Commissioner @MarkSharpeFL hosted this week’s webcast on startups and technology-based economic development in the Tampa Bay area. The usual list of guests discussed what it takes to nurture and attract talent and what tech jobs are in demand. We also had a guest highlight some of the activities planned for the centennial celebration of the first commercial airline flight which originated in Tampa Bay in January of 1914.
The webcast crowd this week included:@MarkSharpeFL – Commissioner & Chariman of the Hillsborough County Commission @Fritz_HotSpaces - Fritz Eichelberger, Founder HotSpaces.net Executive Recruiting @HillsboroughFL - Stephanie Cvetetic Mgr EDI2 Program - hillsboroughcounty.org/edi2 @Joy_Randels – CEO of NewMarketPartners & local startup ecosystem expert @StartupMonkey – Product & strategy guru – economic development rabble-rouser
I guest hosted this week’s Startup Tampa Bay webcast while Commissioner @MarkSharpeFL was off making the rounds at various economic development events around the area including a FLENG summit on the use of automated vehicles.
This week’s discussion focused on the many events scheduled for Tampa Bay’s participation in Kauffman’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. We also welcomed the President of Tampa-based startup Karbon Arms, Matt Pliskin to the discussion.
Startup Tampa Bay’s webcast from @BuddyBrewCoffee this week highlighted some of the many events that will take place this year during Kauffman’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. This year marks the 6th year GEW has been celebrated in Tampa Bay and every year more and more people are exposed to the breadth and depth of our grass roots tech community. The #EDI2 program created by Hillsborough County is just one example of how far we have come in recognizing and supporting technology-based economic development opportunities.
Events currently scheduled for this year’s GEW include:GrowFL – Seminar, New Laws for Angel Investing and VC - Nov. 18th USF Connect B.E.A.T. Startup EXPo & Tour – Nov. 19th Co-Founders Lab @ TB WaVE – Nov. 20th StartUp Grind Tampa Bay – Nov. 21st TB Innovation Center Tech Talk – Nov. 22nd Startup Weekend Tampa Bay – Friday Nov. 22nd – Sunday Nov. 24th