City of St. Pete hosts first-ever pitch night to celebrate ‘the spirit of the entrepreneur’


    The city of St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce held the first of what they hope will be many pitch nights, which they believe will help put the city on a national stage as a destination for entrepreneurs.

    “I came in 2014 and asked, ‘What can the city do to elevate [startups] to the city and country, as a place where entrepreneurs are thriving?'” Mayor Rick Kriseman said at the Thursday night event. “It’s telling our story, fostering our environment, investing in workforce development and creating events to learn and celebrate together and here we are.”