“Elevate Inc, Aakash Patel, Lauren Albert and team have been phenomenal to work with. They do a great job of connecting individuals both professionally and personally to increase brand awareness, visibility and accessibility in the greater Tampa marketplace. We strongly recommend partnering with them for any companies or individuals looking to expand their circle of influence in the Greater Tampa Area. ”

Jason Ashton – CallPass Tech/CallPass M2M Solutions Inc

“Aakash Patel and the Elevate team have a great formula to provide success and establish long standing relationships. My time spent within the local business community has never been more rewarding. Elevate’s comprehensive program enabled me to refine existing efforts and develop new areas of representation. The customized approach Elevate was able to successfully implement allowed me to develop a more focused and meaningful social network. Simply put; the strategic direction and relationships developed are invaluable and now fundamental parts of my practice. ”

Lauren Silva – Silva & Associates

“Bravo to the team at Elevate, Inc. who are consistently proactive in providing connections for the betterment of our business. Well known and respected in the industry, Elevate has been instrumental in creating new connections with the media and with industry leaders. The contacts through Elevate are numerous and professionally beneficial. 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.”

John C Garcia – World Wide Medical Services Inc.

“After meeting Aakash Patel, Lauren Albert and the rest of the team, it wasn’t long before I too became another one of their many happy clients. Whether we are out at events or casually sitting at Oxford Exchange, the Elevate team is always promoting our brand, and it pays off! If you’re looking to dive into the who’s who of Tampa Bay, Elevate, Inc. is the only way to go. They have helped mold and develop a strategy at Trinity Graphic to encourage thinking out of the box. Key introductions have been made to introduce us to business that are in the market for our creative services. Simply put, our desire for additional exposure has been met due to the efforts of Elevate.”

Greg Barba – Trinity Graphic

“Continental Wholesale Diamonds is pleased to announce that we have signed a renewal contract with Team Elevate. We have been very pleased with the exposure that Team Elevate has been able to help us achieve, it has put our company in the spotlight in many important areas of Tampa. Aakash and Lauren are easy to contact and always available. they are personally at most events and make sure that the proper connections are made. There are very few people that Aakash does not know in Tampa and just as important, they know him. We are thrilled to continue on this journey with Team Elevate helping us to expand our network.”

Andrew Meyer – Continental Wholesale Diamonds

“As a consultant getting my start in Tampa, I needed connections and clients – and I needed them fast. Aakash and his team plugged me into the community and immediately expanded my social circles with targeted introductions to high-level prospects. It would have taken me a decade to make these connections on my own. Elevate, Inc. was extremely responsive, often getting back to me within minutes. The most valuable thing I gained from hiring this team was not just the introductions made, it was learning how to plug myself into the community. Hiring Elevate, Inc. was one of the best business decisions I’ve made and I recommend them to everyone I meet who needs to supercharge their business connections.”

Shawn Rhodes – President of Shoshin Consulting

“Aakash is definitely Tampa Bay’s most connected man. If you are looking to meet the Bay area’s most influential leaders, Aakash is the man that can make the introductions!”

Glenn Sanchez – Saint Leo University

“Working with the Elevate, Inc. team has launched me into a new networking and social media strategy that has benefitted me greatly by meeting new business contacts I otherwise would have never met. Aakash and his staff made it easy for me to expand my business circle and acquire new business as a pro photographer, I am indebted to them for opening new doors. Because of Elevate, Inc., I have a discovered a deep appreciation for this great city of Tampa and its vibrant business community!”

Rick Tauceda – Photographer

“Elevate, Inc. provided me with top-notch guests for my live radio show on 1250 WHNZ. The network Elevate, Inc. holds helped push my show from 1 day a week (12pm time) to a 5 day a week (8-9am time), and assisted in re-branding my show into That Business Show with Jamie Meloni. The response from the Tampa Bay community and business leaders has been outstanding.”

Jamie Meloni – That Business Show 1250am WHNZ

“Aakash has an incredible business sense, unlimited connections and passion for the Tampa Bay Community. His desire to help small business increase brand awareness and develop social media networking connections attributed to our beginnings at EZclean.com. I would strongly recommend Elevate to any company starting out or looking to rebrand.”

Stephanie Skillman – EZclean Team Member – EZclean.com

“Elevate, Inc. stands out from the rest because they focus less on typical public relations and more on personal and community relations. Aakash Patel has always been easily accessible and reachable any time, any day. He’s helped us market our vision to the community—which is to be a one stop, full service shop for your insurance needs.”

Jason Levy – President – Professional Insurance Services

“Aakash’s proven expertise in the business world combined with his growing clientele of non-profits is exactly what our foundation needed! We’ve been featured in several of Tampa’s publications and on ABC’s Positively Tampa Bay. His ability to open doors and put us in front of business and government leaders in the Tampa Bay area has helped our foundation tremendously.”

Derek Pupello – CEO – FORE (Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education)

“Elevate, Inc. is consistently delivering new strategies for personal and professional growth and has a management team that is more plugged into the community than none I have ever seen. Aakash Patel is the guy to know if you want to speak with that government leader, that radio show, that newspaper—he’s the one!”

‘H’John Mejia – Host – InTheZoneTV

“Aakash Patel is one of the most talented, thoughtful, and thorough professionals I’ve ever worked with. Intensity and passion for creating useful, stable solutions is unmatched. Every project shines brighter when Aakash Patel is involved.”

Niki Patel, Owner – Ikin Development, Inc

“Aakash is one of the GREAT people in the Tampa Bay Area. Always a pleasure to see and speak with him, he has an incredible way about him, always a smile, a warm greeting, and a true please to see!!”

Ron MacDougall – Resort Host/Certified Concierge – Don CeSar Beach Resort, A Loews Hotel

“Aakash is a machine, but maintains a genuine touch with everything he does. This is a winning formula and the reason Elevate is an essential part of my team. SendHub’s footprint in Tampa is growing fast because of Aakash.”

Garrett Johnson – Co-Founder ~ SendHub – 2006 Rhodes Scholar

“Aakash is a driven, energetic professional who puts his talents to use to “elevate” his clients and assist them in achieving their goals.”

Rhea F. Law – CEO and Chair of the Board – Fowler White Boggs

“Aakash is “connected” in the Tampa community! Investing in the community is something a company must do to be successful. Knowing how and what to invest in is what Aakash brings to the table. He is part of the team and can help focus and be smart about investing your hard earned dollars.”

Mark House – Managing Director – Beck

“I have known Aakash for the past 3 years and have worked with him on a number of projects in the community and region. Actually, he is one of the most active professionals I know – young or seasoned – and he consistently delivers what is promised – or more. He has an amazing skill for getting others involved in the organizations he works with and leverages those relationships so that everyone “wins” in the process.”

Renee Vaughn – President – Williams Consulting Group – Elevate Advisory Board Member

“If you need to meet someone or find out what’s happening in the Tampa Bay area, Aakash Patel is the person to contact. He’s quick to respond, extremely personable and caring. He makes sure the right people are connected and that’s an art in itself. If he ever decides to go into politics I’m voting for him!”

