• Tampa Bay Innovation Center Hosts May TECH Talk Program

    Rick Russo of Lykes Insurance Will Advise New Business Owners on Business Insurance Coverage

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – (April 17, 2017) –Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center, will hold its May TECH Talk program on Tuesday, May 9 at 8:30 a.m. at Microsoft Headquarters offices, 5426 Bay Center Dr., Suite 700, Tampa.

                The May program, “What You Need to Know About Business Insurance,” will be presented by Rick Russo, senior vice president of Lykes Insurance, a commercial insurance firm founded in 1925 that provides protection for businesses, managing risk and designing innovative benefit solutions.  It is headquartered in Tampa with additional offices in Winter Park, Fort Myers and Sarasota.

    In his presentation, Russo will discuss the types of insurance policies and coverages new business owners need to protect themselves and their business; as well as why the right kinds of insurance are important when building the business.  A native of Tampa and an active member of the community, Russo has been involved in all aspects of the insurance agency system, including involvement in more than 20 mergers and acquisitions of agencies and building successful marketing, service and sales departments.  He joined Lykes Insurance in 1998.  

    Presented by Tampa Bay Innovation Center, TECH Talk is the area’s premier networking and education event developed specifically to meet the interests of the local technology community.  Attendees include new and startup technology companies, as well as entrepreneurs and those interested in the growth and success of technology innovation and entrepreneurism in the Tampa Bay area.

    There is no fee to attend, but space is limited.  Advance registration is suggested at http://techtalkmay2017.eventbrite.com. Additional information is available by contacting Mary Rodriguez Gort at 727-547-7341 or gortm@tbinnovates.com.

    Tampa Bay Innovation Center, through TEC Garage, offers a number of programs geared toward entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and others interested in the growth of the local technology community.

    About Tampa Bay Innovation Center:

    Tampa Bay Innovation Center supports entrepreneurial success, fosters the creation of high-tech jobs and develops new sources of technology and manufacturing capabilities by nurturing early stage ventures as they grow and launch their products into the marketplace. Through its TEC Garage, the Innovation Center offers programs that are tailored to the innovator/entrepreneur and address business intelligence, planning and business formation, strategy execution and technology transition. Follow Tampa Bay Innovation Center on Twitter, www.twitter.com/tbinnovates, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tbinnovationcenter.