Florida’s Innovation Capitol
For Episode 2 of Startup Capital, Season 2, we reached out to someone who knows the intricacies of Tallahassee’s ecosystem better than anyone: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.
Elected to the mayor’s office in April, 2013, Gillum has been the driving force behind a number of local initiatives, both civic and economic. Most recently, Gillum began a community-wide initiative called the Tallahassee Innovation Partnership (TIP). Spearheaded by Gillum’s office, the TIP seeks to connect the city’s different institutions with innovative new businesses in town.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) December 1, 2016
Kicking off the TIP was an innovation Pitch Night, which gave local entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their startups to the community. This is a step towards solving one issue that we’ve identified here through Startup Capital: a disconnect between the local startup scene and many of the city’s economic players in government and higher education.
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