Tampa Bay StartupDigest - March 25, 2013

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Tampa Bay StartupDigest - March 25, 2013
Tampa Bay StartupDigest
Life is too short to work at a boring company.

The Developing Cloud Services Symposium (Sasicentral.com) is a must attend event for tech entrepreneurs who want to get an edge. Almost any organization needs to have an app to engage their customers now. The event is a one stop to get what you need to know on both Technical and Marketing topics for Developing Cloud Services and Apps.

Its happening on April 6th.


Ignite Tampa Bay is happening soon. Make sure to register to give a talk!

Imagine that you’re in front of an audience  of your friends, family, and people from your community, about to present a 5-minute talk on the thing you’re most passionate about. You’ve brought 20 slides, which advance every 15 seconds whether you’re ready or not. You have a few last-minute butterflies, but off you go—and the crowd loves it. Welcome to Ignite Tampa Bay!  Don't want to present, no problem join in the audience and cheer on others from our community.

For newcomers: The Tampa Bay StartupDigest is an events list, created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, that is laser-focused on the needs of startups in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay StartupDigest is curated by:
Michael LaPlante - Developer, Seek.ly
Susie Steiner - Startup Weekend Organizer & Facilitator

Marvin Scaff - Founder of Gazelle Lab

From our sponsors:
Google is offering startups $1,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine.  App Engine is a development platform that makes applications easy to write, simple to scale, and trivial to manage.  Apply for App Engine for Startups at cloud.google.com/startups and use verification code: SWAE-02.  Application deadline is March 31, 2013.

What's Going on in the Tampa Bay Startup Community

Celebrating 900
Tuesday, March 26 @6:45PM | 3104 N Armenia Ave , Tampa, FL
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So we hit 900 members in the Meetup. So I would like to not just do a networking event, but allow people 5 minutes to tell a story. It can be about cool stuff you are doing, or some tech/software/app that you find helpful, or a lesson you learned. We can fit in about 10 or 12 of these.

Partner Event: AIGA Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Workshop ($20)
Saturday, March 30 @9:30AM | Corner of E Palm Ave and 14th str, Tampa, FL
 | View in Calendar

In this workshop, you will learn everything you need to know to design and submit an app to the Apple App Store - without writing code!

Top Upcoming Tampa Bay Startup Events

April 03 - Engine Network Kickoff Event (free)
April 04 - Mobile Marketing Workshop
April 04 - Lunch and Learn - Identifying the IP You Didn't Even Know You Had
April 06 - Cloud Architeture Symposium ($50)
April 10 - Startup Weekend NEXT ($249)
April 12 - Hack Hillsborough
April 17 - TEDMED
April 18 - Effective Networking
April 18 - CONNECTme Networking
April 25 - Ignite Tampa Bay ($16)


The Tampa Bay Wave announced it's innagural class into the accelerator program. Please congratulate the following teams!

SHOOTRAC: Provides organizations of all sizes a simple way to capture big data on its customers, assets and workforce and use the information to leverage these resources for maximum efficiency and customer service using a cloud-based, scalable Software as a Service solution
Cartooga: Through its proprietary e-commerce platform and expert staff, Cartooga, Coracent offers shopping cart hosting and a variety of conversion optimization features designed to help businesses open an online store, drive traffic and increase conversion rates.
Secondhand Living: An e-commerce site where consignment, antique and thrift shops, as well as architectural salvage material suppliers promote their businesses and offer their products for sale. There are thousands of these independently owned shops in North America (even more abroad) and the majority of them have no online presence.
Drawer: A technology product expressed initially through a mobile application that provides a framework for capturing and cataloging real-life recommendations between friends and acquaintances. Drawer helps to catalog across various verticals – places, movies, music, products, books, etc. – in order to provide a comprehensive and centralized place for storing this information.
Commendable Kids: It is a community of children striving to be the best they can, as they work toward earning badges that can then be proudly displayed and shared with their supporters. Commendable Kids helps encourage and challenge children to learn new skills and reach new milestones.
Confy.co: Confy.co helps track and organize an event from start to finish by providing targeted solutions and management tools to conference organizers, sponsors, hosts and other event-related personnel to successfully manage the myriad of data, requirements and essential organizational needs.
Kite Desk: A personal cloud information manager that lets users connect their cloud service accounts and automatically links and organizes their messages, contacts, files, events and more into useful streams of information. Kite Desk provides the unique value of personalized, contextual computing to both web and mobile clients.
SavvyCard: A mobile web platform for actively referring business transactions. It combines features of an online business card with an intelligent referral system that generates measurable leads and sales. SavvyCard offers a convenient way to pass “warm” referrals from any web enabled device, track and respond to referrals in real time, reward referral behavior and build mobile-friendly referral networks.

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