Tampa Bay Tech Events This Summer

Over the last five years, Tampa Bay has emerged as one of the hottest technology markets in the country. From enterprise organizations to startups, tech companies continue to thrive in our region. This status as a technological and entrepreneurial hub (as well as a producer of phenomenal craft beer) was only possible through Tampa’s strong sense of fellowship and collaboration.

Local organizations are playing an important role in our region’s growth by creating and sponsoring local events that strengthen our tech community and nurture young entrepreneurs. Below are five upcoming events this summer that you should definitely attend!

2016 Fast 50 Awards by Tampa Bay Business Journal
When: Thursday, July 21th, from 11:30am to 1:00pm
Where: TPepin’s Hospitality Centre – 4121 N 50th St, Tampa FL, 33610

Tampa Bay Business Journal will be hosting their 2016 Fast 50 Awards Luncheon to recognize the 50 fastest growing, privately held companies in Tampa Bay. This is going to be a neat event. Congratulations to all those selected!

1 Million Cups Tampa
When: Wednesday, July 27th, from 9:00am to 11:00am
Where: Mark Sharpe Entrepreneur Collaborative Center –  2101 E Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.

StartUp Xchange by Tampa Bay Innovation Center
When: Tuesday, July 28th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Green Bench Brewing Co. – 1122 Baum Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL  33705

Being an entrepreneur is a challenging, and often lonely, lifestyle. StartUp Xchange is here to help! Held at different restaurants in the Tampa Bay area, this monthly event allows you to socialize, network, and receive valuable advice from Innovation Center Mentors. If you’re currently part of a startup, you’ll definitely want to attend this event!

Tech Jam 2016 Battle of the Bands by TechStart Tampa Bay
When: Friday, August 19th, from 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Where: District 3 – 802 East Whiting Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Tech Jam Battle of the Bands is the largest fundraiser for TechStart Tampa Bay – a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps to develops the next generation of creators. The organization inspires, educates, and creates opportunities for the at-risk youth through the power of coding, engineering, and emerging technologies. Friday August 19th is judgment day for local tech company bands that will battle it out for your votes and donations. This party-with-a-purpose will also include food, drinks, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, networking, games, and exclusive VIP access and perks. You don’t want to miss it! Over 400 technologists and musicians will be at this jam.

Learn more about this event and see ticket prices here. Oh, and if you’re in a band, they are accepting applications until July 21st! Apply here!

Tampa’s Technologies Impact the World by Tampa Bay Technology Forum
When: Wednesday, September 7th, from 8:00am to 1:30pm
Where: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront – 333 1st Street South, St. Petersburg 33701

This half-day event connects Tampa Bay’s best and brightest in the tech sector. The event features a morning of discussions on the global impact of technologies produced by local thought-leaders and innovators.
Join them for a half-day filled with our community’s best tech projects, a lunch panel, and plenty of social engagement.

This will be an awesome event! Be sure to grab your ticket here.