Aakash M. Patel helps business owners learn, connect and grow in the community.
Entrepreneur Aakash Patel is the founder of Elevate, Inc., a Florida-based strategic business consulting firm providing public relations, community relations, targeted networking, and social media. Established in 2012, Elevate, Inc. has served over 300 companies by making significant connections and achieving results. Patel is a Florida State University graduate, master networker, and community leader. He lives in Tampa with his wife, Neha and enjoys extended family time and traveling in his spare time.
Prior to launching Elevate, Inc., he worked as an editorial assistant for the Tampa Bay Times Tallahassee Bureau and as the Public Relations Coordinator for the Westin Tampa Bay hotel and Aqua restaurant. He was the founding business development director for Chamber.com (a worldwide business networking website launched in 2010 with 5 members that has grown to more than 1.5 million members).
With a robust life and business background, Aakash has maintained his focus on leadership, community, military, life-long learning, and networking/connecting. His opinion columns have appeared in the Tampa Bay Times and other publications, and he has been recognized by Forbes magazine. Professional highlights include:
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