Category: Opportunity

AI Career Exploration Platform Shamrck Relocates to St. Pete

Sheffie Robinson’s company Shamrck reflects the real-world problem of preparing students for future careers. Shamrcks’s career exploration platform helps education systems use artificial intelligence to analyze pathways to success for middle school and high school students, whether they’re bound for enrollment in college, employment immediately post-high school, enlistment in the military, or entrepreneurship and starting… Read more »

Tampa Bay Ranked 4th Cutting-Edge Metro in Startups vs Total Businesses

More than one of every five businesses in the Tampa Bay metro area is a start-up according to Commercial Cafe, which ranks the region #4 in startups vs total businesses. With startups representing 20.11% of the area’s businesses, Tampa Bay ranks just after Austin (21.60%), Salt Lake City (21.02%), and Dallas-Fort Worth (20.19%). Commercial Cafe… Read more »

How and Why NY Financial Services Firm Chose to Relocate to St. Pete: Dynasty in Forbes

Dynasty Financial Partners CEO Shirl Penney says in Forbes that his firm first considered relocating from New York City because they were certain moving would give Dynasty a “significant competitive advantage” through “expanding our operating margins by lowering expenses while simultaneously enhancing our employees’ quality of life.” In 2019, Dynasty relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida… Read more »

Financial Services CEO tells Entrepreneur St. Pete Relocation was ‘One of the Best Business Decisions I Ever Made’

Financial services firm CEO Shirl Penney tells Entrepreneur how relocating to St. Pete increased his company’s finances and ability to invest in technology for the business while also improving his employees’ quality of life. Dynasty Financial Partners relocated to St. Petersburg in 2019, driven by financial factors like cost of living and tax environments, and… Read more »

Solving a Financial Data Problem Leads to Tech Startup in St. Pete

Often with technology startups, you run into a problem. When you try to solve the problem, you end up with a business. That’s exactly what happened to Rachel Carpenter, the founder & CEO of Intrinio.  Intrinio is a financial data technology company on a mission to power fintech innovation by providing high-quality data to developers… Read more »

Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest Announces HQ Relocation to St. Pete + ARK Innovation Center

ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK” or “ARK Invest”), an investment adviser focused solely on investing in disruptive innovation, announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to St. Petersburg, Florida, effective November 1, 2021. “We are thrilled to relocate our corporate headquarters to St. Petersburg, Florida, as we believe the Tampa Bay region’s talent, innovative spirit, and quality of… Read more »

The Southeast’s Best Kept Secret: St. Pete, You’re Welcome

What most people don’t know is that the St. Petersburg area and St. Pete Beach—it’s like the best kept secret in the Southeast. People are friendly, and they’re welcoming to you. So much exciting technology and innovation is going on. It’s happening all right here in St. Petersburg. Everyone seems so enthusiastic about what’s going… Read more »

Innovation Hub, Smart City: How St. Pete, Florida Continues to Grow Smarter

Rendering from New York’s HKS Architects showing what a redeveloped Tropicana Field site could look like. Photo courtesy of HKS Architects. Numerous developments are at play in St. Pete, including the planned redevelopment of Tropicana Field (the Trop). People and companies are on the move to St. Petersburg, Florida. Tampa Bay’s not-so-hidden gem has transformed… Read more »

Florida Ranks Within Top Two for Best States for Business 2021

According to Chief Executive, both Texas and Florida are at the top of the annual rankings for best states for business in 2021. This is a huge win for the state because during 2020, “Sun, fun-and open” Florida had winning optics in a dismal year. Despite the global pandemic, near-economic collapse, civic unrest, a crazy… Read more »