FirstWaVE Accelerator (tampabaywave.org/ firstwave-accelerator): Downtown Tampa site for business startup help.
Tampa Bay Innovation Center (tbinnovates.com): Largo-based site for business startup help.
USF Center of Entrepreneurship, Tampa (ce.usf.edu): Entrepreneurial education.
Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (www.research.usf.edu/rf/tbti.asp): Supports tech startups with access to expensive research equipment.
USF St. Petersburg College of Business (usfsp.edu/cob): Entrepreneur studies.
University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center (ut.edu/entrepreneurcenter): Teaching entrepreneur skills.
Startup Weekend Tampa Bay (tampabay.startupweekend.org): Offers 54 hours straight in the basics o f founding startups.
Tampa Bay WaVE (tampabaywave.org): Nonprofit that helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into growing tech ventures.
Startup Bus (startupbus.com/buses/florida): Annual bus trek to SXSW (South by Southwest) gathering in Austin, Texas.
Hillsborough Hackathon (hackhillsborough.com): Weekend for hackers to tap county data to create apps.
New World Angels (newworldangels.com): Investor group for startups with Tampa.
Florida Venture Forum (floridaventureforum.org): Help for entrepreneurs and host of venture capital-raising forums.
Small Business Development Center (sbdctampabay.com): Startup help at USF.
Tampa Bay Technology Forum (tbtf.org): Entrepreneur network for techies.