13Oct

CoWorkTampa has new neighbor with ‘HackerSpace’

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CoWorkTampa, a coworking loft in a converted Tampa cigar factory, has a new neighbor. Tampa HackerSpace had a soft opening on the ground floor of the same building in early August, and now holds classes and meetings. Organizers expect their respective memberships to overlap and to benefit one another. Tampa HackerSpace Founder Bill Shaw also […]

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13Oct

TBBJ photos of the week

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Tim Marks, president of Metropolitan Ministries plays with Angel, 5, and Anika, 6 in the after school program. Marks impressed me with his ability to be just “one of the guys” on the playground. It was his idea to slide with the girls after I asked him to ignore me and just be himself. He […]

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13Oct

Law firm sets up shop at CoWork Tampa

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Some Becker & Poliakoff lawyers from Clearwater and the firm’s Fort Lauderdale headquarters are now at CoWork Tampa, a shared workspace facility for entrepreneurs and founders of new companies. The firm has become a member of CoWork in an effort to take its legal and business strategy services to where potential clients are located. “We […]

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13Oct

Fort Lauderdale law firm joins CoWork Tampa

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Becker & Poliakoff has become a member of CoWork Tampa to help support the legal and business needs of entrepreneurs. The multi-practice business law firm, based in Fort Lauderdale, has 12 offices in Florida, including one in Clearwater. CoWork Tampa provides a shared work environment for entrepreneurs and others in the renovated Garcia & Vega […]

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13Oct

Companies find business-to-business relevance in social media

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TAMPA — Restaurant owners and retailers are familiar with using social media to reach consumer audiences. For companies targeting a business-to-business audience, social media use is more nuanced, but still effective. People relate to strong content and brands, said Ryan Sammy, director of Web promotion for Tampa digital marketing agency BlueGlass. A company decision maker […]

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13Oct

Coworking sites proliferate, trend continues

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Building on the growing popularity of shared work environments, and looking to supplement income, Chris Arnoldi founded CoWorkTampa, a “coworking loft” in a renovated cigar factory in Tampa this summer. The 6,000-square-foot space on North Armenia Avenue features 13 individual offices, a large coworking area, a meeting room and other amenities. “I needed an office […]

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13Oct

‘Camp’ tech events merge, widen scope

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TAMPA — BarCamp and Code Camp, two major gatherings for members of the Tampa Bay technology industry, are merging into one larger event. Roughly 1,000 attendees are expected at BarCamp/Code Camp Tampa 2012, a daylong, free event scheduled at the University of South Florida on Oct. 13. Together the events will provide a forum for […]

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Group launches plan to boost ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’

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A group of Tampa Bay entrepreneurs has developed a plan they believe will lead to thriving entrepreneurial activity in the Tampa Bay region. The “Tampa Bay 6/20 Plan” aims to give “a shared voice to the entrepreneurial leaders who are looking to develop Tampa Bay into one of the best regions in the country to […]

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13Oct

Catalyst rising: Tech firms show jobs spark

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Here’s an inside look at just a few of the breaking business news stories in the Feb. 11 print edition of the Tampa Bay Business Journal: This week’s newspaper features a series of stories and content looking at the foundation of job growth sparked by the Bay area’s technology sector. Birth of the idea came […]

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Tech jobs: ‘Cowork’ spaces gaining exposure, popularity and potential

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There might be a new home for nomadic tribes of tech entrepreneurs. “Cowork” spaces — already successful in Baltimore, Orlando, and Austin, Texas, and many other cities — are shared working environments for freelancers, self-employed, road warriors and any of the work forces who do not normally work in offices. They offer a social gathering […]

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