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Embarc Collective Hits 100 Tech Startups Served

Jay Cridlin
Tampa Bay Times

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) As Jay Cridlin reports, “the Embarc Collective was designed to help get Tampa Bay startups off the ground, giving them coaching, training, access to resources and connections to investors and other entrepreneurs that could boost the region’s visibility in the tech world.”

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If the Embarc Collective had charted out a growth timeline when it launched in 2018 — and then opened a shared physical workspace in early 2020 — it definitely wouldn’t have included a global pandemic.
Even if it had, CEO Lakshmi Shenoy couldn’t have foreseen the Tampa startup community growing like it has in that span.

“In the moment, I definitely was not thinking, ‘This is when we are going to double our size,’ Shenoy said. “It’s only now as I can sit and can be reflective that I can say, ‘Yeah, this makes sense.’”

The rapidly evolving digital landscape has kept Embarc members and staff busy over the last 18 months, as local startups have expanded and attracted new investors, and the collective itself has added coaches and resources. In August, the tech entrepreneurship and acceleration hub welcomed its 100th member months ahead of schedule, with more than half of those joining during the coronavirus pandemic.

Established through $10 million in backing from Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, the Embarc Collective was designed to help get Tampa Bay startups off the ground, giving them coaching, training, access to resources and connections to investors and other entrepreneurs that could boost the region’s visibility in the tech world.

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