Exclusive: Meet the TiETANs, TiE Tampa Bay’s 2019 award winners


    Five companies and individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the entrepreneurial ecosystem at TiEcon Florida Feb. 16.

    TiEcon is the marquee event for the entrepreneurship organization, TiE Tampa Bay. TiE Tampa Bay is one of 26 chapters in the Americas and 61 chapters worldwide for The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a Silicon Valley-based organization that fosters entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education, funding and incubation.

    The TiETAN awards honor business leaders in five categories who have made a local impact, and this year’s winners range from one of the longest-tenured and most successful entrepreneurs in the community to a 10-month-old program that helps veterans form their own businesses.