Moves to historic Ybor City building, plans to add 40 new jobs
Tampa, FL (October 25, 2021) – Since announcing its expansion to Tampa in early 2020, TheIncLab (TIL), a data visualization and artificial intelligence firm, has quickly outgrown its original space and is relocating to a significantly larger space to accommodate future growth. TIL is also ramping up hiring efforts with plans to create 40 new jobs in 2022 with an average annual wage of $85,000. Available positions will include software engineering, emerging technology, data science, 3D design, and artificial intelligence roles.
TIL is moving from a 400 sq. ft. single unit space at The Undercroft to 8,000 square feet, occupying the iconic “El Pasaje” building in the heart of Tampa’s Ybor City. The historic “El Pasaje” building was most recently reimagined as an innovation lab by SOFWERX, a defense innovation ecosystem that facilitates public-private collaboration. SOFWERX has since moved to a larger location not far from El Pasaje.
“We are proud to occupy this historic space and continue the tradition of fostering spaces for innovation and collaboration in Ybor City,” said Adriana Avakian, CEO of TIL. “We are pleased to provide world-class data visualization and artificial intelligence support to defense and commercial efforts where it’s needed most. We are the first AI + X lab and one of the most unique in the country, and we hope to lead the way in artificial intelligence and data visualization capabilities in Tampa and in the United States.”
Nicknamed “Cyber City,” the Ybor City district has quickly become a hub for tech and innovation efforts. The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council (EDC) was instrumental in assisting TIL with its initial expansion to Tampa in 2019. For this latest expansion, the EDC assisted TIL with training grant programs, recruitment needs, and introductions to academic partners and MacDill Air Force Base.
“TIL’s expansion in Tampa is further proof that our city has the highly skilled talent and supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem tech founders need to build and grow successful companies,” said Mayor Jane Castor, City of Tampa. “We’re thrilled to see TIL growing in Tampa and finding a new home in one of Ybor City’s most storied historic buildings.”
TIL joins a growing list of tech companies that have recently expanded their operations to Tampa and Hillsborough County, including Drift, OPSWAT, and Fast.
“Technology has long been a target industry of the EDC, but over the past few years we’ve seen a steady increase in interest from tech CEOs who are discovering that Tampa is an ideal place to grow their companies,” said Jim Weiss, Chair of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and Regional President of Fifth Third Bank. “TIL is one of the latest emerging tech companies to find success here due to our lower costs, highly skilled talent and supportive tech ecosystem. We’re proud to support Adriana as she continues to grow TIL in Tampa.”
TheIncLab, a women-owned small business with offices in Nashville, TN, Tampa, FL, Tysons Corner, VA is an award-winning multidisciplinary team of engineers, producers, software developers and UX/UI designers that help organizations innovate and deliver interactive intelligent interfaces. TIL is a leading provider of data visualization, human centered design, rapid prototyping and artificial intelligence serving government and commercial clients. TIL is the first human-centered artificial intelligence experience (AI+X) lab offering comprehensive capabilities for rapid ideation, software development and builds of smart systems and hardware solutions.
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About the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council
The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention and expansion of high-wage jobs and capital investment within targeted industry sectors, including Corporate Headquarters, Financial and Professional Services, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Defense and Security, Distribution and Logistics, and Manufacturing. The EDC exists because of the generous support of more than 100 corporations, Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace.