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Accelerator

Tampa

Meet the 13 Diverse Startups in Tampa Bay Wave’s Accelerator Cohort

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

Diversity in a startup ecosystem is always good for business. In addition to providing a given startup ecosystem with an influx of unique ideas, it also supports the community in a way that begets more activity across the board. Fortunately, one Tampa Bay-based startup…

Startup Spotlight

Boston

Startup Spotlight: Route Optimization, Angel Investors and Pickup Games

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week we bring you five smart tech ideas as part of our Startup Spotlight Series. This week, we found lifehacks that optimize your route, manage after-school pickup, getting face time with angel investors, and more. MyRouteOnline (Boston, MA) This startup emerged out of their…

Startup Spotlight

Oakland

Startup Spotlight: Text a Mentor, Local Food and Precious Cargo

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Summer is in full swing and it’s hard to go outside without breaking a sweat. Cool off at the pool this summer and let these innovative startups take care of the rest. Each week at TechCo, we spotlight five great startups in tech. This…

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, breaking down barriers,…

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. With innovative ideas,…

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…

Startups & Apps

Tampa

The 9 Tampa Bay Startups You Need to Know About [Poll]

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…

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 subject…

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…

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…

News

Tampa

Who is Tampa Bay’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Tech Cocktail is returning to Tampa Bay and we couldn’t be more excited!  We’ve teamed up with our local Tampa Bay Ambassador Gracie Stemmer to bring Tech Cocktail’s Mixer & Startup Showcase to the Tampa Bay area on February 4th, 2015 as part of Tampa Bay Startup Week. Join us…

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…