Tag: Entrepreneurs

10 Things You Didn’t Know about doing Business in the ‘Burg

Since 1970, the median age in St. Pete has decreased 3.3 years, while the U.S.’s median age has increased by 9.9 years. St. Pete was named one of the fastest-growing cities by Forbes (2018) with a total population of nearly 266,000. The Sunshine City has seen a major influx of millennial-aged residents, routinely ranking a… Read more »

St. Pete Shines at 36|86

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (September 20, 2018)-  The St. Petersburg Area EDC partnered with the City of St. Petersburg to bring the energy of the Sunshine City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to Nashville for the annual 36|86 entrepreneurship conference in August 2018. EDC leadership led a team of St. Pete’s local entrepreneurs to Nashville for the two-day conference… 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 »

Tampa-St. Petersburg Region Poised for Startups and Women Entrepreneurs

Ecosystems that support entrepreneurs and innovation hubs are sprouting across America. Regions of the country are working hard to be startup havens. This includes creating an environment that supports innovations and helps investors find the next bold idea. Silicon Valley is a luminous example. However, emerging regions include Florida, Colorado, Oregon and Georgia. What do these emerging regions have in common and how are they competing? Factors include an entrepreneurial ecosystem, strong startup density, a culture that supports innovation, strong higher education system, home to large corporations, access to capital and availability of talent. Taking these factors into consideration, the Tampa Bay region is poising itself for explosive growth, especially for startups and women entrepreneurs.

Where Entrepreneurs Go to Work and Play

Inc. Magazine Online Published: April 5, 2018   St. Petersburg was a different city when Brooke Boyd launched her brand-building agency, Hype Group, in 2009. Back then, she says it was a big deal when a new restaurant opened in town. “Now, it seems like we have five restaurants opening a day,” she adds. “The… Read more »

The Unexpected Haven for Entrepreneurs

Inc. Magazine Online With a remarkable focus on business development, St. Pete, Florida is becoming a hotspot for startups and small businesses. When Rachel Carpenter and her partner, Joseph French, were looking for a place to relocate their Chicago-based fin-tech business, Intrinio, they wanted to find a city focused on strategic business development, with access… Read more »

Tampa-St. Pete Metro Ranks No. 1 for ‘Best City for Women Entrepreneurs’

Business.org Joshua Adamson-Pickett | 03/26/18 America is home to more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses.1 From employment rates to equal pay, see which American cities rank the best for women entrepreneurs. At Business.org, we’re all about learning what it takes to start and run successful businesses. And with 39% of all US businesses owned by women,2 we wanted to… Read more »