Ambrosia Global, a local startup with a worldly perspective on sustainable farming as the solution to the world food crisis, will soon expand its reach into local Tampa neighborhoods as well as to Haiti and beyond.
Parents at Robinson High School in South Tampa create a College and Career Center to help students navigate the sometimes daunting college application process.
Before acclaimed Blues Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and Rising Star Blues Guitarist Albert Castiglia rock your world on Saturday, a live auction will feature a little number by Sarasota-based Artist Mary GrandPre who enchanted an entire generation of readers with her iconic artwork bringing to life the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
Emmanuel Roux, a former restauranteur and farm kid from France now living in St. Petersburg, looks at the city's poorest neighborhoods and envisions an Urban Food Park that could grow healthy foods, teach preparation skills from farm to table and feed the hungry. His longtime dream is getting closer to reality.
83 Degrees invites readers to revisit and share favorite features published over the last four years as we celebrate our 4th anniversary and ask our readers to tell us what you would like to read about in future stories.
A Tactical Urbanism Workshop in Tampa focuses on small actions that can lead to big changes in neighborhoods and communities. Parklets, Guerilla Gardening, Pavement-to-Plazas or street intersection repair are some examples of Tactical Urbanism being applied locally and in many cities.
Business leaders, military personnel and members of the larger community make connections, get advice and share their workforce transition stories as part the latest 83 Degrees Media "Not Your Average Speakers'' series in Tampa.
New collaborations among traditional entities aren't always easy nor are they readily embraced by traditionalists more comfortable with the status quo. But the Tampa Bay region's newly thriving arts communities are beginning to recognize the "c'' word as the smartest and quickest path to a prosperous future for individual institutions as well as for the local economy.
Once the province of sculptors, public art has evolved into an essential element of urban placemaking and social engagement. From murals on vacant buildings to art in laundromats to edible art installations that are as mouthwatering as they are aesthetically pleasing, we take a look at how public art is transforming our cities.
Launching a business anywhere brings challenges but perhaps nowhere more so than in some of the more suburban or rural communities outside the reach of connections and collaborations cities can offer. That's why Dade City, a small town in Pasco County north of Tampa, created a new business incubator program called SMARTstart.
Celebrating the Tampa Bay region's locavore movement, the Sustany Foundation teams up with local farms and restaurants, food trucks, breweries, wineries and spirits companies to present a tastebud-tantalizing Sustainable Buzz Fest on November 7 at the Straz Center.
Kelly Lessem's small home-based business grows into a full-time operation with the opening of Squeeze Juice Works, a trendy new St. Pete juice bar that she operates with co-owner Amy Losoya, former manager of the popular downtown Tampa Fly Bar and Restaurant.
Encore! Tampa, a growing planned community just north of downtown designed to attract young professionals as well as families and the elderly, is a role model for sustainability and green living.
A Sister City relationship with Porto Alegre begins with a Tampa group's visit to Brazil. Key to its success will be what follows over time in terms of business and community connections.
A Tampa startup entered the national spotlight in October with the public launch of EXMO, which aims to help events become more social.
Tampa teacher and entrepreneur Hope Donnelly's vision for Tampa Heights is to breathe more creativity and life into the neighborhood, including historic buildings like the Rialto Theatre.
Five public high school students from Manatee County will represent the United States at the 9th annual F1 in Schools World Championship Competition in Austin, Texas, November 9-15. The Allegiance Racing Team qualified by winning the national championship in May.
MacDill Air Force Base Commander Col. Scott V. DeThomas joins a panel of 83 Degrees Media's "Not Your Average Speakers'' to talk about the opportunities and challenges facing the community and veterans as they transition into civilian life.
Central Florida is the center of the nation's tropical fish farming universe and Mike Drawdy, a third-generation producer, aims to use technology to reclaim the local industry's place on the world stage. Fancy fish, it turns out, swim spectacularly through cyberspace.
Tampa Chefs Lori Staczewicz of the Mermaid Tavern and Chad McColgm of Domani Bistro Lounge bring out the knives in a friendly Chef-Off similar to the Food Network's "Chopped'' at the Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market.
TEDx events return to St. Petersburg and Sarasota in October with thought-provoking talks by some of the Tampa Bay region's most creative and deepest thinkers.
