Tampa Bay 6/20 Building our entrepreneurial ecosystem

The Tampa Bay 6/20 initiative was named, in part, for Brad Feld’s quote (above), in part, for the six entrepreneurs who decided to take the first steps toward a 20 year plan (by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs) to build a thriving Tampa Bay entrepreneurial ecosystem, and, in part, for the plan’s release date of June 20, 2012.

The first six entrepreneurs - John Morrow (leading this charge as Tampa Bay’s Entrepreneur-In-Residence), Daniel James ScottBill JacksonMarvin ScaffBrent Britton, and Rebecca White - have between them started more than a dozen businesses, all are affiliated with local universities, and all already have assumed leadership roles in the Tampa Bay entrepreneurial community.

Over the past two years, these six have been joined by hundreds of additional entrepreneurs, who are public supporters of our region, and the initiative is now endorsed by 24 community organizations (listed below). In addition, we have a super active Facebook Group with more than 620 passionate members that share, discuss and debate how to best move our region forward.

A number of community organizations are helping achieve our goal of a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem here in Tampa Bay, including:

Media for the initiative follows: