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ROBOTICON TAMPA BAY – STEAM POWERED SPORT FOR THE MIND!

ROBOTICON TAMPA BAY

ROBOTICON TAMPA BAY

STEAM POWERED SPORT FOR THE MIND!

ROBOTICON TAMPA BAY

ROBOTICON Tampa Bay is a high energy K-12 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Manufacturing) showcase and FIRST Robotics Competition off-season event organized by Eureka! Factory, a Tampa company specializing in educational and creative event and program development. ROBOTICON is produced in collaboration with the Foundation for Community Driven Innovation, a non-profit educational organization, in partnership with the University of South Florida and Hillsborough County, Florida, with live event coverage by PLuGHiTz Live of Largo, Florida.

The mission of ROBOTICON is to increase public awareness of and engagement in the power of hands-on, mentor-driven youth engineering and robotics programs like FIRST, and to provide participating youth with a low stress, high-quality, competitive event with opportunities for skill building, networking, and college and career readiness experiences. The free event, which draws over 3,000 people each year, started in 2013 and had been held at the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome Arena since 2016.

ROBOTICON Tampa Bay provides students and guests with an  opportunity to enjoy a full-scale FIRST Robotics Competition event featuring high school student built robots that weigh up to 120 lbs., as well as companion programs for youth in elementary through middle school. Guests can tour Team Pits to see team members working on their robots, and have a chance to talk to students. Visit the Innovation Fair to enjoy STEAM demos, vendors and organizations; learn about the Tampa Bay Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center (AMRoC) and about technical, industrial, and science careers and college opportunities.

Through ROBOTICON:
• Participating competition teams become prepared for their new season.
• New scholarship providers and team sponsors are identified
• $60,000 – $80,000 is invested into the local economy as a result of the event each year, including hotel rooms, dining, shopping, and event production.

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ROBOTICON annually features:
• FIRST Robotics Competition off-season competition
• K-12 FIRST scrimmages and program workshops
• University of South Florida Engineering Showcase
• STEAM Fair with drones, industrial robotics and more
• Science & Tech workshops

ROBOTICON Tampa Bay is leveraging the private sector and the vast resources Tampa Bay already offers, to create a unique event that maximizes all our academic and business communities have to offer. Bringing industry leading experts from local businesses, startup accelerators, and the educational system together to share their talents, collaborate on ideas, and plan for the future with those who will be driving the future – students. Teams from around Tampa Bay, Florida, the nation and international teams are invited to join in the fun and learning each October in Tampa!

In 2019, ROBOTICON is also launching a new post-high school competitive robotics platform called NEXT, developed by the PLuGHiTz Corporation with Tampa Bay FIRST Alumni.

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Contact: Steve Willingham – Steve@WillinghamLLC.com
Parent organization: Eureka! Factory (EurekaFactory.net) in partnership
with the Foundation for Community Driven Innovation (FFCDI.org)
ROBOTICON on FIRST Looks: 2017 Interviews: http://plughitzlive.com/
events/54-roboticon-tampa-bay-2017.html
ROBOTICON 2017 video from USF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTev59LAEps


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Twitter: RoboticonTampa
Facebook: RoboticonTampaBay

OCCAM TECHNOLOGY GROUP – an Engineering Design and Development Firm

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OCCAM TECHNOLOGY GROUP WAS FOUNDED IN 1999 AS A MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY.

Today, the company is a full-service global contract engineering design and development firm with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and commercial enterprises to universities and entrepreneurs.

Through creative and effective problem solving, Occam Technology Group helps companies at any stage of the development lifecycle with expertise ranging from embedded systems engineering to design and development services for products, medical devices and IoT solutions as well as secure system design. Its team of specialized engineers brings unique and multidisciplinary skills to the table, including software, mechanical, electrical and biomedical engineering, and can take products from initial concept through software and hardware design, verification and validation, quality, prototyping, and simulation.

