PoweredUP Tech Festival brings St. Pete’s biggest-ever tech gathering to The Mahaffey

PoweredUP Tech Festival brings St. Pete’s biggest-ever tech gathering to The Mahaffey

People gathered at a tech festival
Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Tech

As St. Pete and the entire Tampa Bay Area continue to grow as a hub for tech companies, one of the industry’s leading local organizations is hosting a festival in St. Pete to capitalize on that explosive growth. Tampa Bay Tech announced the return of the PoweredUP Tech Festival, taking place this Wednesday, May 17 from 11 am – 6 pm at the Mahaffey Theater.

This half-day event will bring together the local tech community, businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs for a day of education, inspiration, and networking. Tickets are available now, and for a limited time, I Love the Burg readers can get $10 off with the Eventbrite promo code TBTBURG. Attendance is free for students.

The festival is headlined by keynote speaker Sandy Carter, COO of Unstoppable Domains, a leading voice in technology, social media, and the metaverse. With her extensive experience working with tech giants and nonprofits, she will be sharing her insights on the future of tech in her keynote speech titled, “The Metaverse Mindset of Web3, AI and the Future of Business.”


Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and tech enthusiasts, as well as take a deep dive into the latest trends and technologies in areas like artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, digital identity, and tech in all areas from sports to healthcare.

There will also be interactive sessions and panel discussions, as well as a live Hack the Box Capture the Flag competition for attendees to participate in throughout the day, as well as food trucks to keep attendees fueled up.

“We are very excited for our 5th Annual PoweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival and the opportunity to get the tech community here in Tampa Bay Radically Connected,” said Meghan O’Keefe, Executive Director of Tampa Bay Tech. “This event can’t come at a better time with all the exciting new innovations in technology that are rapidly happening, and the continued growth of tech we are seeing here in Tampa Bay. We hope that through the content and speakers, like Sandy Carter, we are able to continue our mission to improve tech advancement, create career development opportunities, and strengthen partnerships in our community to continue to grow Tampa Bay as a tech hub.”

The PoweredUP Tech Festival promises to be a unique and valuable event for anyone interested in the future of technology and its impact on different industries. Learn more and get tickets here.


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