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Michael S Novilla

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Hello! I’m Entrepreneur Michael Scott Novilla, born on April Fools Day in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida. I’ve always loved learning, exploring, and making things better. Since completing my MBA in 1993, I’ve bought, renovated, and managed over a hundred historic buildings. Along the way, I realized my hometown deserved a unique event space, so I built a world-class venue called NOVA 535.  Since opening in 2008, I’ve produced over 2,000 5-Star weddings, ceremonies, fundraisers, fashion shows, and live events. In 2009, needing the company of like-minded folks, I created the Entrepreneur Social Club, a network of business owners from around the world who meet every Thursday to collaborate, mentor, and share knowledge. Now, while Globetrotting (107 countries and counting), I’m using my expertise to consult with business owners worldwide, showing them how to achieve world-class service and operations in their business. My first book “It’s 5 am Go Home,” (July 2019) is a hilarious, fun-to-read adventure story, and guide to producing your own 5-Star wedding, magical celebration, and most epic of parties! I’m currently working on 416 Days, the story of my mind-blowing 416-day journey around the planet! In 2021 I co-produced a short film, “Hook, Line, n’ Sinker.” Cheers, and Good Luck to Us All!


Connecting People.  20,000+ contacts worldwide and growing!

Construction:  20+ years hands-on experience with electrical, plumbing, HVAC, irrigation, landscaping, concrete, roofing, brick working, lighting, sound and video systems, demo, and construction design.

Customer Service:  Hosted over 2,000 5-Star Weddings and Events.  Understanding of Body Language,  Customer Wants, Needs, Moods, Expectations and how to navigate Language Barriers and Difficult Customers.

Environment Awareness and Design:  Lighting, Sound, Temperature, Cleanliness, Presentation, and Design, all harmonized into creating that perfect “Vibe.”

Mentoring:  Connecting and mentoring 1000s of Entrepreneurs since 2009 via weekly ESC meeting.

Real Estate Redevelopment:  Purchased, renovated, and managed 100 rental units for over 20 years. Also, a Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1989. I understand Real Estate inside and out, from foundation to roofing.

World Travels: 107 countries visited on 6 continents, and counting: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Easter Island, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Galapagos Islas (Bartolome, Santa Cruz, Isabela, Cristobal), Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Georgia, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Sicily, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Vietnam, Virgin Islands – US and British, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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Companies and Projects

NOVA 535

Your guests will LOVE you for choosing historic, 100-year-old, Downtown St. Pete venue, NOVA 535.

Entrepreneur Social Club

Join Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Mentors, Startups; Positive People looking to connect and improve themselves. Founded January 2009, the Entrepreneur Social Club [tm] meets every Thursday night, usually at historic venue, in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, Florida.

It's 5AM, Go Home!

Planning a Wedding, Party or Event? Want 5-Star Reviews? Read my Hilarious, Step-by-Step Guide Book: It’s 5 am Go Home!  How To Throw Weddings, Parties and Events So Good, Your Guests Won’t Leave!

Showcasing the incredible Street Art Murals and Graffiti Art in sunny St. Pete, Florida.


Novaween is St. Pete’s Favorite, Adults Only, Halloween Costume Party. Since 2007.

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