The Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will open TEC Garage, its new incubator, with a tentative opening date of August 2014.
TEC Garage, which stands for Technology and Entrepreneurship Center, will house 15 to 30 startups and temporarily occupy 6,200 SF on the ground floor of the St. Petersburg College Downtown Center at 244 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg.
“This area is a growing hub for entrepreneurship and St. Petersburg College’s Downtown Center is a great location for a business incubator,” said Tonya Elmore, president of Tampa Bay Innovation Center. “We want to give our local entrepreneurs every resource and tool they need to thrive, and believe this program will help create and keep jobs right here in our community.”
TEC Garage will be a mixed use incubator for science (healthcare, marine science,
On June 19, 2014, St. Petersburg City Council unanimously approved an agreement to lease city-owned property at 4th Street South and 11th Avenue South, as a permanent location for the Tampa Bay Innovation Center. The Center is applying for grants and fund raising for the construction of a 40,000 SF permanent incubator on the property. The development of a state-of- the-art facility in the City’s Innovation District, close to educational and research partners, will further the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The Tampa Bay Innovation Center is accepting new clients for TEC Garage, and has