Category: Data Analytics

Fintech Flourishes in St. Pete

The financial technology sector continues to flourish in St. Petersburg, most recently with the debut of the new Fintech Center at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business. This “hub of excellence” will bring academic research, world-class teaching, business engagement, and innovations surrounding the expanding financial technology sector under one roof on the… Read more »

Fintech Accelerator Launches in St. Pete

Tampa Bay Wave and the University of South Florida Muma College of Business announced that St. Petersburg will be the site of the FinTech|X 2022 Accelerator program cohort consisting of 16 high-growth fintech startups from across the United States and abroad, including companies from Israel, England, Saudi Arabia, and Germany. Of the 16 startups, three… Read more »

Female Founders Choose St. Petersburg, Florida

It’s no surprise that women-owned businesses are thriving in St. Petersburg, Florida. Drawn by St. Pete’s business-friendly environment, innovation, and entrepreneurial support, women founders are choosing the collaborative and inclusive community of St. Pete. Sheffie Robinson, Photo: Shamrck St. Pete has the distinction of being a funky beach town that is exceptionally business-friendly. Sheffie Robinson,… Read more »

St. Pete Cybersecurity Firm Partners with AWS

Cybersecurity firm Code-X, which launched last year in St. Petersburg, recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services, an Amazon company, to bring increased security capabilities to the full AWS realm, including AWS National Security solutions. With Code-X’s acceptance into the AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a focused AWS co-sell program, the company’s… Read more »

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 »

Florida’s FinTech Sandbox Provides Innovators with Flexibility

Fintech companies can struggle with the strict regulations surrounding the financial industry as they develop new offerings. Florida offers a fintech sandbox license, which allows exceptions to laws and requirements under defined conditions so financial technology innovators can test new products and services. Offering a supervised, flexible regulatory sandbox is another way Florida locations like… 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 »

Why the Recent Influx of Tech Companies Now Call St. Pete, Florida Home

Fintech firm CrossBorders celebrates its relocation from NY to St. Pete. Taking a page from Dynasty Financial Services’ playbook, another fintech firm has chosen to relocate from New York to St. Petersburg, Florida. CrossBorder Solutions, a $1 billion firm that is a global leader in technology-driven tax solutions, joins the wave of tech-related relocations and… Read more »

Cybersecurity Start-Up Code-X Chooses St. Pete

“I had some friends in the St. Pete area and after a few visits, I decided it was the place to be for an early-stage company,” Code-X founder and CEO Darren LaCroix told the St. Pete Catalyst about making the recent move to the St. Petersburg, FL area.  “We are a DoD organization right now… Read more »

St. Pete Blockchain Companies Flourish in Tampa Bay’s Blockchain Startup Hub

St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay continue to grow as a hub for blockchain technology. A recent Crunchbase article highlights several blockchain companies that are located at the St. Pete-based Tampa Bay Innovation Center or have participated TBIC’s Innovation Accelerator program, which prepares tech ventures to scale their companies: For more, visit “Inside Tampa Bay’s Burgeoning… Read more »