Tag: Innovation

10 Years of Change: Urban scene evolves in Downtown Tampa, St. Pete

83 Degrees Media Online BY: CHRISTOPHER CURRY March 12, 2019 Curtis Hixon Park attracts locals and tourists day and night. The Durkin family walks along the Tampa Riverwalk downtown. The St. Pete Pier under construction. Main dining and bar area of the new Blind Tiger in South Tampa/Hyde Park. 83 Degrees Media BY: CHRISTOPHER CURRY… Read more »

iSOCRATES Announces Headquarters Relocation to St. Pete at Inaugural Digital First Friday

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (January 29, 2019) – iSOCRATES, the global leader in Programmatic media and marketing planning and execution, announced that the company will relocate its headquarters from Connecticut to St. Petersburg and expects to create 50 new jobs over the next five years. Said Mayor Kriseman: “I am incredibly excited for the iSOCRATES expansion… 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 »

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 »

University of South Florida-led Team Deploys Tsunami Buoy Test in Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg is characterized by 260 miles of waterfront and is home to the largest marine and environmental sciences community in the Southeast. The city’s marine science hub is situated within walking distance to downtown and next to major research and higher education institutions, along with leaders of the field including NOAA, the Florida Institute of Oceanography,… 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 »

St. Pete EDC Partners with Ocean Team to host Marine Science Roundtable

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– (August 22, 2018)- The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) hosted its first Marine Science roundtable to better understand the industry and identify areas where the EDC and its community partners can provide support. More than 20 members of the St. Petersburg Ocean Team and business leaders with close ties to the Marine… 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 »