Where innovation gets down to business.

StartUp Studio Application

Are you ready to turn your idea into a business?  StartUp Studio allows entrepreneurs to work collaboratively with coaches in eight weekly, small-group sessions to apply a business-focused lens to their idea and assess readiness for the next stage of development – whether it’s incubation, licensing or partnerships.  StartUp Studio utilizes the Wendy Kennedy, Inc. So what? who cares? why you?® methodology.

Submitting an application is the first step to advancing your business startup.  Information from the applicant will help determine if the company’s needs are compatible with available Tampa Bay Innovation Center resources.  Please be sure to complete this application in its entirety for prompt consideration.  Additional information may be requested as part of the application process.  Proprietary information will be treated as confidential.  

TEC Garage has received a grant from Duke Energy Foundation for scholarship to fund up to twenty (20) participants in StartUp Studio 1.0 in the targeted industries of healthcare technologies and environmental sciences (including marine sciences).


For more information on the details, please contact (727)547-7340.


 

StartUp Studio Application:

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Company Name (if applicable):

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Principal Officer/Title:

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Please list founder(s):

Contact Information for Primary

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Name:

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Title:

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Home Address:

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City:

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State:

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Zip:

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Primary Phone:

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Website Address (if applicable):

Company/Concept Information

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Description of product/service/concept:

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What makes it unique?

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What is the current stage of your product?

Idea   Technical Plans   Product Development
Prototype/Beta   Customer Sales
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Does your product have Intellectual Property protection?

Patent Pending   Patent   Exclusive License
Copyright   Non-exclusive License   Copyright Pending
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Program Information

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How did you hear about StartUp Studio?

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If accepted to this program, do you agree to the following:

1.      As the Founder, you will clear your schedule to attend each weekly meeting. 

2.      You will commit to the full program. (8 weeks)

3.      You will come prepared with your tools for the week’s scheduled topic.

4.      You will actively participate in coaching sessions, becoming part of the “extended team” of other Founders in the room.

5.      You will remain open to exploring the possibilities for your idea.

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Applicant hereby acknowledges that its application to and submission of information to the Review Committee of the Tampa Bay Innovation Center does not guarantee admission into the program nor does it create any rights in applicant to future consideration. The Review Committee retains full discretion as to admission into the Program and reserves the right to reject any applicant for any reason.  Applicant hereby waives any right of appeal or legal action against any and all parties associated with the Incubator, including but not limited to Pinellas County, Pinellas County Industrial Development Authority, Pinellas County Economic Development Authority, Tampa Bay Innovation Center, TEC Garage and the member of the Review Committee. All applications will be held in confidence and will be retained in the Review Committee’s files unless otherwise requested in writing by applicant.

Applicant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, its directors, officers, employees, operator, consultants and any Governmental agencies associated with the Incubator from any and all claims, actions, causes of action, damages and liabilities asserted against the aforementioned individuals or entities arising out of or in any way connected with the activities and services provided by the Incubator, including, but not limited to, the provision of space, training or classes.

Do you acknowledge that you have read and acknowledge the above disclaimer?

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Applicant shall pay a non-refundable program fee of $275 to Tampa Bay Innovation Center upon acceptance.

TEC Garage has received a grant from Duke Energy Foundation for scholarship to fund up to twenty (20) participants in StartUp Studio 1.0 in the targeted industries of healthcare technologies and environmental sciences (including marine sciences).

 

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