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As part of the greater Tampa Bay community and with its offices located within the University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), the company has been involved in many areas of the city’s growing technology landscape. In 2017, Raymond Carr, the company’s founder and Chief Technology Officer, was awarded Technology Executive of the Year at the 14th Annual Tampa Bay TechAwards. Through Ray’s guidance and a fully dedicated team, the company was able to develop a groundbreaking class III medical device, the bionic pancreas. In February 2018, the firm officially entered the Internet of Things (IoT) product market with its offering of LPWANfocused products under the OccamSmart brand, which includes the mPCIe Smart Gateway Card, the 8-Channel RF Concentrator, an Uplink Protocol Analyzer and a fully functional LoRaWAN stack launched on the Google Cloud Platform. Occam Technology Group entering the product market comes as a result of two years of internal research and development, and as a realization of the growing need for IoT infrastructures.

OCCAM Founder CTO Ray Carr

“In 2017, Raymond Carr, the company’s founder and Chief Technology Officer, was awarded Technology Executive of the Year at the 14th Annual Tampa BayTech Awards.”

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Spreading the love for technology is also a big part of Occam Technology Group’s mission. Through the Occam STEM Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders, the company encourages future engineers to develop a passion for STEM careers at a young age and helps maintain their interest in these fields throughout their lives and careers. The Occam STEM Foundation supports the encouragement and mentoring of elementary, middle, high school and college students such as the local VEX Robotics Florida State Champion team, the 6430 Trinity Dragons, as well as other teams throughout the country. The foundation is also working closely with the University of South Florida College of Education in organizing a summer workshop to help train high school STEM teachers on IoT technologies which can then be taken back to the classroom to further broaden student STEM experiences in new, cutting-edge technologies.

Additionally, through the USF IT Department and USF College of  engineering, Occam Technology Group has donated and installed a Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) on the USF Tampa Campus. It creates a “wall-less” IoT laboratory intended to benefit the real-world, hands-on research, development and deployment of IoT technologies across all academic disciplines.

With active involvement in the Tampa Bay community and a team that is passionate about the company’s mission, Occam Technology Group is honored to be part of one of the fastest-growing tech hub regions in the US.

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124 South Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Email: info@occamtechgroup.com
Phone: +1 844 622 2663
Linkedin: occam-technology-group/
Twitter: @occamtechgroup
www.occamtechgroup.com

STARTUP TAMPA BAY – A NONPROFIT THAT EMPOWERS ENTREPRENEURS AND INSPIRES THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS IN TAMPA BAY.

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STARTUP TAMPA BAY

STARTUP TAMPA BAY IS A NONPROFIT THAT EMPOWERS ENTREPRENEURS AND INSPIRES THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS IN TAMPA BAY.

STARTUP TAMPA BAY

(Left) Mayor Bob Buckhorn declaring Tampa Bay Startup Week is officially recognized by the Tampa legislature. (Right) Startup Tampa Bay co-founder Gracie Stemmer.

Ryan Sullivan, Gracie Stemmer, and Steinhoff founded Startup Tampa Bay 2016, but the nonprofit’s spirit was born in 2010 when Tampa hosted its first Startup Weekend. Since then, hundred of volunteers have come together to host events that have impacted tens of thousands of people. United by a common belief that entrepreneurs shape the future of their communities the organizers, volunteers, and business partners of Startup Tampa Bay serve as a foundation for our community by creating opportunities, inciting collaboration, and providing support to entrepreneurs from all walks of life. The organization believes these efforts will embolden entrepreneurs to solve meaningful problems, build innovative technology, create jobs, excite our citizens, attract top-notch talent, and develop Tampa Bay into a national entrepreneurial focal point.

Startup Tampa Bay’s cornerstone event is Startup Weekend. Known globally for its ability to cultivate innovation, this event brings together developers, designers, and hustlers to pitch ideas, form teams, and launch companies over the course of 54 hours. Tampa Bay’s Startup Weekends culminate in pitches to local influential entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors. These thought leaders decide which startups return home with prize packages designed to jump start their companies. Multiple standout companies formed at Startup Weekend Tampa Bay since its inception, including the ticketing platform Eventjou (acquired by Ticketmaster in 2014). In an effort to bring the lean startup lessons of Startup Weekend to a younger audience, Startup Tampa Bay began hosting Startup Weekend Youth in 2014. The event is a weekend-long crash course in creativity and entrepreneurship for children ages 10-12.

