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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.

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.

The centerpiece of the History Center's new gallery is a replica of an 18th century sloop.

Creative Arts Unlimited: Pinellas company brings history to life with design, technology

There’s a revolution underway in museum exhibit design. It’s no longer enough to simply display artifacts. Instead, museums are engaging creative teams to design immersive, interactive experiences like those visitors can find at the Tampa Bay History Center.

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.

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.

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SPARK success stories: Crescent Womb's infant safety beds

A young first-time father in Pinellas County creates Crescent Womb, a mesh fabric cradle to lessen his fears about the dangers of SIDS. Learn how Clearwater Business SPARK helped him take the idea to market.

(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.

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Evidence of Tampa Bay Area's growing tech hub: Clearwater counts 50 tech companies, 2K jobs

Dozens of fast-growing tech companies, many garnering national attention for talent and innovation, now call Clearwater home. Read more.

Christopher Gergen

How a merger between Forward Cities and CEOs for Cities will aim to drive inclusive economic growth

Wealth inequality in America across racial lines is growing, particularly in cities. Here's how one organization proposes to tackle it.

Carolyn Wilson, best known as CW, is the owner and designer at CW's Gin Joint in downtown Tampa.

Urban Stimuli: Meet CW a.k.a. Carolyn Wilson

Beyond her eponymous Gin Joint in downtown Tampa, Developer Carolyn Wilson is doing (and will continue to do) what she does best: Flex eternal good taste.
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