Clearwater entrepreneur launches $10 million investment fund

A healthcare entrepreneur in Clearwater has launched The Indus Equity Partners, an angel fund focused on global companies in growth mode.

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Florida Ag Commissioner talks up the potential of hemp as an economic driver at Synapse Summit

Hemp could become the state’s next big industry, according to Nikki Fried, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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South St. Pete produce stand sues federal government over denied EBT eligibility

There is no full-service grocery store within a 42-block area of south St. Petersburg. From 4th Avenue South to 45th Avenue South, and 34th St. to downtown there are six “dollar” stores, but none of them sell fresh produce.

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Meet SVP Tampa Bay Class of 2020: Saving Our Seniors

Saving Our Seniors was born out of founder Kelli Casto’s experience as a licensed occupational therapist assistant.

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Your weekend arts forecast: Jazz and dance improv for Valentine’s Day

“Jazz Theory,” which Alex Jones is mounting Friday and Saturday at thestudio@620, is an “event,” he insists. It’s not a “show,” nor is it a “performance.”

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The Shuffle

Susan Maurer
Axiom Bank


The Hustle

Melissa Nichols

Melissa Nichols is using her childhood growing up in a strict religious community in rural Florida as fodder for her very first stand-up comedy special, "Girls Can't Be Pastors."

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Startup founders square off at Pitch Madness at Synapse Summit

Blue Halo Biomedical, an Orlando medical device company, was the winner of Pitch Madness at the Synapse Summit.

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Brian Auldl
Tampa Bay Rays

Focus: Synapse

ICYMI: Cold-calling helped Sara Blakely build a $1 billion business

Before Clearwater Beach native Sara Blakely hit it big with women’s shapewear company Spanx, she spent seven years off and on cold calling for Danka, a St. Petersburg office imaging company.

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ICYMI: Wave, Embarc join forces on program for women entrepreneurs

JP Morgan Chase has awarded Tampa Bay Wave and Embarc Collective a $500,000 grant to launch a new program exclusively for women tech entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay.

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