Our Story

Tech Start Tampa Bay, formerly TBTF Foundation, is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 to provide the TBTF membership with a mechanism to give back to the community. Tech Start Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Technology Forum have maintained their close working relationship. Through its name change in August 2012, TechStart has expanded its number of supporters and outreach to children in the area.

what

WE are doing

TechStart links childrens ideas, with the guidance of magnificent mentors, into reality by super supportive sponsors.

Save Children

Linking the tech addiction, to career skills, within a safe space to express themselves by acting on their ideas.

Save Creativity

Humans learn by making mistakes. This only happens if you try.

Why

When you see their face go from curious and insecure to conquered and proud.

Save the World

Developing a generation of creators saves the economy, the happiness of the people and mother earth herself.

our mission

Create a better future for the youth of Tampa Bay, specifically those at risk. By initiating and maintaining inspiration, education and opportunities in the technology field.

Inspiration

Mentorship

Scholarship

Education

Code Club

Concept Glue

Opportunity

FIRST Robotics

National Invention Competition

Board of Directors

Ned Pope
ChairMan

Ned Pope

Larry Plank
Co-Chair

Larry Plank

Kevin Donald
Treasurer

Kevin Donald

Bill Moore
Secretary

Bill Moore

Jocelyn Lister
Fundraising Chair

Jocelyn Lister

Kelly Bouseman
Marketing Chair

Kelly Bouseman

Chuck Papageorgiou
Member/Ex-Chairman

Chuck Papageorgiou

Kevin Schuler
Member

Kevin Schuler

Linda Olson
Member

Linda Olson

George Gordon
Member

George Gordon

Laura Spence
Member

Laura Spence

Robin Weston
Member

Robin Weston

Bob Riddell
Member

Bob Riddell

Mark Swanson
Member

Mark Swanson

Daniel James Scott
Member

Daniel James Scott

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