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Try Local Tech First

Tampa Bay is home to some pretty awesome and truly innovative tech companies, employing over 1000 software engineers in our area, as well as hundreds of other skilled workers. Keeping these companies here and flourishing helps our local economy and provides meaningful and high-income careers for Florida college graduates.


If you’re looking for a tech solution please check us out and ‘Try Local First’ to support the continued growth of these organizations.

360 Advanced

360 Advanced is making better businesses through our Cybersecurity and Compliance offerings. For nearly 20 years, we’ve delivered integrated compliance solutions to a global base of clients in a wide range of industries, from Tech Startups to the Fortune 500. Our services include SOC, PCI DSS, Penetration Testing, HITRUST, HIPAA/HITECH, NIST, CMMC, ISO 27001, GDPR, CRPA, Microsoft SSPA, CSA STAR, FISMA, Risk Assessments, GLBA, MARS-E, FFIEC, FedRAMP, StateRAMP, and more. To learn more about us, visit 360 Advanced.


A-LIGN is one of only a few globally recognized cybersecurity and privacy solutions providers that offer a single-provider approach for organizations. A-LIGN is a HITRUST CSF Assessor firm, Qualified Security Assessor Company, accredited ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and ISO 9001 Certification Body, accredited FedRAMP 3PAO and licensed CPA firm. With the ability to work with small businesses to the largest of global enterprises, A-LIGN’s experts deliver custom solutions to clients that allow them to demonstrate trust and respect to their stakeholders through high-quality and innovative cybersecurity solutions. 

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Abacode is the national leader in Unified Cybersecurity and Compliance Services serving clients in regulated industries throughout the United States and Europe.  Abacode's unique business model empowers organizations to make objective and reasoned security investments based on their business needs, budget, and risk tolerance to ultimately transform their cybersecurity challenges into a competitive advantage.


Accusoft is a software development company specializing in content processing, conversion, and automation solutions. Our offerings include:

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Workflow-enabled SaaS solutions that allow teams to:

  • Assemble documents from templates and route for review

  • Create digital forms to collect data

  • Digitally review and sign documents and contracts from any device

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APIs and SDKs that enable systems to:

  • View and interact with documents

  • Process documents and images

  • Convert and compress content

  • Process forms

Ballast Services

Based in Tampa, FL, Ballast Services is a leading cyber security focused technology services provider. Ballast is a “service only” company and helps businesses modernize their information technology by improving the capability and efficiency of their people, processes, and systems.

Ballast’s core strengths consist of executive advisory services, professional services and security managed services that decrease risk and improve the reliability of customers’ businesses. Ballast helps companies through some of their biggest challenges such as scalability through rapid growth, IT cost optimization, cloud systems evolution, and solving the complexity of cyber security.

Ballast clients benefit immediately from the team’s vast and deep expertise, along with Ballast’s capability to assist both quickly and cost effectively. Ballast has been recognized as industry leader by many publications such as CRN, The Channel Company, MSSP Alert and Tampa Bay Business Journal

Visit to learn more about how Ballast engages with business leaders to innovate, optimize, stabilize and secure their technology.


Transform to a fully connected business with a next-generation AI-Powered Quality and Safety management platform, built on Salesforce.

Our connected suite of solutions helps businesses of all sizes increase quality, safety and efficiency as they bring their products from concept to customer success. Our intelligent data-driven platform comes with best-in-class integrated processes to mitigate risks, protecting your employees, suppliers and brand reputation, and increase innovation, compliance, profit and customer loyalty. ComplianceQuest is pre-validated and easy to implement, use, and maintain, allowing for streamlined communication and collaboration across the product value chain.

DGR Systems

DGR Systems is a Woman-Owned Business that provides full-service solutions in the areas of Collaboration, Endpoint Solutions, Infrastructure, and Security. With an impressive depth of experience across the Microsoft technology solution stack combined with a focus on integrating solutions from multiple leading vendors, DGR Systems helps organizations design and execute against their most challenging digital transformations. At DGR Systems, our culture is built around one simple standard: Excellence is our Baseline - and we deliver on that standard with every client, every day.

Digital Hands

Digital Hands is a trusted global, award-winning cybersecurity service provider focused on delivering 24/7 security operations and services to customers. Our mission is to continuously take action to protect our customers’ most valuable assets against relentless threats. Our robust set of innovative compossible cybersecurity services and solutions ensures organizations, customers and employees are defended against cybersecurity attacks and data breaches. Digital Hands enables our customers to harden their security posture, outmatch bad actors and benefit from our complementary white glove service and excellence in delivery. Our industry – leading customer retention rate and net promoter score reflects how we go above and beyond every day for our customers. For more information, visit


DocuPhase provides software and services for Enterprise Automation. It is a platform that includes everything an organization needs to execute on their Digital Transformation, Process Improvement, and Growth strategies. We are the automation experts and you will become an automation subject matter expert. As such, you will have to have a great aptitude for understanding our technology, the client’s processes and creating a new vision for your prospects to communicate the value of our offerings. 