John Byczek – Northwestern Mutual – Managing Director-North Tampa

“Aakash Patel is not only a scholar but also a true gentleman… and I am proud to be associated with him. He is one of Tampa Bay’s up and coming bright young leaders. He is a true community leader and continues to be instrumental in the social and economic fabric of Tampa’s business community. On behalf of Tampa Bay’s international community – thank you Aakash for all you do!”

Derek Lloyd – President – Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay

“I appreciate the ability that Aakash has to professionally generate and maintain relationships with folks throughout the community. Aakash has a genuine sincerity that is evident in all that he does and with everyone that he meets, irrespective of their direct or indirect relation to the objectives at hand. He is truly an asset to the specific cause he is representing, and further, pleasant to be around.”

Phil Baker – VP Construction Services – Phillips Development and Realty, LLC

“Aakash is an energetic and positive guy who has a way of getting things done! He’s networked to an amazing array of key people throughout Florida. If you need something done Aakash can either do it for you or help you find the person who can. Watch this young man as he’ll go far!”

Rod Jurado, CPT – Managing Director – The Profitable Group

“I have had the privilege of working with Aakash and helping him with the communication needs of his company. Aakash is hands down the best networking partner that I have met. There is not a better person to be at the helm of a company like Elevate.”

Sidney Morgan – COO – JSA HealthCare, Inc. – Elevate Advisory Board Member

“Aakash is genuine, full of integrity, and extremely loyal. These values have earned him an unprecedented level of respect across the entire Tampa Bay region. Aakash and I have teamed up on several state, city and military initiatives. Most recently, we joined a distinguished delegation of Tampa Civic Leaders to tour the US Southern Command which included visits to Guantanamo Bay, Joint InterAgency Task Force-South in Key West and the Headquarters in Miami. Currently, we are embracing several evolving issues central toward economic development, image/branding, support to our military and non-profit ventures that include support to wounded military families. With Aakash, you get sincerity and pride – you get a warm arm around your shoulder – all reassuring you, success is right around the corner. Aakash does not give up. He follows through and he teams up with others to ensure the job will get done. “Your Goals are Aakash’s Goals” – he is there for you – no personal motives, no ambitions… he’s totally focused on your initiatives. That’s why he’s also such a good friend!”

Brig Gen Chip Diehl (USAF, ret) – Diehl & Associates – Managing Director

“When it comes to Tampa Bay, Aakash and his team are a tremendous source of valuable connections. He is an expert at networking and community relations and if you want to form business and civic relationships, look no further. When trying to “plug in” to the Tampa Bay network and make a difference in this community, Aakash is the person to call.”

Scott K. Edinger – President – Edinger Consulting Group

“I remember the first time I met Aakash five years ago. I remember it because the first words out of his mouth were: “What can I do to help you succeed?”. Of the thousands of people I have met in my career, I have heard similar sentiments only a few times, and I remember each of these people. With Aakash, it is sincere and genuine. There is also true value behind these words from Aakash, as he truly enjoys making meaningful connections, while asking nothing in return.”

Steve Mordue – Vice President & COO – Forceworks

“Aakash is a respected, active member of the community who has his pulse on the latest community developments and can open doors that can lead to your business’ success. Aakash and I have been friends for six years and from the moment I met him he has never stopped opening doors for me, introducing me and recommending me. Aakash has a remarkable ability to sincerely remember everyone he meets.”

Ryan Whittemore – Owner – Innoventures Capital, LLC

“I first met Aakash a few years ago in a non-work related gathering and was impressed by his personality and well rounded business acumen. Since then, my personal experience in working with him and the experience of others that I know have used his services, lead to definite consensus as to his professionalism, accessibility, knowledge, and unquestionable integrity. He has a refreshing long term view to marketing and networking always placing high priority on his clients’ lasting interests and well being. If you have not worked with Aakash, do so. He is a true professional who understands the Giver’s Gain Philosophy”

Anthony Saravanos – President – Greenleaf Capital

“Aakash is an excellent local resource to connect like-minded individuals looking to improve Tampa Bay. A small business can only grow via its network and referrals and Elevate can assist in making that happen. Aakash is one of those people with an overflow of positive energy and ideas, and his likability has earned him hundreds of trusting, influential friends in the community.”

Gina Morales – Public Relations Manager – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

“Aakash is well connected, knowledgeable, and very attuned to the community’s needs. He has been excellent to work with and his knowledge and connectedness make him stand out as a leader in Tampa Bay.”

Ronald Weaver – Partner – Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

“Aakash has developed a solid business model based on building lasting relationships with a wide net of proven leaders. He is “the power broker” for connecting people and resources. His energy, focus and keen insight for growth strategies defines him as a strong center of influence in the professional community. ”

Susan Blackburn – Market President – Freedom Bank

“It seems every time I turn around I see Aakash at an event or hear about him in conversation. It got me thinking, ‘why not put those networking skills to work for my business.’ Hiring Aakash’s firm to help me grow my business and increase my brand awareness in the Tampa market was the best decision I have made. Aakash has been making introductions to my ideal target clients and increasing our brand awareness. Aakash’s approach and professionalism has opened a lot of doors for my business. I highly recommend Elevate for any business owner.”

Barry C. Powers – CEO, Owner – Digalign, LLC

“Aakash Patel is the consummate networking professional who is highly skilled at connecting people. He is an asset to the Tampa Bay community, and his professional services will be an asset to your company.”

Brent Britton – Shareholder de la Pena & Holiday – Gray Robinson

“Aakash has provided introductions to individuals that have resulted in long term business partners and clients.”

Scott Price – Managing Director – A-lign CPA’s – Elevate Advisory Board Member

“Aakash is one of the best networkers I have met during my 20+ year business career. He is constantly out in the community meeting with the “who’s who” of Tampa business people and stays on top of local issues. In the past year alone Aakash has been to Israel, Philadelphia, and Cuba with Tampa leaders. His relationships with top local, state and national politicians are top notch. In addition, Aakash’s social networking skills are unmatched. His expertise at Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn is amazing. If you have someone you want to meet or you want to grow your business Aakash is the man for the job.”

Edward C. Ellsasser -Owner – PrimeGroup Insurance – Elevate Advisory Board Member

“Aakash has an in depth understanding of the Tampa bay business and civic community. He is a proven leader, and has shown the ability to connect people with solutions. Aakash has proven success at introducing the new generation innovators and entrepreneurs with more established business leaders with outstanding results!”

Alex Sink – Former Statewide Elected Chief Financial Officer – State of Florida

“Aakash stands out because of his internal drive, integrity and passion for his clients. He is a rare individual who has displayed professional acumen beyond his age. His fund of knowledge in concert with his social skills and effortless ability to connect with people sets him apart from all others in the industry.”

Dr. Rahul N. Mehra – CEO/CMO – MehraVista Health

“I have had the honor and pleasure to work with Aakash over the past few years on a number of community projects. I have always been impressed by his passion for community and public service, and I have found him to be a man of good character.”

Chuck Sykes – President & CEO – Sykes Enterprises

“The team at Elevate is connected to the Tampa community unlike anybody else in town. If you need an introduction, chances are, they can make it happen. Thanks to my year-plus working with Elevate, people now say that I’m connected within the community. This might be true, and if so, it’s only because of Elevate.”

