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What's Going on in the Tampa Bay Startup Community
Planning for IGNITE Tampa 2013 @ Tampa Theatre
Monday, January 14 @6:30PM | Players pub inside doubletree | View in Calendar
First planning meeting for IGNITE Tampa 2013 at the Tampa Theatre! We are going to blow it up this year - with more speakers, more attendees, at the historic venue that few have spoken at!
Founders Institute Information Session
Tuesday, January 15 @6:30PM | CoWorkTampa, Garcia & Vega Cigar Factory, 3104 North Armenia Ave Suite 2, Tampa | View in Calendar
The Founder Institute is the world's largest early-stage accelerator. Join us for a informational event where you can meet the local Directors, ask questions, and learn how you can launch a startup with the Founder Institute's help.
What is an Angel Investor and How Do I Get One?
Wednesday, January 16 @3PM | 124 South Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602 | View in Calendar
Some of the topics that will be covered include: • Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Pitching to an Angel • What they’re looking for • What would be a deal breaker for them • How to capture their attention
January StartUp Xchange
Wednesday, January 16 @5PM | 200 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL | View in Calendar
StartUp Xchange is an informal monthly gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators and Innovation Center mentors. Each month, Innovation Center mentors are available to share their advice and experience and answer questions to help you navigate your entrepreneurial journey. Come on by buy a drink, have a seat and join the conversation!
Start-Up Series Pitching
Wednesday, January 16 @6:30PM | 900 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL | View in Calendar
A series of meetups for start-ups. We will begin with ART OF THE PITCH or pitching advice for Start-Ups. Next will be a panel discussion on Marketing for Start-ups.
Wednesday, January 16 @7PM | 1510 Barry Rd, Clearwater | View in Calendar
This group is open to all Wordpress users and it’s all about learning. Each meeting will be comprised of a lecture / teaching portion and a troubleshooting / discussion portion. Meeting themes will include topics such as themes, plugins, security, contact forms, graphics, media, post and page tweaks, incorporating social media accounts, maintenance and anything else that comes along.
Entrepreneur Social Club
Thursday, January 17 @6PM | NOVA 535, 535 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Street North (9th Street), St. Petersburg, FL 33701 | View in Calendar
You’ve got the idea. Now you need to know how get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Startup Weekend Orlando EDU ($99)
Friday, January 18 - January 20 | Lawton Chiles Preparatory School 891 State Road 434 Longwood, FL 32750 | View in Calendar
Startup Weekend is a global movement of active entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of creating and launching successful startups. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs.
Saturday, January 19 @8AM - 5:30PM | 5426 Bay Center Dr., Suite 700, Tampa, FL | View in Calendar
Windows 8 Application Hackathon, great prizes available and we are shooting for 20+ apps from this event.
Founders Institute Startup Ideation Bootcamp
Tuesday, January 22 @6:30PM | CoWorkTampa, Garcia & Vega Cigar Factory, 3104 North Armenia Ave Suite 2, Tampa | View in Calendar
You have an idea for a startup, but don't know what to do next? In just three hours, the Startup Ideation Bootcamp will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas, determine the next steps, and even recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop begins with talks by leading startup Founders designed to teach you the components of good and bad startup ideas.
Top Upcoming Tampa Bay Startup Events
January 23 - West Tampa Chamber of Commerce New Year Business Breakfast!
January 25 - Jacksonville Startup Weekend ($75)
January 29 - SBIR/STTR "Phase 0" Pilot Program
January 29 - Tech Tuesday with TBTF (Free for members | $10 for non members)
January 31 - Introduction to Laravel PHP
February 28 - The Art of Innovation ($75 and up)