ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – (April 5, 2021) – Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC), a business incubator and coworking entrepreneurial center, will hold an Innovation Showcase for its third Accelerator cohort. The virtual event will be held on Wednesday, April 28th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm EST.
The Pinellas County-based accelerator program is mentor-driven and founder-focused. “One of the goals of this program is to challenge the founders’ understanding of a market that they thought they already understood.” said Ken Evans, managing director. “User research and market validation is a never-ending series of experiments, and successful founders pursue this with a passion.”
Our guest panelists for the event include: Joy Randels, founder & CEO, New Market Partners; Mark Swanson, managing director, Lane Five Ventures; and Travis Milks, managing partner, Topmark Partners.
BlockSpaces (Seminole, Fl.) – building a middleware platform that will enable legacy IT infrastructure to leverage the decentralized features of blockchain technology.
Code 1 Medical Devices (St. Petersburg, Fl.) – a new and innovative medical airway device for upper endoscopy procedures.
Cope Notes (Tampa, Fl.) – a service for encouraging mindfulness and well-being through daily text messages.
Neuron Education (Boston, Ma.) – an online marketplace delivering peace of mind for busy parents by connecting them with experienced tutors and virtual caregivers.
RB Technologies (Tampa, Fl.) – supply chain software for the nutritional supplements and food industries that delivers greater quality control and transparency by leveraging blockchain technology to track ingredients and manufacturing processes.
To register for the event visit: http://bit.ly/TBIC-Showcase2021
Early program supporters and community partners include Pinellas County, the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership.
Previous cohorts each consisted of seven early-stage founders. The first cohort graduation and Showcase demo took place at the Birchwood on January 14, 2020 followed by a Pitch Event at Synapse on February 11, 2020. The second cohort, held virtually, wrapped up Fall 2020. The Showcase event for Cohort 2 can be viewed at – https://youtu.be/-z6Rly1cLTE
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. 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.