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As a testament to the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Tampa Bay, Techstars selected our community to host Startup Week, for the first time in 2015. Now in its third year, Tampa Bay Startup Week has empowered over 15,000 attendees. This community curated conference packs over 70 free, public events into five days that cover a variety of topics. Past workshops include coding, boot camps, legal counsel for businesses, IoT panel discussions, craft -beer sampling, speed dating, and more. Entirely supported by local businesses and volunteers, Tampa Bay Startup Week is crowd sourced platform for knowledge sharing and community engagement.

In 2017, Startup Tampa Bay will host its first Hackathon where partner companies will present their business challenges to the community of problem solvers. Over the course of a weekend, new technology will be built to address these problems and the winning teams will go home with generous prizes. The organization also hosts monthly “Startup Socials,” casual meetups that alternate betwee Tampa and St. Petersburg that seek to create collisions which spark innovation. Startup Tampa Bay is volunteer driven and community backed. The non-profit exists as a platform for passionate individuals and businesses to get involved with the growth of Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurial community.

Startup Tampa Bay welcomes collaborations of all kinds.

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SynDaver Labs – Manufactures the World’s Most Sophisticated Synthetic Human Tissues and Body Parts

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SYNDAVER LABS MANUFACTURES THE WORLD’S MOST SOPHISTICATED SYNTHETIC HUMAN TISSUES AND BODY PARTS – ALL DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED RIGHT HERE IN TAMPA BAY.

Our SynDaver Synthetic Human bleeds, breathes, and employs hundreds of replaceable muscles, bones, organs, and vessels which are made from materials that mimic the mechanical, thermal, and physicochemical properties of live tissue. This validated technology is used to replace live animals, cadavers, and human patients in medical device studies, clinical training, and surgical simulation.

SynDaver Labs was founded in 2004 to commercialize a novel system of synthetic human body parts for the medical device industry. These sophisticated models replicate human anatomy in great detail, including individual muscles, tendons, veins, arteries, nerves and organs, all made form complex composites that mimic the properties of discrete living tissues. Made from water, fibers, and salts, each of these tissues have been validated for mechanical, chemical, thermal, and dielectric properties against the relevant living tissue.

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In fact, SynDraver Labs maintains the world’s largest database of LIVE tissue properties, and our products are used in such diverse fields as surgical training, medical device testing, consumer products evaluation, and ballistics testing

Work on this technology was initiated at the University of Florida in 1993. Initial studies involved the manufacture of synthetic trachea models to replace live animals in testing of airway devices and the development of interpenetrating  polymer-fiber networks to mimic lumenal structures such vessels.

The materials developed as a result of these studies are now used extensively in the industry as simple vein and artery mimics.

SynDaver Labs

8506 Benjamin Road, Tampa, Florida 33634

Phone: (813) 600 5530

Fax: (813) 600 3235

www.syndaver.com

THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA – INNOVATION IS OUR PASSION

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The Mini Circuits Design for X Laboratory provides a collaborative environment that enable students to take their creativity from design to prototype.

THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA ( USF )

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Robert H. Bishop, PhD, PE, Dean of the College of Engineering

INNOVATION IS OUR PASSION.

The College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is at the forefront of engineering research and education, cultivating knowledgeable, passionate engineers who are dedicated to needs-based, solutions-oriented engineering.

We are innovators. We are explorers. For us, it’s all about helping people. As the only engineering research and teaching institution in Tampa Bay, our urban setting provides the college with a unique opportunity to attract creative and innovative talent.

After more than 50 years of pursuing excellence in engineering, we remain young in spirit and full of hope for the future. Alumni, students, and faculty are playing pivotal roles in the evolution of high-tech innovation in Tampa Bay. With hundreds of patents issued to both faculty and students, it’s fair to say that innovation is our passion. As a result of our entrepreneurial mindset, over 200 patents have been issued to our engineering faculty in the past five years. Building upon four pillars of success – Experiential Learning, Impactful Discovery, Community Partnerships and Educational Leadership –  we are educating a diverse group of engineers and problem-solvers to  tackle global challenges. By providing our students with cutting-edge education, hands-on experience in real-world situations, and significant research opportunities all driven by community partnerships, we are cultivating the next generation of engineers and fostering innovative solutions that will positively impact lives.

