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Ecosystems

Tampa

Linda Olson of Tampa Bay WaVe: Finding a Critical Mass of Early Adopters

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Linda Olson, president of Tampa Bay WaVE, is a hurricane-like force in the local ecosystem and works hard to nurture a culture that embraces the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit. This time for the #StartupsEverywhere, series, she talks with me about building Tampa Bay WaVE, …

Diversity

Tampa

3 Ways to Develop a Diverse Culture for Your Startup

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 11:20 am

Back in 2016, Techstars and Chase for Business teamed up to commission a survey covering 680 startup founders. The topic was the challenges faced by those building a diverse and inclusive company. On top of the report detailing their findings, Techstars and Chase for Business …

Startups & Apps

Tampa

The 9 Tampa Bay Startups You Need to Know About

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm

This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe. CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable products and…

Business

Tampa

7 Tips From Tampa Bay Entrepreneurs on How to Fund a Startup

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

At any startup event, a couple questions are bound to come up: How can we hire the right people? How can we craft a healthy company culture? But the biggest by far is also the simplest. How do we pay for everything? At this week’s Tampa…

Startups & Apps

Tampa

4 Veteran Owned Startups Making Moves in Tampa Bay

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

After serving in the military, veterans often reemerge in the entrepreneurial scene to continue helping this country grow. In fact, nine percent of all businesses in the country are veteran-owned, representing nearly six million employees and $1.2 trillion in sales receipts. …

Events

Tampa

The 5 Hottest Events at Tampa Bay Startup Week

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Despite all the individual glory, startups are nothing without their ecosystems. From mentor advice to VC funding, even the likes of Uber and Snapchat needed help from their environment to make it to the top. And while entrepreneurs tend to play the lone wolf…

Ecosystems

Tampa

Tampa Breweries: Entrepreneurship and Craft Beer at Startup Week

By | Feb 16, 2016 at 10:00 am

If there’s one sure mark of an entrepreneurial city on the rise, it’s craft beer breweries. Young and hip entrepreneurs drink the stuff. Older, established business owners do, too. At Tampa Bay Startup Week, Tampa breweries and craft beer earned distinction as a the …

Tips & How To’s

Tampa

How to Find Startup Funding in Tampa Bay

By | Feb 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

The question of how to find startup funding in Tampa Bay is on the minds of many of the young entrepreneurs and would-be business owners who attend Tampa Bay Startup Week. Central Florida has not yet established a firm network of angel investors and venture capitalists…

Events

Tampa

Tampa Bay Startup Week: Startups to Pay Attention to

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

Tampa Bay startups are well represented at Chase basecamp in downtown Tampa’s District 3 event space. It’s day three of Tampa Bay Startup Week, and energy is still high from the ‘halfway to Social Media Day’ celebration at a lively sports bar on night…

Ecosystems

Tampa

Tampa Bay Startup Week: Tampa’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Is Growing Fast

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Day one of Tampa Bay Startup Week drew to a close on a clear evening. Inside a 1920’s-era warehouse in Tampa’s small but thriving downtown core, it was sunshine and high energy at Chase basecamp for the week’s kickoff ceremony; the enthusiastic spirit of…

Ecosystems

Tampa

Startup Week Heads to Tampa for Some Sunshine and Warm Weather

By | Feb 5, 2016 at 12:44 pm

If you live in the Tampa Bay area and are an aspiring entrepreneur, you may think that there aren’t that many local resources at hand for information or inspiration. Thankfully, that couldn’t be further from the truth. You probably didn’t know that Tampa is…

Startups & Apps

Tampa

Ambulo is Gamifying Entrepreneurship

By | Jun 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm

My good friend Adam Leonard just turned me on to a really cool project that he is working on: Ambulo. I am now banging my head against the wall for not thinking of it myself. Ambulo is a game to educate aspiring entrepreneurs about what goes…

Fashion

Tampa

ViralStyle Beasts Their Beta Phase

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

After their bout on ABC’s Shark Tank, ViralStyle landed some one-on-one time with VC great Mark Cuban. They haven’t yet finalized a meeting time with Cuban, but they have been spending a great deal of time buffing and polishing ViralStyle for an inevitable launch out…

Business

Tampa

Viralstyle.com Scores One on One Time With Mark Cuban

By | Dec 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen cool news coming from the world of Shark Tank. However, it was recently announced that one particular startup, Viralstyle.com, has landed some crucial one on one time with one of everybody’s favorite Shark Tank investors: Mark Cuban. …