Michael Novilla, Entrepreneur Social Club

About Michael Novilla

I'm Michael Novilla and I love throwing great parties and weddings. So as I traveled the world, I explored and brought those amazing ideas home to St. Pete and built us a world-class venue, NOVA 535. I wanted to give back to my community so in 2009 I founded the Entrepreneur Social Club, and host it every Thursday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, right here at NOVA 535 in gorgeous downtown St. Pete, Florida.

About Entrepreneur Social Club

The Entrepreneur Social Club is where FUN meets PRODUCTIVITY, every Thursday 6:00 pm (mostly) at NOVA 535 google.com/+Entrepreneursocialclub.Join the ESC and find out why, 4 years later, we are still the regions favorite social club for business owners, Entrepreneurs, wealthy patrons and mentors, students and start-ups. This is a true fun social club but unique in that you always leave smarter and better off. So it's up to you to show up and participate and find out just how fabulous the ESC really is.


Founder Michael Scott Novilla and his Entrepreneur Social Club returns to Toong Coworking Hanoi Vietnam

Entrepreneur Social Club returns to Toong Coworking Hanoi Vietnam

Entrepreneur Social Club returns to Toong Coworking Hanoi Vietnam

Tonight is Thursday May 24, 2018 and it’s me, Michael Scott Novilla, the founder of the Entrepreneur Social Club [sm], the “ESC”, hosting another Entrepreneur Social Club meeting OUTSIDE of the USA. Check out the ESC BLOG from last weeks May 17, 2018 meeting! Tonight we meet again at TOONG CoWorking, located at Tầng 3, 8 Tràng Thi, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội. I’ve been hosting the ESC every Thursday night since 2009, though while I’m Globetrotting, my pal and ESC member, Tech Guru, Chris Jenkins runs the ESC show back home in St. Petersburg, Florida. At my gorgeous, world-class wedding and event venue NOVA 535. Here in Hanoi, I’m using MeetUp and a lot of daily networking, old school handing out of my business cards, saying hello, kissing babies, all that. Forming a new crew of like minded Entrepreneurs. So let’s take a paak at who showed and what we discovered tonight in the #SweetChaos of Hanoi, Vietnam! (more…)

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Entrepreneur Social Club at Toong Coworking Hanoi Vietnam with Founder Michael Scott Novilla in Hanoi Vietnam-29

Entrepreneur Social Club at Toong Coworking Hanoi Vietnam

Entrepreneur Social Club at Toong Coworking Hanoi Vietnam.

Tonight is Thursday May 17, 2018 and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Michael Scott Novilla, the founder of the Entrepreneur Social Club, which we affectionately call the ESC, hosted our 2nd ever Entrepreneur Social Club meeting held OUTSIDE of the USA. Check out the ESC BLOG from last weeks May 10, 2018 meeting! Tonight we meet again at TOONG CoWorking, located at Tầng 3, 8 Tràng Thi, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội. Michael, well that’s me actually; I’ve been hosting the ESC every Thursday night since 2009. While I’m Globetrotting, our fellow founding member and Tech Guru, Chris Jenkins is running the ESC show in Sunny St. Pete, Florida. At the ESC HQ, my world-class wedding and event venue NOVA 535. I’m using MeetUp and a lot of elbow grease to form a new nexus of Entrepreneurs. Let’s see how things are progressing here in the #SweetChaos of Hanoi, Vietnam! (more…)

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Entrepreneur Social Club visits Hanoi Vietnam

Entrepreneur Social Club visits Hanoi Vietnam.

Thursday May 10, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm the founder of the Entrepreneur Social Club, Michael Scott Novilla, (that’s me!) hosted the first ever Entrepreneur Social Club, “ESC”, meeting in the SweetChaos of Hanoi, Vietnam. This historic meeting took place at TOONG CoWorking Space, located at Tầng 3, 8 Tràng Thi, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội. Here are the MeetUp details. Of course after the meeting, we when just 2 flights downstairs, to a local restaurant for dinner and more drinks. This is a true Social Club, lots of fun was had, mixed with a productive and enlightening business meeting. Be warned that this is a social club, so if you end up out in Hanoi with me at 5 am, which a few did, it’s your own fault! Speaking of 5 am, my first book “It’s 5 am Go Home!” is coming soon!

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2018 Welcomes Entrepreneurs Back to the CES on Wednesday January 10, 2018 in Sin City Las Vegas with Globe Trotting Entrepreneur Michael S Novilla

2018 Welcomes Entrepreneurs Back to the CES

2018 Welcomes Entrepreneurs Back to the CES

It’s that time again, in the first trimester of January, when the tech world descends upon Sin City, Las Vegas. “What happens here… and all that.” When people ask me why I attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) each year, “Spending time with the Future”, I reply. Wish I could answer with a deep, witty Haruki Murakami-ish reply. He’s a writer, truly. I’m a guy with a laptop and smartphone who loves helping others, especially my fellow entrepreneurs. Ya know, the ones who solve problems and actually make things better. Cleaner water, safer transportation, robots on Mars. Those Kats… Well, lets see what Day 1 of CES 2018 had in store for us! Oh, and fuck you flat earthers. Enough with your idiotic nonsense. You’re not helping.