Ben Wieder – President of Level 6

“Aakash, along with his team, Ansley and Lauren, made it possible for us to launch our book in Tampa Bay which was new to the market. Credible face to face introductions to all the influential people in the city is a service I wish existed in all the cities we currently work in. We saved time, money, had a lot of fun and made some good friends along the way. Look forward to doing it all again next year.”

Sven Boermeester – Proudly Florida

“Working with Elevate has been a rewarding experience from a networking and goal oriented standpoint. The Elevate group worked closely with me to outline our needs, and worked quickly to put us in touch with the relevant networks to accomplish our goals. Aakash and Lauren were instrumental in making the connections, and we are reaping the benefits of their network. Greatly appreciated, from all of the DQC International family.”

Jim Coble – 13 Fishing

“Elevate is an ideal program for an individual or business seeking to raise its profile in the community through media coverage, documenting and publicizing events, increasing social media engagement and meeting people that may not otherwise cross your path.  If you have reached a stage where you are seeking to elevate your engagement then I recommend contacting Elevate to learn more about what they can do to meet your unique needs.”

Sheryl Hunter, Esquire, Hunter Business Law – The Entrepreneur’s Law Firm ®

“Moving my company from Ft. Lauderdale, I was eager to get plugged in to the Tampa Bay community. Aakash Patel and his team helped me build my network of connections here in Tampa as well as assist me in promoting my company through social media. I am glad I made the decision to work with Elevate, Inc.”

Todd Whalen – President of Eclipse Building Corp

“The team at Elevate, Inc. is excellent at making sustainable, long-term relationships. Through Elevate, I have been connected to incredible business leaders as well as innovators that have assisted in the growth and development of Carmel Kitchen.”

Alex Sullivan – Carmel Kitchen

“ELEVATE is a connection and access machine. They are uniquely able to connect you with media, fellow business people and influential decision makers in industry, government and the non-profit world. If you are new to the Tampa Bay area or expanding your footprint in Florida, there is no better way to get started than to sign up with ELEVATE. Their professional team will also help you to manage your social media platform, which is very difficult for many traditional businesses. They helped us immensely and will do the same for you!”

Sareet Majumdar – President at ICTC Global Manufacturing Solutions

“We retained Elevate to help us with our marketing efforts and they certainly delivered. They get to work fast even before the ink had time to dry on our contract. It is not a one-size fits all approach because a dedicated account manager works with you on YOUR goals and you sit down on a monthly basis with regular communication and interaction. They were able to customize their services to fit the needs of our company in order to become more connected with the Tampa Bay community. Elevate, Inc. has assisted in creating various professional relationships, blogs, and social media content that has helped raise visibility within the Tampa Bay area. Elevate, Inc., helped to provide me the chance to appear on That Business show with Jamie Meloni! Setting up a business in Tampa or need that extra edge? Go ahead, break out of your shyness and give Elevate a call today.”

Kamlesh Darji – President at Greenroots Nutrition

“The Elevate, Inc. team delivers. From brand awareness, business development, investor capital, business partnerships, public relations, to media connections, and more. Aakash Patel is certainly the most connected individual I know from the halls of the Florida Capitol to anywhere in Tampa Bay. Elevate, Inc., consistently provides strategic connections to leaders who can propel your business to the next level. I cannot imagine any business that would not benefit from being an Elevate, Inc. client.”

Chris Pittman, M.D. – Medical Director and CEO, Vein911®
Past President, Florida Medical Association Political Action Committee

“Having been a client over the years- I highly recommend Aakash Patel and team Elevate Inc to any company, organization and individual who is looking to grow their business by being introduced & promoted to companies, top business professionals and leaders in the Tampa Bay area.

Elevate Inc has established a proven and successful platform of helping companies build their brand, meet new prospects and generate new business. They know how to strategically connect you with the right people to get deals done ! Their rolodex is a who’s who of the Tampa Bay area. Just as important, they guide clients to top level events and focus on making personal introductions at these exclusive venues.

The team at Elevate Inc deliver bottom results and I suggest all businesses engage in their unique, results producing services!”

“H” John Mejia – Founder & CEO | Media, Marketing & Business Strategist
In the Zone TV (Video and TV Production Agency)

“As with every process experience in life, there can be excellent outcomes, and there can be opportunities for improvement.

For our business, we were struggling to find the right events and venues that would provide access to attendees who were empowered to commit their business to engage with outside support. Without question, the Elevate Team surpassed our expectation in this area. The number of prospective clients and the relationships we now enjoy has been wonderful. As we adjusted to the cadence of networking events, we realized an opportunity for improvement would be to better target introductions to prospective clients based on the strategy for our growth, resulting in more efficient use of our time.

In summary, the experience working with the Elevate Team was terrific! A very bright, energetic and well-connected Team is what you will receive when you decide to engage with them.”

Tom Estabrook – Senior Partner U.S. Operations
Symplicity Designs

“Working with Aakash, Justin and the Elevate team has been a very productive experience for our firm, Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett.  We hired Elevate to assist our firm with marketing our Labor and Employment Practice and also to introduce one of our new partners to the City of Tampa.  As a client of Elevate, our firm and our partner have made contacts and begun to build relationships in the Tampa Bay community that we would not otherwise have had access to on our own. We look forward to nurturing those relationships and building our client base and would highly recommend working with the Elevate team, whether you are new to the City or want to expand your business network.”

Kelly Charles-Collins – Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett

“Elevate, Inc. was a great addition to our social and digital efforts. They have an effective and systematic approach to networking and then using that system to further integration with social channels – it helped us extend our messaging throughout the Tampa Bay area. The team at Elevate also provided essential social media and blogs relevant to Port Tampa Bay and our latest events. I certainly would recommend Elevate’s services to any business that wishes to become more engaged in the Tampa Bay region.”

Karl Strauch – Vice President of Branding Development & Strategic Alliances, Port Tampa Bay

“Our relationship with Elevate has helped us connect and grow in the Tampa Bay area. Elevate introduced our Executive Leadership Team and Relationship Managers (commercial lenders) to high profile and well-connected business leaders in the community. These introductions led to customers and referral sources.

One of the ways the team at Elevate helped us make connections was through the weekly events they invited our team members to attend. At events, we learned more about the greater Tampa Bay community and connected with other guests.

When we converted our Tampa Loan Production Office to a full service branch location, Elevate planned our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Reception. Aakash’s relationship with the dignitaries and the “who’s who” of the community allowed us to have all the right people at the event and make it a success.

The relationships that we built with community leaders and business owners, as a result of Elevate’s connections, are just the beginning. We’re confident these relationships will continue to evolve, strengthen, and expand our network throughout the Tampa Bay community.”

Michelle Kounvalong – VP Marketing Director, Sunshine Bank

“Thank you for the extraordinary efforts your Elevate staff delivered in support of Saint Leo.

We are not new to the Tampa Bay Region but with many new members on our team, building new and sustaining mature business relationships, had become a fulltime effort. Our initial briefings with Elevate identified strengths and areas for strength training. It also enabled us to target the kinds of area business relationships we needed most.

