Category: Entrepreneurship

As the U.S. Special Operations Command guy in charge of equipping the nation's special ops forces with the best possible — best imagined — tools to do their dangerous jobs, James "Hondo" Geurts was not satisfied. Read More
UT student John Publicover’s business, Storedby, was awarded Best Business Concept in the inaugural Governor’s Cup of Florida Business Model Competition.                   The Governor’s Cup was sponsored by the Roundtable of Entrepreneurship Educators of Florida (REEF). REEF is an organization that unites educators, thought leaders and students throughout Florida’s higher… Read More
Entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay will now have the chance to work with representatives from a revolutionary startup with international reach: Uber. A new partnership between the ride-sharing company and local business incubator Tampa Bay WaVe was announced in February 2016. Read More
Your company is on a roll. You’ve almost got more business than you can handle, your team is crazy busy, and your office space is maxed out. You’re ready to expand. But where are you going to find the time to hunt for a new building, hire more great people,… Read More
TEC Garage, an incubator and coworking entrepreneurial center operated by Tampa Bay Innovation Center, has added seven new clients. “We’re pleased these companies have joined our community of startups and entrepreneurs.  This is a continuing affirmation of the growing strength of our local entrepreneurial climate,” says Tonya Elmore, president of… Read More
Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will hold its March 2016 TECH Talk program on Tuesday, March 8 at 8:30 a.m. at Microsoft Headquarter offices, 5426 Bay Center Dr., Suite 700, Tampa. Read More
The Gasparilla Interactive gathering in mid-March will focus on a creative theme: discovering inspiration. During the inaugural event in 2015, the Gasparilla Interactive Founder's Club focused on branding the first-year festival as a companion to other well-known and well-attended Gasparilla events that take place in Tampa each spring - the film and… Read More
Ethan Yeh, an eighth grade student at Tampa Preparatory School, was the grand prize winner at the USF Young Innovator Competition, held Feb. 11, 2016, at the University of South Florida. Yeh's invention, the "K-Cup Garden," uses discarded single-serving coffee brewing pods to grow herbs and other plants. Annalisa Urena,… Read More
Did you attend Tampa Bay Startup Week? What was the highlight of the week’s more than 80 events, spread across five days in mid-February? Was it the moment at Monday night’s kickoff party when Mayor Bob Buckhorn joined DJ Dayve on stage behind the booth at District 3, a re-imagined brick… Read More
The question of how to find startup funding in Tampa Bay is on the minds of many of the young entrepreneurs and would-be business owners who attend Tampa Bay Startup Week. Central Florida has not yet established a firm network of angel investors and venture capitalists like San Francisco or even Miami,… Read More