Category: What’s Happening

LocalShops1 Creator Ester Venouziou is partnering with the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce to offer eight Tampa Bay area female entrepreneurs the chance to compete for up to $70,000 in prizes during the Small Business Association InnovateHER Challenge. Read More
A startup pitch competition offering $1 million in prizes to a global winner is headed toward Tampa Bay. The 1776 Challenge Cup, which will take place at startup business accelerator and venture center Tampa Bay WaVe in February 2016, is billed as a ‘worldwide tournament for the most promising, world-changing startups… Read More
Startup companies affiliated with several business incubators in the Tampa Bay area will have the opportunity to win $1,000 in prize money at an upcoming business pitch competition. Building Entrepreneurship Around Tampa (B.E.A.T.) Pitch Competition, sponsored by South-Florida based investors New World Angels, is a collaborative pitch event open to companies… Read More
Although its been operating in its gigantic fulfillment center in Lakeland for more than a year now, Amazon is celebrating a grand opening Wednesday. The massive Amazon distribution center at 1760 County Line Road in Lakeland opened on Aug. 20, 2014. It has brought more than 1,000 full- and part-time… Read More
A Hackathon that focuses on military and defense tactics will take place in Tampa this weekend, October 23rd - 25th. Hackathons are events at which groups of programmers and developers come together to create solutions to posed problems. The Mil-OSS Tampa Hackathon, which kicks off with a Friday night networking… Read More
Annually each fall, a group of technology enthusiasts from the Tampa Bay community comes together at the University of South Florida’s large, airy College of Business building to listen to local speakers give off-the-cuff presentations about all things tech. BarCamp Tampa Bay 2015, which is now in its eighth year,… Read More
We had no idea that we would encounter this hilariously chaotic scene during our walk back to Tampa Bay Tech base camp, this afternoon. Words alone cannot describe, so I'll just leave these here. Fit Life Foods took over the streets for FitLine 2015. There were free zip line rides, a rock climbing… Read More
More than 50 teams of students from kindergarten age through to high school seniors will build robots, create lego structures, and participate in technology-themed challenges at Roboticon Tampa Bay on Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11. Roboticon Tampa Bay will host a series of FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and… Read More
Tampa’s drivers and its economic drivers are joining forces. Anyone with a business idea and the Uber app can request an audience with Tampa Bay area venture capitalists from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday through a collaboration between the investor group Florida Funders and ride-share program Uber. “Florida Funders is… Read More
The TiEcon Florida 2015 agenda is set and the program is rich. The annual entrepreneurship conference hosted by TiE Tampa Bay is set for Oct. 3 at the Westin Harbour Island Hotel. This year’s scheduled speakers exemplify a broad cross-section of successful and pioneering entrepreneurs and investors, including: Read More