Each day we work harder to shape our understanding of mathematics and science for the greater good. And proving again and again that engineers have the willpower and capacity to directly and positively impact the world around us. Our commitment to partnering with industry is unyielding. We continually seek to promote the influential nature of our achievements through effective partnerships.

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USF’s Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research is the No.1 research center in the world for the study of age-related hearing loss.

Our success is a reflection of both the quality of the education we offer and the rate by which we balance change with adherence to our foundation ideals and values. Our evolving vision to foster a global approach to engineering by capitalizing on the international perspectives and diversity of students and faculty is driving value in the community.

With our engineering enrollment skyrocketing to 7,000 students, it is evident that the best and brightest minds are choosing USF to receive their engineering education. Providing student wiht the opportunity to engage in real-world research, study abroad, innovate and collaborate across disciplines, and present their research at scientific conferences, it’s no surprise that our student retention rate from first to second year is over 90%. We are producing a world-class talent pool for the emerging Tampa Bay high-tech community, especially critical to attracting topnoch start-ups and established companies looking for a highly creative environment.

The College of Engineering is partners with U.S. Special Operations Command and the Doolittle Institute at SOFWERX to craft a highly innovative environment that includes student interns, faculty fellows, and emerging research in small satellite, unmanned aerial systems, cybersecurity, resilient communications, and other key areas that support the SOCOM mission. Our partnership is characterized by speed and agility – a robust solutions-focused initiative with energetic creativity and innovation.

We are pushing the boundaries in innovation at the leading edge of biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, audiology, transportation, rehabilition robotics, design and prototyping, wireless and microwave technologies, materials, clean energy, nanotechnology, and entrepreneurship.

Our new Department of Medical Engineering offers a unique experience for students with faulty comprised of both engineers and physicians. The Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research is the No.1 research center in the world for age-related hearing loss. Our Center for Urban Transportation Research is an internationally recognized source for policymakers, transportation professionals, and the public.

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Both engineers and physicians comprise department faculty in the Department of Medical Engineering.

Our environmental engineering program is an internationally recognized provider of water and wastewater solutions. Our Center for Assistive Rehabilitation and Robotics Technologies engages in life changing prosthetic research and is working with patients throughout Florida and locally at the Haley Veterans Hospital to help those with reduced functional capabilities gain greater independence and community reintegration. And our Mini Circuits Design for X Laboratory offers students a unique collaborative maker space to pursue meaningful multidisciplinary engineering projects that move ideas from design to prototype.

As part of a Tier One research university, the USF College of Engineering is uniquely positioned to provide both engineering solutions and well-educated engineers to the Tampa Bay area.

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4202 E. Folwler Ave., ENB 118

Tampa, FL

Phone: 33620-5350

www.usf.edu/engineering

HANEKE DESIGN – Our Mission is to Create Digital Experiences that Amaze and Delight

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HANEKE DESIGN

Haneke Design is a custom software development company focused on delivering user-centered solutions for connected devices. Our core services center on iOS and Android mobile application design and development and website/web application design and development.

Haneke Design has been designing and developing mobile applications when the iOS and Android platforms were first made available and has been designing interactive digital user experiences for the web for over fifteen years. The Haneke Design team is comprised of a cohesive creative and dedicated group of designers, developers, and project managers all collaborating in our downtown Tampa office.

Our mission is to create digital experiences that amaze and delight

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Haneke Design, started in 2002 by Jody Haneke as an interactive design agency, was designing for desktops and mobile phones, pre-iPhone. THink back to the early days of browsing the Internet on your Motorola Razor; the challenge of deigning for these different screen sizes was the Wild West of mobile design. But with this challenge, came the realization that mobile was the next frontier in all things tech. We thought, “If it’s this hard, it’s definitely worth something.” When Haneke Design began, we were designing for the screen, but not physically building the back-end development.

