By TOM FLANIGAN • NOV 14, 2017
This is Startup Week in Tallahassee. The observance is intended to promote more entrepreneurship and business creativity.One of the occasion’s first events took place on Monday (11/13) morning and focused on local small businesses that actually make things. A Capital City mother/daughter team was talking about the popular household do-it-yourself videos they upload to YouTube before a small but entranced audience. David Brightbill, who created the Making Awesome hi-tech workshop, was facilitator for the Makers Town Hall at Tallahassee Community College’s Downtown Innovation Center.
“We’re asking each person to come and tell us what’s good about being a maker and small business person in Tallahassee and what’s missing from our eco-system. We’re already getting some interesting ideas about that. We’re especially honored to have Al Latimer here from the (Tallahassee-Leon County) Office of Economic Vitality to listen to the makers. We hope it’s the beginning of a dialogue between the small makers and government. That’s what we’re doing here today.”
Startup Week events continue at various venues around town through this Friday.