I deeply appreciate your full-team coverage approach. It seems there was always another Elevate person, read-in on our strategy, suggesting personal introductions and events. I especially value the monthly after action reviews and your personal advice and counsel.

Please count Saint Leo has a delighted client. ”

Robert T. Quinn – Vice President, Business Development at Saint Leo University

“It has been a pleasure to work with the Elevate team and to work so closely with Aakash. Over the past year, Elevate has helped us understand the importance of social media, targeted networking and engagement in the community. The Elevate team kept open lines of communication and made it a priority to learn about our company’s needs. They were committed to providing us with the tools to make our company the best it can be. Elevate has proven instrumental in our connections with other business owners, and those connections translate to increased business for everyone.”

Asif Hakeem – CEO, Hakeem Investments

“Dobler Consulting Services engaged Elevate, Inc. and we appreciated their assistance in widening our network in the Tampa Bay area.”

Steve Freedman – CFO, Dobler Consulting Services

“Elevate has a strong footprint here in Tampa which they use to facilitate face to face meetings with the individuals you need to grow your business. During our time with Elevate, we were able to venture outside of our normal marketing strategy in order to meet potential clientele that we otherwise wouldn’t have. The usage of Social Media and event attendance gave us a broader platform to increase visibility and ultimately acquire clients.”

André Johnson – Club Manager, Life Time Athletic Tampa

“I’m so glad RenewIV made the choice to work with Elevate. The Elevate team was always communicative and timely. It was great to have RenewIV featured in Elevate’s e-blast on, at least, a monthly basis. The blogs allowed us to reach thousands of people and let them know more about our services. The social media content Elevate shared on their platforms, about RenewIV, definitely extended our reach. We enjoyed attending some key events with the team, and we are thankful for the growth our work with Elevate helped make possible.”


“It was great working with Elevate. We had the chance to cater several events and introduce even more people in the bay area to all of our services, including our Street Surfer Food Truck. We appreciated Elevate’s help in promoting our upcoming events by featuring them in their widely distributed e-blast. The team was also diligent in creating social media content for both Tastes of Tampa Bay and Street Surfer. As business owners, we understand the importance of networking. During our time with Elevate, we were able to attend events that were strategically chosen for our brand and allowed us to meet some key people in Tampa bay.”

Tastes of Tampa Bay

“We truly enjoyed our partnership with Aakash and the Elevate team. Even with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Aakash was still able to introduce us to new, key contacts. The Elevate team was also able to reconfirm existing contacts and past relationships. This was a secondary benefit that paid off more than I could have imagined. The Elevate team jump started our social media presence with email blasts and articles in an effort to showcase and inform others about our recent and upcoming projects. Our project managers learned a great deal from Elevate about the power of strategically networking and utilizing social media. We had a great time attending events with Aakash and the team but, importantly, we were able to meet other business leaders in the area and that is instrumental in helping Precision Painting Group continue its growth.”

Precision Painting Group

“It’s been a privilege being a long-standing Elevate client. Being new to Tampa, Aakash and his team’s ability to quickly embed us into this business community has been invaluable. We’ve been able to connect with hundreds of local executives and have created many valuable business relationships as a result! Hat’s off to Elevate!”

Brett Zingler, Velocity Resource Group

“Integrated Security Consultants began in 2008 as a leading regional supplier of electronic security and low voltage services. In a short amount of time they acquired customers like the NFL (Cameras at 3 Super Bowls) and Walt Disney World (Access Control). Yet despite their regional success and being based in Tampa they had difficulties breaking into the local market.

Partnering with Aakash Patel and his Elevate Team allowed us to meet key business leaders throughout Tampa Bay and introduce our services and products to them. They also helped us hone our marketing message and find key events and business groups to join to help continue our growth and opportunities.”

Kenneth Stewart – President, Integrated Security Consultants

“The decision to partner with Elevate, Inc. provided our firm with new opportunities to continue to expand our outreach within the Tampa Bay business community. Aakash and his team gained an understanding of our team’s development goals and helped create a targeted strategy to reach new contacts to grow our business. Elevate’s presence in the Tampa area allows for introductions to members of the business community that bring leads and opportunities for new business partnerships.”

Andrew Fox, Focus Property, LLC

“We would like to thank Aakash and his team at Elevate for their friendship over the last several years.
His tireless commitment to his clients, his passion to help, and his network of relationships made it easier for us to connect with people important to us , our business and our values. Taking the time to know us, Aakash made the introductions necessary for us to be directly involved in some of the great business-community partnerships within the Greater Tampa Bay area. Thanks again Aakash for all you do for business and the community of the Tampa Bay region!”

Brad Ford – President, Trademark Metals Recycling LLC

“Aakash and his team are very well connected within the Tampa Bay community, and committed to helping businesses succeed. Aakash is an expert at networking and has helped us meet many great people in our community and grow our network. Friendly and professional, I highly recommend working with Elevate, Inc.”

Bart Valdes – Partner, DSK Law

“Aakash and his team of great professionals at Elevate helped transform my business and have taken it to the next level! I would recommend them to anyone. They are your go-to for building lasting relationships in Tampa Bay.”

Zach Abel – Socially Funded, LLC

“I had a great experience working with Elevate, Inc. We had the goal of connecting with hospitality stakeholders to promote our smart hotel technology products for WiFi, television and messaging. Our partnership helped us connect with some great people in the Tampa Bay community and get in front of the right people. Elevate connected us with key AAHOA members and hotel owners and Elevates efforts have helped our business grow. Thanks to Aakash and the team!”

Gautam Swaminathan – Chief Product Officer, Microsense Networks

“Our team was looking to get more connected within the Tampa Bay community and Aakash and his team did not disappoint. Their non-traditional approach helped us to build our network, brand and promote Anchor Glass through various events and social media. Thanks to the Elevate, Inc. team!”

Wendy Larrison – Chief Human Resources Officer, Anchor Glass

“It was a pleasure working with the Elevate team. Their account executives are very professional, knowledgeable and great at networking. They are exceptional! Truly committed to the clients and their individual needs. They are very positive, energetic and accessible and are the best thing about the company. We really appreciate all the work they did for us and their efforts to raise the ANR Clinic profile.”

Olga Medowska – Director of Operations, ANR Clinic


“Our team at RGA, Design was very satisfied with our engagement with Elevate, Inc. Elevate did indeed elevate our presence in the Tampa Bay area. The Elevate team was able to introduce us to some of the most dynamic new businesses in the area and many key players that will be instrumental in helping execute a large project we are working on. We were very pleased with our account executive and the follow through on every commitment. The blogs and social media content written for us were very well constructed and accurately articulated on the topics we wanted featured. Elevate has several dynamic account executives that worked closely with us on introductions, follow ups, and meetings that we had. Overall, we really benefited from all the work that Elevate, Inc. did for us.”

William Henry – Architect, RGA-Design


“Elevate’s entire team is very easy to work with and truly cares about our business’ growth. If you are looking for a great way to get your company exposure in the Tampa Bay market and meet the leaders in the Tampa Bay business community, Elevate will not disappoint.”

