The SMARTstart Staff

Daniel Mitchell

SMARTstart Incubator Program Manager

Dan joined the Pasco EDC team in January of 2019 as the SMARTstart Program Manager for East and Central Pasco County.  He had been coaching individuals and businesses, as well as being an entrepreneur himself, for the 15 years prior to coming aboard.  Dan currently holds his Bachelor's degree in Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship as well as his Certified Financial Planner accreditation.

Becky Martin

Jennifer Ziegler

SMARTstart Program Coordinator

Jennifer joined the Pasco EDC team in May 2019.  She brings with her a positive track record in economic development. Her prior experience as a Business Development and Retention Manager for the county of Spotsylvania in Virginia, and as Business & Career Coordinator for the Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, Virginia will suit her well in her new position.  She holds a a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business Administration from Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida.

Becky MartinBecky Martin

Special Program Assistant

Becky provides administrative support for the Pasco EDC staff at various levels with emphasis placed on event coordination and execution, marketing support of social media distribution, all aspects of the Pasco Microloan Program, and support of the SMARTstart Business Incubator program.  She is also responsible for updating the programs and information on the SMARTstart website and tracking of leads received through Pasco Enterprise Network (PEN). Prior to joining Pasco EDC, Becky worked for the Department of Health and The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. She is also a graduate of Leadership Hernando 2009.

Upcoming Events...

December 10, 2019
Entrepreneur Roundtable – East Pasco
Date & Time:  Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (3:00 pm-4:00pm)Location: SMARTstart East Pasco Entrepreneur CenterEntrepreneur Roundtables bring small business owners and early-stage…
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December 12, 2019
Entrepreneur Roundtable – West Pasco
Date & Time:  Thursday, December 12, 2019 (3:00 pm-4:00pm)Location: SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur CenterEntrepreneur Roundtables bring small business owners and early-stage…
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December 18, 2019
Entrepreneur Education Series - Risk Management for Entrepreneurs
Date & Time:  Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm)Location: SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur CenterRegistration: FREELearn about avoiding, reducing…
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