Tampa Bay is on an upswing: funding has begun to pour into the region’s startups and accelerators and incubators like Embarc Collective, Synapse Florida, Florida-Israel Business Accelerator and the Tampa Bay Wave have been expanding and diversifying its services. The private sector has also been backing its entrepreneurs: the city has hired both a mayor and university president who are putting innovation on the top of their to-do list.
But perhaps the biggest differentiator for 2020 is the startups that will be making moves — whether that be massive funding rounds, new products, expansions or partnerships. These are the startups you may not have heard of, but come next year, you won’t know how you missed them.
We’ll be honoring the 20 startups below at Embarc Collective on February 19