St. Pete Tech in the News

In case you missed them, this is a summary of some recent news articles that are related to Saint Petersburg tech and startups:

Tampa Bay Times

Publix stays atop Florida company rankings on latest Fortune 500 list of largest corporations – Greater St. Petersburg’s 3 Fortune 500 Companies with significant tech elements – Tech Data, Raymond James, and Jabil – have all moved up in the Fortune 500 rankings!
http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/corporate/publix-stays-atop-florida-company-rankings-on-latest-fortune-500-list-of/2326633

Downtown St. Petersburg’s tallest tower, Priatek Plaza, has a new owner – New owners purchased St. Pete’s tallest building with a focus to recruit “more tech companies that employ millennials that fit in with the city’s vibrancy”.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/realestate/priatek-plaza-sold-in-downtown-st-petersburg/2326253

Trigaux: Amid a record turnout, regional technology group spotlights successes, desire to do more – A half-day event hosted St. Petersburg, FL, dubbed the “PoweredUp Technology Festival,” yielded a record turnout of more than 500 for the hosting Tampa Bay Technology Forum.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/trigaux-amid-a-record-turnout-regional-technology-group-spotlights/2325073

SaintPetersblog

Automation marketing startup choosing downtown St. Pete as second home – MXTR Automation, a digital marketing and marketing automation firm, is choosing downtown St. Petersburg for a new location, to open in the next 18 months.
http://saintpetersblog.com/automation-marketing-startup-choosing-downtown-st-pete-second-home

The Gabber

Rise of the Machines
St. Pete Beach recently hosted a 2017 Robofest Championship. Science and engineering whizzes representing a dozen countries converged on the city’s community center.
http://thegabber.com/rise-of-the-machines/

WTSP 10 News

Free technology program for kids
Tech Data hosts a free technology program called GETSMART for students in the fourth through 12th grades.
http://www.wtsp.com/news/community/video-middayfree-technology-program-for-kids/446218129