Eight Tampa companies vie for Startup of the Year


    Eight young technology companies from Tampa — plus three more with strong ties to the Tampa-St. Pete area — are among the 100 rising startups that will compete at the 7th annual for Startup of the Year global competition and summit.

    The three-day event, sponsored by Established and Start Co., began last night and continues through Wednesday in Memphis. The program features curated matchmaking for founders, investors and corporate innovators, as well as a pitch competition with winners receiving up to $100,000 in investments.