An entrepreneur who grew an $8,000 investment into the largest cookie store franchise in the United States will give one of two keynote addresses at TiEcon Florida in February.
A non-profit that provides tools for veterans to learn how to start and run their own business will be honored on Feb. 16, when TiE Tampa Bay presents its award for social entrepreneurship to Action Zone Inc.
Young companies that start in the Tampa Bay area are much more likely to get the financial backing they need to stay in the area and create jobs and wealth, in large part due to initiatives by David Chitester.
Five companies and individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the entrepreneurial ecosystem at TiEcon Florida Feb. 16.
TiEcon is the marquee event for the entrepreneurship organization, TiE Tampa Bay.
The sixth time was the charm for Julia MacGregor-Peralta.The Tampa entrepreneur started five other companies before she founded Global Safety Management, a Tampa tech company that aims to make the workplace safer.
Hillsborough County’s Economic Development Innovation Initiative strengthens the services and resources that directly support entrepreneurs, growing technology and innovation startups, jobs and private investment.
Serial entrepreneur Michael Coles isn’t a mathematician, but he has developed a mathematical formula that he says leads to business success.
Eight Florida-based startups will showcase their companies at a pitch competition at TiEcon Florida next month.
The finalists for the competition are all early-stage, post-revenue companies and represent a wide variety of industries, from health tech to marketing and advertising tech to virtual reality. Five of the companies are based in the Tampa Bay area, with the rest hailing from south Florida and the east coast. The finalists are: