In 2019, entrepreneur and tech leaders’ hard work will pay off


    For the tech and startup industries in the Tampa Bay area, 2019 can be expected to be summed up in two words: growth and stability.

    While startups and technology players have spent 2018 — and the years prior — fighting to make the Tampa Bay region an acclaimed destination for their industries, 2019 may be the year their hard work pays off.

    In the startup world, it is obvious where everyone has their eyes — and hopes — on: Embarc Collective. Still slated to open in March 2019, the $10 million innovation hub in downtown Tampa run by Lakshmi Shenoy will bring entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and academic resources under one roof.