• Hi, I'm Allie Felix.

    I'm helping to build the startup community in Tampa Bay, FL with Embarc Collective.

  • more aBOUT ME

    I cultivate meaningful relationships, marketing strategy, and community in the startup ecosystem, bridging founders with resources and opportunities


    I serve as a point of contact to bridge founders with resources and opportunities as they grow and scale their companies.


    I bring together founders and their teams to learn what they need most - from informative lunches, to technical meetups, to annual conferences.


    Specializing in creating content on Medium, Twitter, and Instagram to build a personal and professional brand.


    Prior speaking engagements include Brown University Women's Entrepreneurship Conference, NY Fintech Week, CEO Global Conference, and many more.

  • EXPERIENCE & education

    Embarc Collective

    Director of Programming & Partnerships


    We are a startup collective - curators of experiences, resources, and environment that help forward-thinking founders and their teams thrive in Tampa Bay, FL.


    Community Associate

    • Organize 200+ industry events annually across internal function specific lunches, external meetups, and brand-building events
    • Editor in Chief of the Enterprise Weekly, a digest of all things enterprise with 12K+ subscribers
    • Create content to serve our portfolio and larger community of enterprise tech startups, across acquiring customers and talent
    • Organizer of the Navigate 2018: Women in Enterprise Technology Summit, a half-day event featuring top industry speakers and 250+ attendees

    37 Angels

    Business Development Manager

    • ​​Recruit exited founders and corporate executives to partake in the quarterly 37 Angels Investor Bootcamp in New York City
    • Manage all aspects of the marketing mix across events, content, and email marketing
    • Build strategic partnerships to curate custom angel investor trainings to activate startup ecosystem globally

    Draper University

    Marketing Manager

    • Organized and executed 100+ industry events annually
    • Assisted in organizing 7 demo days with 100+ companies resulting in $9M raised in seed funding
    • Sourced Draper Venture Network deal flow through building community among alumni companies
    • Generated 25% YoY growth in entrepreneurs sourced for program
    • Assisted with curriculum development by pitching topics for lectures and events; sourced A-list speakers
    • Identified and sourced 6 strategic partnerships and sponsorships, including IBM and Campus Party
    • Wrote and maintained all copy for marketing collateral, website, outbound email campaigns, and promotional videos

    Young Professionals of San Francisco

    Director of Professional Events

    • Created position to bring professional development to our community of 3,000+ local members
    • Organized and executed initial sold out event with speaker Guy Kawasaki
    • Source partnerships for events, including General Assembly, Minibar Delivery, and Draper University

    Smith College

    Draper Marketing Coordinator

    • Wrote and maintained all copy for marketing collateral and outbound email campaigns for the largest collegiate women's pitch competition

    • Generated a 500%+ increase in participation for the largest collegiate women's pitch competition worldwide
    • Coordinated 10 on-campus recruiting events that generated 300+ student applications

    Smith College

    Bachelors of Arts, 2014


    Studied women's health and nutrition; Lean Launchpad model of entrepreneurship.



    • 2013 & 2014 Draper Business Plan Competition Semi-Finalist
    • 2nd Place at Amherst College Elevator Pitch Competition
    • 2nd Place at Smith College Elevator Pitch Competition
    • Entrepreneurship Initiative Spirit Award; Harold Grinspoon Foundation
  • speaking engagements

    I have experience speaking to audiences of all sizes, from large conferences to small workshops

    Talks that I give include:

    • Building a Personal Brand
    • How to Build a Startup Community
    • Moderating panels of experts

    Most recent speaking engagements

    Brown University Women's Entrepreneurship Conference, FinTech Week NY, Brown University Women's Incubator, Global Startup Ecosystems Accelerator, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Global Conference, NYC Platform & Community Summit, Smith College Draper Competition, and more.

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