Published: September 12, 2019
Ranging from an AI legal assistant to a mobile vendor of fresh cut flowers, a record number of companies – 21 – were recently accepted into The University of Tampa’s Spartan Incubator program for this academic year.
The Spartan Incubator, which opened four years ago, is located in UT’s John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business. The program pairs participants with a team of experts to help them launch their current startup to a full-grown business.
The 21 companies set a record for participation in the incubator.
Over four dozen companies have already successfully completed the incubator program. One of those companies, The Natural Nipple, recently was awarded a $50,000 grant in the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge. Incubator businesses have received more than $1.5 million in seed funding since fall 2015.
The incubator is open to anyone in the region, and includes both resident companies as well as companies that are off-site and participate in incubator activities without having dedicated space in the facility.
To see the full list of companies, go to https://www.ut.edu/academics/sykes-college-of-business/centers-and-institutes/lowth-entrepreneurship-center/spartan-accelerator-and-incubator-program.