Startup Tampa Bay – Nov. 14th

In his final Startup Tampa Bay video as a @HillsboroughFL Commissioner, @MarkSharpeFL discusses his successful EDI2 program and how it has helped the local tech ecosystem grow in both activity and visibility.

A few recurring topics came up in this video that are worthy of additional discussion:

  1. Finding startup resources in Tampa Bay
  2. Branding Tampa Bay as a active & growing tech ecosystem
  3. Availability of investment capital in the region

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BarCamp Tampa Bay Wrap-up

Barcamp Tampa Bay 2014Last week marked Tampa Bay’s 7th annual BarCamp, a day long conference for Geeks, about Geeks and hosted by Geeks. In the tradition of the #unconference style, the crowdsourced agenda of topics and speakers provided an eclectic mix of technical and startup tech business sessions to choose from. We had somewhere between 750-800 people participate in this year’s event and of those that registered online, 60% said this was their first @BarCampTampa.

This event continues to draw a broad cross section of the region’s technical talent and I think a lot of those first timers walked away impressed with the content and wondering why they had not attended previous year’s BarCamps. We hope that you will tell a friend and return next fall ready to support this event as a volunteer, sponsor, speaker or as an attendee. We’ll bring the donuts, you bring the desire to share, learn, and collaborate with the others that make up the Tampa Bay region’s growing grass roots tech and start-up ecosystem.

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BarCamp Tampa Bay 2014

Save the Date for Tampa's 7th annual BarCamp
Save the Date for Tampa’s 7th annual BarCamp

Tampa’s annual gathering of geeks is scheduled for Saturday, October 18th. The USF College of Business will once again be our host for BarCamp 2014.

Please follow @BarCampTampa for updates on the event, opportunities to sponsor and sign-up forms for volunteers.

Want to help out – fill out the volunteer application and join in the fun of making a BarCamp.