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Entrepreneurship Program co-founder, graduate honored

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (far left) with Reuben Pressman

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (left) with Reuben Pressman

Daniel James Scott, associate director of the USF St. Petersburg Entrepreneurship Program, has been named Technology Leader of the Year by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, and Reuben Pressman, the program’s first graduate, has been named Rising Star. The honors were announced Friday night during the Forum’s 10th Annual Industry Achievement Awards Gala at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. In addition, … Continue reading

USFSP and LocalShops1 to present St. Petersburg mayoral forum

USF St. Petersburg will partner with LocalShops1 to present a general election forum for St. Petersburg mayoral candidates focused on economic development and the concerns of small businesses. The forum, free and open to the public, will be at 6 p.m., Sept. 10 at the USFSP University Student Center Ballroom, 200 6th Ave. S. A public reception preceding the forum … Continue reading

USF St. Petersburg to host 4th Startup Weekend Tampa Bay

Startup Weekend Tampa Bay logo

Startup Weekend Tampa Bay logo

Startup Weekend Tampa Bay will connect local entrepreneurs, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts with mentors and resources at USF St. Petersburg June 7-9. It is the fourth Startup Weekend Tampa Bay event and the first to be held at USF St. Petersburg, hosted by the USFSP Entrepreneurship Club. Throughout the course of this 54-hour event, attendees will share ideas, form … Continue reading

USF St. Petersburg Entrepreneurship Club students dominate pitch competition

Evan Koteles

Evan Koteles

USF St. Petersburg Entrepreneurship Club students dominated a southeastern pitch competition in Tampa last week, with four of the seven finalists and a first and third place showing. More than 200 entrepreneurship students from throughout the Southeast attended the Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference Student Pitch Competition at the University of Tampa Feb. 1-2. The universities represented included the University of Florida, … Continue reading

College of Business to host Social Enterprise Summit, featuring Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington

Non-profit groups will be thrown into the “Pitch Tank” with Kevin Harrington Oct. 29 during the two-day Southeastern Summit of the Social Enterprise Alliance, sponsored by the USF St. Petersburg College of Business. Harrington, chairman and founder of TVGoods Inc. and former panelist on the ABC-TV show Shark Tank, will lead a pitch tank before a live audience for non-profit … Continue reading