Phil Michaels is a dual-degree graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA): Entrepreneurship & Master of Science (MS): Marketing at Sykes College of Business from The University of Tampa (UT).
Phil is now pursuing his passion in Social Entrepreneurship as CEO and co-founder of Tembo. Tembo educates children in slums around the world using mobile phones. In 2016, Phil and his team were listed in Forbes as the top 30 entrepreneurs under 30. Tembo was 1 of 6 finalists (out of 20,000+ teams) in Bill Clinton’s $1M Hult Prize competition, defeated all 8 Ivy Leagues and was the only team from the U.S. that advanced. Tembo also made it to the 2nd round of judging for the Forbes $1M HeroX competition and was 1 of 6 in the world to be accepted into the IBM Smartcamp hosted at the Techstar’s Barclays Accelerator in NYC.