Tampa Bay Wave and St. Pete Catalyst partner to promote regional entrepreneurial growth

Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Pete Catalyst are teaming up to promote entrepreneurial growth across Tampa Bay through a series of media initiatives. Starting with the latest TechDiversity cohort, the Catalyst will feature Wave Accelerator cohorts in the publication’s Hustle profile.

Through a combined video and written format, founders will share their stories in their own words, building bonds between the company and the Tampa Bay community. The Hustle profiles will be featured on the Catalyst homepage, and delivered to its subscriber base through the Daily Spark. Both groups will share the content through their social networks.

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Art and the city: Mark Aeling and Carrie Jadus

During this afternoon’s meeting, St. Petersburg City Council is expected to approve a new site for Janet Echelman’s controversial floating sculpture – at the Pier approach, instead of nearby Spa Beach Park – and Mark Aeling believes it’s time to widen the dialogue about St. Pete and public art.

“Every time a public art call comes up, there’s always this percentage of the populace that questions why public funds are going towards art,” says the noted sculptor, president of the Warehouse Arts District Association. “‘Why are our tax dollars being wasted?’ is the general tone of that comment.”

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The Florida Orchestra’s Pastreich leaves his legacy through community

In July, Michael Pasteich announced his plan to step down as the executive director of The Florida Orchestra after 11 years of leadership that sparked immense growth in the organization Pastreich met in dire straits.

When Michael Pastreich took the helm at the Florida Orchestra in 2007, the organization was $3 million in debt. That may not seem like a staggering figure to some – symphonies across the country have been declining slowly as attendance has continued to lag. People just don’t seem to be as interested in seeing an orchestra as they once were…

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St. Pete SALT: Lindsay Alvestad

The ninth episode of the St Pete SALT (Stories About Local Talent) podcast, features Lindsay Alvestad. During the episode, they discuss childhood, CrossFit, gym mirrors, working past your "limits," and much more!

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The Hustle

Josh Rabinowitz (Articulate Labs)

Co-founder Josh Rabinowitz is not your typical startup CEO. Quiet and thoughtful, Rabinowitz is more likely to sit back and listen than to command a room.

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WMNF 88.5

WMNF brings quality content to Tampa Bay ears, as its top non-commercial, listener-supported community station.

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The Shuffle

Gary Praznik

Jeani Bishoff
Orthotic & Prosthetic Centers, Inc.


Darden Rice
St. Pete City Council

Focus: Red Tide

Dead fish, birds, manatees, even a whale shark. Toll from worst red tide in decade grows.

Florida’s southwest coast, a ribbon of inlets and barrier islands normally brimming with wildlife, has become a red tide slaughterhouse this summer.


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Interactive: Apple’s Value Hit $1 Trillion. Add Disney to Bank of America and ... You’re Halfway There [New York Times]

A look at how Apple’s trillion-dollar value stacks up against other companies and entire industries.

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