Startup Tampa Bay – Sept. 6th

The Friday morning @BuddyBrewCoffee group is back and ready for another season of productive discussions about building a stronger tech ecosystem and the need for more technology-based economic development.

The group discusses the goals and guidelines for the @HillsboroughFL #EDI2 program that was launched this summer to help co-sponsor small programs in the tech community. The EDI2 program which has been poorly reported by the local press and in press releases from some of the participating organizations is designed to assist, not fund the tech community. It is not a big government grant program to be “won” by the best application, it is simply access to small amounts of funding that can help pay for meeting space, speakers or other resources that help strengthen the startup infrastructure of the Tampa Bay tech ecosystem.

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BarCamp 2013 – Sept 28th @USF CoB


Last year in mid-October 850+ software developers, marketers, product managers, startup founders and other passionate techies gathered to participate in a day of learning, sharing and community building. On Saturday September 28th the 6th annual Tampa Bay BarCamp will once again be hosted by the grass roots Tampa Bay startup community.

Event details:

• Sept 28th at USF College of Business – Map
• Free Parking in Sun Dome lot – follow the signs
• Doors open at 7:30 – Register to speak
• Sessions start at 9:00
• After party @ 6PM – ?
• The event is FREE, but advanced registration is appreciated.

We get great visibility for this event in the media (Tampa Bay Business Journal), so please consider helping us host this endeavor by becoming a sponsor. Contact me or on Twitter @StartupMonkey .

Event volunteers are always welcome and are encouraged to sign up in advance at –



Startup Grind Tampa Bay

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Events in more than 50 cities and 15 countries feature successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Starting in September, Tampa Bay will host our own Startup Grind. Monthly fireside chat interviews will provide opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

Event Details:

Thursday, September 26
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Oxford Exchange – Commerce Club
Entry from Kennedy ONLY, left of the Main Entrance
420 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606
Get Advance Sale Tickets

$10 w/ preregistration $20 at the door
Check out the following links for info on upcoming events:

Follow on Twitter: @StartupGrindTB