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Why Steve Case is bringing Revolution’s Rise of the Rest to Tampa

The Rise of the Rest Bus Tour, an initiative to spotlight promising startups in areas outside of the major tech hubs, will stop in Tampa on Wednesday, May 1.

During the stop, there will be a startup pitch competition, with a $100,000 investment for the winner.

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St. Pete begins to reimagine 34th Street

A 1.5 mile stretch of 34th Street in St. Petersburg could take on a new persona, as neighborhood businesses and residents begin to envision what the corridor will look like years from now.

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Visit St. Pete/Clearwater appoints former SeaWorld exec as Interim CEO

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, Pinellas County’s tourism marking agency, named Jim Dean Interim CEO in a press release Friday morning. Dean will take the helm of the organization following the departure of David Downing, who lead the agency for more than four of his 12 years with the organization.

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Media

Think Like a Winner (Ep. 363) [Freakonomics]

Great athletes aren’t just great at the physical stuff. They’ve also learned how to handle pressure, overcome fear, and stay focused. Here’s the good news: you don’t have to be an athlete to use what they know.

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Culture

Looking ahead: February in the arts

As the winter weather begins to thaw (hopefully), St. Petersburg’s arts and entertainment scene heats up exponentially. January was a busy month, but February … well, it’s off the charts. Let’s look at a few highlights.

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The Shuffle

Jim Dean
VSPC

Zaps

The Hustle

Jess Montero (J.Tails)

Montero, who has a background as a vet tech, knew that typical pet care services were lacking in the expertise surrounding animal behavior, and the stimulation that some pets need. So she came up with a service to easily connect pet owners with tailored, convenient pet services at their fingertips.

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Profile

Roundhouse

Roundhouse brings brands to life through the power of storytelling.

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Influencer

Watson L. Haynes
PCUL

Focus: Black History Month

Overlooked [New York Times]

These remarkable black men and women never received obituaries in The New York Times — until now. We’re adding their stories to our project about prominent people whose deaths were not reported by the newspaper.

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Events

Feb. 4-8

Feb. 5

Feb. 7

PitchLyst Company: Mother Kombucha

Mother Kombucha was founded in 2014 with the belief that what is good for you should also be delicious. Operating with the mission to Taste Good, Feel Good, Do Good, founders Tonya Donati, Vic Donati, and Joshua Rumschlag set out to disrupt the industry...

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