Several new faces joined this week’s Startup Tampa Bay webcast @BuddyBrewCoffee to talk about recent activity in Tampa’s tech ecosystem. A major feature of this webcast was Tampa Hackerspace and their Kickstarter campaign to outfit their work space with the resources they need to teach a broad range of hands-on technical classes.
As usual, the group discussed how talent is the key to building a sustainable and competitive economic landscape in the region and how we need to balance our economic development programs to be more focused on creating products and not just filling jobs.
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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.