Posted by: Tampa Bay Chamber on Sunday, December 20, 2020

Q3 By the Numbers

9 New Jobs Created
4 Vacancies Filled
20 New Corporate Contracts
$54,000+ Secured New Capital
6 New Assets Acquired
4 Strategic Introductions Made
$2 million Gross Sales

Note: The impact numbers shown are reported on an aggregate basis for Cohort ‘21 and are self-reported. The metrics are reflective of the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Cohort Member Highlights

Ice Cold Air

  • On-boarded a recent USF Graduate into an administrative assistant role to assist efficiency goals
  • Ashley is the current Chair of the USF Foundation's Black Leadership Network and one of the newest additions to the USF Foundation Board members
  • Hiring technicians

Buyer's Point

  • Secured a yearlong PPE contract with a major retailer to supply their internal team members, with the possibility of expanding to sell in their store locations
  • Secured several large one-time PPE purchases from school districts across the state

Jerel McCants Architecture

  • Jerel McCants is running as a candidate for the position of President-Elect for the 2021 AIA Tampa Bay Board of Directors
  • McCants Architecture is expanding outreach to federal markets and forming new relationships for the next year

Versa Tile & Marble

  • New connection with Waterstone City Homes through Tampa Bay Chamber member, and Minority Business Accelerator graduate, and Mentor Matcon Construction President, Derek Mateos
  • Participated in NASA Virtual Outreach, and working on completing the application for the GSA schedule


Ben Walker, CEO of Buyer’s Point Participated in Governor Ron DeSantis’ Live Press Roundtable on Business.

MBA Cohort ’20 Chair Colette Glover-Hannah, CEO and founder of Hannah’s Shoebox, joins University of Tampa’s Entrepreneurs-In-Residence in Spartan Incubator and Accelerator.