Startup Tampa Bay – April 18th

Startup Tampa Bay devoted this entire webcast to the discussion of transit in the Bay area and the many starts, stops, detours, and bright shiny objects that continue to delay our progress.

Joining the host Commissioner Mark Sharpe @MarkSharpeFL were guests:
Kevin Thurman of Connect Tampa Bay @ConnectTB
Ray Chiaramonte of the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization @RayChiaramonte



Win Tickets to Attend Everywhere Else Startup Conference

EE-Memphis-LogoEverywhere Else Tennessee is a national startup conference focused entirely on helping entrepreneurs and startups tackle the unique challenges of starting up outside of Silicon Valley. The event is expecting a sellout crowd of 400 for its 2nd annual event in Memphis April 30 – May 2, 2014 at the 409 South Main Gallery.  Organizers have specifically reached out to the Tampa Bay area and want us to represent our entrepreneurs and startup community at Everywhere Else Tennessee and have given us our own discount code “StartupMonkey” to receive 15% off all tickets.
Everywhere Else Tennessee will feature over 30 nationally known speakers including Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square, Paul Singh, founder of Disruption Corp & Crystal Tech Fund, and Nicole Glaros, managing director of Techstars. 
With the conference’s extreme focus on community, entrepreneurs will enjoy almost unparalleled access to meet and connect with the speakers and investors at their three very unique after parties, which include a Beale Street Bar Hop and Memphis Disco Night. 
Ten of the country’s most promising startups will participate in a Startup Avenue and compete in a Showdown judged by a panel of VCs and angels for the title of Heavy Weight Champion of Everywhere Else. Investors from both coast representing some of the top firm including Andreessen Horowitz, Betaworks and 500 Startups will be in attendance.
@StartupMonkey has also also secured two full conference passes to be given away to Tampa Bay entrepreneurs to attend the event in Memphis. You can enter to win at here.
More information about Everywhere Else Tennessee can be found at


StartupTampa Bay – March 14th

This week’s webcast celebrated the successful completion of another StartupBus competition and return of the team from #StartupBusFL which traveled from Tampa to the annual SXSW tech / music fest in Austin.

Joining Commissioner @MarkSharpeFL this week:

Stephanie Ashley @HillsboroughFL #EDI2 program
Taylor Wallace @TayWall
Mitch Neff @MitchNeff
Joy Randels @Joy_Randels
Justin Davis @JWD2A