How women entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay bucked the national funding trend

Female founders often find it tougher than their male counterparts to win venture capital backing, but there are strategies that can help, according to five successful women entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay area.

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Catching up with The Big Catch; Galley to add The Ship’s Hold

Announced in early December, the renovation of the Fish Tales Seafood House, and its transformation into The Big Catch at Salt Creek, is taking a bit longer than originally planned.

A lease on the property, part of Harborage Marina in old southeast St. Pete (the address is 1500 2nd Street South), was acquired by business partners Mario Farias, Jon LaBudde and Larry Munch, operating as Boys in the Burg, LLC.

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What’s on the mind of the new St. Pete Chamber chair

There’s a new chair at the helm of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.

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Inspired Giving Podcast Episode 6: Eleanor Saunders, Echo of Brandon

Eleanor Saunders talks shifting mindsets from nonprofit to for-purpose business, social enterprise, and ECHO's work toward systemic change.

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Inaugural Celebration of the Arts to focus on Shakespeare

Many of St. Petersburg’s arts institutions and organizations – just about all of them, in fact – will be acknowledging the Bard of Avon, in some fashion, during the month of February.

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The Shuffle

Tony DiBenedetto


The Hustle

Scott Callaway (InvigorateIV)

Scott Callaway wants to help you become your best self, and he's started a business to do just that. After studying nursing at St. Petersburg College, Callaway started InVigorateIV to meet people where they are and boost their fitness.

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Power Design

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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Tonya Donati
Mother Kombucha

Focus: Coworking

WeWork plans downtown Tampa site

The largest co-working company in the United States will open its first Tampa Bay location next year. WeWork signed a lease in for 50,000 square feet in two floors at The Heights, a mixed-use development at 1910 North Ola Avenue on the northern end of downtown Tampa.

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Two Simple Questions To Ask Every Potential Investor

But here’s what happened—the part that still sticks with me. When the founder was done “talking” about her company, Reilly asked if she had any questions for him and she responded, “Yes, two.”

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