TAMPA BAY, Fla. (July 31, 2015) – The Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) and the six founders of the Tampa Bay 6/20 initiative, have developed a partnership to catalog and highlight the region’s capital, startup and technology ecosystems.
The resources were originally published in June 2012 at the Tampa Bay 6/20 website. They will now be maintained, curated and hosted at the Tampa Bay Technology Forum website in support of their #voiceoftech strategic initiative.
“For years, Tampa Bay has had a ‘Google’ problem. Different organizations had different information, with none interlinking to tell our region’s entire, unique story,” describes Daniel James Scott, executive director of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum and one of the founding six entrepreneurs who developed the Tampa Bay 6/20 initiative. “This partnership can help alleviate this issue, while opening the doors to even more community partnerships in the future.”
This new partnership comes just three weeks after the Tampa Bay Technology Forum announced their groundbreaking partnership with the Tampa Bay Newswire to co-promote the largest single pipeline of technology press releases in the region.
The Tampa Bay 6/20 initiative will remain autonomous, leveraging this partnership to focus even more on their mission to provide leadership to the Tampa Bay entrepreneurial community over 20 years. Lead by founding entrepreneurs John Morrow (leading this charge as Tampa Bay’s Entrepreneur-In-Residence), Daniel James Scott, Bill Jackson, Marvin Scaff, Brent Britton, and Rebecca White, over 750 entrepreneurs and two dozen organizations have joined the initiative, advocated on behalf of a region more accommodating to innovation and startup culture.
The Tampa Bay Technology Forum, or TBTF, is the unifying voice of Tampa Bay Technology. TBTF is dedicated to growing and promoting Tampa Bay’s technology and business resources. Through events, education, networking, advocacy, and philanthropy programs, we provide targeted forums to bring technology, business leaders, investors, government, researchers and educators together.
About Tampa Bay 6/20
The Tampa Bay 6/20 initiative was named, in part, for Brad Feld’s quote “building entrepreneurial community takes at least a half dozen entrepreneurs taht are committed to provide leadership over 20 years,” in part, for the six entrepreneurs who decided to take the first steps toward a 20 year plan (by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs) to build a thriving Tampa Bay entrepreneurial ecosystem, and, in part, for the initiative’s launch date of June 20, 2012. To learn more visit the Tampa Bay 6/20 website at http://tampabay620.com and join the initiative’s Facebook Group with more than 750 passionate members that share, discuss and debate how to best move our region forward.
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