Since the shift from being an interactive design-focused firm to a full-stack development house, we aim to use the latest technologies and expand our services based on the needs of our clients and community.

We have expanded to creating mobile apps, websites, and custom digital solutions. In all industries, but especially in the tech space, being ahead of the curve is critical to a company’s success. The goal is to stay in Tampa and be technology company that thrives in this unique market.

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When you are a tech company outside of the major industry hubs like California or New York, you automatically face an uphill climb, but we have fought to put Tampa on the map for this type of work. The first challenge is finding good talent. There were years where finding developers was nearly impossible in Tampa. But now with Tampa being a hub for young people, facilitated by our wonderful universities and local coding academies, the tide is turning for our city.

When we create these digital experiences, they should be as delightful as possible, easy to use, and become a part of the user’s day-to-day life.

Our office culture is very unique in that our employees are highly motivated by their work. At Haneke Design, we keep our employees on their toes by the type of work we bring through the pipeline.

We like to keep a variety of clients. Our client base ranges from start-up companies, to small to medium sized organizations, all the way to Fortune 500 companies. This allows our designers and developers the opportunity to work with the latest technologies and motivates them to always continue learning and pushing their comfort zone.

Our goal is for everyone in the organization to become a mentor in a specific subject or technical skill. We will support the training and materials they require to become an expert in the discipline they’ve chosen. In return, each mentor will become the agency’s go-to resource that topic, responsible for educating and assisting colleagues as needed.

As we grow to become a nationally recognized company, it is so important that we stay in Tampa to achieve this mission. We are just one piece of the up-and-coming tech companies in the Tampa Bay area. We are all working together towards a day when someone asks about getting quality technology, and the answer they get is: ” You need a mobile? Oh, Tampa is the place for that”.

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Phone: 813-605-3586

Haneke Design, 306 East Tyler St. 3rd FL

Tampa, FL 33602

www.hanekedesign.com

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STATION HOUSE ST.PETE – A Lifestyle Brand Founded by Gianco Companies

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STATION HOUSE ST.PETE

CO-WORK | EATS | LOUNGE | EVENTS | TEA & COFFEE | TECH | WELLNESS

Lifestyle brand founded by Gianco Companies.

Welcome to Station House St.Pete. Let the journey begin, as we introduce to you a concept established in the year 1911 through its historic DNA as a Fire Station and Train Station, with a modern sense of styling and technology, adjoined in harmony to meet the human instinctive desires for community and social interaction.

Station House is dedicated to providing a comfortable, yet dynamic environment in which our guests can interact social or professionally, work or co-work quietly, enjoy food, drinks and entertainment, and rest peacefully. We are a co-working space by day and an event space by night. We’ve created this communal environment and set a standard of service that exceeds the expectations of our members and guests.

Set in the heart of downtown St.Petersburg, we guarantee a unique experience within our five-story building; whether you are saying “I do” on your wedding day, sipping drinks in our speakeasy, or closing your next big deal in one of our board rooms. This is where live/work/play comes into balance, where the 9-5 is dead and where ideas are sparked and made a reality.

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All things unique and extraordinary are derived form a simple thought or idea, a “Vision”.

With over 200 members that call Station House their home-office, and thousands of visitors tht cross through our doors each month, everyone has the unique opportunity to cross-pollinate ideas and share multiple perspectives, all while building an organic sense of community.

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260 1st Ave S

St Petersburg, FL 33701 USA

Phone: 727 895 8260 | stationhousestpete.com

E-mail: info@stationhousestpete.com | events@stationhousestpete.com

TAMPA BAY WAVE – A FOCAL POINT OF TAMPA’S GROWING TECH STARTUP COMMUNITY

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“THE WAVE” AS IT HAS BECOME TO BE KNOWN, IS A FOCAL POINT OF TAMPA’S GROWING TECH STARTUP COMMUNITY.

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As a “by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs” non-profit, Tampa Bay WaVE’s mission is to help entrepreneurs build, launch and grow successful technology companies right here in Tampa Bay.

