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PITCHES, COOKIES, AND DEALS HIGHLIGH TiECON FLORIDA

An entrepreneur who grew an $8,000 investment into the largest cookie store franchise in the United States will give one of two keynote addresses at TiEcon Florida in February.



The speech by Michael Coles, co-founder of the Great American Cookie Co., will cap a full day of activities at TiEcon on Feb. 16. The conference will also feature a pitch competition for startups and a lunch keynote by Samira Salman, a New York tax attorney-turned-deal expert.


TiEcon Florida is the annual conference held by TiE Tampa Bay, a nonprofit that fosters entrepreneurship. This year’s event will be Feb. 16 at the USF Alumni Association.