Company Name: Ybor Art Colony
Company Description:

The Ybor Art Colony Houses 14 artist studios above King Corona in Ybor. Organized to unite the artists in historic Ybor City. Open-studio events are held at the Ybor Art Colony several times a year.

Industry/Focus: Arts
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Company Website: https://www.facebook.com/YborArtColony/

Company Name: The Hive
Company Description:

What does the Florida State Fair mean to you? For the Chapnicks it was the beginning of a beautiful love story that developed into a family owned local Alpaca farm. Not to mention opening the doors to the world of endless possibilities that can be created with Raw Fiber. Equally important Belinda offers private lessons, various felting and spinning workshops along with an Open Studio the last Sunday of every month where anyone can come and bring their current project or just join in conversation while watching the Alpacas.

Industry/Focus: Fiber & Mixed Media Art
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Company Website: http://www.hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/hve/

Company Name: Tampa Bay Inventors Council
Company Description:

The Tampa Bay Inventors Council, TBIC, meets each 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 7pm to share information about inventing and bringing an idea to the market. Founded in 1983, we meet twice a month, each 2nd Wednesday in Clearwater and 4th Wednesday in Tampa at the John F Germany library on Ashley in the Hive and welcome inventors at all skill levels to attend.

Industry/Focus: Inventing/product development
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Company Website: http://www.tbic.us

Company Name: Tampa Bay Hackerspace
Company Description:

The most well established and longest running Hacker/Makers Space in the Tampa Bay Region! This is an easily accessible, member and volunteer driven facility that opens their doors to the public every Tuesday for Free, in addition their volunteers provide vocational courses across all levels of stem.

Industry/Focus: Wood Shop, Metal Shop, Fabrication, Electronics, Arts & Crafts, Kid's Open Make Program & Co-Working
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Company Website: http://tampahackerspace.com/

Company Name: Suncoast Science Center / Faulhaber Fab Lab
Company Description:

Pinellas County's best kept secret, the Hack Shack is hidden behind a small non-profit and consist mainly of a wood shop and a small computer lab. However, don't let the size fool you. This community based group opens their hearts and doors at no charge teaching children and adults alike all aspects of computer engineering and how it correlates to physical design. Here you can create a concept on a computer and go out in the shop to create a physical prototype.

Industry/Focus: Co-working, Computer Programming, Robotics, Fabricators, Sculpture, Arts & Wood Work
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Company Website: http://www.suncoastscience.org/

Company Name: Stewart Middle Magnet School Makerspace
Company Description:

Stewart Middle Magnet School Makerspace

Industry/Focus: Woodworking, Technology, Electronics, Robotics, Sewing, Computer Programming & Crafting
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Company Website: http://stewart.mysdhc.org/Resources/Media_Center/Home%20Page

Company Name: St Pete Makers, Inc.
Company Description:

St Pete Makers is a non-profit maker space, funded by memberships and run with an all volunteer Board of Directors. We are dedicated to bringing to the citizens of St. Petersburg the tools, knowledge, and resources to foster collaboration, learning, invention and creativity.

Industry/Focus: Makers, Thinkers, Dreamers,Tinkerers, Creatives, Artists and the DIY crowd
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Company Website: http://stpetemakers.org/

Company Name: St Pete Makers, Inc.
Company Description:

Bringing St. Pete the tools, knowledge, and resources to foster collaboration, learning, invention and creativity.

Industry/Focus: Maker Space
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Company Website: http://www.stpetemakers.org

Company Name: Southwest Florida Hackerspace
Company Description:

Southwest Florida Hackerspace established in 2014, is an active 501 ©3 Florida Non-Profit. Their vision consists of creating a sanctuary for those interested in learning, building or hacking technology. As of today the hackerspace is working hard to reach their goals to fund the space to bring to life their vision. You can join them every other Wednesday at Old Soul Brewery in Ft. Myers.

Industry/Focus: Prototyping, Technology Education, Consumer Products & Support Services
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Company Website: http://swflhackerspace.com/

Company Name: Southern Oaks Endless Possibilities Fiber Studio
Company Description:

Nestled in the library at St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus is a technology playground where there are no judgments, no grades, and it is encouraged to color outside the lines and make beautiful mistakes. The lab allows instructors, students and library card holders access to a wide variety of workshops and guest speakers, along with the ability to breath life into your ideas using the latest technology.

