Summer is here, temperatures are high and tech-centric events are happening all around Tampa Bay. Technology-driven meetups and innovation-fueled gatherings in Tampa Bay during summer 2015 all seem to share a common theme: cooperation and collaboration with other members of the local tech community.
83 Degrees Media
has the scoop on which tech-oriented events are happening when, so settle in with your desktop screen or smart device and start scrolling -- summer in Tampa Bay has a lot of tech to offer!
Saturday, July 25: Tech Community Night at the Rays Game
6 p.m.-10 pm.
1 Tropicana Drive
Join fellow techies, community leaders and friends as the Tampa Bay Rays
take on the Baltimore Orioles during a baseball game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Discounted tickets at $30/person include a baseline box seat in section 134, and access to the on-field Casey Musgraves concert post-game.
Tuesday, July 29: Startup Grind
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
1901 E. 7th
Each month, Startup Grind events around the country unfold as fireside chats between moderators and guest speakers, who share stories of their successes – and failures – as entrepreneurs. Tampa Bay moderator Joy Randels brings speakers from a variety of industries to join chats at locally owned venues around Tampa Bay, including well-known thought leaders and entrepreneurs.
To get a feel for the meetup style, see the above video
of a June 2014 Startup Grind event featuring Tampa native Joey Redner, the founder of Tampa's well-known craft brewery Cigar City
Join Startup Grind Tampa Bay in July 2015 at CoWork Ybor Blind Tiger Cafe
to hear from Jeff Gigante, founder of Ciccio Restaurant Group
, the company behind The Lodge
, Green Lemon
and other well-known South Tampa eateries.
For more information visit the Startup Grind Tampa Bay
Friday, July 31: Homebrew Hillsborough
101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 4200
Homebrew Hillsborough is an innovation of Hillsborough County Economic Development. Monthly meetups take place at coffee shops around the county, and local business owners, tech enthusiasts and community members are encouraged to attend, network and enjoy local coffee as they discuss ways to make a “Homegrown Hillsborough.”
During July’s event, attendees will enjoy a visit to the Tampa Club
, a private dining club situated high above the streets of downtown Tampa in the Bank of America plaza. For more information, visit Homebrew Hillsborough's website
Wednesday, August 26: Startup Grind
will host patent and intellectual property attorney Christ Tanner, of Tanner Law.
Thursday, August 27: Ignite Tampa Bay
2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba
Ignite events have a simple request: “Entertain us, but make it fast.” During each Ignite events in cities across the country and world, speakers have five minutes to discuss a topic of their choice, aided by slides and whatever props they carry to the podium. In Tampa Bay alone, speakers at annual Ignite events have covered topics that range from extreme sports to inventions to politics. The only thing that’s discouraged is a direct sales pitch.
Friday, August 28: Homebrew Hillsborough
The monthly coffee networking meetup for members of the Hillsborough County community will be hosted at Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
, located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave.
Saturday, August 29: TEDxTampaRiverwalk
John F. Germany Library Auditorium
900 N. Ashley Drive
TEDx events are independently organized talks, modeled after TED talks, that communities can create around topics of their choice. The theme for the 2015 TEDxTampaRiverwalk is "Going Places!" Potential speakers should consider applying that theme to their speeches: scientifically, socially, economically, geographically, artistically and philosophically. The event will be held at downtown Tampa's John F. Germany library
Thursday, September 3: #Collabtb Q3 Tech and Entrepreneur Peer Networking
5 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Hyde Out
1809 W. Platt St.
Collabtb quarterly techie and entrepreneur peer networking events bring together several hundred members of the Tampa Bay technology community in low-key environments where appetizers, specialty drinks and networking are the main attractions. Bonus: The first 200 guests receive a free T-shirt. Raffle items will also be given away to a few lucky winners.
Friday, September 25: Homebrew Hillsborough
The monthly coffee networking meetup for members of the Hillsborough County community will be hosted at Tre Amici at The Bunker
, located at 1907 N. 19th
St. in Ybor City.
Saturday, October 10- Sunday, Oct. 11: ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2015
University of Tampa Bob Martinez Athletics Center
401 W. Kennedy Blvd
ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2015 presents a variety of engaging and innovative activities for teams of students from around Florida, grades K-12, to compete in a fun robots-oriented event. ROBOTICON will host events like the FIRST
Robotics Competition and FIRST
Tech Challenge scrimmage and build day; FIRST
LEGO League practice and training as well as a Jr. FIRST
LEGO League mini-Expo; a vendor hall, career expo, and more. Join other teams at the University of Tampa campus Bob Martinez Athletics Center
, across the Hillsborough River from downtown Tampa, for the two-day special event.
For more information, visit the ROBOTICON
Are you, or an organization you know, hosting a tech-oriented event in the Tampa Bay area in 2015? Email the info here to have your activity included in a future 83 Degrees newsletter!