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Kayla Freed of Kayla's Kitchen talks with Jason Jazzar due to interest in her baking products at the Innovation Expo at the Synapse Summit in Tampa.

Young entrepreneurs get started in Tampa Bay Area

Millennial and Gen Z entrepreneurs capitalize on local opportunities as the Tampa Bay Area entrepreneurial ecosystem grows.

Debbie Livorsi, a senior biology scientist at USF, conducts malaria research inside the lab at the Interdisciplinary Research Building at USF in Tampa.

War on malaria: USF researchers wage battle against global disease

Research at the University of South Florida is gaining global attention because it may play a role in the development of new treatments for malaria.

Paul Sanberg, left, listens as Cédric Denis-Rémis, vice pres., of development, at PSL University in France gives a talk at the Young Universities Summit.

Young universities from around globe gather at USF in Tampa to share experiences, strategies

The University of South Florida hosts the first-ever Young Universities Summit in North America, which is attended by representatives from 88 universities in 41 countries. Learn more about why it matters.

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Tampa Bay Wave leads conversation around value of diversity in tech

A tech diversity panel meeting in Tampa grapples with strategies for recognizing, addressing and overcoming bias.

Erich Huang talks about how data science can improve healthcare.

Business analytics: USF forum highlights health, machine bias and more

The University of South Florida looks at the good, the bad and the ugly of computer technologies at a Business Analytics Forum.

Dr. Natalie Ellis receives patients at her St. Petersburg office on Central Avenue.

Managing symptoms: Medical marijuana emerges as growth industry in Florida

From agriculture to dispensaries to physicians to patients, the fledgling medical marijuana industry is finding success in the Tampa Bay Area and throughout Florida.

(L-R) Kalyn Kearney and Amber Gatto, student presenters from USF, at the 7th annual National Academy of Inventors.

Tampa Bay Area inventors: Growing community gains respect

Local inventors are gaining momentum: A team from the University of South Florida represents the area at the National Academy of Inventors Student Innovation Showcase in Washington, D.C., and a Valrico-based nonprofit makes plans for its Florida Invention Convention in St. Petersburg.

(L-R) Hayden Stokes of Tradebank of Tampa Bay talks with Djimo Serodio of Just Grow at the 2018 New Venture Expo at the University of Tampa.

UT growing, showcasing new and innovative businesses in downtown Tampa

The University of Tampa’s 2018 New Venture Expo highlights the creative and innovative business endeavors of 54 exhibiters in downtown Tampa.

Guests at the Amelie Bowl to hear speakers at Synapse.

Synapse Innovation Summit connects Tampa Bay entrepreneurial ecosystem

Tampa Bay political, business and community leaders encourage collaboration, connections in local entrepreneurial ecosystem during Synapse’s 2018 Innovation Summit in downtown Tampa.

Mabel the T-Rex sculpted by J Kent at Tampa Hackerspace.

Tampa Hackerspace provides a place to tinker

Tampa Hackerspace is helping to fuel Tampa Bay’s creative instincts, facilitating experimentation and collaboration with shared tools and space.

Water Street Tampa promises major change to the downtown area.

Moving to downtown Tampa: Smart Lab brings innovative view

Suffolk’s Smart Lab featuring 3D virtual reality opens in the Channel District near Tampa Bay WaVE and Water Street Tampa, joining the Tampa Bay Area's growing innovation ecosystem.

Jonathan Truong, co-founder of Verapy, a start-up at Tampa Bay Wave's Accelerator Build program.

Tampa Bay WaVE: Diversity highlights latest tech cohort

A diverse group of entrepreneurs completes its formal program with Demo Day at Tampa Bay WaVE, a nonprofit tech accelerator in downtown Tampa.

Jose Simulus explains how Launchcode, a non-profit is helping him transition into a career of tech.

Launchcode: Tech students share hopes, dreams at networking event

Students in a free coding class offered in Tampa by the nonprofit Launchcode are preparing themselves for jobs of the future. 

Diane Cortes with her step-son Kevin Estrada who left Puerto Rico for Tampa due to Hurricane Maria.

New year, fresh start: Puerto Ricans moving to Tampa Bay Area

Hundreds of Puerto Ricans are rebuilding their lives in the Tampa Bay Area post-Hurricane Maria. Meet a few who now call Tampa, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, and other local communities home. 

Ken Leung and Ben Faehn learn to program a robot from Professor Ron Smith at HCC.

Future jobs in the Tampa Bay Area: Prepare for change driven by robots, tech, etc.

Technological advances are changing the way we live, work and play. Here’s what you need to know to proactively plan for your future in Florida and elsewhere.
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