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The Tampa Bay Area’s growing innovation culture may not be as well known as those in some other cities, but it has the talent, ideas and raw materials to succeed like none other, says Tampa Bay Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik.

“It’s up to us in this community to work together…to really achieve that vision,” he says. “We are at the tip of the iceberg, but we have all the potential of the world.”

Vinik spoke at a community gathering organized by the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA), which drew some 300 to Tampa’s Bryan Glazer Family JCC June 22.