“We’re pleased these companies have joined our community of startups and entrepreneurs. This is a continuing affirmation of the growing strength of our local entrepreneurial climate,” says Tonya Elmore, president of Tampa Bay Innovation Center. “We look forward to providing these clients with coaching from experienced serial entrepreneurs, mentoring, networking and other services that will help accelerate the growth of their businesses.”
TEC Garage’s newest clients are:
Adoption Advocacy Center, Inc., Connie Going, CEO: Adoption Advocacy Center has created a unified platform for potential foster parents to review and search for children in the adoption program. In addition to introducing a centralized approach for finding children in need of adoption, Adoption Advocacy Center offers online 24/7 support mechanisms for foster parents, foster children and those interested in adopting.
Be Inspired Mag, Arlene Summers, editor-in-chief: Be Inspired Magazine is an online magazine created to inspire and encourage individuals who have experienced difficult or trying times. The magazine provides insights, testimonials and stories from others who have achieve great success from hard work, perseverance and education.
Go Green Environmental Products, James Taylor, founder: Go Green Environmental Products manufactures a line of pipe plugs that prevent backflow during the construction of sewer lines, water lines, gas lines, oil lines and other transfer lines. The environmentally-conscious plugs are cost effective, easy to use, safe and 100 percent effective.
Hiddin, Inc., James O’Brien, CEO: Hiddin, Inc. is currently developing a patented platform that provides a unique cyber security solution for data exchange. The platform’s proprietary algorithm allows systems to seamlessly exchange sensitive data with stronger security and privacy capabilities than contemporary encryption.
Magpie Health Analytics, Inc., Bil Westerfield, president: Magpie Solutions is a secure online data service that enables health plans, payers, providers and employers to enhance patient data. Magpie makes it easy to identify high cost patients, understand clinical opportunities and anticipate revenue or cost impacts.
Make YES! Happen, Kevin Transue, CEO: Make YES! Happen produces a variety of virtual races to enhance training runs and make each workout more entertaining. Make YES! Happen virtual races such as the Race to Oz, The Road to Hogwarts and The Race to Tatooine provide an entertaining relief to the drudgery of training with interactive images and visuals of the run as it would have appeared during an actual run to these destinations.
Valuexpose, Inc., Raymond Dozier, CEO: Valuexpose has developed proprietary software for both income-producing real estate and residential properties. The product automatically determines the property’s current market value and additionally can prevent speculative real estate bubbles from forming. Property appraisals will no longer take place in a vacuum, helping to eliminate the typical real estate economic collapse.
About TEC Garage:
The Technology and Entrepreneurship Center (TEC Garage) provides entrepreneurs with the tools needed to turn an idea into a business or take the business to the next level. TEC Garage was created through a collaborative partnership with Pinellas County, the St. Petersburg community and the State of Florida. This new incubator and coworking location in downtown St. Petersburg is the Tampa Bay Innovation Center’s newest concept to accelerate entrepreneurial success.
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 TEC Garage on Twitter, https://twitter.com/TECGarageStP, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TECGarageStP. Follow Tampa Bay Innovation Center on Twitter, www.twitter.com/tbinnovates, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tbinnovationcenter.
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