In December 2023, four marine scientists will row 3000 miles unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean. This all-women team, Salty Science, has strong ties to our local community. Most of them have either studied at or now teach at the University of South Florida. If you visited the Tall Ships St. Pete event or the recent Innovation District Tech X-change you have seen their amazing vessel. The team's goal is to support charities focused on marine conservation education - providing educational opportunities and hands-on experience.
Keep an eye out - you might get the opportunity to see them in and around Tampa Bay as they train for their trip. If you are interested in learning more - including how to have your name or that of your organization on their vessel check out their website: SaltyScience.
(This article was first featured in our May newsletter - to subscribe to our monthly newsletter click here)
Hub tenants SummitET and The Darkstar Group have been recognized as fastest-growing private companies in America as part of Inc. 5000 2023. Both SummitET and The Darkstar Group share a common thread of innovation, resilience, and a forward-thinking approaches.
The term "innovation" is used to describe many things - a product, an idea, or even a place. I've tried over the years to find another word to use instead. Its an interesting challenge.
The size and scale of St. Pete fuels collaboration. Its hard to imagine another place where this amazing collection of innovators are sitting side-by-side from NOAA to Poynter Institute to the hospitals to the Dali... and everything in between.