Peter Diamandis announced as Power Forward Speaker Series keynote speaker

Peter Diamandis seen on day two of Summit LA18 in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 3,...
Peter Diamandis seen on day two of Summit LA18 in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)(WCTV)
Published: Oct. 29, 2019 at 4:12 PM EDT
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By: Michael Hudak | WCTV Eyewitness News

October 29, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — First Commerce Credit Union has announced Peter Diamandis will be its keynote speaker for the upcoming Power Forward Speaker Series in Tallahassee.

Diamandis, an entrepreneur in his own right, is known for his role as executive chairman of the X Prize Foundation, which hosts $10 million competitions to solve global problems.

was a benefactor of one of X Prize's Global Learning competitions. Diamandis also founded

, a corporation focused on educating entrepreneurs about exponential technologies.

In 2014, Fortune named Diamandis as


Kim Howes, the senior vice president of First Commerce Credit Union, joined WCTV's 4 p.m. newscast to make the announcement.

"We really believe in the power of small businesses to fuel our region's economy," Howes said.

Howes said the credit union teamed up with the FSU College of Business seven years ago to create the Power Forward Speaker Series.

The Power Forward Speaker Series event will take place on February 4, 2020. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. inside the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on FSU's campus. Tickets are available now on the


Earlier this year,


Shark Tank

shared his keys to success as the keynote speaker.

Editor's note: WCTV is a proud partner of the Power Forward Speaker Series event.
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