David Brim is the founder of Orlando Entrepreneurs – a network, resource center and podcast, created to connect, cultivate and celebrate our local entrepreneurs (www.OrlandoEntrepreneurs.org). He is also a marketing strategist and investment specialist focused on early stage companies and commercial real estate.
A graduate of the University of Central Florida, where he majored in marketing, David is the only two-time winner of the school’s Joust Business Plan Competition & was also a finalist in the in the Sunshine State Venture Challenge in Cocoa Beach & the Nascent 500 Business Challenge in Indianapolis.
David has been involved in many early stage ventures across a variety of industries and has special interest and expertise in online lead generation, Software as a Service (SaaS) products, ecommerce ventures, and real estate. He has been featured in one of the most popular entrepreneurship textbooks Successfully Launching New Ventures & interviewed on Fox, ABC & CBS about topics such as entrepreneurship & internet marketing. In 2013 he wrote a book teaching marketing principles using a fishing analogy called “Land More Customers through Online Marketing”. The book reached the #13 spot on the Amazon Best Seller list within its category.
David provides marketing consulting to startups and second stage companies through Brand Advance, a marketing firm he founded in 2009. He has worked with over 1,000 second stage businesses ($1M-$10M in sales) through Economic Gardening – an entrepreneurial approach to Economic Development.
Prior to founding Brand Advance, David helped develop the premium influencer program at IZEA. In that role he helped plan, execute & measure social campaigns & connected online influencers with brands such as SeaWorld, Kmart, Microsoft, Armani-Exchange & more. During that time David also co-founded GroupTable, a collaboration software with 10k users at the time of exit. According to Mashable “The entire makeup of the service is quite impressive. Powerful but not overwhelming.”
David also sits on the board at Crossroads Corral, a nonprofit co-founded by his wife Lindsay that promotes personal growth, hope and healing through horses.
When he’s not working David enjoys playing basketball, fishing, traveling, self-improvement, mentoring and spending time with his wife Lindsay, two children and pets (horses, dog, and cat).
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