Jon Stuart

Jon Stuart
The DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp QUICK PITCH (Elevator Speech) competition takes place at Manatee Technical College on SR-70 west of I-75. Our coaches prepare small business owners & aspiring entrepreneurs on how to improve and refine their 90 second pitches in front of a panel of judges and audience. The contest is held the day of DaVinci’s Faire in the auditorium from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM with coaching sessions available earlier in the day. This is a wonderful endeavor and we’re delighted to have Jon Stuart participating at this year’s DaVinci’s Faire as a mentor and judge.
Jon is currently a Certified Mentor for Manasota SCORE and has been so since July 2005 where he also acts as a representative for the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee. He’s a Gulf Coast Action Team Member with BIG- Bright Ideas since 2015 and he’s an Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee since 2007. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at the School of Business, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia from 1975 -2005 where he also served as a Member of the Management and Marketing Department, teaching primarily undergraduate marketing courses and the Internship and Placement Director from 1996-2011.
Jon has also been a Visiting Professor at the Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL from 2006-2007 and was the co-owner of a JMJ Associates, specializing in market research & business location studies. International experience includes the role of Marketing Consultant, for AIDC-VOCA- Omsk, Siberia, Russia in 2000. His career spans all the way back to 1969 where he worked as the Administrative Manager for Xerox Corporation in Indianapolis, IN until 1972

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April 23, 2016