Tampa tech firm with threat-detection products wins federal grant

A Tampa company with technology that can detect malicious drones and other potential safety threats has won a federal grant to advance its products.

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St. Pete outdoor performing arts venue one step closer to approval

The Warehouse Arts District is one step closer to gaining an outdoor performing arts center, after the St. Petersburg City Council approved a zoning change Thursday that would allow outdoor performing arts venues in underutilized industrial areas throughout the city.

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Clearwater broker-dealer says it was the victim in a fraud scheme

Spartan Securities Group and an affiliated company, Island Capital Management, are fighting back against a complaint alleging securities violations that was filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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In Reality Podcast: St. Pete Tech with Margie Manning [Marxent]

This week, the Joes talk to Margie Manning, a prolific reporter who covers Tampa Bay’s burgeoning startup culture, about the health of St. Pete’s tech scene. Manning is super-knowledgeable about the Tampa Bay area, having spent 14 years as a reporter for the Tampa Bay Business Journal before jumping to her current gig. She’s also mad prolific. You won’t believe how many stories she’s written this year.

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Your weekend arts forecast

The Florida Orchestra continues to do its part for the St. Petersburg Celebration of the Arts with Saturday’s Masterworks concert performance of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, complete with the Lumina Youth Choir, soloists, a narrator and big-screen Shakespearean imagery.

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The Shuffle

Craig Sher
Fourth Street Banking Co. and Freedom Bank


The Hustle

India Torrez + Emma Fivecoat (EF.IT Design)

Emma Fivecoat and India Torrez - EF.IT, for short - are the talented tandem behind EF.IT Design, a digital marketing firm.

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GoZone WiFi

Since 2014, GoZone WiFi has helped businesses make the most of their WiFi networks.

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Shaun Amarnani
Trenam Law

Focus: Netflix

What Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph looks for in people who will come up with the next big thing

Got an idea for a new technology? Veteran entrepreneur Marc Randolph wants to hear about it. Randolph, best known as the co-founder and former CEO of Netflix, invited students and others at the USF Muma College of Business Thought Leader Series to share their ideas with him during an hour-long discussion that was part history, part pep talk and all high-energy.

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PitchLyst Company: Verapy

In combination with cutting-edge hardware, our proprietary software and exclusive virtual reality content (exercise games) we are creating a new market in physical and occupational therapy.

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