Hillsborough County’s bus fleet will offer wireless Internet access to its customers beginning April 4. Because the 189 buses have to be wired for a new Smart Card fare system, customers get the added advantage of having access to their email, videos or whatever else they choose to browse on… 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
Program description: Computer Mentors works to make I.T. happen. The nonprofit works to empower youth with the technology, tools and talent they need to be successful in the 21st century workforce. Instructors and mentors provide training in coding, software development, app development and video production. 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
A New England Patriots tight end has partnered with a Tampa social commerce firm on an T-shirt promotion. ViralStyle teamed with Rob Gronkowski ­— “Gronk” — in a campaign that sold more than 2,400 shirts before Valentine’s Day. A second campaign for an “Air Gronk” shirt is underway. As of… 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
Tampa Electric and Tampa International Airport unveiled Thursday a 2 megawatt solar array that produces enough energy daily to power 250 homes, the utility's first major solar project. The 175,000-square-foot, $6 million project provides shaded parking for 800 cars on the top of the airport's south economy parking garage and… Read More
We are excited to welcome Uber to the FirstWaVE Venture Center! To start, Uber Technologies will plan and host driver on-boarding and training sessions in our shared workspace. Also, Uber representatives will be taking part in some of the entrepreneur workshops and other events held here at Tampa Bay WaVE. Read More
Opportunities are ripe for entrepreneurially minded people today as never before. What we are seeing unfold today with 3-D printing reminds me of what happened in the late 1970s with computers. There are enormous opportunities emerging for entrepreneurs looking to see what's possible, find needs in the marketplace, and seize… Read More