Back at it again from the Tampa Bay WaVE studios in downtown Tampa, Collin Sherwin and Brock Bjorn discuss the plethora of events that are happening this weekend. #GasparillaSZN continues with the Sant’ Yago Knight Parade 2018 and we go over what to expect and the do's and don't do's of the traditional night spectacle. Make sure to get there early and have a good time in beautiful Ybor City! We talk about the opening of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival and the seven exciting weeks of 16th Century themed events, special entertainment, food and drink at MOSI in North Tampa. We also get you ready for Valentine's Day and the various special events around town to celebrate a romantic evening with your loved one or have a toast to being single and ready to mingle. There's plenty to do in the 813area and we are here to be your local pod guide on the who, the what and the where. Collin and Brock also invite Gracie Stemmer and Allison Barkley to discuss the fourth annual Tampa Bay Start-up Week and all of the opportunities for local entrepreneurs in both Tampa and St. Petersburg. We discuss the various tracks including marketing, cyber-security, IoT, hospitality, fashion and much more. From Tampa Heights and the Tampa Theatre to Station House and Al Lang Stadium, start-up week is a great networking opportunity for those with fresh ideas. Stop on by and say hello to Collin as he will be involved in the podcast track and witness the newest hospitality track to the conference. From kick off parties, to intriguing panels, to special guests and marquee events; if you want to start a business in Tampa this is definitely the event to be at. If we piqued your interest and you're curious about Tampa Bay Start-Up Week, or you want to rate us five stars for the valuable information you learned on the podcast, stay connected to 813area.com and find us on iTunes, SoundCloud or your favorite podcast provider every week. Don't forget, registering is free!