Embarc Collective Opens Membership Application and Shares First Rendering
Tampa Bay innovation hub to bring together startups, venture capitalists, and academic resources in 32,000-square foot downtown Tampa location
Tampa, Florida – The innovation hub Embarc Collective has released the first renderings of its new 32,000-square foot space. Located near the Water Street Tampa neighborhood at the intersection of East Whiting Street and Jefferson Street in downtown Tampa, Embarc Collective will open in early 2019 and is now accepting applications. The hub will formally bring together startups, venture capitalists, academic resources, and startup-focused partners in a central physical location.
Working with architects at KWJ and designers at Kreher/Barna Design Studio, Embarc Collective’s space will feature ‘mini-neighborhoods’ for startups and other community groups. The hub will also feature private work spaces and state of the art facilities for podcasting, collaboration and events capable of hosting 250+ guests. All of these resources in addition to a public café, outdoor lounge and lending library will make Embarc Collective one of the most robust entrepreneurial hubs in the country.
“Using modern aesthetics, we’ve created an urban porch for this historic, brick warehouse, and designed an interior that reflects a microcosm of our urban environment,” explained Jan Barna of Kreher/Barna Design Studio.
The innovation hub’s holistic approach to fostering success will also include “support pillars” such as coaching, an on-site recruiting strategist, marketing assistance, a global network of investors, and in-house development offerings. Interested technology startups can apply now to be part of the collective.
Memberships range from the full Embarc Collective experience — with dedicated team space and complete access to Embarc Collective’s support pillars — to more individualized offerings, and even a flexible membership for freelance digital designers and developers to work amongst the startup community.
“Our success is measured by the success of our local startups”, added Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO of Embarc Collective, “so it’s critical we work with entrepreneurs who are focused on building their company and want to be surrounded by others who are doing the same.”
Embarc Collective is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, pending approval.