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Student Innovation Incubator

SII (Student Innovation Incubator) helps turn students' business ideas into reality. Student ventures with scalable, commercial potential are given access to high-tech, collaborative office space, paired with industry mentors, subject matter experts, and community corporate partners to develop scalable business plans, and market-testable products and services.

The Student Innovation Incubator is accepting applications from all USF students at this time. All eligible applicants are encouraged to complete the application and submit it to the SII application committee for review and consideration.


2nd Annual B.E.A.T. Event

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Tampa, FL

B.E.A.T. (Building Entrepreneurship Around Tampa) is an event to showcase the fresh and innovative entrepreneurial talent in the Tampa Bay area.

B.E.A.T. Schedule:

  • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Expo: Learn more about Tampa's innovators and entrepreneurs as they exhibit, sample, demonstrate and explain their products and services to you.
  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Pitch: An event hosted by USF CONNECT, where selected companies pitch their business ventures to a panel of angel investors in the hopes of receiving funding.
  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. VIP Reception: Sponsored by Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP. Beer and hors d'oeuvres provided.
Office Location:
3802 Spectrum Boulevard
Suite 110
Tampa, Florida 33612-9220

Campus mailpoint:
30338 USF Holly Dr.

SII Contact Email:

Dez Williams,
USF Student Innovation Incubator
Telephone: (813) 728-8541

Keosha Poole,
USF Student Innovation Incubator
Telephone: (863) 651-1461


3702 Spectrum Blvd, Suite 165
Tampa, FL, 33612-9445

Phone: 813.974.5570
Fax: 813.974.4962

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