Startup Tampa Bay – March 8th

Commissioner @MarkSharpeFL and the discussion about Tampa’s tech ecosystem went on the road to the University of South Florida Book Store.

This week’s group talked about what draws students to Tampa and what is needed to keep them here after graduation. Other topics included:

Hillsborough County’s Economic Development Innovation Initiative (#EDI2)
Hillsborough County’ upcoming Hack-a-thon on April 12th – 14th at HCC Brandon
Ignite! Tampa Bay on April 25th at the Tampa Theater

Startup Tampa Bay – March 1st

Webcast # 4 in the Startup Tampa Bay series. Commissioner @marksharpefl leads a discussion on the EDI2 initiative for building the local tech and economic development’s evolving role in nurturing the startup community.

Participants for this week’s chat were:

Commissioner Mark Sharpe – Host
Irv Cohen, SouthEast Capital Equity Group
Chris Paradise, Paradise Law Group
Joy Randels, New Market Partners
Ken Evans, Evolution Advisors

Startup Tampa Bay – Feb 22nd

Commissioner @marksharpefl was absent this week, so I sat in as the moderator along with some new and old faces from the local tech and economic development community.

Topics for this week’s chat were: