Connect with us


IGNITE Tampa Bay coming to the Palladium in June

Bill DeYoung



The annual IGNITE Tampa Bay event, a fast-paced evening of entrepreneurial and inspirational presentations, has been confirmed for Wednesday, June 13 at the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Tampa Bay startup community advocate Marvin Scaff, the co-founder of Dabbl, will emcee the evening, during which each presenter is given five minutes onstage – with 20 slides – to make their point to the audience.

Ignite’s organizers say the format “lends itself to showcasing a diverse range of speakers and topics designed to stimulate short attention spans.”

The national Ignite program began in Seattle in 2006 and has spread all over the country; the Tampa Bay edition has sold out for the last seven years.

Although there is no limit to the subject matter at the all-ages event, technology and entrepreneurship are favorite topics. “I’ve seen the rest of the country begin to take notice of what I have known since moving here in 1991,” Scaff said in a statement. “Tampa is a not only a great place to start a company—it really is a great place to build and scale a business. It’s encouraging to see all the interest and investment in the startup community here.”

Speaker applications are available here. Deadline for applying is May 20.


Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By posting a comment, I have read, understand and agree to the Posting Guidelines.

The St. Pete Catalyst

The Catalyst honors its name by aggregating & curating the sparks that propel the St Pete engine.  It is a modern news platform, powered by community sourced content and augmented with directed coverage.  Bring your news, your perspective and your spark to the St Pete Catalyst and take your seat at the table.

Email us:

Subscribe for Free

Share with friend

Enter the details of the person you want to share this article with.