Stan Schultes is a team member of S-Hand Group, a co-founder of Spark Growth and has led teams from Fortune 200 companies to startups. As Director of Operations at Station 2 Innovation, a hybrid cowork-to-incubation program located in downtown Bradenton, FL, Stan works to create community between entrepreneurs, investors, and educational resources, to help grow businesses. Stan is certified by iNBIA in Business Incubator Management.
Stan has a broad range of software and systems architecture experience and enjoys working with cutting-edge technology and blazing new trails with software R&D. With a gift for teaching complex technology in easy to understand language, he has mentored dozens of software engineers on designing and implementing intelligent systems and building with open source software. Stan speaks and writes about technology, is a book author, and a former tech magazine columnist and contributing editor. As an internationally recognized expert in Microsoft technologies, he has earned the Microsoft MVP award 12 years running.
Stan has experience working internationally, collaborating on systems development and transferring manufacturing systems technology to partners worldwide. In 30+ years of software architecture and development, he pushes the limits of technology, enabling projects to be disruptive in their industries. The number of tools available today and the challenges/opportunities associated with these, make this one of the most exciting seasons of his life’s work. Stan is an expert in Purdue Center for Regional Development’s Strategic Doing, an agile and action-centric protocol for rapid development and implementation of strategies across organizations and sectors.
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.