Black & Denim Apparel Company, a Tampa-born small business with national reach, sees its flagship store on historic Seventh Avenue in Ybor City as just the beginning.
Fashion models often appear younger than they are, but fashion designers rarely seem older than they are. Meet Amber and Allie, twin 17-year-old sisters from Wesley Chapel who design clothing reflecting talent and experience beyond their years.
Across America, creative reuse organizations are popping up to "upcycle" and sell stuff that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Artisans and artists are, in turn, turning this would-be detritus into artworks and products.
"Not Your Average Speakers'' and an engaged audience of people invested both personally and professionally in downtown Tampa gather at Encore! to consider what more is needed to create a more vibrant city.
The BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit is expected to attract international filmmakers, researchers, scientists, industry leaders, celebrities and academics from around the globe to the Tampa Bay region in November 2014.
The Sarasota Swappers leave their wallets at home as they gather monthly to share homemade products and goodies that require an investment of special skills, time and energy to produce and can't be found on store shelves.
Friends and supporters credit Nadine Smith's collaborative, dependable and unflappable leadership for Equality Florida's victories in convincing local governments to embrace domestic partnership registries and equal rights for gays.
Visitors to the Tampa Bay History Center will get a chance to see mapmakers' perspectives of Florida through time and use their own imaginations to envision the future in "Charting the Land of Flowers,'' a special exhibition featuring a Tampa man's decades-long determination to collect maps of his home state.
USF Health's Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) moves forward with its first international expansion into Panama.
The merger of music and technology doesn't get any better than what comes naturally to DJ Ravi Drums, an international star who got his start in Tampa. He returns home to perform at TiECon Florida 2013 in Safety Harbor.
Florida schools are finding creative, new opportunities to implement and promote STEM-related classes in public schools. Pinellas County, for instance, teamed up this past summer with Duke University's TIP (Talent Identification Program) to offer summer camp for their best and brightest students to explore advanced science, technology, engineering and math.
TiECon and Bar/Code Camp Florida bookend the inaugural Tampa Bay Tech Week, which brings entrepreneurs, startup founders and tech enthusiasts together for educational and motivational events in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
Hillsborough County Commissioners set aside $2 million to help nurture Tampa's fast-growing startup community. Where's the money going?
Tampa Free Skool isn't easy to describe for the uninitiated. Think of it as a more organic, more free-spirited learning experience designed to share knowledge and engage conversation around everything from neo-Tantric fire rituals to storytelling to French language classes.
The growing Warehouse Arts District in St. Petersburg is a terrific place to find art made by local artists, including unique hot glass and clay pieces seen on this video by ES Creative.
New restaurants, apartments and business relocations are attracting new investments in downtown Tampa that contribute to what's becoming an increasingly vibrant urban scene. And more developments are in the works. Join "Not Your Average Speakers'' for a community conversation about what's new and what's next.
Step aside Hollywood and Bollywood. The Theatre Tampa Bay Awards will take center stage at a black tie Tony-style event in October to honor Tampa Bay's wealth of theatre talent.
Two Tampa residents who won a Twitter contest to gain early access to Google Glass are now exploring the beta program and Tampa Bay #throughglass.
Entrepreneur Stefan Cerf created the Tropiccool brand of ice-cold sorbets and pops in Tampa Bay after spending summers in France learning the tricks of the trade at a popular ice cream shop.
Steel can be a cold and unforgiving metal. Yet when treated with warm hands, a little technique and undying-passion, the iron alloy becomes an eye-catching work of art. For a little over a decade, a local Tampa business has been molding those transformations.
The largest elevated adventure course in southwest Florida, TreeUmph features adrenaline-pumping obstacles and a unique birds-eye view of the 14 acres below.
Former CNN News Group Anchor Patti Tripathi is poised to lead a new professional organization for women entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay region.
Tampa and St. Petersburg are among cities nationwide hopping on the trend toward providing "smart'' bicycles for sharing in urban neighborhoods.
The StartupBus, a "hackathon on wheels," grows roots to Tampa Bay as local digital strategist Mitch Neff is appointed Global Director.
The opening of High Cotton Living on Snow Avenue in Hyde Park Village is the realization of a decade-long dream for one Tampa family and another success story in the Village's re-emergence as a destination shopping center.
