Serial entrepreneur Steve MacDonald has founded his own venture fund, MacDonald Ventures.
He is drawing on his own experiences as a founder, with “a couple of misses and a couple of wins,” and $400 million in exits, including the 2017 sale of myMatrixx, a tech-enabled pharmacy benefits manager, for $250 million.
October has been a busy month for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.
The nonprofit, which connects people and resources to inspire charitable giving and create meaningful, lasting impacts on the Tampa Bay region, just launched a new initiative aimed at responding to mental health challenges in the community. And after a Covid-related delay, the Foundation opened a 1,700 square-foot new office next to the James Museum on Central Avenue, something that’s been in the works for several years.
Eventually, Imagine Museum founder Trish Duggan said Tuesday on The Catalyst Sessions, there will be a second facility, also devoted to glass art, in Pinellas County. “I’m taking a good look at that. I will absolutely open an international museum.
“Because the first floor is all American art, and on the second floor I have mixed international and Americans. And I definitely have at least six 40-foot shipping containers full of glass coming from Europe. And I would definitely like to show it in a museum. It’s beyond phenomenal.”
What are the biggest questions Florida's top political journalists are asking in the final stretch of the presidential campaign?
"What's going to happen with the pandemic in late October," asked David Smiley of the Miami Herald in the latest episode of Political Party with Adam Smith.