SMARTStart Pasco | Pasco Economic Development Council | 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 107 | Lutz, FL 33558

The SMARTstart Staff

Daniel MitchellDaniel Mitchell, EDP  

SMARTstart Program Director

Dan champions the SMARTstart program, assisting start-up businesses and managing three incubator locations across Pasco County. He works directly with entrepreneurs to help them develop their ideas into thriving realities from concept to launch. Dan holds a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, as well as his Certified Financial Planner accreditation.


Ashlee UnderdownAshlee Underdown 

SMARTstart Program Coordinator

Ashlee runs the SMARTstart @ The Grove Entrepreneur Center and works with a variety of members who have private offices or co-working space at the facility. She assists the Program Director with member communications and program planning. Ashlee holds an Associates of Art degree from Pasco-Hernando State College and is currently continuing her education to achieve a B.A. in Business Organization Administration.


Elizabeth HarperElizabeth Harper

SMARTstart Program Assistant

Elizabeth runs the SMARTstart @ East Pasco Incubator Kitchen. She enjoys helping entrepreneurs grow their small businesses. This year she will be graduating with a  B.A. in Marketing from Saint Leo University. 




Becky MartinBecky Martin 

Special Program Assistant

Becky provides administrative support for the Pasco EDC team at various levels. She coordinates the Pasco Microloan Program where she helps business owners complete their applications, review submissions, and prepare informational packets for the Microloan review committee. 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...

May 22, 2024
SCORE - Test
Date: DAY, Month, DD, YYYYTime:  Start Time am/pm - End Time am/pmLocation: Location and Address if...
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June 18, 2024
SMARTstart @ the Grove Entrepreneur Roundtable
Facilitator:  SCORE MentorDate: Thursday, July 18, 2024Time:  12:30 pm-1:30 pmLocation:  SMARTstart Grove Entrepreneur CenterEntrepreneur Roundtables bring small...
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June 19, 2024
Pasco Tech Business Roundtable
Facilitator:  SCORE MentorDate: Wednesday, June 19, 2024Time:  9:00 am - 10:30 amLocation: Virtual via Microsoft TeamsTech Entrepreneur Roundtables...
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