Through the diligent cultivation of entrepreneurs, technology talent and support from community and business leaders, Tampa Bay WaVE has created a unique ecosystem focused on collaborative pathways to success. The 10,000 square-foot inhabitants with all they need to focus on becoming Tampa Bay’s next breakout success. Oh, and not to mention the coffee bar, hammocks, foosball and open work environment that supports their distinctive culture.

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History

Tampa Bay WaVE began in 2008 as a meet-up of the CEOs and founders of local technology startups. Founder and current President, Linda Olson formed a community of leaders that came together regularly to solve problems and share ideas. The group continued to grow a they became more effective at providing solutions and resources to its members.

In 2011, after instituting some programming and organizing around a few key initiative, Tampa Bay WaVE formally established itself as a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a focus on enabling Tampa Bay to support great technology startups.

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In 2012, Tampa Bay WaVE moved into downtown’s iconic Sykes Building while simultaneously raising $1M from the business community to support its efforts. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) matched these funds with a federal grant that same year.

In 2015, the EDA followed up on their commitment with a second grant that allowed the WaVE to continue their mission of helping entrepreneurs build successful technology ventures. Later that year, Tampa Bay WaVE relocated to their current space in the Sunshine Bank Building.

This new home effectively supports Tampa Bay WaVE’s mission by providing resources for co-working, workshops, a mentor network, as well as , a home for the FirstWaVEVenture Center and Accelerator Program.

The FirstWaVE Venture Center

Today’s startup founders require a growing number of resources to support their success. Close Proximity and collaboration with other founders and CEOs is an invaluable part of this mix. The FirstWaVE Venture Center provides co-working opportunities with flexible, open office along with the access to resources and the community support that entrepreneurs need.

With the added value of workshops and networking events, the Venture Center is an affordable and valuable asset for businesses at any stage of growth.

The FirtsWaVE Accelerator

Tampa Bay WaVE’s FirstWaVE Accelerator delivers a hands-on program that moves startups from an idea to an investment-ready business in just ninety days. This program offers founders the counsel, connections, and the confidence of commitment that will allow them to thrive. This accelerator program is different by design and allows the bootstrap entrepreneur the chance to focus on their idea while maintaining 100% of their equity. With a nominal fee for participation, these founders invest in their idea with divesting their ownership.

The FirstWaVE Accelerator provides many additional support resources after the program like meaningful peer relationships build during the program along with beneficial connections to customers and capital.

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Community

WaVE is one the closest entrepreneurial communities in the Tampa Bay area – and growing more expansive every year.

Because helping entrepreneurs is at the heart of Tampa Bay WaVE’s mission, they will continue to expand their services to assure they are contributing value to the Tampa Bay entrepreneurial community. Whether it is more education, leadership and/or capital investment opportunities in Tampa Bay WaVe is committed to building companies and growing the Tampa Bay area’s ability to support a thriving technology business community.

TECHNOVA – An All-Volunteer Organization Devoted to Fostering Collaboration and Peer-to-Peer Education

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TechNova is an all-volunteer organization devoted to fostering collaboration and peer-to-peer education among startup founders, freelancers, and other grass-roots technology professionals in the Central Florida tech ecosystem.

Primarily known for two long-running events in the Tampa Bay area BarCamp and Ignite!, TechNova is a Florida-based 501(c)3 organized by individuals with decades of tech industry experience and a deeply held belief that our region’s economic health is tied to improving the talent pool of individuals driven by innovation.

Outside of the hosting of our signature events, TechNova’s leaders have initiatedmany other activities to support the growth of the tech ecosystem. From tech and business skills focused workshops, founder mentoring, co-working, hosting local entrepreneurial support events like the Kauffman Foundation’s Global Entrepreneur Week andStartup Grind founder interviews to speaking at events all over the state in support of the Tampa Bay tech community.

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The Best Tech Minds and Startup Founders in Tampa Bay

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No Geek too young or old

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TechNova’s leadership is a driving force in the local Tampa Bay tech ecosystem frequently lobbying government officials, local journalist, and business community leaders on topics such as STEM education, workforce diversity, improvements to transit, and a move evolved view of economic development to make our region a top producer of innovation and tech talent.

