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 space — 1601 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.
- AirBnB Income Strategy — Want to Build your own AirBnB Rental Empire or Investment Property Portfolio? @ 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM
- Cool ‘n Confident Toastmasters @ SPC – St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
- Tampa Bay Thinkers — Are we over medicated? Do we use pills instead of living healthy? @ Carrollwood Cultural Center, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- Getting Your Project from VCarve to CNC (Members Only) @ Tampa Hackerspace, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- IEEE Young Professionals Tampa Meetup — FE Exam study session @ John F. Germany Public Library, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Nerdbrew Trivia — Pints & Pixels Gaming Night! @ Brew Bus, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- South Tampa Toastmasters @ Unity of Tampa, 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
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.
- Business Development and Sales — Leads and Coffee Inaugural Meeting @ Belleair Coffee Company, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
- Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education — Network and Learn: The Power of Story and your Business @ Station 2 Innovation Center, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
- Westshore Toastmasters @ FIVE Labs, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- Brandon Boardgamers — Tuesday Night Gaming @ Cool Stuff Games, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Tech4Good Tampa — Choosing a Donor Management System That Fits Your Needs @ Panera Bread, 2285 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
- Tampa Bay Photographic Arts Community — So You Want to Fly a Drone with Jason Schappert @ Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Weekly Open Make Night @ Tampa Hackerspace, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Florida Podcasters Association General Meeting!!! @ IHop, 4910 Spruce Street, Tampa, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- Game Club Tampa Meetup — Tuesday Nite Roleplayers (RPGs) (LFP) @ Grand Arena of Mind Expansion, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
- Code Katas — Let’s Do Some Fun Code Challenges! @ Bank of the Ozarks’ Innovation Lab, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Woodshop Safety (Members Only) @ Tampa Hackerspace, 7:15 PM to 10:15 PM
- Star Wars: Destiny Organized Play @ Armada Games, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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.
- Open/FREE Coworking for Women Tech Entrepreneurs @ Tampa Bay WaVE, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- One Million Cups St. Pete — St. Pete Catalyst @ St. Petersburg Greenhouse, 9:00 AM
- One Million Cups Tampa — Beaut&Beast LLC @ Mark Sharpe Entrepreneur Collaborative Center, 9:00 AM
- Tampa Bay UAS and Drone University — Saint Petersburg College UAS Meetup- February Meeting @ St. Petersburg College EpiCenter, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
- Grand Gamers of St. Petersburg Board Game Night @ Critical Hit Games, 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM
- Tampa Bay Data Science Group Meeting @ Tampa Bay Wave, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
- Crypto Investors Club – St Pete @ Panera Bread, 1908 4th Street North, Saint Petersburg, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
- Blockchain Enthusiasts — Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Meetup: News, Q&A, Networking, Social @ BlockSpaces, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- The Suncoast Linux Users Group meetup @ HDR, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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.
- Tampa Bay Professionals (IT, Sales, HR & more) — SALES PROS – 3 Goal-Achievement Skills of Top Sales Performers @ Online, 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
- Game Club Tampa Meetup — The Chosen, a home brew pathfinder variant (FULL) @ Grand Arena of Mind Expansion, 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
- Brandon Boardgamers — Let’s Game on Thursdays @ Panera Bread, 3490 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Valrico, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
- Tampa SEO and Internet Marketing Monthly Meetup with Steve Scott @ Peabody’s Billiards and Games, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Learn Cybersecurity Tampa, Career Conversations Featuring Jeff Goble @ SecureSet, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- Lean Beer for All Things Agile @ Bad Monkey, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
- Tampa Bay ServiceNow Developer Meetup — February 15 Meetup – ServiceNow Resources & Panel Discussion @ ISC(2), 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- WITI – Tampa Bay (Women in Technology International) — What’s the Buzz about Blockchain? @ Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Inc., 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- WordPress St. Petersburg — Ask Me (and Each Other) Anything – Networking & Project Help Workshop @ TEC Garage at SPC Downtown Campus, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- Tampa.rb: Tampa Side – Mystery Meetup! @ Andy Beverly School, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Largo Board Games Meetup — Five Tribes @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Functional Suncoast — Learn You a ReasonML for Greater Good @ Bank of the Ozarks’ Innovation Lab, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Kakkoii-Otaku Clan — GameTime, Round 4! Let’s Do It Again! @ 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
- Nerdbrew Trivia — Boards & Booze! @ Peabody’s Billiards and Games, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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.
- Café con Tampa @ Oxford Exchange, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
- Lean Coffee for All Things Agile (Brandon/Riverview) @ Panera Bread, 504 Brandon Town Center Mall, Brandon, 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
- Portkey to Magic — Cards Against Muggles Game Night @ Waypoint 6 Tavern & Geekery, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, February 17
- Tampa Bay Writing, Publishing & Marketing Meetup — Random Acts of Kindness FREE Computer Repair Clinic & Open House, Tampa Bay Technology Center, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Girl Develop It Tampa Bay — Code & Coffee (Kid Friendly!) @ Ikea, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
- Learn to work and fire glass using a kiln (8 week class) — Tampa Hackerspace, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Microcontroller Monthly Meetup (M3) @ Tampa Hackerspace, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- Tampa Social Networking Meetup — Food & Craft Beer walking tours @ 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- Clearwater / St Petersburg Unity User Group — Game Project Therapy @ Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 2626 Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Clearwater, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
- Kakkoii-Otaku Clan — Black Panther Movie @ AMC Veterans, 3:30 PM to 5:45 PM
- Digital Divas — Black and White Image Challenge @ 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM