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Before Water Street Tampa: A brief history of the Garrison Section of Downtown Tampa

Long before developers named Water Street Tampa, the waterfront property situated between the modern Tampa Convention Center and the Florida Aquarium enjoyed a rich history. 

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.

Uncommon Finds

Independent local retail: A key ingredient of urban quality of life

The Tampa Bay Area has many opportunities to invest in local retail, but are we smart enough to do it? Learn what more is needed from Retail Consultant Alex English.

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.

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Filmmaking in Tampa Bay Area ekes out a living

Despite agreeable weather year-round, a broad pool of talent and a multitude of diverse settings, securing funding for local filmmaking remains a tricky proposition.

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.

Tampa Bay Wave

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.

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What's next for downtown Clearwater? Breweries, restaurants, shops add to urban scene

House of Beer, Inoculum Ale Works and other breweries are looking to open in downtown Clearwater in coming months, adding jobs and urban lifestyle amenities.

Herding Cats and Coders

Book excerpt: Herding Cats and Coders by Greg Ross-Munro

If you're a non-techie feeling like you're drowning in a world of tech, this book may help you better understand and bridge the communications gap. Read an excerpt.

(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.

Jason Johnson, a personal trainer, works with Patty Woods at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in West Tampa.

Urban Stimuli: JCC renovation jumpstarts investments in West Tampa

An art-deco building formerly used by The National Guard spurs change in its West Tampa neighborhood, signaling wider revitalization North of Kennedy Boulevard.

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.
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