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The Hustle

On July 4, 2016, Chris Hough launched to bring hand-made athletic bracelets from Kenya to the United States. Today, the best artisans in the world create the works you'll see on the website, a team that is growing larger...

The Shuffle

New Company
Climate First Bank
Former Company
CenterState Bank
New Position
VP, Branch Manager and Business Banker
Former Position
VP, Branch Manager and Business Banker


Shirl Penney rose from the humblest of beginnings to achieve prominence in the fast-paced world of financial management as the founder of Dynasty Financial Partners, a company that created an innovative platform for independent financial advisors. Orphaned as a child,...

Idea Stacking

"The name John Prine has circulated around my brain and more often my heart. He had me with his peaches song that was so wildly funny and rang so true.. all the way to “Hello in there”. Though young, I’d worked with the very old and recognized how beautiful & brilliant he was. I can never forget his words or his very modern take on growing up in the USA and the power those words held if one cares deeply about our past culture and the joy he gave so freely with humility and his humor which was supposed to take out the sting but couldn’t God bless his big ole heart."
"I do truly appreciate StPeteCatalyst for publishing these articles, but (no offense) there’s prolly not a huge readership. Why hasn’t Tampa Bay Times or Bay News Nine covered any of this. Maybe they have and I’m just not seeing it??"


Explore Tampa Bay Startups

Company Sector Location Last Round Raised
Miventure Technology Orlando, FL Seed Under $500,000
SioGreen Inc. Technology Clearwater, FL Self Under $500,000
CareValet Health Care Tampa, Florida Self Over $2MM
Rentit Inc Retail Tampa/St. Petesrsburg, FL Self Under $500,000

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