S4 Rant from BarCamp Tampa 2013

Derived from a much longer workshop on startup strategy and messaging, this compressed session dubbed “Stupid Shit Startups Say” always draws a fun crowd at BarCamp.

This year’s rant blended in a bit on the state of the tech ecosystem and how the regional economic development leadership in Tampa Bay is or isn’t coming around to the realities of our evolving market place. The Hillsborough County EDI2 program is a good example of how government can help without becoming too involved or too invasive in the ecosystem building process.