Sponsored by Brighthouse Networks and Tampa Bay Lightning Entrepreneurs Compete to Win Cash Prizes
WHAT: Tampa Bay Wave is hosting their first-ever two-part event, Startup Surge. Startup Surge Day, powered by Brighthouse Networks, will have more than 50 industry experts, mentors, advisors, and funding coaches to meet with entrepreneurs for on-on-one coaching, group workshops and networking. In the evening, the Startup Surge Showcase, powered by Tampa Bay Lightning, will showcase up-and-coming tech startups competing against each other for the chance to win $1000 in cash prizes.
WHEN: Friday, March 28, 2014
Startup Surge Day- 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Startup Showcase- 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
WHO: Introductory Address- Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Keynote Speaker- U.S. Army Colonel Pete Mansoor
WHERE: Startup Surge Day
FirstWaVe Venture Center
400 N Ashley Drive, Second Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Startup Surge Showcase
Tampa Bay Times Forum
401 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
COST: Startup Surge Day- Free Admission
Startup Showcase- $35 in advance; $45 at the door
About Tampa Bay WaVE:
Tampa Bay WaVE is a non-profit providing entrepreneurs and innovators with facilitated access to the resources, organizations, expertise and capital they need to create technology-based companies that will be the foundation for economic growth in the Tampa Bay region. With a grant from U.S. Commerce Department and support from The University of South Florida and keystone corporate sponsors including In-Rel Properties, Sykes Enterprises, AVI-SPL, Florida Blue Brighthouse Networks, Tampa Bay WaVE is poised to jumpstart innovation and economic growth. For more information, visit www.tampabaywave.org.
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Krystin Olinski, Press Marketing