Our signature event BarCamp is part of an international network of user-generated conferences primarily focused around emerging technology and the Internet. They are open, participatory workshop-type events, the content of which is provided by participants in what is called the “unconference” where topics are crowd sourced at the event to create a just-in-time agenda. Attendees then move from session to session picking the topics that most interest them. Past topics have included everything from software development, robotics, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, social media, game development, and much more. Ever year bring new topics and new attendees who are many times inspired to give their own talk at future BarCamp events.

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The first BarCamp in Tamp Bay was held in 2008 and attracted just over 100 participants. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, BarCamp Tampa Bay typically draws 800 people covering a wide range of interests, professions, and ages. Unlike tech networking events, BarCamp attracts mostly practitioners and enthusiasts interested in hands-on skills and who motivated to develop new products and services based on emerging technologies and opportunities for solving problems thorough innovation.

Ignite! Tampa Bay, also organized and hosted by TechNova is a platform for expanding beyond just tech related topics of interest to include more community engagement, social entrepreneurship, and issues that impact everyone in the Tampa Bay region. The motto of this event is “Enlighten us, but make it quick.” Ignite is a series of speedy talks where presenters get just 20 slides, automatically advancing every 15 seconds to share their passion for some topic they feel deserves broader community support.The goal of the Ignite model of accelerated story telling is to help anyone anywhere learn to present their ideas & stories and to drive others in your community to get involved.

The result is a night of ~20 fast and fun presentations that lasts just 5 minutes but often leave the audience engaged to learn more and maybe even become an active advocate for a newfound cause.

Ignite talks occur in 350+ cities around the globe driven entirely by volunteers and passionate individuals that encourage active participation and change to make their communities more engaged and aware of the innovative programs, purposes, and people around them.

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Email: info@technovaflorida.org

TechNova: www.technonaflorida.org

BarCamp Tampa Bay: www.barcamptampabay.org

Ignite! Tampa Bay: www.ignitetampa.org

TRINITY GRAPHIC – Custom, Creative, and Branded Digital Print Solutions for Clients Nationwide.

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Located in Sarasota, Florida U.S.A., and with over 45 years of printing, prepress, and packaging experience, Trinity Graphic manages custom, creative, and branded digital print solutions for clients nationwide.

Trinity Graphic offers full turn-key packages from initial creative concepts to full production, shipping and installation. Our design and project solutions teams work with your architecture, design and marketing groups to develop, create, and implement custom branded solutions.

Our investment in the best industry equipment means that your printed projects are produced and delivered complete, correct and on time – every time.

We take pride in understanding our customer’s needs, and by partnering with your buyers, marketing and creative teams, we are able to collaborate and provide solutions to meet those needs.

Let’s take a look at what we offer:

Custom Print Solutions – Clients partner with Trinity Graphic not because we are a premium digital print applications provider, they come to us because they have challenging project opportunities that require some “out-of-the-box” print, design or installation consideration. Whether it is wall covering, commercial advertising, retail signage or product displays, we make it our goal to create solutions that enhance your brand message

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Branded Print Solutions – Your brand identity represents your inherent values, your purpose, your positioning, and your voice. You trust us to protect everything about who you are, and we take that very seriously. Your brand is our compass that sets the target for our creative, production and quality assurance teams. Providing solutions to meet your needs is what we do best.

There really is no way to describe the true essence of what we do, except to experience it yourself. We’re actually not looking for customers, we’re looking for partners, to collaborate with for the long term. If your current resources are satisfying all your digital print needs, we are happy for you. Call us anyway and we’ll show you what you might be missing.

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Creative Print Solutions – We offer a complete, ‘soup-to-nuts’ digital print experience that starts with our experienced team of national and strategic account managers who will work with you to understand the goals, parameters and budgeting needs of your project. Our partnership continues with our creative design team and production managers who develop the graphic and structural elements and then coordinate the timelines and resources necessary for your project. Our production and quality assurance teams guarantee that every part of your project meets or surpasses our high standards, industry standards and your expectations.

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Trinity Graphic

Managing custom, creative, and branded print solutions.

885 Tallevast Road Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: 941-355-2636