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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.

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Startup resources 06/15/13 [Last modified: Monday, June 17, 2013 10:44am]
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