Gazelle Lab start-up crew puts Tampa Bay program on hold, embraces Orlando this spring

Author: Robert Trigaux
Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
Date: February 8, 2012

“Demo Day” of Gazelle Lab’s first “graduating” class of six business start-ups was held at St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater last November when founders of six young companies pitched their business vision to potential investors and a supportive and curious Tampa Bay audience.

Wake up and good morning. Gazelle Lab, one of Tampa Bay’s most promising elements of what many hope will be a rising regional “entrepreneurial ecosystem” to mentor and focus new business start-ups here, is putting its business accelerator on hold locally and taking its show to Orlando.

Gazelle Lab debuted last summer and created a big buzz by accepting six area business start-ups in its coveted (if new and still organizing) business accelerator. The 90-day boot camp helped start-ups get better focused and hone their pitches before culminating in a Demo Day in which they made live presentations to potential investors. Read more here.


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