Tag: Startups

Israeli Accelerator Partnership attracts Innovative Startups to St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 14, 2019) —The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) for the second consecutive year to host Israeli companies considering a U.S. Operation in St. Petersburg. The forum, held at Red Mesa’s downtown rooftop, De Santo, provided the opportunity for three of FIBA’s accelerator companies to connect with investors, potential… 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 »

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 »