Thomas H. Stanton, Esq. – Stanton IP Law Firm, P.A.


“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


“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


“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


“If your business is looking for growth and connections within the Tampa Bay area, Aakash, Chris, & the Elevate Team are your best bet. The team was professional, attentive, and provided useful insight and perspective in fine-tuning your marketing strategy in Tampa. During our time with Elevate, we made numerous valuable connections with key businesses and community organizations. Aakash uses his massive network of contacts to put your business in touch with the right individuals to jumpstart growth. If you’re looking for an in with a specific organization in Tampa, Aakash is the guy to talk to.”

Toney Jennings – Chief Revenue Officer, Abacode


“Working with Aakash and Elevate, Inc. was amazing! I was able to make so many valuable connections that I am grateful for. The team was well organized and professional making the experience very pleasant. PureRx Formulas will continue to grow with Elevate’s assistance and I will be a returning customer!”

Polina Petrusevich – CEO, PureRX Formulas


“When I think of Aakash Patel, I’m reminded of Armando, a man who purported to know every person in the world, and to prove it to an incredulous friend, Armando took him to meet dignitaries, politicians and celebrities one after another. Finally the disbeliever challenged him to show he knew the Pope, so after traveling to Rome and going to the balcony to be with the Pope, Armando sees from up high that his friend has fainted. He runs down to help the friend, who tells him ‘It was the final straw – you and the Pope came out on the balcony and the man next to me said, ‘Who’s that on the balcony with Armando?” Aakash Patel is Tampa’s Armando. He will introduce you to anyone you want to meet, guaranteed.”

James K. Hudson – CEO, SaferNation


“The enthusiasm that Aakash has for this community is contagious. He believes in all that is good about the Tampa Bay area and has worked to make it better.”

Bob Buckhorn – former Tampa Mayor


“When we personally moved to Tampa and made this Workscapes location our headquarters, we needed to accelerate introductions to the Tampa Bay community and to build brand awareness. Working with Aakash and the Elevate team did just that! Aakash took time to understand our business, our value proposition and our culture, and then very effectively aligned us with organizations, individuals and associations where there was a good mutual fit.”

Elizabeth Dvorak – CEO, Workscapes


“The team at Elevate has really helped us to reach not only important connections but audiences we’ve needed to support our overall strategic plan. The team helped us to create a log of social media content we can use over time and developed blogs to amplify our products and services through their extensive network. We’re happy to have worked with Elevate and look forward to future partnerships between our organizations.”

Austin White – CEO, OnMed


“Opening a new business during a pandemic has been challenging and rewarding. I am grateful for Elevate Inc. providing me with resources and connections to kick start my business- ZenLifeMD Health & Wellness. Elevate Inc. is well organized and truly cares about the growth of the community. I look forward to working with them in the fall and scaling my business to extreme measures!”

Dr. Sarah Kareem – Owner, ZenLifeMD Health & Wellness


“I had a great message but it wasn’t in front of enough of the right people. As a new business getting my start in Tampa, I needed connections and clients, with COVID-19, I needed them fast. Aakash and Chris plugged me into the community and immediately expanded my social circles with targeted introductions to high-level prospects. I underestimated his ability to deliver great results. It would have taken me a decade to make these connections on my own. Elevate, Inc. was extremely responsive, often getting back to me within minutes. The most valuable thing I gained from hiring this team was great introductions and learning how to plug myself into the community. Hiring Elevate, Inc. was one of the best business decisions I’ve made and I recommend them to everyone. If you need connections, I have never seen a more impactful model.”

Dennis Hartin – CEO, Hartin Dynamics


“The Elevate team has been instrumental for us here at Avorit to get plugged-in to the community in more ways than we thought possible, and matched with our desire to help ‘elevate’ organizations in Tampa Bay.”

Brian Salle – Managing Partner, Avorit


“Within our first few days of our relationship with Elevate Inc. we were wowed!

Elevate have exceeded our expectations on every level. We were new to the networking experience and far more than receiving names of people to connect with, I was able to lean on the team for tips and suggestions on a number of social media and networking ideas. They were always available and quick to respond.

We appreciated attending the networking events and understand that making connections and growing our business is the ultimate goal. We are confident we couldn’t be in better hands with Elevate. We truly had a rock star in our corner with Elevate, Inc. as our account manager and Aakash at the helm.

We will be taking a short break from the experience during the month of September, but are thrilled to be continuing our relationship with Elevate in October. We will not be taking a break from being on the water any time soon and look forward to our scheduled charters and any new bookings.”

Marcia Ensley – Co-Owner, Top Yacht Fishing & Charters


“My team and I really enjoy working with Aakash, Lerah, and the Elevate team. They have a very deep bench of influential business leaders representing a wide spectrum of industries. Those leaders, in addition to being successful, all happen to be genuinely nice people. I’ve made some valuable connections and great friends thanks to Elevate. I look forward to working with them in the future.”

Doug Mueller – Managing Partner, Black Sail


“At ROJO Architecture we take great pride in our quality of work which is why were are thankful we partnered with Elevate Inc. Elevate was professional and produced great connections for us throughout or relationship! As a company based out of Tampa we did not realize what the power of true relationships could do. We enjoyed our experience and hope to be back in the future.”

John Saldana – ROJO Archeiture


“Aakash Patel, Lerah Harris and the entire Elevate team inspired me from our very first meeting. Their connection-based approach and marketing savvy provided invaluable lessons for me! We were able to book $10K worth of new business within the first month of working with them. I highly recommend Elevate to all businesses in the Tampa Bay Area.”

Taryn Marquez – Managing Partner, Olympia Catering & Events


“The connections Aakash, and his Elevate Inc team helped me make were just what I needed to further establish my Southeast compounding Pharmacy’s visibility and reputation in the Tampa Bay community. Everyone at Elevate was very accessible and was always there to help, whether it be with social media content or with general business strategies. I had a great experience working with Aakash, and his team and would highly recommend their services to anyone.”

Haresh Patel – CEO, Southeast Compounding Pharmacy


“Elevate has afforded me great opportunities to create lasting personal and professional relationships with successful and inspirational Tampa business owners. The vision for the Inner Voyager has surely been Elevated, put on the fast track with Aakash, and their team.

The biggest takeaway from this round with Elevate is the sense of community and welcome that I have experienced. As someone who has found Tampa as home not too long ago, the outreach of help and community has been amazing.

I will surely look to Elevate in the future to introduce me further to people who inspire and hope that I can help inspire them equally in the work that we do and commonalties we share.

I believe in building longer tables, not higher walls as we craft our own Stories of Self-Mastery in our personal and professional lives.

Thank you Elevate for everything this go around! I am thankful for you all.”

Matthew Schwab – Founder, The Inner Voyager


“Our relationship with Elevate transformed our business and put us on the fast track to success. Aakash has perfected the art of networking and we were personally introduced to an overwhelming number of potential clients. The support we received from Elevate, Inc., our account representative exceeded our expectations every step of the way and working with Elevate was by far the best decision we made when trying to grow our company.”

