3 things every entrepreneur should know, from the winner of TiEcon’s Startup of the Year award


    The sixth time was the charm for Julia MacGregor-Peralta.

    The Tampa entrepreneur started five other companies before she founded Global Safety Management, a Tampa tech company that aims to make the workplace safer.

    Now, GSM is the winner of the Startup of the Year award from TiE Tampa Bay. The award honors a profitable young company launched in Florida and will be one of five awards handed out during TiEcon Florida on Feb. 16.

    The day-long event, at the Sam & Martha Gibbons Alumni Center at University of South Florida in Tampa, will bring together entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and business professionals from throughout the area, and will include speakers, breakout panels and a pitch competition. The schedule and registration details are here.