St. Petersburg entrepreneur and arts champion Anne Marie Cash streams Rhino On Air from the city's historic Kress Building. Through the innovative online radio station, Cash shares information about the city's arts initiatives to a global audience.
Creative placemaking is shaping the future for cities across the nation as innovators and investors help jumpstart once-neglected neighborhoods. Denver, Toronto, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Minneapolis-St. Paul are among cities seeing positive results.
Along the meandering Hillsborough River near the Bird Street exit off of Interstate 275 thrives an oasis of education, creativity and progress in the middle of a Tampa neighborhood that most often gets attention only when things go wrong.
A new social change movement in Tampa Bay looks at revitalizing the way people approach retirement, producing a reservoir of talent to create businesses and solve problems.
Demand for shared work spaces in the Tampa Bay region is on the rise as entrepreneurs, startups and students join the nation's growing coworking movement.
St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster announces the newly revamped Business Assistance Center, which will offer local small businesses access to entrepreneurial resources "to help business grow.''
Young professionals working within the advertising industry in Tampa Bay pool passion and energy to volunteer free services that make a difference for marketing a local nonprofit each year.
The scraping staccato of battered skateboards may cause a slight distraction from the rich history that surrounds Bradenton's Riverwalk, but thanks to the efforts of local teens, artists and historians, Manatee County history comes to life in a series of informative public art panels that line the Riverwalk.
Jessica Glover, owner of Jet City Espresso in Hyde Park, has molded her business so that it reflects her own values as well as her positive, welcoming nature.
Kids take to the stage at St. Pete's Music Factory to find their own rhythms by reading music, creating songs, writing lyrics and forming bands to pursue dreams of becoming rock 'n' roll stars.
Like father, like son. Chef Tony Macaroni of St. Pete credits his Italian father for teaching him the fine art of making fresh mozzarella. Watch him at work and listen to his story in a photo slideshow by Julie Branaman.
About 92 percent of graduates of Hillsborough Community College's veterinary technology program find jobs within a year of graduation, joining one of the nation's fastest-growing career fields.
Central Florida Is Ground Zero in the war against citrus greening, where the battle extends from historic groves to university laboratories, hi-tech strategies and the newest innovatons in crop research.
Jobs, transit and pedestrian friendly streets are top of mind as four young professionals open a dialogue with traditional business leaders about changing the narrative and shaping the future for Tampa.
The clock is ticking as an insidious microbe lays waste to Florida's citrus groves, making the entire peninsula an experimental field trial for strategies that researchers hope will fend off the extinction of a crop that contributes billions of dollars and more than 75,000 jobs to the state's economy.
From gardens to the Gulf, the locavore movement is beginning to thrive in Tampa Bay and across Florida with pioneers like Steve Phelps and Katie and Emilio Sosa at the helm.
Proponents believe repeal of the ban on Gay Pride events helps champion the Tampa Bay region's global diversity as a welcoming environment for all people, including members of LGBT communities.
Community Tampa Bay's ANYTOWN experience engages another round of high school delegates and volunteers this summer, igniting the spirits of new social justice allies, while managing to entice the old.
Tampa and St. Petersburg are part of a growing national trend of cool cities embracing a bicycling culture that provides alternative transportation while encouraging robust exercise and healthy living.
The local Green ARTery project is looking to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in Tampa by implementing a perimeter trail connecting 20 local neighborhoods and greenspaces.
Jodi Bell not only fulfills her dreams, but learns valuable life skills while pursuing a college degree.
TiE Tampa Bay's community activities are designed to ensure success for startups by fostering a collaborative network of entrepreneurs, effective investments and the sharing of knowledge.
Erin Chantry, an urban planner in Tampa, writes about her impressions and take-aways -- including the biggest surprise -- from the May 16 "Not Your Average Speakers'' event hosted by 83 Degrees Media at MOSI Tampa.
Drummer Steve Turner has just one rule when he works with Pinellas County's special needs children and non-musicians to form drum circles: If you don't drum, you gotta dance. The fun that ensues becomes infectious. Relationships blossom. And no one leaves without a smile.
The designers of the Center For Building Hope at Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota created a place where cancer patients and their families find peace and sustenance in surroundings influenced by nature.
Equity crowdfunding is increasingly popular in funding new startups and philanthropic efforts, but there are also risks. In this opinion piece, local attorneys Richard B. Hadlow and Peter S. Lawler weigh in on the concept.
