I'm a husband, adventurer, venture builder, entrepreneur and outdoor enthusiast.

Currently, I am traveling the United States working remotely and meeting great people to learn more about the freelance/nomad workforce. I serve as a partner in Prota Ventures: a venture building and early-stage investment firm and operate a manufacturing startup.

Some past (ad)ventures include co-founding: CoWork Jax, KYN and One Spark, speaking at TEDxFrankfurt and backpacking in Big Sur.


I've been involved in the startup/entrepreneurship space for over 15 years and dedicated 5 years to help grow the startup community in Jacksonville, FL. As part of the journey, I am fortunate to have launched CoWork Jax, downtown Jacksonville’s first coworking space, KYN, an accelerator that worked with teams side by side and One Spark, the world's largest crowdfunding festival.

Prior to this past season of entrepreneurship, I spent time as a managing director in clean-tech (solar), consulting for fortune 500's on strategic growth initiatives, and as a marketing and sales executive for a multi-billion dollar international products corporation.


Speaking Engagements

I really enjoy traveling and speaking from time to time sharing lessons learned and experiences. Some of my past speaking engagements have included the Urban Land Institute National Conference, TEDxFrankfurt, Re:PublicaStartup Weekend, Startup Week, One Spark, Orlandoix, Geekend, Global Coworking Conference/Unconference, University of North Florida Taylor Leadership Institute and Florida State University

Let's talk: email me at elton@zeroconfines.com.