Hillsborough County Seeds Local Startup Culture


Author: Justine Benstead
Publisher: 83 Degrees
Date: September 10, 2013

How would you like to meet your future business partner at a local conference, or grow your startup company from seed stage, right here in Tampa Bay?

Thanks to the Economic Development Innovation Initiative (EDI2), there’s a growing chance that you could. In August, an initial sum of $307,000 from the $2 million fund was awarded to 23 startup projects and events in the Tampa Bay region.

“We were able to allocate money for something that I really believe is the most important element of economic development going on in the country right now — and that’s the startup community,” says Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe. Read more here.