Artist Philip Pearlstein of New York City talks about how he selects models for his famous nudes and other creative works on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
MediFuture 2023 in Tampa will focus on rethinking how traditional healthcare is delivered to create new models for patient care.
M2Gen, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, USF Health, Shriner's Hospital, the James A. Haley VA Hospital and Florida Hospital are key collaborators in North Tampa's growing research corridor.
Want to be among the first in the nation to see "Star Trek: Into Darkness''? Have a thirst for the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival? 83 Degrees Media is giving away free tickets.
Hillsborough Community College and the Gaybor District Coalition collaborate to host a ceramic rooster decorating contest that sends one student to college on a scholarship. See the fancy results.
In Tampa Bay, as elsewhere, artists often serve as community catalysts for transformational change in neighborhoods that become attractive to investors. The phenomenon is the subject of Economist Richard Florida's book "Rise of the Creative Class,'' which promotes the idea that creatives, including artists, entrepreneurs and small shops, along with low barriers to entry, help foster urban renewal.
Knowing that the hottest new jobs of the future may not even exist today, what are best practices/best solutions for study? Should the focus be on teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? Or should it be broader, including the arts (STEAM)? Join the conversation.
See Sophia run. See Liam jump. See Emma race Aiden. Unplug children for a day from computers, TV, cell phones and electronic games and see how they play, exercise and learn in the park. "Playing Unplugged'' in Pinellas County is just one antidote to the nation's obesity crisis.
The Hub, a cornerstone bar in downtown Tampa since 1946, sets the scene for a music video featuring Funny Bunny, a local band mixing sultry vocals with unconventional chord structures in memorable melodies.
IGNITE Tampa Bay aims to stoke the fires of passion that consume the hearts and minds of thought leaders in Tampa Bay. Only 20 get to take the stage at Tampa Theatre, but hundreds will be in the audience. Will you be among them?
Cell doors and stainless steel benches from the Classic Federal Courthouse in Downtown Tampa are among the unusual treasures available for upcycling at Sarasota Architectural Salvage.
Has Silicon Valley jumped the shark? Ask many keen observers of technology communities from coast to coast, and they'll tell you that 2013 is prime time for startups to bloom in unexpected cities. Take Tampa, for example.
The Venture Compound and Pangaea Project kick it up a notch when it comes to providing a quirky, over-the-top creative haven perfect for Tampa Bay millennials who like to push the boundaries of music, visual art and spoken word.
Are we having fun yet? That's a question no one has to ask at the Tampa Mini Maker Faire as kids and bigger people work together to tear apart and rebuild complex things or make something out of nothing. This playground for innovators and creatives blends math and science, robotics and gear ratios, mechanics and engineering into fun, fun fun.
Datz Dough is the latest entrepreneurial effort by Suzanne and Roger Perry, founders of the popular South Tampa restaurant called Datz. The Perrys are heavily invested in their property on South MacDill, but have their sights set on opening more sites around Florida.
Sponsors supplied the markers and paper, while USF-area travelers supplied the big ideas meant to answer the question critical to keeping people on the move: What does it take to make a street complete?
83 Degrees Media's latest "Not Your Average Speakers" event sparks a lively discussion on what makes Tampa and the Tampa Bay region cool, how to develop a stronger sense of place and why creating authentic experiences matters.
Being a dad -- just like being a mom -- in today's fast-paced world means a lot more than changing diapers and driving kids to soccer practice. Read along as three Tampa Bay area dads share parenting experiences in blogs designed to infuse awareness and provoke deeper thought.
In just three years, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's image has changed from uncool to really "cool.'' What changed? He found his voice and the platform to use it, says the author of "For The Love of Cities.''
Public entities and private businesses across the Tampa Bay region are converting vehicular fleets to compressed natural gas, a cleaner, less expensive, domestically available energy source. The cities of Clearwater and Tampa, Tampa International Airport, Hillsborough County and HART are among those leading the way.
A small arts venue with a big agenda, Studio@620 celebrates its 10th season of innovative programming this June. Where else in the Tampa Bay region could you find such an inventive line-up: classic Film Noir, a social justice round table on gay teen suicide, a concert by the Florida Orchestra, poetry readings, Slow Food gatherings, art shows and yoga with ShahRam.
