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Jaya Goswami Rao shares Molekule at the May unveiling.

Introducing the revolution of indoor air purification in a single Molekule

A solar technology expert working at USF has invented an indoor air purification system that can oxidize microscopic pollutants, breaking them down into harmless elements naturally found in air. Research and development is taking place in the Tampa Bay region.

Reuben Pressman founded Check I'm Here in 2014.

Check I'm Here: St. Petersburg entrepreneur raises $1M in angel funding

USFSP graduate and serial entrepreneur Reuben Pressman receives major funding to take his home-grown startup company Check I’m Here to the next level.

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Ginger beer taps into growing demand for non-alcoholic brew

While in the hunt for a tasty non-alcoholic ginger beer, Lyuba and Richard Malone find the secret to success in creating their own brew. Their story is part of 83 Degrees Media’s ongoing series on Tampa Bay Area food entrepreneurs.

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Take a peek behind the scenes with SPF16 artists

What better way to highlight St. Petersburg as a city of the arts than with a month-long festival showcasing local arts?  The second annual St. Petersburg Festival kicks off in September with an impressive line-up of artistic talent.

(L-R) David Doble, Vicki Doble and John Doble.

SBA loan success: Tampa Bay Brewing Company grows with help from small business loan

After 20 years of producing award-winning beer and operating a brewpub in Ybor City, the owners of Tampa Bay Brewing Company, one of the area’s first craft breweries, decided it was time to expand their operation and open a second location. Learn how they did it.

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Local craft beer industry, scientific passion fuel growth of Florida hops

As experiments to grow hops in Florida find success, demand created by the growing local brew scene may prove to be a boon to the state’s struggling citrus growers.

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Book excerpt: Unlocking the Labor Cage by Vinny Tafuro

In Unlocking the Labor Cage, Tampa Author Vinny Tafuro explores how information age technologies are providing corporations with an aggressive, holistic and fiscally sound opportunity to lead our way into the new age. Read an excerpt.

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From beer to batter, entrepreneurs capitalize on social nature of sharing food

Ever dream that your grandpa’s signature hot sauce might be your recipe for success? While starting any business is no easy task, becoming a food entrepreneur is a special challenge. Find out what makes a food-based venture cook with lessons from some of our most recent Tampa Bay startups.

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Innovation Fixation in Tampa Bay: In10did

DecaTxt enables users to type, text or send emails with one hand by using a pocket-sized, blue-tooth connected gadget ideal for people with medical conditions that make typing on a full-sized qwerty keyboard difficult.

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Touch mural, make sound: new Urban Conga project entices play

Murals are popping up all over the Tampa Bay region as part of the local urban scene. But one very special creation in Hyde Park Village may get even you to giggle. Touch the mural and see what happens!

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4 local startups compete in latest Tampa Bay Area pitch contest

Tampa Bay Rays execs pick local startup Harness as the best of the best among Tampa Bay WaVE’s current crop of emerging companies moving through the launch phase and poised to break out. 

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Innovation Fixation in Tampa Bay: Formerics LLC

Advances in technology, including computer modeling of the human body, are helping healthcare providers better predict  outcomes for testing and treatment of medical conditions. 

Le'Anns Cheesecake 'N More

Food entrepreneur bakes cheesecake in a jar

Part 4 in a series: Ever dream that your grandpa’s signature hot sauce might be your recipe for success? While starting any business is no easy task, becoming a food entrepreneur is a special challenge. Find out what makes a food-based venture cook with lessons from some of our most recent Tampa Bay startups.

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For Good: Major grants invest in St. Pete projects designed to create healthy communities

Health-related innovations and initiatives win big as the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg awards $3.9 million in inaugural grants to 19 local organizations.

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Food entrepreneur takes prepared meals to market

Problem: When it comes to prepared meals, most big food manufacturers aren’t producing the products that people want, i.e. fresh food that tastes great and makes you feel good about eating. Solution? Healthy packaged meals using natural and organic ingredients.
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