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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“Aakash Patel, Chris Melvin and the rest of the Elevate team simply delivered. The connections Aakash made led to valuable relationships for me and new clients for RevStar. You can’t fully appreciate what Elevate can do for your business until you experience it first hand. I personally recommend their services to anybody looking to grow their network and business within the Tampa Bay community.”
Ken Pomella, PMP – CEO, RevStar Consulting
“If you’re looking to dive into the who’s who of Tampa Bay, Elevate, Inc. is the only way to go. Elevate worked closely with Tampa Bay Plumbers to help us get our foot in the door with the right business and community circles to help us grow. We appreciated Aakash Patel & Chris Melvin’s professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to go over and above to provide us a quality service. The contacts through Elevate are numerous and professionally beneficial and the staff is always available to us. We enjoyed working with the Elevate team and will definitely keep them in mind for our future business needs.”
April Diemer – Tampa Bay Plumbers
“Working with Aakash and his team at Elevate was a great fit for our growing organization. His team helped us connect with key influencers across the region and identify opportunities. Together you work to define your goals and who you’re targeting and through their connections and network they can make warm introductions to the decisions makers you need to connect with.”
Chon Nguyen – Founder & CEO, Newgentek
“Elevate, Inc’s. business relationship building process and their specialized one-on-one client service has opened doors and created potential opportunities that we wouldn’t have been able to create on our own. If your business would benefit from business relationship building introductions, I highly recommend Elevate, Inc.”
Gary LoDuca – Founder & Owner, Thoughtful Advisors – 401(k) Plan Designs