What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur scene (Startup Week / Week of Monday, February 12, 2018)

by Joey deVilla on February 11, 2018

It’s Tampa Bay Startup Week!

It’s Tampa Bay Startup Week, the two-city event for techies and entrepreneurs! The fun and learning starts in Tampa, when Startup Week is headquartered at CAVU from Monday through Wednesday, and then moves to St. Pete’s Station House for Thursday and Friday. In addition to Startup Week, there are all sorts of other events, meetups, and gathering, and as is my weekly habit, I’ve gathered them all here.

Monday, February 12

It’s the start of Startup Week here in Tampa Bay, with events running all day, starting with Morning Networking and Coffee at Chase Basecamp (which is at the CAVU event space1601 North Franklin) at 8:30 and ending with the official kickoff party at 6:30 p.m. (also at CAVU). I’m going to catch npm COO Laurie Voss’ 2-hour tech talk, Stuff Everybody Knows, Parts 1 and 2: Web Development Best Practices, which is the talk I’m most looking forward to seeing.

There’s so much more going on at Tampa Bay Startup Week on Monday than I can list here, so be sure to check their site for Monday’s events.

Tuesday, February 13

Tuesday starts with the “Full Stack Pancake Breakfast”, featuring a startup all-star panel, a presentation called “Why your employees don’t listen, and other culture problems”, the Startup Bus Round Table featuring my friend Mitch Neff, and Gary Vaynerchuk’s probably overrated talk.

There’s so much more going on at Tampa Bay Startup Week on Tuesday than I can list here, so be sure to check their site for Tuesday’s events.

Wednesday, February 14

There are Startup Week events galore on Wednesday, including “Startup Surge”, a big mentorpalooza run by the folks from Tampa Bay WaVE, presentations on startup recruiting, law, HR, and bootstrapping, and an interesting-sounding talk on automating common tasks and marketing efforts.

There’s so much more going on at Tampa Bay Startup Week on Wednesday than I can list here, so be sure to check their site for Wednesday’s events.

Thursday, February 15

This is the day when Startup Week switches cities and moves to St. Pete. Chase Basecamp is now located at Station House, and Thursday’s events include the Rise ’n’ Grind kickoff breakfast, a talk on game-based learning and another on distance learning, and the day’s finale, the Florida Startup Pitch Competition.

There’s so much more going on at Tampa Bay Startup Week on Thursday than I can list here, so be sure to check their site for Thursday’s events.

Friday, February 16

There are a number of interesting talks happening on Friday, including “Why your college buddy is not your 50/50 cofounder”, “Growth hacking strategies of successful companies”, a CEO roundtable, “The consequences of misapplied grit”, and of course, the big closing party.

There’s so much more going on at Tampa Bay Startup Week on Friday than I can list here, so be sure to check their site for Friday’s events.

Saturday, February 17

Sunday, February 18

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