Category: Technology

Major government contractor L3 chooses ‘fantastic’ St. Pete for new headquarters and testing

Downtown St. Petersburg will be the new headquarters of the commercial aviation solutions unit of L3 Technologies, one of the nation’s biggest government contractors Tampa Bay Times By: Susan Taylor Martin January 3, 2019 ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown St. Petersburg will be the new headquarters of the commercial aviation solutions unit of L3 Technologies, one… Read more »

Startup Scene Emerges in Tampa-St. Pete

Station House, a co-working space in downtown St. Petersburg Known as Florida’s largest and fastest growing tech hub, Tampa Bay is determined to move beyond the stigma of a beachside getaway and transition into a thriving startup ecosystem with healthy investment opportunities. With backing from public and private partnerships, business owners, and government-led grass roots… Read more »

Inside the deal: St. Pete company lands seven-figure investment from one of the world’s biggest tech firms

St. Pete Catalyst By: Margie Manning November 27, 2018 Photo by Jared Brashier on Unsplash Japanese tech giant SoftBank started out as a customer before it became an investor in 5×5 Technologies Inc., a drone support company in St. Petersburg. SoftBank pumped $4.4 million into 5×5 in a funding round in August. While 5×5 disclosed… Read more »

St. Petersburg-based LumaStream Defines the Future of Lighting

St. Petersburg-based, LumaStream, Inc. is defining the future of the lighting industry with the first low-voltage power solution to lengthen LED lifespans, increase efficiency, and achieve new levels of performance and control. The intelligent LED provider implements driverless LED light fixtures with smart controls and low-voltage power distributions that allow businesses to shrink their operating… Read more »

Burgess Returns to St. Pete with Disruptive InsurTech Enterprise

Trevor Burgess is best known in the greater Tampa-St. Pete region for his leadership in the redevelopment of the Community Bank of Manatee to St. Petersburg-based, C1 Bank- a deal that led to the company’s public offering in 2014 and purchase by Bank OZK (formerly Bank of the Ozarks) in 2016 for $402 million. He… Read more »

OZK Labs, Syniverse Innovation Lab are key to attracting, keeping talent in Tampa-St. Pete

St. Petersburg, recently named Florida’s fastest-growing tech hub,  is home to a unique combination of high-growth start-ups and Fortune 500 giants. In addition to its many arts and business districts, The Sunshine City’s downtown corridor poses ten innovation labs within steps of one another. OZK Labs is the in-house tech development team that Little Rock,… Read more »

RankMiner Predictive Analytics selected by BMO Harris & 1871 for exclusive innovation program

CHICAGO (JULY 26, 2018) – RankMiner Predictive Analytics has been selected by BMO Harris to participate in its highly-selective BMO Harris / 1871 Innovation Program. RankMiner is a leading supplier of predictive voice analytics to the customer care industry. BMO Harris, is part of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider and operates… Read more »

Pitch Night at Station House: Event Signals Regional Tech Unity

The Tampa Bay Wave-St. Petersburg EDC collaboration highlights a larger effort to retain and attract high-tech companies to the Tampa-St. Petersburg region, Florida’s largest and growing tech hub. “Events like this are a great opportunity to not only showcase the unique character and culture of our City, but to highlight that St. Pete and Tampa… Read more »

St. Petersburg EDC partners with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and USF-St. Petersburg to host ‘Big Data Analytics’

 “Artificial Intelligence models developed in St. Petersburg by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, will help children all over the world,” said Mohamed Rehman, M.D., chair of the Department of Anesthesia at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and professor of anesthesiology and critical care and pediatrics (pending academic review) with the Johns Hopkins University School of… Read more »