Industry/Focus: Science, Technology, Engineering, Digital Arts, & Math
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Company Website: http://www.southernoaksalpacas.com/fiber.php

Company Name: Retro Lab Makerspace
Company Description:

While most makerspaces are known to be tech driven the Retro Lab Makerspace has taken a different approach. This newly established makerspace is designed for kids. Parents, don’t worry you can still have your turn playing with the erector set. Children 10 and up are given the opportunity to work idenpendently or along side their parents, the only requirment necessary is a library card.

Industry/Focus: Robotics, Retro games, Learn to code board game, Art & Cafts, Electronics
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Company Website: http://www.hcpl.lib.fl.us/

Company Name: Pinellas Hack Shack
Company Description:

The most well established and longest running Hacker/Makers Space in the Tampa Bay Region! This is an easily accessible, member and volunteer driven facility that opens their doors to the public every Tuesday for Free, in addition their volunteers provide vocational courses across all levels of stem.

Industry/Focus: "Wood Shop, Metal Shop, Fabrication, Electronics, Arts & Crafts, Kid's Open Make Program & Co-Working "
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Company Website: http://www.meetup.com/Pinellas-Hack-Shack/

Company Name: Palm Harbor Library
Company Description:

A public library serving the Palm Harbor area and beyond. Our MakerSpace is zero-tech, art themed for kids ages 5-12. It's open to the public (no library card required) 6 days a week from open until an hour before we close. It is first come, first serve. Kids are allowed to use it for one hour once per week.

Industry/Focus: Serving our community.
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Company Website: http://www.palmharborlibrary.org

Company Name: Menaul Art
Company Description:

Menaul Art creates marketable products from art designs. They also provide trainging open to the public to help artists turn their ideas, skills, and passions, into a business.

Industry/Focus: Arts, Workshops & Lessons
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Company Website: http://www.menaul-art.com/

Company Name: Makers Hackers Spaces
Company Description:

Makers Hackers Spaces

Industry/Focus: Wood Shop, Electronics, Machining, Fabrication
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Company Website: http://spcollege.libguides.com/ilab

Company Name: Lawton Chiles Middle Academy Fab Lab
Company Description:

Lawton Chiles Middle Academy is one school within a district consisting of 150 schools total, but home to the only makerspace in polk county.

Industry/Focus: Digital Fabrication, Computer Applications, Model Development, Prototypes, Products & Systems
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Company Website: http://www.lcmaknightsonline.com/for-students/design/

Company Name: Innovation Lab
Company Description:

The Innovation Lab [Makerspace @ SPC] is a collaborative learning environment, oftentimes referred to as our “technology playground”, where people of all ages and with common interests (e.g., science, technology, engineering, arts, and math — STEAM) can meet, socialize and/or collaborate while sharing innovative ideas and learning new skills. There are no judgements, no grades, and it is encouraged to color outside the lines and to make beautiful mistakes.

Industry/Focus: Technology/Makerspace
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Company Website: http://spcilab.tumblr.com/

Company Name: Foundry @ Land O'Lakes Library
Company Description:

The hive is a significant representation of industry, harmony, order and frugality of the people, and of the sweet results of their toil, union, and intelligent cooperation.

Industry/Focus: Technology, Machining, Fabrication, Arts & Crafts, Mixed Media Art, Recording Studio, Media, Robotics, Collaborative Workspaces & Flexible Meeting Spaces
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Company Website: http://www.pascolibraries.org/about-us/land-o-lakes-makerspace/

Company Name: Fort Myers Hackerspace
Company Description:

Fort Myers Hackerspace

Industry/Focus: hackerspace
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Company Website: https://fortmyershackerspace.wordpress.com/

Company Name: Eureka Factory
Company Description:

The Eureka! Factory is a collaborative of creative individuals and business partners who believe in the power of community driven innovation to help people move from passive consumption to empowered and active creation, of their future and ours. We work as consultants and designers for libraries and other community organizations in the creation makerspaces in public places, provide staff development training and resources, and annually produce Gulf Coast MakerCon, the area's oldest and biggest maker festival, and ROBOTICON Tampa Bay, a FIRST K-12 Youth Robotics Showcase.

Industry/Focus: Libraries, Education, Makerspaces, Project Based Learning
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Company Website: http://EurekaFactory.net