Stan Schultes

Spark Growth

Stan Schultes

Stan Schultes is the Resident Innovation Architect at Station 2 Innovation, and co-founder of growth consultants Spark Growth. He has a passion for creating community engagement between entrepreneurs, investors, and educational resources, and in helping to create and nurture startups. As an entrepreneur and professional technologist, he has led teams from the Fortune 200 to stewardship of several startups. He is certified by InBIA in Business Incubator Management, internationally recognized as a technology expert, and has earned the coveted Microsoft MVP award 14 years running. With a strong background implementing global enterprise software architectures in what he calls IDEAS (Innovation, Design and Engineering Automation Systems), Stan is a master at integrating disparate solutions to difficult problems. His current interests have an economic development edge – helping create place-specific Innovation Districts, guiding Smart Cities strategies and integrating Internet of Everything (IoE) solutions. Stan is passionate about community engagement, and is a co-founder of 3.0 Leaders which annually convenes worldwide thought leaders, DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton and the Sarasota .NET Developers group. He works actively with Bradenton’s Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Redevelopment Committee and has served on the Suncoast Technology Forum Board of Directors and the Florida High Tech Corridor Core Council. Stan is an expert in Purdue Agile Strategy Lab's Strategic Doing, an agile and action-centric protocol for rapid development and implementation of strategies across organizations and sectors.