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Pensacola State College cybersecurity classroom

Pensacola State College unveiled its new state-of-the-art Baars Technology Building during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 9 on the Pensacola campus. The $15 million ─ 23,839-square-foot ─ the two-story facility will be home to the College’s STEM programs, including cybersecurity, mathematics, computer science and other high-tech fields of study. It replaces the Mary Ellison Baars … Read more

Blue Angels

NAS Pensacola & NAS Whiting Field Community, home to Naval Station Pensacola and Naval Air Station Whiting Field, is one of five communities across the country named to the 2021 Class of Great American Defense Communities

When the Gulf Coast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship first opened its doors to startup businesses in 2008, the Quality of Life Survey funded by Quint and Rishy Studer revealed that 65 percent of Escambia County residents had an overall negative perception of our area as a good place for entrepreneurs. We have come so … Read more

FloridaWest CEO Scott Luth

Originally published in the Gulf Coast Reporter’s League Aerospace Newsletter   gcac newsletter 101820 (1) It’s important not only to bring new dollars into a community with businesses big and small, but to ensure the mix helps diversify the local economy. It’s one thing to ensure businesses are strong. Quite another to bring in new ones, … Read more

Michael Lepinay

Clearstream, a communication software company and former Co:Lab tenant has brought their company back to Pensacola after pivoting and refocusing their business during a 4-year stint in New York City. Founded in 2010 by Michael Lepinay and Trevor Gehman, Clearstream has concentrated their efforts to provide communication tools specifically for churches.  “We knew we wanted … Read more

A logo for 128 Creative Collective

Co:Lab is pleased to announce 128 Creative Collective as a new tenant!  “We are looking forward to getting to know everybody at Co:Lab and connecting with them,” says Grayson Berry, Founder of 128 Creative Collective. “The staff has introduced such a stress-free, calm environment that allowed us space to reimagine our own business model as … Read more

A photo of the Association Resource Solutions staff

Co:Lab tenant, Association Resource Solution (ARS), has been hard at work to support their clients during COVID-19! ARS provides a variety of services for trade and professional associations both locally and nation-wide, including strategic planning, organizational management, event management, membership development, program development and revitalization, and more. Rather than let COVID-19 delay their client’s growth, … Read more

A logo for Angler Up

Co:Lab is pleased to welcome new tenant, Anger Up! Angler Up is a media company that focuses on the outdoor niche by providing potential customers with entertainment and education for hobbies like fishing, beach, traveling, and more. We also provide lifestyle services to our viewers like fishing charters, dolphin cruises, etc.. For more information, visit … Read more

In celebration of  National Manufacturing Month, Co:lab welcomed the University of West Florida’s Haas Center to Taco Thursday to show us how their Sea3D lab can benefit entrepreneurs. The University of West Florida recently announced the expansion of the UWF Haas Center in its mission to support communities with market research, workforce development and industrial … Read more