Opening night at the 2013 Gasparilla International Film Fesitval brings out the stars from near and far for a celebration of independent films and filmmakers. For a look at who was in the crowd and what they saw, watch and listen along to a photo slideshow by Julie Branaman.
The need for good, safe transportation options as well as a desire for better communications about Tampa Bay events, history and diversity top the wish lists of 83 Degrees Media readers. See specific suggestions for elevating our CQ (coolness quotient).
Connect Tampa Bay, a grassroots organization, aims to rally public support behind the creation of more transportation options, including access to an expanded public transit system. In just three months, the rapidly growing organization has persuaded more than 2,000 people to get on board.
Here's your chance to celebrate and see independent films from around the globe as part of the Gasparilla International Film Festival. 83 Degrees Media will give away a total of 8 passes (4 pairs) to random readers who fill out our survey.
Urbanism on Tap starts by soliciting participants' visions for Tampa. Among concerns at the first open mic night? Transit, mobility, green spaces, bicycling safety, connectivity, neighbhorhoods and other liveability issues.
Time to boogie under a statue of David without traveling to Italy! Ringling Underground in Sarasota grooms the next generation of museum patrons by attracting young professionals and college students with live music by local bands and interactive art by local artists.
So you've caught the entrepreneurial fever and you're burning up over a hot idea for a startup. All that's left is to create the business model and the customer value proposition. Simple enough? Not. Here's an opportunity to get some help and learn from those who've gone before you.
Imagine touring your tastebuds through Tampa's indy restaurants while imbibing on local brews, meeting new peeps and getting a little exercise. Too good to be true? Not if you ride along on one of City Bike Tampa's monthly bicycle tours. Take a look at images of the last ride in this photo slideshow.
The Martin at Meridian is the latest apartment complex to emerge in the growing Channel District of downtown Tampa. Developer Ken Stoltenberg envisions creating additional amenities of an urban lifestyle, including vibrant retail, parks and schools.
What's next for Tampa Bay? You can help shape the narrative by getting engaged with 83 Degrees Media's "Not Your Average Speakers'' in a conversation designed to advance the community dialogue about what makes cities cool. Join us March 27 at The Vault in downtown Tampa.
New College student Jodi Johnson overcame a lot of self doubts (I'm too old, I can't do math, I can't afford tuition, etc.) to return to college as an experienced learner. She's now thriving in Sarasota and sharing Tampa Bay's cultural assets in the process.
The Economic Development Innovation Initiative is designed to help drive the growth of technology and innovative startups, and scale worthy small businesses in Tampa and Hillsborough County.
The Wilson Company's ongoing renovation of the Franklin Exchange in downtown Tampa highlights how designers and developers are teaming up to find creative ways to transform underused, dilapidated urban places into hip, vibrant spaces that attract additional investments.
Other than walk your pooch around the block in downtown Tampa, what's a dog lover to do to keep a four-legged friend happy and healthy while enjoying each other's company? Lots! We've compiled a list to get you started.
Nearly every film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature -- including "Brave,'' "Frankenweenie,'' "Paranorman'' and "Wreck-It Ralph'' -- features the work of Ringling College graduates. Special effects-packed nominees like "Marvel's: The Avengers,'' "Prometheus,'' "Skyfall'' and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'' also credit the work of Ringling alumni.
Vacant buildings and underused spaces in the blocks surrounding the Classic Federal Courthouse are likely to attract renewed interest in downtown Tampa as investors see the potential for opportunities to develop an urban scene that can compete for talent in the global marketplace.
Urban pioneer Veronica Simonetto, a native of Venezeula who lived in Miami before moving to Tampa, opened Tailored Pet Sitting in downtown Tampa in 2007 after recognizing that demand for such services far outstripped supply. Today the business is thriving even as competition heats up.
Looking for something sweet to accompany your daily cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea? Tampa bakeries got you covered. Get a whiff of these decadent pastries, cupcakes, cookies and artisan breads. Go ahead, Tampa Bay. Indulge a little.
For most moms, life with children provides new opportunities and challenges on a daily basis. For a few, writing about it adds to the experience. Meet five mom bloggers in the Tampa Bay region who talk about why they do what they do -- provide advice, share experiences and help define motherhood.
