Tampa, Florida

An emerging social and startup scene in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa points to the Tampa Bay area being on its way to becoming one of America’s top entrepreneurial hubs. Tampa boasts a low cost of living, accelerators and incubators, and an ambitious downtown redevelopment plan that includes the creation of a world-class innovation hub.

Government & NGO ServicesGrants / FundingEnterprise Florida Grants
City of Tampa Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program
ProgramCapital Investment Tax Credit
Entrepreneurship Collaboration Center
Chamber / City OrganizationsThe Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
TiE Tampa
Co-Working SpacesCoCreativ
CoWork Ybor
SOAR Coworking
Tampa Bay Wave
Ybor City Suites
EventsTechstars Startup Week Tampa Bay
Fuckup Nights
Startup Weekend
1 Million Cups St Pete
UniversitiesTop UniversitiesHillsborough Community College
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
Startup ProgramsHillsborough Community College: The Center for Entrepreneurship
The Lowth Entrepreneurship Center
The University of South Florida: Center for Entrepreneurship
The University of South Florida: Innovative Education
The University of South Florida: Seed Capital Accelerator Program
The University of South Florida: Student Innovation Incubator
The University of Tampa: CREATE
The University of Tampa: Entrepreneurs and Experts in Residence (EIR)
The University of Tampa: Main Street Speaker Series
The University of Tampa: Pitch Sykes
The University of Tampa: Spartan Accelerator and Incubator Program
The University of Tampa: State of the Tampa Bay Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Research
The University of Tampa: Today's Entrepreneurial Women
University of South Florida: Center for Entrepreneurship
The University of Tampa: Visiting Scholars
Accelerator / IncubatorsClearwater Business SPARK
Operation Startup
Tampa Bay Wave
TEC Garage
The Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC)
The Florida-Israel Business Accelerator
Innovation HubsTampa Bay Wave
Greenhouse St. Pete
News OrganizationsTampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay Online
Tampa Bay Business News
Techstars Startup Digest Tampa Bay
FundingVenture CapitalArk Applications
Baldwin Beach Capital
Ballast Point Ventures
Clearwell Group
Florida Capital Partners (FCP)
Florida Funders
Florida Venture Forum
Gazelle FP&A
HealthEdge Partners
Innovations Capital Group, LLC
KLH Capital
Lovett Miller & Co.
Palm Beach Capital
Quantum Capital Partners
Skyway Capital
Social Venture Partners
St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership?s Technology Fund
Stonehenge Growth Equity Partner
Westshore Capital Partners
Angel InvestmentDeepwork Capital
Florida Angel Nexus
New World Angels
Convention & Vistors BureauVisit Tampa Bay: Tampa Florida Vacations
Busch Gardens
Florida Aquarium
Lowry Park Zoo
Largest EmployersBayCare Health Care Systems
Busch Entertainment Corp
Caspers Co. (McDonald?s)
Home Shopping Network
Jabil Circuit Inc
JPMorgan Chase
Lakeland Regional Medical Center
OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC
Publix Super Markets Inc.
Raymond James Financial Inc.
TECO Energy Inc.
Times Publishing Co.
Verizon Communications Inc.



Fort Myers (1 h 53 min/ 126.4 mi)
Ft. Lauderdale (3 h 38 min/ 264.1 mi)
Miami (4 h 15 min/ 281.8 mi)
Orlando (1 h 27 min / 94.6 mi)
Sarasota (58 min /61.0 mi)