St. Pete Greenhouse

The Greenhouse is St. Petersburg’s “front door” to business growth, providing business owners and entrepreneurs with the education, resources, and assistance necessary to thrive in the local economy.

Comprised of an expert team from the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, they are committed to the economic development and business growth of St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay region.

Utilizing a wide network of service partners, The Greenhouse opens the door to business success in our community. Learn more about The Greenhouse, the services they offer, and how to get engaged.

Entrepreneurial Academy

The Entrepreneurial Academy®, sponsored by Truist and supported by Molly's Suds, is a ten-week course that teaches existing and future entrepreneurs the essentials of owning a business. Upon successful completion of the Entrepreneurial Academy®, participants will receive a complimentary 1-year membership to the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Note: To be eligible for the free Chamber membership, participants must attend 7 of the 9 educational sessions.

1 Million Cups

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet, present their startups, and gain feedback from the thriving peer network of St. Petersburg’s local business community. The Greenhouse hosts 1 MC from 9 to 10 a.m. every Wednesday morning. The format of these caffeinated events is simple; a presenter speaks about their idea for six minutes followed by a twenty-minute question and answer forum.The event is free and registration is not required.