—and society—are undergoing the single biggest transformation in human history. This exponential path directly impacts key areas, including medicine, AI, robotics, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.

  •  MODERATOR: Jordan French 10.15 - 11.00 AM
    MODERATOR: Jordan French

    Fireside Chat w/ Ark Investments

  • 11.00 - 11.30 AM

    Empowering Health: Harnessing AI’s Disruptive Benefit in Healthcare

    AI is everywhere, and we are impacted by its capabilities in work and life every day. We already see the massive contributions it is making across healthcare domains, but are we prepared to leverage this tremendous value? Dr. Edmondo Robinson of Moffitt Cancer Research sits down with experts in all things healthcare and AI to discuss the disruptive ways we can capture its benefits to empower a healthier future.

  •  Bart Knellinger 11.30 - 11.45 AM
    Bart Knellinger

    The Number One Obstacle Doctors Face When Growing Their Practice

  • 11.45 AM - 12.45 PM

    Lunch and Expo

    Hear from leading non-profits changing the landscape for children everywhere.

  • 12:45 - 01:15 PM

    Solving your WORKFORCE crisis: The ACCOUNTABILITY structure that fuels your success with millennial employees

  • 01.15 - 02.00 PM

    A Transformative Healthcare CIO

    Buckle up! This panel is all about disruption. Bill Gennovese leads an exciting panel of CIOs of leading healthcare organizations as they discuss tools and technologies for a digital age that are enabling the transformative healthcare CIO

  • 02.00 - 02.45 PM

    Connected Cities: Curating a Community Built on Wellness

    From smart and connected cities to blue zones, we will hear from experts on the connection between community and wellness.

  • 02.45 - 03.15 PM

    Establishing Trust: a CISO Panel

    CISOs from across the state of Florida will discuss the future of healthcare security.

  •  MODERATOR: Rachel Reiter 03:15 - 03:45 PM
    MODERATOR: Rachel Reiter

    Trending Health: The Keys to Unlocking Your Optimal Health

    National leaders in the wellness space will take the stage to talk about innovations, revelations, and wellness theories that are igniting change in the healthcare industry.

  •  Shannon O'Malley 03.50 - 04.00 PM
    Shannon O'Malley

    Startup Spotlight: Brick Street Farms

    Brick Street Farms, winner of the 2021 Tampa Tank Competition takes the stage in a "where we now" segment. BSF hubs offer direct access to healthy, nutritional food in urban communities.

  • 04.00 - 05.00 PM

    Tampa Tank Pitch Competition

    5 startups throughout the southeast US will present in front of a live panel of investors and industry influencers for the chance to get funded live! Shark tank style.

  • 7.30 PM

    Disrupt the Stage Check-in

    Check-in with your online ticket and enjoy the festivities, don't forget to give!

  • 8.00 - 11.00 PM

    Disrupt the Stage Fundraising Party

    All aboard! VIP Party will be at the Cardone Estate so all guests can enjoy a unified evening in celebration of children everywhere. This event takes artistry and the joy factor to another level. Micro-fair, cocktails, elevated entertainment, live auction, live art and more in benefit of our 5 beneficiaries supporting children.

    • VIPs - indulge in a boozy sommelier experience, cigar rolling, craft cocktails, and VIP concert experience. (alcohol and food included in ticket purchase).
    • GA - enjoy the sounds of a live DJ, live bands, delicious food, and drinks for purchase.

  • 08.00 AM - 12.00 PM

    Disrupt the Streets Welcome

    Dress your Disrupt the Bay graphic tee with your finest streetwear. Have fun with fashion and walk for the best cause...the kids! Meet at the Thunder Alley

Get your Ticket

Make an impact alongside some of the worlds leading wellness disruptors. Join us for Disrupt the Bay 2023. 


4th Feb, 2023 | Disrupt the Seats, Tampa Marriott Water Street | Disrupt the Stage, Cardone Estate

$ 400
  • One Day Conference Ticket
  • Includes Breakfast & Lunch
  • VIP Party Pass
  • Includes Cocktails and Apps

Disrupt the Seats

4th Feb, 2023 | Disrupt the Seats, Tampa Marriott Water Street

$ 125
  • One Day Conference Ticket
  • Tampa Tank Pitch Competition
  • Coffee-break & Networking
  • Lunch and Networking
  • 10 Talk Tracks
  • 1 Keynote

Disrupt the Stage

4th Feb, 2023 Disrupt the Stage Benefit Concert, Cardone Estate

$ 300
  • Cocktails Included
  • Heavy Apps Included
  • Live Benefit Concert
  • Silent Disco
  • Live Art & Auction
  • Raffles

HURRY UP! Book your Spot on the Fundraising Party at the Cardone Estate