Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Meet the Maker: John Hobbs, of Athletes Performance Gear

At Gulf Coast MakerCon, we have a strong focus on entrepreneurship, invention, craft and trades, and our Inventors Showcase will feature a number of locally developed products and ideas, among them Palm Harbor based Athletes Performance Gear’s new hydration system for athletes. At … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Victoria Deering, of Frenzy Beading

Victoria Deering brings her love of mixed media and jewelry design to Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 with her company, Frenzy Beading.  She took some time to tell us a bit about her work, how she got started,  and what she’s … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Rosanne Clementi, Inventor of Pad Go Round

Invention is at the heart of Making, and we’ll have several inventors exhibiting their products at Gulf Coast MakerCon this year.  One of our Inventors Showcase exhibitors this year is Rosanne Clementi, who created the Pad Go Round.  It’s a nifty … Continue reading

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Meet the Library Makers: Pasco County Library System

You may have noticed a healthy complement of libraries joining us at Gulf Coast MakerCon this year. That’s because libraries are quickly becoming the cutting edge, and the leading edge, of the maker movement, democratizing access to creative space, tools, … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Pam French, Creator of Pami Pocket

Pam French joined us at Gulf Coast MakerCon last year, and was a big help promoting Gulf Coast MakerCon during the Florida State Fair in February. Pam is a Tampa native, wife and mother of four boys from ages 17 to … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon Early Bird Tickets Now Available

We’re pleased to announce that Early Bird ticketing is now open for Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015! Early Bird Specials run through midnight March 31: $8 per person, ages 13 and up. $25 for a Family/Friend 4-pack (Early Bird special only!). … Continue reading

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Thank You, Hillsborough County!

It with great gratitude that we recognize Hillsborough County for their generous support of  Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015, through an EDI2 Economic Development grant. Hillsborough County recognizes direct added value to our community of supporting and celebrating our vital maker community … Continue reading

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