UT Entrepreneurship Efforts Highlighted in Tech Talk Webcast

Published: May 14, 2013
How the University of Tampa and its Entrepreneurship Center is going to reshape Tampa Bay and play a role in Tampa’s economic development was a primary focus of a Start-Up Tampa Bay Tech Talk webcast, which was held on May 3 on the UT campus.

The webcast can be viewed at www.ut.edu/entrepreneurcenter/about/.

Moderated by Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, the discussion included several members of the tech community, as well as Rebecca White, director of the UT Entrepreneurship Center; James Zebrowski, president of UT Entrepreneurs, and Dave Wistocki, vice president of community development of UT Entrepreneurs.

The discussion touched on various UT Entrepreneurship Initiatives, including the BioEntrepreneurship Partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center, the Creating Real Entrepreneurial Actions Through Education (CREATE) Business Idea Pitch, the Spartan Accelerator and others. It also focused on a student’s business plan to design, develop, train, implement and maintain sustainable agricultural units called “pods” for food insecure communities in the United States and around the world.

The entrepreneurship major at UT is one of the largest on campus and provides students with skills that are critical for anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur or think like one.

Presented by Hillsborough County as part of the Entrepreneurs’ Hub (eHub), TECH Talk is the area’s premier networking and education event developed specifically to meet the interests of the local technology community. Attendees include new and start-up technology companies, as well as entrepreneurs and those interested in the growth and success of technology innovation and entrepreneurism in the Tampa Bay area.