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Happy EntrepreNEWerial New Year from the Entrepreneur Social Club, gathered here at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, on Thursday January 4, 2018.

Happy EntrepreNEWerial New Year

Happy EntrepreNEWerial New Year from the Entrepreneur Social Club! We’ve Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Dreamers, Start-Ups and Positive Folks gathered here at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, on a beautiful Thursday January 4, 2018. For our weekly evening of networking, schmoozing, business development, mentoring, laughter, business card reviewinf and so much more! It’s typically the highlight of the week for many of us, for the camaraderie, the imparted wisdom, the hugs, smiles and laughter; plus if you hang around long enough, you may be an #afterparty #falloutvictum. More, or not, about that later…

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Friends and Family Gather for Nova Noel 10 on Thursday December 28, 2017 at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 for the Entrepreneur Social Club annual Holiday Party Nova Noel in downtown St. Pete

Friends and Family gather for Nova Noel 10

As each year comes to an end, our Friends and Family gather for Nova Noel. Meeting up a final time at our HQ, the historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, for our Nova Noel, wild annual holiday party. December 28, 2017 brought us our 10th Nova Noel, each one filled with special memories and unique moments that can only be concocted by the combo of Entrepreneurs, small business owners, Santa time and plenty of alcohol. Nova Noel 10 certainly didn’t disappoint. Laughs, zaniness, gorgeous ladies swinging from the rafters and Santa strutting his stuff, all while we enjoyed the delicious beats of DJ MEGA and the tasty, healthy food from Chef Ray Milton. Luckily I hired photographer Ann Coffman to capture all of our madness, so I could spend more time zipping around spreading our unique ESC holiday cheer!

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A Happier Healthier Entrepreneur Social Club is Subcentral at Iberian Rooster Downtown St. Pete

Subcentral at Iberian Rooster

A Happier Healthier Entrepreneur Social Club is Subcentral at Iberian Rooster Downtown St. Pete.

Hello Thursday December 21, 2017! Here we are at Subcentral, the cool (literally) underground entertainment section of the Iberian Rooster, located at 475 Central Avenue, Downtown St. Pete. Our HQ, the historic venue NOVA 535, is closed for a private wedding and reception, so we’ve ventured further into DTSP to set-up shop for the evening. I never know who will show up for these off-site (not at NOVA 535) Entrepreneur Social Club ™ meetings. Roger Curlin, the super starter Mr. Johnny Hussle himself is the first to arrive, and is immediately asking how he can be helpful. Great guy! So we rearrange some high top tables and chairs, get my laptop all powered up, find a secure WiFi channel and begin prepping for tonight’s ESC meeting. Let’s see who showed up and what they had to say….

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Entrepreneur Social Club at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 downtown St. Pete Mutant ESCape

Mutant ESCape

Mutant ESCape. Huh? It’s another gorgeous Thursday evening, December 14th, the year 2017 almost at its finale. We weary and overworked small business owners and Entrepreneurs, gather here, once again at our HQ, the historic DTSP wedding venue and event space NOVA 535. This is our ritual, the night we recharge, blow of steam, vent, laugh, cry and share our tales of success and failures. Gathering again for our weekly ESC meeting of biz dev (business development for those not in the know) networking and schmoozing. ESC is quick speak for Entrepreneur Social Club ™. ESC can also be short code for ESCape. Analog or Digital ESCape. Like that necessary evil of a button on the top left of your keyboard. The one we pound on often to stop an impending mistake, or to return us back to where we started.

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Entrepreneur Social Club is offsite at the queens head dtsp in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida

Offsite at The Queens Head DTSP

Entrepreneur Social Club is Offsite at The Queens Head DTSP

Tonight is Thursday, November 9, 2017, and we gather at one of our favorite DTSP locations, the Queens Head DTSP. Our Entrepreneur Social Club HQ, historic venue NOVA 535, is booked for a private dinner party. I’m at NOVA 535, getting things up and running, then my 5-Star brother Chris Novilla takes over, so I can join my fellow visionaries, founders, start-ups, dreamers, business owners and Entrepreneurs at our fav Euro bar and restaurant, The Queens Head. I arrived a bit late, and some of our visionaries were in route to becoming double-visionaries.

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Follow the Shiny Fork to the Entrepreneur Social Club

Follow the Shiny Fork

Follow the Shiny Fork to the Entrepreneur Social Club

Tonight is Thursday, November 9, 2017, and we gather at our Entrepreneur Social Club headquarters, the DTSP historic venue, NOVA 535. We all get sidetracked, in business, in love, and especially after some drinks while we’re being silly. Speaking for my fellow Entrepreneurs, we are ALL overworked, mostly underpaid and certainly ALL need to lower our stress levels. Healthier is Happier, that’s Better, correct? Tonight we discussed how we can, and should be, healthier. And laughter is always on the prescribed medications list. We have so many laughs and good times during our meetings, and especially afterwards at dinner. Even more so during our !!AfterParty!! …though rarely are there any digital documentation and evidence of our !!AfterParties!! Club rules and all that. Just ask Jzon.

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