Lou Zimmermann and Marcia Ensley – Founders, Top Yacht Fishing & Charters


“If you want to get connected, Elevate Inc is the place to go. The team are amazing, a special shout out to Elevate, Inc. and the master networking connector and CEO Aakash Patel. If you want to get busy in your business look no further than Aakash and his team.”

William McKissock – Expense Reduction Specialist, Schooley Mitchell


“Whenever you decide to enter into a business agreement with a friend, the outcomes are purely speculative. Could be great, could be absolutely terrible. As a longtime friend of Aakash, I entered into my partnership with Elevate having these thoughts top of mind, and fortunately, my result ended in the “Great” category! Aakash and team are clearly well connected in the Tampa Bay Region, but their scope and relationship network far exceeds those boundaries. They go above and beyond to connect you with individuals that have common interests and common goals, and do it in a manner that is conducive for long term friendships, if not partnerships. I have always been grateful to call Aakash a friend, now I can call him a business associate!”

Joe Colucci – CEO, Catalyst Vision Holdings


“I had the pleasure of working with Aakash and his team at Elevate Inc in 2020 and it was a great experience. After 4 years of living in Tampa, I wanted to develop a deeper connection with the healthcare and business communities so that I can start the process for having more impact in the local community. I was able to meet several thought leaders, business leaders and healthcare leaders which has allowed me to connect on a deeper level. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with Elevate, Inc and the relationships I have made will be long-lasting. Most importantly, I feel that the experience has given me exactly what I was looking for when it came to becoming more involved within my local market.”

Matthew Kolinski – Principal, MK Investment Group


“Working with Elevate has been one of our most successful business development efforts to date. Having Aakash and team provide warm introductions eliminated a lot of upfront time we spend in merely identifying who is the right connection. Beyond the introductions, the Elevate team is great at keeping you up to date on the latest events, either in-person or virtual, which was another big time saver for us and much appreciated.”

Rob Kane – President, Sparxoo Digital


“I’ve enjoyed working with Aakash and the Elevate team. Through our partnership, I’ve attended meaningful community events and I’ve expanded my network tremendously.”

David Ball – Registered Representative


“I wish to express my gratitude to the Elevate company for helping the Jafri Capital team get launched in the city of Tampa. Joining forces with Elevate has been an absolutely great experience and has aided Jafri Capital immensely in gaining exposure. Elevate is credible and effective. Thank you so much for a job well done. We look forward to working with Elevate in the future!”

On behalf of the Jafri capital founder, Shahid Jafri


“At Bay to Bay Properties we developed a great partnership with Elevate Inc. Their dedication and attention to detail was great. We appreciated their social media expertise and wide connections they have throughout Tampa. They offered many networking events that were beneficial. We look forward to working with the team again in the near future.”

Joe Faw – CEO, Bay to Bay Properties


“We’re proud to have worked with the Elevate Team during which time we’ve made a number of valuable contacts. We’ve enjoyed attending exclusive community events that have put AV-Waves in the right conversations with the right people. We look forward to working with the Elevate team again as we continue to expand our contact base in Tampa Bay.”

Michael Thiel – Owner, AV-Waves


“Through our time with Elevate Inc, Aakash, and our Account Executive Chris, we were able to connect with tons of influential Tampa business owners and decision makers in an extremely short period of time. If you are looking to get linked into the Tampa business community, consider this a short cut. Aakash and Chris worked closely with us to define our goals and develop a strategy that got us there. We would highly recommend working with Elevate if you are interested in growing your business and expanding your professional circle.”

Nick Friedman – Co-Founder, College Hunks Hauling Junk


“Over the past six months, I have had the tremendous pleasure of working with Aakash and his wonderful team at Elevate, Inc. and can say with certainty that my school is all the better thanks to his and his team’s efforts and expertise. Be it through invitations to events held within the Tampa Bay area, social media posts, and features in newsletters and blogs, Elevate, Inc. has helped Keystone Prep share its mission and vision far and wide. Aakash and his team believe in their clients and truly seek to listen to their voices and work tirelessly to help them realize their immediate and long-term goals. Thank you, Elevate!”

Ben Pomales – Head of School, Keystone Prep High School


“Elevate, Inc. has been an incredible partner in helping Diamond View reach our business development goals. They’re extremely skilled in increasing brand visibility and connecting business leaders with other industry professionals, media, and the local community. They’ve been valuable to our growth in the Tampa market and their entire team is a pleasure to work with.”

Diamond View Studios Team


“We enjoyed working with the team at Elevate! We were able to connect with numerous community leaders through exclusive events and introductions. We look forward to working together in the future.”

Asif Hakeem – CEO, Hakeem Investments


“This is the second time I have worked with Aakash and Chris at Elevate Inc and I cannot overstate how beneficial their service is! Through their networking I have closed multiple deals and have become much more connected in the community in general. If you’re looking for a way to meet decision-makers and grow your brand, look no further as Elevate Inc is the best in the area.”

Ken Pomella – CEO, RevStar Consulting


“When we started working with Elevate Inc, Aakash, and Chris we had just opened our new Tampa branch. Through the Elevate team and their targeted introductions they have helped us integrate into the community and we’ve met a variety of business and community leaders. If you are new to the area or are looking to get more involved in the Tampa community, I would recommend Elevate Inc!”

Taylor Ranker – President & Personal CFO, Questmont Strategic Wealth Advisors


“As a returning client to Elevate Inc I’ve found it hugely beneficial in getting more connected in the Tampa Bay community. I said in my previous testimonial for Elevate, “Hiring Elevate, Inc. was one of the best business decisions I’ve made and I recommend them to everyone. If you need connections, I have never seen a more impactful model”. I am doubling down on the effectiveness of Elevate Inc and cannot recommend them enough as one of the best ways to plug into the community in an accelerated way.”

Dennis Hartin – President & CEO, Hartin Dynamics


“Aakash is well connected, knowledgeable, and very attuned to the community’s needs. He has been excellent to work with and his knowledge and connectedness make him stand out as a leader in Tampa Bay. Chris has also done an excellent job in pushing our marketing messaging out to the Elevate network! I would highly recommend working with Elevate if you are looking to expand your networking circle.”

Joe Vattamattam – CEO, Healthmap Solutions


“With the ongoing impact from COVID-19 on my industry, I knew I needed to double my networking efforts. Aakash and Chris have been crucial in helping develop new business relationships here in Tampa and connecting me with new business owners and community leaders. In addition, Elevate has helped up Eddie’s Custom Cleaners social media presence by providing regular Facebook Live broadcasts as well as strategizing how to connect with my customers via social media. All in all, I’m very happy with the new connections I’ve made through Elevate and would recommend their services to anyone in Tampa looking to grow outside of their current network.”

Richie Alverio – CEO, Eddie’s Custom Cleaners


“Elevate was the push I needed to get more involved in the community. I had been involved in a few organizations around Tampa but Aakash and Chris really plugged me into the networking community and allowed me to forge new relationships efficiently. Aakash has his finger on the pulse of Tampa and is an invaluable asset to any business owner looking to grow.”

