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  • The Undercroft rolls out training program to address jobs gap in cybersecurity
    by Margie Manning

    The Undercroft, a cybersecurity guild and development center in Ybor City, is launching a training program to fill the skills gap in cybersecurity in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. The program, which launches July 20, is getting underway as unemployment tops 13 percent in the metro area, with hundreds of thousands out of work because of The post The Undercroft rolls out training program to address jobs gap in cybersecurity appeared first on St Pete Catalyst.

  • The City’s Kristin Brett previews the new Pier
    by Bill DeYoung

    The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce presents: Coronavirus Impact Insights. Click the play arrow above to watch the full video. On this episode, Kristin Brett, the City of St. Petersburg’s Director of Pier Comunications and Marketing, joins Chris Steinocher, president and CEO of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, and Joe Hamilton, publisher of The post The City’s Kristin Brett previews the new Pier appeared first on St Pete Catalyst.

  • Seedfunders’ Irv Cohen helps close the opportunity gap
    by Margie Manning

    The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce presents: Coronavirus Impact Insights. Click the play arrow above to watch the full video.  On this episode, Irv Cohen, co-founder and managing partner of Seedfunders in St. Petersburg, joins Chris Steinocher, president and CEO of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. The post Seedfunders’ Irv Cohen helps close the opportunity gap appeared first on St Pete Catalyst.

  • Still in stealth mode, Tampa artificial intelligence firm raises $6.6 million
    by Margie Manning

    Telepathy Labs Inc., a Tampa technology company with an artificial intelligence platform, has raised $6.6 million in an early-stage funding round. Nearly 90 investors, primarily friends and family, invested in the debt and option offering, according to a June 30 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Telepathy Labs does not have any institutional The post Still in stealth mode, Tampa artificial intelligence firm raises $6.6 million appeared first on St Pete Catalyst.

  • Venture capital leaders: ‘We need to change the way it’s always been done’
    by Margie Manning

    A strategy of diversity and inclusion in the venture capital industry involves more than just providing financial backing to a startup founder who is female, Black or Hispanic. It also involves mentoring those founders, taking them to events they’ve not had access to before, and introducing them to business leaders or investors they otherwise might The post Venture capital leaders: ‘We need to change the way it’s always been done’ appeared first on St Pete Catalyst.

  • Here’s what St. Pete edtech company Presence is doing to help students get back to campus safely
    by Margie Manning

    Presence, a St. Petersburg company with software for colleges and universities, has created a new feature designed to help schools safely reopen their campuses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional software aids in contact tracing, or identifying persons who may have come into contact with an infected person. Many colleges and universities are required to The post Here’s what St. Pete edtech company Presence is doing to help students get back to campus safely appeared first on St Pete Catalyst.

  • Tampa Bay Wave panel: Diversity is an economic imperative
    by Margie Manning

    Entrepreneurial diversity is not only the right thing to do. It’s an economic imperative, according to a leadership panel at the launch of Tampa Bay Wave’s TechDiversity Accelerator. The panel was the centerpiece of an hourlong virtual kickoff for the accelerator program. Fifteen tech companies from around the United States and Latin America, including two The post Tampa Bay Wave panel: Diversity is an economic imperative appeared first on St Pete Catalyst.

  • Technology blockchain company BlockSpaces makes changes to support growth
    by Jaymi Butler

    While many businesses are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, blockchain technology development studio BlockSpaces is moving forward with a new operating model, a new management team and a seed round of capital.  “Blockchain is poised for explosive growth,” said Gregory Pierce, BlockSpaces’ newly elected Operating Chairman of the Board. “I couldn’t be happier to be The post Technology blockchain company BlockSpaces makes changes to support growth appeared first on St Pete Catalyst.

  • Tampa tech staffing company acquired
    by Margie Manning

    NSC Technologies has acquired Anistar Technologies Inc. in Tampa. Details of the transaction were not disclosed in a news release announcing the deal. Anistar is a national staffing company that sources highly skilled, hard-to-find professionals in the low-voltage and technology infrastructure sectors for consulting contract placement, direct permanent placement and/or contract to permanent placement assignments. The post Tampa tech staffing company acquired appeared first on St Pete Catalyst.

  • Tampa Bay Innovation Center launches program to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19
    by Margie Manning

    A new program from Tampa Bay Innovation Center is aimed at helping the local economy recover from COVID-19. The program — CO.STARTERS Rebuild — offers 10 weeks of live-facilitated virtual programming to help small businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis. There aren’t other programs of this kind that go into the workings of a company and help The post Tampa Bay Innovation Center launches program to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19 appeared first on St Pete Catalyst.