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Wave on wave

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  • | 11:00 a.m. June 30, 2017
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TampaBay Wave, a co-work space and business accelerator that's supported more than 150 tech startups in nearly the past decade, recently picked up another accolade: A top 10 spot for out-of-towners to get some work done while on vacation.

The list, in a recent issue of USA Today, is notable because other organizations on it are in cities that are the top of the top for the tech startup scene nationwide. That includes NGIN in Cambridge, Mass., near Harvard and MIT; Eco-Systm in San Francisco; and Link Coworking in Austin.

Chris Cooley, who runs, tells USA Today that many co-working sites — flexible office spaces catering to freelancers, contractors and gig-workers — welcome travelers. Some offer amenities such as standing desks and even craft beer tastings, he tells the paper. “It's not the typical office environment,” Cooley says, “but all the pieces are in place.”

On Tampa Bay Wave specifically, Cooley says “while the family enjoys the Florida Aquarium, Mom or Dad can pop into this downtown workspace not far from the city's cruise port. A top-floor cafe and balcony offers a chance to kick back between emails and calls.”


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