Drs. Csilla Ari and Dominic D'Agostino, USF researchers studying ketones as weapons against diseases like ALS, cancer and Alzheimer's, find a mutual interest in diving leads to discoveries about oxygen deprivation that may help the U.S. Department of Defense battle other kinds of enemies.
Want to redefine "normal'' in downtown Tampa? Get in line! Follow the founders of The Urban Conga as they create interactive installations that help people see, appreciate and make use of ordinary spaces and places like never before.
St. Petersburg -- the No. 1 arts destination for mid-size U.S. cities three years in a row -- now has a "Creative Cities Adviser.'' In his new volunteer role, author Peter Kageyama, a former president of Creative Tampa Bay, hopes to encourage and promulgate the city's creative flair.
Encore Tampa is designed as a sustainable community, with green initiatives built into everything from the provision of water and sewer to energy efficient construction to easy access to retail and recreation.
Please pass the beer-poached Florida shrimp! Then let's try some Jamaican jerk alligator ribs. Yum! Outstanding in the Field, a farm-to-table dinner company, visited Florida in January to serve up such local culinary treats.
The talent and global diversity reflected in Tampa Bay’s traditional yet continually emerging and evolving entrepreneurial spirit is the bridge that connects the past to the future, and also catapults us forward. Meet jewelry designer Nicole Shannon and the women behind MAC Portraits of St. Petersburg as shining examples of young entrepreneurs finding success by working together.
Creating innovative public private partnerships is key for moving Tampa forward in coming months and years, agree community, academic and private sector leaders invited to participate in 83 Degrees Media's "Not Your Average Speakers'' forum designed to foster community conversation and solutions. Watch and listen.
Streamsong Resort in rural Polk County, a creation of phosphate giant Mosaic, is collecting accolades from golf's top magazine critics and players. The 2,300-acre golfing destination showcases Florida's natural environment in an outdoors sporting experience being compared favorably to St. Andrews in Scotland.
Where's the perfect place to meet your peeps, get to know the neighbors or build collaborative spirit among your co-workers? Urban gardens, where the love of the outdoors merges with a desire for healthy eating to serve a dual purpose of growing food and community.
Get your fresh on! Organizer Tiffany Ferrecchia says Ybor City's Twilight Market is designed to fill the gap between weekend markets, providing patrons with local food and products to get them through midweek.
Whether you're a romantic looking for a new way to please your lover or you're just wanting to relax with friends while enjoying Tampa Bay's famous sunsets, check out the newest mode of transportation in downtown Tampa -- as in electric boat rides along the Hillsborough River.
Photographer Bryan Weinstein preserves and highlights Tampa's history, architecture and social culture with "then and now'' photos.
New signs of a renaissance are underway in Tampa Heights. The potential of this community still on the "edge'' may finally be recognized. Historic Victorian and Craftsman-style homes are getting a little TLC and being renovated. Entrepreneurs are opening small businesses. Developers are stepping forward with new projects. And long-time residents are welcoming the change.
Tampa International Airport no longer allows drivers to wait curbside for arriving travelers. So rather than circing the airport repeatedly, head over to the cell phone lot and enjoy some of the perks provided there. The lot is equipped with large flight information screens, bathrooms, vending machines, free wireless internet, a free charging station for electric vehicles and food trucks.
What do USF research, Tampa Bay's Twitterati, Invision Tampa, Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, the Bradenton Riverwalk, Graduate Tampa Bay and community building have in common? They are among the top read features produced by 83 Degrees Media in 2012.
Who are the Tampa Bay region's Next Gen leaders? For starters, they're not waiting around for someone else to make a difference. They're out in the community networking, educating, learning and doing. Some are carrying the torch for philanthropy, others are creating jobs. All are building upon success.
A focused team of business leaders and visionaries try to answer the million-dollar question: What do Tampa Bay startups and innovators need to succeed? A collaborative work space is born thanks to a million-dollar federal grant.
Residents and workers in downtown Tampa know Duckweed Urban Market as the coolest and closest place for picking up a few groceries or a bottled drink and a local sandwich when on the go.
Tony Duda is focused on improving the hiring process with a new high-tech, platform that improves employers' odds for finding the right candidate for the right job. He and his team at a Tampa Bay-based startup company called Talent Sprocket have developed an innovative software platform that targets some of the flaws in the current e-recruiti