First Commerce Credit Union, FSU Office of Research Announce Spencer Rascoff, Co-Founder of Zillow and Tech Entrepreneur, as Next Speaker in Power Forward Series

In the 9th Annual Power Forward Speaker Series, co-presented by First Commerce Credit Union and the FSU Office of Research, Spencer Rascoff will talk about the adversity he faced in cofounding and building startup tech businesses Hotwire and Zillow, and how he grew them into multimillion and multibillion-dollar successes. Rascoff will also share insights into building a successful team, uniting them around a mission and creating a culture of success. Rascoff remains an active entrepreneur who has been pivotal in the expansion of tech entrepreneurship, investing in more than 100 companies and incubating several more.
Established as Tallahassee’s largest annual business event averaging 1,000 attendees, the 2023 Power Forward Speaker Series with Spencer Rascoff is set for Thursday, Feb. 16, starting at 3:30 p.m. in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on FSU’s campus. Power Forward has established a record of bringing highly successful celebrity entrepreneurs to Tallahassee to share their journeys and experiences in business, as well as insights that provide tangible takeaways to help drive economic development through our area business leaders.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, December 13, for the 2023 Power Forward Speaker Series at All tickets are $11. Tickets also will be sold in person at the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office (lobby of the Fine Arts Building at 540 W. Call St.). Limited sponsorship opportunities are available.
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