Meet the Entrepreneurs Participating in St. Pete Pitch Night

Join The Greenhouse and community partners on Wednesday, February 24th, from 5-7 PM for St. Pete Pitch Night, where FIVE local entrepreneurs will compete for $5,000 in funding for their startup. Learn more and register for the event at

Meet the local entrepreneurs participating in the first St. Pete Pitch Night of 2021:

A.j. Lambden, a chef, entrepreneur and culinary alchemist. He’s the creative genius behind Kiosk Kitchen St.Pete, a totally innovative and necessary contactless solution to healthy food and it’s accessibility. With over 20 years of experience in culinary and nutrition sciences, he is reimagining the way that we all think about where and how we get the food we eat.

ShaKeia Kegler, the founder and CEO of GovLia, a business to government marketplace that simplifies government contracting and creates an equitable and more inclusive procurement for minority and women owned businesses.

ShaKeia is passionate about creating opportunities for individuals and business owners to grow, overcome economic hardships, and surpass barriers to succeed in every aspect of their lives. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, ShaKeia is a Gibbs High Alumni, Navy Veteran, and supplier diversity advocate.

Dr. Sera Lavelle, owner and founder of Bea Better Eating. She is a clinical psychologist and the owner of one of New York City’s top psychotherapy practices, but lives in St. Pete with husband and three year old twins.  

Dr. Lavelle is excited to announce Bea Better Eating, a mobile app that helps people lose weight through meditation and holistic psychology. Chat with Bea anytime, anywhere to gain motivation and learn more effective strategies for change

Inspired to “be her own boss” by stifling college jobs, Tara Hubbard of WonderField Farm and Grove, developed a strong drive to create more meaningful work in her life. Tara founded Wonderfield Farm and Grove, a permaculture farm and retreat space, which was inspired by creating one of her Om the Go retreats on the land in 2018.

The property is comprised of 66-acres of gorgeous “Old Florida” – cypress swamps, orange groves, and more. Tara was inspired to enhance the farm, amenities, offerings, and to also open up the space for more people to enjoy.

Sat Ramphal, owner of XiByte, is a 3X times entrepreneur, and a Tampa born innovator. Sat has attended Hillsborough Community College and University of South Florida. He went into Entrepreneurship at 19 and currently in his 4th company. Sat, along with his two brothers Sean, and Shivam, have worked on multiple startups together, and built Maya the smart bot for business facilitating all administrative work.

“After our team failed in our last startups, we wanted to ensure no other founder and team goes through the same experience of a downhill failure. We are on a mission to reduce the amount of startup failures by 3%. Maya is giving founders the value of time and efficiency.”