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Fair Economy

Fair Economy operates multiple websites that provide high-quality information about forex, commodities, crypto, and macroeconomics. Their flagship site, Forex Factory, is used by a global audience of over four million traders every month, making it one of the most visited financial websites on the internet. Traders rely on it to deliver immediate economic data, relevant breaking news stories, accurate price charts, and engaging market discussion.

The company is best described as a blend of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and prides itself in their commitment to delivering a high-quality product and continued investment in the team. They were named as Tampa's #1 Small Business Best Places to Work in 2023, and provide an exceptional benefits package, generous compensation, and a spacious, state-of-the-art environment in the heart of downtown Tampa.

Geographic Solutions

Geographic Solutions is the leading provider of integrated software for state and local workforce agencies in over 30 states and U.S. territories. For over 27 years, the company has developed innovative online solutions for job seekers, employers, service providers, and agency staff that enhance service delivery and increase customer satisfaction. Geographic Solutions’ custom software solutions effectively manage all federally-funded partner programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and have been designed specifically to meet the diverse needs of American Job Centers, economic development agencies, and educational institutions. Flagship products include Virtual OneStop®, Virtual LMI®, Virtual OneStop Reentry Employment Opportunities, America’s Labor Market Analyzer (ALMA)®, America’s Virtual OneStop®, Virtual Career Center, Reemployment Exchange®(REX), and the Geographic Solutions Unemployment System (GUS)®.

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Haneke Design

Haneke Design is a custom software development firm focused on delivering user-centered solutions for connected devices. Our core services center on iOS and Android mobile application design and development and website/web application design and development. Haneke Design has been designing and developing mobile applications since the iOS and Android platforms were first made available, and has been designing interactive digital user experiences for the web for over eighteen years.

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Identity Fusion

Identity Fusion is a cyber security firm that specializes in identity and access management (IAM) solutions. With Identity Fusion, organizations can effectively manage digital identities, control access to resources, and enhance security. Identity Fusion streamlines user management processes, provides seamless access provisioning, and safeguards sensitive data from unauthorized access and identity-related risks. By choosing Identity Fusion, organizations can confidently deploy a reliable and efficient IAM solution to protect their assets and optimize operational efficiency. Identity Fusion offers a full suite of services ranging from C-level IAM strategy and business case development to expert offerings including architecture, project planning, implementation services, managed services, support services, and education - all with a focus on identity and access management.

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MercuryWorks is a custom application and web development firm specializing in web, mobile and data focused solutions. For over 20 years, MercuryWorks has been helping clients with their mission-critical custom application development needs including greenfield application development, replatforming and operational improvement engagements. This includes the Strategy, Architecture, Design, Development, DevOps and Ongoing Support needed to succeed online.
As a Microsoft Gold Certified Application Development, Cloud Platform and Application Integration Partner, MercuryWorks partners with global, national and regional clients across the US to ship great digital products that drive superior business value. Oftentimes, MercuryWorks is brought in to provide specialized expertise and other times clients rely upon them to help with resource constraints and bottlenecks getting in the way of their development success. Regardless of the particular needs, the MercuryWorks team brings a relentless focus to delivering quality application solutions while forging passionate client relationships.

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RevStar develops modern, user-focused, cloud-native web and mobile applications. Leveraging the latest cloud technologies their solutions are built to scale. They help businesses get to market fast through a tested agile process without sacrificing security, quality, or performance. RevStar brings a cost-efficient team of full-stack developers, architects, DevOps engineers, product managers, and quality assurance engineers, ready for any software development project.


Sourcetoad is a technology consulting and software development firm that works on large digital-transformation projects for enterprise companies. We specialize in the development of various applications with special attention to detail, quality, and professionalism. In addition, we offer supplemental tech services such as research and consulting, security testing and code audits, training, and support. 

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Spirion is the leader in data discovery, persistent classification, and protection of sensitive data on-premise and in the cloud. Since 2006, thousands of organizations worldwide have reduced their sensitive data footprint and proactively minimized the risks, costs and reputational damage of successful cyberattacks and regulatory violations. Spirion provides greater command and control of sensitive data to leading firms across all industries from financial services to healthcare to public sector. 

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For more than 30 years, Upshop has been a food technology innovator. Our  platforms, FreshIQ® and ShopperKit, offer retailers an omnichannel  approach to total store operations. FreshIQ allows retailers to  effectively plan, prepare, analyze, and deliver the fresh food items  shoppers want. The ShopperKit platform enables in-store order  fulfillment for retailers to receive, prioritize, and process orders  from their online counterparts allowing grocers to offer in-store pickup  or delivery services to their online customers. Upshop’s products are  deployed globally in more than 120 grocery and convenience store chains  and 20,000 locations. Visit to learn more.


As the nation's premier direct mailer, Valpak leverages its data intelligence and insights to help thousands of local and national businesses drive sales and brand awareness through customizable advertising solutions that work. Our nearly 140 local offices provide market expertise to business owners across 42 U.S. states, and our iconic Blue Envelope of savings reaches over 41 million demographically targeted households every month, delivering the engaging content and exclusive deals consumers love. Visit for more information or connect with us on Twitter: @Valpak and Facebook: @ValpakAdvertising.

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