Education testing company, venture fund back Tampa tech firm Knack

Knack, a Tampa educational technology company, won the Village Capital U.S. Education Program, a venture development program for a dozen U.S. education startups.

The prize is a $125,000 investment by venture capital fund VilCap Investments and Educational Testing Service, the Princeton, N.J. company that develops, administers and scores the SAT and more than two dozen other tests.

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Israeli firms focused on food waste, drone detection, construction among the FIBA class of 2019

Oded Omer’s previous company struck an eight-figure deal when it took part in the Florida Israel Business Accelerator in Tampa in 2017.

Now, Omer is back at FIBA with a new company, Wasteless, and a big idea to reduce food waste at supermarkets.

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Talking theater with freeFall Artistic Director Eric Davis

It’s been just over 10 years since St. Petersburg’s second professional theater made its debut. In that time, freeFall Theatre has substantially raised the bar for the arts in our community, with one well-attended show after another, either thrilling audiences through sheer artistry and entertainment, or challenging them with promising new work that puzzles and piques.

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How I Built This With Guy Raz: Canva - Melanie Perkins

When she was just 19 years old, Melanie Perkins dreamt of transforming the graphic design and publishing industries.

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Capone, the Babe, the Gangplank and Jungle Prada

Stories have circulated for nearly a century about Al Capone and Babe Ruth, two famous figures in American history, and their ties to the area of western St. Petersburg known, in different eras, as The Jungle, Jungle Prada and Jungle Terrace.

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The Shuffle

Christopher Snyder
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital


The Hustle

Joey Romanik (Romanik Group)

While getting his business off the ground, Romanik worked two jobs, and didn't take a day off for 18 months. One transaction turned into three, and by the end of his first year, he had closed 19. Six months later, he quit the hospitality industry and became a realtor full-time.

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St. Pete-Clearwater Airport

Combining the convenience of a smaller airport with the many travel destinations of a larger one, the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport truly is the best of both worlds.

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Karl Nurse
Bay Tech Label

Focus: Emotion

Got Anger? Try Naming It To Tame It [NPR]

So in many ways, anger is like wine. There are these major varieties — such as chardonnay and pinot noir — but each vintage has its own unique combination of aromas, flavors and potency. The more practice you have at detecting — and naming — these nuances, the better you understand wine.

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Companies: Benebay

BeneBay Platform is a cloud-based, real-time, claims processing and management technology platform that pays claims at the point of service and provides immediate and accurate data response for customers to help better manage healthcare costs – its Healthcare technology for modern healthcare.

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