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11/3/2016 Member News
TEC Garage Showcases its Startup Entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week

Suzie Boland
RFB Communications Group
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TEC Garage Showcases its Startup Entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week
Investors, Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Others are Invited

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – (Oct. 20, 2016) – TEC Garage, an incubator and coworking entrepreneurial center operated by Tampa Bay Innovation Center, will hold a Startup Showcase from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at TEC Garage, 244 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. The event, held during Global Entrepreneurship Week, will replace the monthly TECH Talk program.

“For the first time, we will pre-empt our monthly TECH Talk schedule in favor of showcasing the talent and best of breed startup businesses at TEC Garage,” says Tonya Elmore, president and CEO of Tampa Bay Innovation Center. “We invite all those interested in promoting entrepreneurship to come discover this group of diverse and talented entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the Tampa Bay Innovation eco-system; as well as to network with others in our flourishing entrepreneurial community.”

There is no charge for the event and refreshments will be served. Attendees will be able to:
? Connect with startups and “test drive” their products
? Meet with founders and discuss their challenges and triumphs
? Discover new technologies
? Network with other members of the startup community and support system

The monthly TECH Talk series will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Microsoft headquarters in Tampa. Presented by Tampa Bay Innovation Center, TECH Talk is the area’s premier networking and education event developed specifically to meet the interests of the local technology community. Attendees include new and startup technology companies, as well as entrepreneurs and those interested in the growth and success of technology innovation and entrepreneurism in the Tampa Bay area.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center, through TEC Garage, offers a number of programs geared toward entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and others interested in the growth of the local technology community.

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 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,, and on Facebook at Follow Tampa Bay Innovation Center on Twitter,, and on Facebook at