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USF CONNECT is the business and economic development initiative of the University of South Florida (USF) that provides support for technology start-ups and serves as the point of entry for companies looking to do business with USF.

  • Drives economic development through several programs including Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), Student Innovation Incubator (SII), and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s (The Corridor) Matching Grants Research Program
  • Unites technology and talent with businesses throughout a 23 county region, providing access to top-tier research, faculty, students, inventors, local organizations, economic development councils, supporting industry and capital funding sources
  • Facilitates the needs of Tampa Bay's technology and bio/life sciences entrepreneurs throughout the business life cycle by providing professional amenities and resources for successful business development and technology commercialization

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Facilities are available to our incubator companies for meetings, presentations, and research.

Partner Organizations

Our Partner Organizations provide vital support for the success of our incubator companies.


Resources include: start-up, financial, funding, staffing, legal, marketing and much more.

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FirstWaVE Accelerator Program

Tampa Bay Technology Incubator

Tampa Bay Technology Incubator


3rd Annual
Building Entrepreneurship Around Tampa Event
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Student Innovation Incubator

Student Innovation Incubator (SII) is a shared workspace and a collaborative business environment for University of South Florida students from all graduate and undergraduate disciplines to create and grow new businesses. SII provides access to resources such as mentors, space, and business guidance to facilitate entrepreneurship and ignite job growth.

For questions, please contact USF CONNECT.

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USF Research Foundation, Inc.
3802 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 100
Tampa, Florida 33612-9220

Campus mailpoint:
30338 USF Holly Dr.

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Telephone: (813) 974-1082

Fax: (813) 396-9313

Paul R. Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc.
President, USF Research Foundation
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3702 Spectrum Blvd, Suite 165
Tampa, FL, 33612-9445

Phone: 813.974.5570
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