Join in as Startup Space founder, David Ponraj, catches up with Dr. Sridhar Sundaram at the University of South Florida. Sundaram gives insight into the programs and partnerships that have come to bridge the institution and the surrounding St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay community, which is now Florida’s fastest growing tech hub and the 8th fastest growing city in America. He explains how ecosystem builders are working in this burgeoning community to find common ground and new opportunity.

To learn more Dr. Sundaram and the University of South Florida: https://www.usf.edu/business/schools/business-finance/

About Breaking Down Barriers
This podcast explores the opportunity to build wealth in local, regional, and national economies through entrepreneurship-led economic development. Episodes feature changemakers with innovative approaches to empowering people to start businesses that create wealth for their families and improve outcomes for their communities. Conversations highlight work being done in communities across the U.S. to break down barriers to entrepreneurial opportunity in underserved and underrepresented communities. In this series, we share authentic stories about the impact that entrepreneurship-led economic development has on the local economy and connect a global network of passionate economic developers. 

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Breaking Down Barriers is a presentation of Economic Impact Catalyst and is hosted by David Ponraj with production and editing by Jacqui Dietrich and Lauren Bernard with voice talent by Antoine Long. Please rate, review, and subscribe to Breaking Down Barriers, available for free wherever you listen to your podcasts!

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