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Tampa Bay Innovation Center Hosts April TECH Talk Program

March 12, 2014
By Tampa Bay Innovation Center

Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will hold its April TECH Talk program on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at Microsoft Headquarter offices, 5426 Bay Center Dr., Suite 700, Tampa.

The April TECH Talk program, “Creating a Successful Sales Program,” will be presented by Steve Terp, chief sales officer at Tribridge, a Tampa-based technology services firm specializing in business applications and cloud solutions.  He will discuss how companies can develop and benefit from an effective sales process.  

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Now Offers Kauffman FastTrac® NewVenture™ Program

February 21, 2014
By Tampa Bay Innovation Center

 

Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, has launched a new StartUp Studio 2.0, featuring the Kauffman Foundation’s eight-week FastTrac NewVenture program that targets U.S. military veterans interested in starting or growing their own companies.  Those interested are invited to attend an Information Session on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6-7 p.m. at the Innovation Center, 7887 Bryan Dairy Rd., Suite 220, Largo, Fla. 33777. 

“Kauffman’s FastTrac NewVenture for the veteran entrepreneur is designed to help veterans transition into the civilian workforce by equipping them with the information and knowledge they need to launch a business,” says Tonya Elmore, president of Tampa Bay Innovation Center.  “As the area’s only Kauffman FastTrac licensee, we’re pleased to offer this program and hope to attract more area veterans through the fee waiver.”  

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Hosts March TECH Talk Program

February 14, 2014
By Tampa Bay Innovation Center

Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will hold its March program on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at Microsoft Headquarter offices, 5426 Bay Center Dr., Suite 700, Tampa.

The March TECH Talk program, “Don’t Go It Alone,” will be presented by Chris Karlo, partner at Mercury New Media, a digital application and professional services firm that creates websites, web applications, native applications and mobile applications. He will discuss the benefits of having a business partner and key teammates, rather than going it alone.

Karlo has more than a decade of experience working with companies ranging in size from startups to the Fortune 100 to improve their profitability through the use of technology. During his career, he has worked with companies to develop new growth strategies and redesign core operational and business processes, including several international financial institutions. 

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Hosts the Next Installment of “Diary of an Entrepreneur” Series

January 15, 2014
By Tampa Bay Innovation Center

Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will present the next of its “Diary of an Entrepreneur” series at its February program on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at Microsoft Headquarter offices, 5426 Bay Center Dr., Suite 700, Tampa.

The February TECH Talk program will be presented by George Gordon, president of Anthem Ventures, which provides strategic consulting services to early stage high growth companies. He will share his experience as an entrepreneur, both the good and bad, and what he learned along the way.  

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Reports 2013 Community Impact

January 02, 2014
By Tampa Bay Innovation Center

Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, has recorded a year of significant community impact, including work with more than 35 clients that created 400+ jobs and $63 million in revenue. 

“Accountability for client and community results is an important feature of our operations,” says Tonya Elmore, president and CEO of Tampa Bay Innovation Center.  “We are grateful to our staff, volunteers and partners for their efforts that have helped us achieve our mission of ‘accelerating entrepreneurial success.’” 

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