Connect & Learn


Why Connect & Learn?

This new initiative is our opportunity to collaborate with experts to develop articles on finance, marketing, funding, and business development to help entrepreneurs prevail through these times.

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What to Know About: Recruiting, Applicants Qualifications & Interview Platforms

Lynn Chisholm from the USF Office of Internships and Career Readiness outlined simple steps to adapt your company to online recruiting, including important questions to ask your applicants, and different options on how to offer professional opportunities for students while working remotely.


How to Keep Your Business on the Rails in an Off-The-Rails Economy

Brad Kugler, CEO of DirectMail2.0, shares with USF CONNECT insightful tips that address how to prioritize business relations and identify opportunities in hard times.


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High-Tech Startups: Thriving Doing Remote Work

The article is a useful guide for high-tech companies on adhering to regulations while performing essential research. We compiled helpful advice on how to navigate these changing times and outlined simple steps to adapt your company to remote work.

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Advice for Your Startup: Seeking Investors 

Professionals at Cherry Bekaert outline various considerations that will prepare your company for seeking not only the right investors but the right type of investment.


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Women in Entrepreneurship: A Recap from our Panel Conversation 

Read about our International Women’s Day webinar celebration featuring a panel of inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs, including Angie Bastian, co-founder of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP; Heather Junqueira, Founder of BioScent Inc.; Carole Post, City of Tampa Administrator for Development and Economic Opportunity; and moderated by Jayde Stewart, Director of NAI.


  Company Showcase

In celebration of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, here are the stories and inspiration behind emerging startups in our Tampa Bay Technology Incubator. Read about their company stories as we celebrate our entrepreneurs and their power to strengthen our communities.