Demo Day: Tampa Bay Wave startups make their pitches Wednesday

Wednesday morning, the Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity accelerator cohort will take the stage once again. This week’s Demo Day is an exclusive opportunity for the cohort to pitch their businesses to investors both local and national, as well as supporters of the Tampa Bay tech and startup scene.

The event, held at the University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), will feature Tampa Bay Wave’s first TechDiversity cohort, focused on businesses that are minority, female, veteran or LGBT owned.

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Not just another pizzeria: Bavaro’s expansion continues

Some days, more than 15,000 people walk by the Bavaro’s restaurant inside Airside Terminal C at Tampa International Airport. Lots of them, of course, stop in for a taste of old-school, traditional Neapolitan pizza.

The airport location is the smallest of three Bavaro’s in the Tampa Bay area. Although it’s got the least amount of square footage, it generates the most revenue. Last year, Dan Bavaro says, the restaurant grossed $2 million.

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Insight: It’s time for single-payer healthcare, here’s why

If enacted, it would guarantee that everyone would be covered with comprehensive health insurance; would reduce costs by an estimated 24 percent, saving $829 billion in the first year; and would save insurance costs for 95 percent of the population.

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[How I Built This] Honest Tea: Seth Goldman

The line between trash and recycling is moving a lot these days. It's a tough time to be a recycler.

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The Hustle

Mandy Nicole (Simple & Pretty Co.)

Simple and Pretty Co. is about more than pretty pictures. Mandy Nicole, the boss behind it all, has turned her passion for pretty and simple things (i.e. jewelry), into a full-blown brand that teaches other brands how to be successful in the image-heavy online world of Instagram and blogs.

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Roundhouse Creative Studios

Roundhouse brings brands to life through the power of storytelling.

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The Shuffle

Nate Gilmore

Carol Martin Brown
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg


Lakshmi Shenoy
Embarc Collective

Focus: Junk

‘We Are All Accumulating Mountains of Things’

How online shopping and cheap prices are turning Americans into hoarders


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ACUMEN: Digital

You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It.[HBR]

Most people I know have a to-do list so long that it’s not clear that there’s an end to it.

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