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.
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.
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.
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.