Eric Baum – CEO, Bluleadz


“As a leader in the health and wellness community in Tampa Bay, it’s crucial that we have meaningful relationships across the region. Aakash, and the entire team at Elevate has the connections and programs that helped us expand our network, establish business partnerships, and grow our business. Their team of dedicated professionals understands the importance of connecting with business leaders in authentic ways, and they have the proven expertise to drive real results for their clients. If you’re looking to connect with the right people in Tampa Bay, the team at Elevate is the place to go!”

Stephen Gunnin – CEO, Replenish IV Solutions


“I’ve enjoyed working with the team at Elevate! Through our partnership, I’ve been able to make deeper connections in the Tampa Bay area and look forward to continuing these efforts in the near future.”

Brian Shuford – Parkway Consulting


“Aakash knows Tampa. Thanks to Aakash and his team at Elevate, he was able to help me get out of my comfort zone and meet other business leaders in Tampa Bay. Elevate opened the door for multiple connections and new opportunities both professionally and personally. I came to Aakash with specific requests and he delivered on every one plus more. I highly recommend working with Aakash and the Elevate team if you are looking to make meaningful connections in the Tampa Bay area.”

Tony Braswell – Chief Executive Officer, Gale Healthcare


“Working with Elevate has had a huge impact on our business development efforts and making connections in our backyard in Tampa. Having Aakash and Chris provide warm introductions dramatically streamlined our networking efforts and connected us with the right people. Beyond the introductions, the Elevate team is great at keeping you up to date on the latest events across Tampa Bay. I would highly recommend their team and service if you have high profile networking targets you don’t have inroads with.”

Logan Braswell – Marketing Director, Gale Healthcare


“Elevate has been a huge asset to Socially Funded and is a difference-maker in helping make my business viable long term with high quality connections that have lasted. Elevate Inc, you have been great! Aakash, I thank you for getting on my ass, because it has made a difference. I can’t thank Elevate enough.”

Zach Abel – President & CEO, Socially Funded, LLC


“Elevate and Aakash were a great resource for us during our engagement. They know the ins and outs of the community and the business leaders in town. They helped make powerful introductions and invited us to key events to expand our network and influence in the community, as well as helping us get some media attention locally.”

Tony Selvaggio – CEO, eSmart Recycling


“Aakash and Chris are amazing! The service they provide to help you get the right connections and learn the community is something that’s a necesity in building a foundation in the Tampa area. The professionalism is top tier and I highly recommend their services to any company looking to expand to the Tampa market.”

Adrian Thacker – CEO, Proficiency Background Service


“The amount of connections Aakash and his team have is impressive. Aakash seems to know everyone in Tampa, which is a great resource for businesses looking for introductions in the community. We look forward to a continued partnership with Aakash and his Elevate team.”

Jessica Espaillat – Chief People Officer, Spoor Bunch Franz


“Working with Aakash and his team at Elevate was amazing, we met a lot of very influential and affluent professionals from around Tampa Bay. I’m not the most social guy in general but their concierge style worked really well for me and breaking the ice. The best way to describe what Elevate does in my words, is a “Networking Agent or Broker”, the process was far more beneficial and successful than if we were trying to network on our own. If you own a business in Tampa Bay or are in a position that you need to interface with a lot of business professionals I highly recommend Elevate.”

Will Crabree – Founder, Tampa Printer


“If you’re new to the Tampa Bay Region or just not sure where to start networking I’d highly recommend working with Aakash & the team at Elevate. We have been a partner for several months & have created hundred’s of new relationships to help support our Foundation from Sponsorship support for our Fundraising campaign’s to podcast’s & print articles Elevate really helped us move the needle in Tampa Bay.”

James P – CEO, Chi Chi Rodriguez


“The team at Elevate Inc. helped bring great recognition to NSU (Nova Southeastern University) in the city of Tampa. We are proud to have partnered with them as many relationships were formed. The networking events were fruitful and beneficial as many decision makers attended. Our team looks forward to maintaining the relationships formed.”

Nova Southeastern University


“For a monthly retainer, Elevate Inc specializes in connecting you with governmental and private sector companies across the Tampa Bay area. I am pretty sure there isn’t a business in town they can’t get you a meeting with. For example, if you wanted to meet the owners of all the data centers or blockchain companies within 75 miles… Aakash could make it happen no sweat. We have used their service with success.”

Cordes Owen – CEO, Bake More Pies


“The team at Elevate were a great team! They offer an enormous number of opportunities to meet various business leaders in the Tampa Bay area. I have met new friends, key service providers, and potential relationships that may lead to future clients. They always presented us in a respectful fashion, elevating us to each and every introduction.”

Justin Bushko – CEO, Concise Engineering


“Aakash and his team care deeply about their customers and their businesses. He is the consummate connector and works personally with his clients to “elevate” the quality of their conversations and their personal networks. Imperium Data is proud to be a friend and customer of the Elevate team.”

Brian A. Hill – CRO, Imperium Data


“Aakash and Elevate team have been an incredible asset to our growing organization.
What sets Elevate apart is their thorough approach to understanding our business goals,personal goals and target audience. With their extensive network and connections, they were able to make warm introductions to decision makers we needed to connect with, leading to valuable relationships for our company.
We highly recommend Elevate, Inc. if you are looking for a team of professionals who can help you achieve your business goals and expand your network in a meaningful way.”

Steven Maly – Founder/CEO, AFC Transport


“Aakash and his Elevate team are perhaps the hardest working people in Tampa Bay! They take the time to understand your needs and your business, and work tirelessly with you to help you reach your goals. Aakash has created an amazing blend of confidante, coach, matchmaker, and idea generator all wrapped into one. I’ve enjoyed working with the team and am grateful for their help in raising awareness of Lutheran Services Florida.”

Amelia Fox – Chief Strategy Officer/Chief of Staff, Lutheran Services Florida


“Elevate Inc. has helped grow Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast’s network exponentially. Through meaningful and strategic connections, our team has aligned with top officials, household names, and key change managers in the Tampa Bay region. For any individual or organization, large or small, seeking to enhance reach, visibility and brand awareness, I strongly recommend connecting with Elevate for positive and impactful development.”

Freddy Williams – CEO & President, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast


“Aakash is the most connected man in Tampa Bay!! The Elevate team took a very strategic approach to the introductions, meetings, and events that they facilitated. I grew up in Tampa but much had changed since I left for college. Utilizing Elevate’s services was an integral step in my company’s development. I was able to leverage network connections to close a strong investment round for my company.”

John Parks – CEO, Noble TeleHealth LLC


“My collaboration with Aakash, Chris, and the team at Elevate Inc. was truly an exemplary experience. The team demonstrated a high level of professionalism, efficiency, and dedication in their efforts to elevate my business to new heights. They brought forth a unique blend of innovative ideas and exceptional execution, ultimately delivering results that surpassed my expectations.

Throughout our engagement, Elevate Inc. ensured transparent communication and provided frequent progress updates, fostering a sense of trust and confidence in their expertise. I wholeheartedly endorse Elevate Inc. as a top-tier partner for businesses seeking to enhance their brand and achieve remarkable results.”

Ken Pomella – CEO, RevStar


“Without a doubt, Aakash and his team at Elevate are as hard working and connected as anyone in the Tampa region. They maintain strong and productive relationships with community, business, and political leaders across a wide spectrum of industries, interests, and specialties. If you’re new to the region or seeking to expand your network, for you personally or for your business, team up with Aakash and see what he can do specifically for you.”

Robert S. Uithiven – Axiom Strategies


“The entire Elevate team has been and absolute pleasure to work with. Aakash provides numerous opportunities to help connect you both personally and professionally with Tampa Bay businesses and community. Your business will benefit from increasing brand awareness and visibility. We recommend Elevate to anyone looking to enter or expand their presence in the Tampa Bay area.”

Jackie McIntosh – Cogent Bank


“We partnered with Elevate as we set out to grow our brands across Florida and using Tampa Bay as a base. Elevate worked with us to connect us to the right people in the right industries and networks across the region. They are deeply connected and knowledgeable on everything Tampa Bay once you are prepared to commit the time, you will build business connections for life.”

Niall Phelan – Co-CEO, The Naked Collective


“AEG hired Aakash and his team at Elevate, to help our launch in Tampa Bay. Aakash identified potential members for our two groups in a relatively short time period. Elevate offers a multitude of events for clients to attend and that’s when his magic is done. He makes those great connections! Thank you Aakash and appreciate your time and commitment to our growing success.”

Ann Pereira – Tampa Bay Director, Association For Enterprise Growth


“Right from the beginning the communication from Elevate Inc. team has been consistent, keeping us informed about project progress and promptly addressing any concerns or questions we had. They worked above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction and we would highly recommend Elevate Inc. to any company to enhance their business.”

Arjun Choudhary – Onicx Group


“The Elevate Inc. team is unmatched in their ability to make the right connections for outstanding results in the Tampa Bay region. Aakash and his team were instrumental in fostering our relationship with the University of South Florida College of Nursing, which has resulted in a great partnership including a career camp for high school students with disabilities who are interested in exploring opportunities in the nursing field. We are heartened by the openness of the Tampa area community to supporting the work of nonprofit organizations and including persons with disabilities at all levels of the regional workforce, and Elevate Inc. is at the forefront of maximizing our combined efforts.”

Allison Chase – President & CEO, The Able Trust


“Cyndeo Wealth Partners’ collaboration with Aakash Patel and the Elevate, Inc. team has helped Cyndeo grow from the Saint Petersburg community to the Tampa Bay community through strategic introductions and meaningful events. We were able to create brand awareness and forge new relationships through the help of Elevate, Inc.”

Alexandra Landry – Cyndeo Wealth Partners


“My time with Elevate has been extremely rewarding and beneficial. I have made so many new contacts both personally and professionally. I am amazed by how they understand your needs and put together a well thought out strategic plan to help you reach your goals. If you are new to Tampa or looking to get more involved (like I was), there is no better way to meet the top leaders in Tampa than through the personalized networking model Aakash has built. I am amazed at the return I have seen.”

William Daniel – CEO, Building Easier Construction Group, LLC


“Over the last three years, as an entrepreneur striving to expand my business horizons, I have had the privilege of working with Elevate Inc. Their role in propelling my business to greater heights cannot be overstated.

1.Introductions to Key Leaders: One of the most pivotal aspects of Elevate Inc.’s assistance has been their knack for networking. They recognized the importance of establishing the right connections and went out of their way to introduce me to key industry leaders. These introductions have not only expanded my professional network but have also led to critical collaborations and partnerships that have immensely benefited my business.

2.Prioritized Events: Elevate Inc. showcased a deep understanding of the industry landscape by directing me to events that resonated most with my business goals. Not all events are created equal, and with their guidance, I was able to attend those that had the highest return on investment, both in terms of time and resources. The exposure and insights gained from these prioritized events have been instrumental in shaping my business strategies and growth trajectory.

3.Stellar Team Support: It’s not just the leadership at Elevate Inc. that deserves praise; their entire team is the backbone of their operations. Throughout our association, I’ve been consistently impressed by the professionalism, dedication, and enthusiasm displayed by every member of their team. Their insights have often guided me away from potential pitfalls and towards opportunities I might have otherwise overlooked. Their unwavering support and guidance have been a bedrock on which much of my recent successes have been built.

In conclusion, partnering with Elevate Inc. has been one of the best decisions I’ve made for my business. Their blend of strategic networking, event prioritization, and an outstanding support team has made them an invaluable asset. I genuinely believe that much of the growth my business has witnessed over the last three years can be credited to their expertise and commitment.

To anyone seeking to elevate their business to new heights, I wholeheartedly recommend Elevate Inc. Their name isn’t just a title; it’s a testament to what they can help you achieve.”

Dennis Hartin – CEO, Hartin Dynamics


“I am delighted to share my experience with Elevate. As Director of Business Development, and the Tampa Market Leader for the Tampa office of American Interiors, I understand the importance of strategic planning and growth strategies to stay competitive in this market. Aakash and his team have been instrumental in helping our Tamp office reach new heights.
The expertise and knowledge of the team at Elevate were evident throughout our partnership. Their strategic guidance and support have been invaluable in driving growth.”

Nora Dublino – American Interiors


“The Elevate Team helped me reach the Tampa Bay area business leaders that allowed me to share the messages and initiatives of Cyber Florida. The network opportunities put me in contact with hundreds of business leaders and helped us reach our goal. New business leaders in Tampa Bay would wish to connect with Elevate to get their brand known in the area.”

Emilio Salabarria SR. – Cyber Florida


“Aakash and the Elevate team provides numerous opportunities to help connect you both personally and professionally with Tampa Bay businesses and community. Elevate leverages their numerous connections to help grow your business in the ways that are important to a business owner. We recommend Elevate to anyone looking to enter or expand their presence in the Tampa Bay area.”

Esau Rubio – CEO, Charles Utilities


“Our partnership with Elevate has been transformative, as they’ve masterfully designed and executed custom strategies that align with our business goals, ensuring our integration into the Tampa community through key introductions and event involvements. Elevate’s distinction lies in their relentless follow-up to maintain and nurture these critical connections, coupled with their monthly strategy sessions that allow us to stay focused or pivot as necessary, ensuring our networking efforts drive tangible business value. This comprehensive approach has not only facilitated valuable partnerships but has also positioned us for sustained success, making Elevate an indispensable asset for any business aiming to enhance their presence and connections within the community.”

Vadim Hiekin – Amagna


“Working with the Elevate Team has been an enriching experience. It has allowed our business to increase reach, brand exposure, and stature in the Tampa Bay market. Furthermore, Elevate assisted with key introductions to decision makers, resulting in new clients and opportunities for our company. On a personal level, I have met some exceptional local professionals and made new friends. I highly recommend working with them.”

Jon Novak – CEO, Boomerang Transportation


“Working alongside Elevate Inc, Aakash, and Chris has been instrumental since our expansion efforts into Tampa Bay. Their expertise and strategic connections have facilitated our seamless integration into the local community, enabling us to forge valuable relationships with key business figures and community stakeholders. Whether you’re a newcomer to the region or seeking deeper engagement within the Tampa community, I wholeheartedly endorse Elevate Inc for their invaluable support and guidance.”

Jeff Borham – CEO, Team Borham


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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.”

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“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