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Changing Lives. One Laptop at a Time.

  • November 23, 2016
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  “Wow! Look at all those new laptops!” a six-year old with curly brown hair and big brown eyes exclaimed. “I wonder who they’re for?” a young boy in third grade shouted. “I heard they were donated to us!” Another chimed in.     Friends, families, students and teachers trickled into the cafeteria preparing for […]

That warm, fuzzy feeling about doing good

  • June 10, 2016
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Have you had it recently? I’ve had it a lot. In my personal life mostly. But I never thought it could really happen early in business. Isn’t philanthropy what you do when you hit the 8-figure revenue mark and want to avoid bad press? Then I met Tony Selvaggio and the eSmart Recycling crew. On […]

Tampa Bay Startup Week: Startups to Pay Attention to

  • March 10, 2016
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Tampa Bay startups are well represented at Chase basecamp in downtown Tampa’s District 3 event space. It’s day three of Tampa Bay Startup Week, and energy is still high from the ‘halfway to Social Media Day’ celebration at a lively sports bar on night two. Standout Startups at Startup Week Tampa Bay CitySleekers, a mobile, […]

Honor a la creatividad empresarial

  • March 10, 2016
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TAMPA — Uno de los ganadores puso en marcha una empresa de importación de tilapia desde Colombia. La llamó PezCo. Otro premiado supo que el futuro del manejo de los desechos comerciales -llámese teléfonos celulares, computadoras, televisores, lavadoras, equipos de sonido y microondas, entre otros- está en el reciclaje y no se equivocó. Un tercer […]

That Business Show with Jamie Meloni

  • March 10, 2016
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#ThatBusinessShow with Topher Morrison and Stella Guidicelli Featuring John Cremeans, Tony Selvaggio, and Chris Jenkins Happy Monday and welcome to another episode of #ThatBusinessShow on #1250whnz every weekday at 8am! This week Jamie is out sadly, Topher Morrison is stepping into his shoes for the week. Topher tells us that Jamie is: A. Suck in […]

Going Places with Tony Selvaggio, of Scrap On Spot

  • March 10, 2016
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We’ve got a great variety of presenters at our TEDxTampaRiverwalk 2015 event, whose work takes us from civic engagement to cosplay to makerspaces in libraries. Tony Selvaggio is Going Places in yet another way, that brings together civic engagement with entrepreneurship. We asked him to tell us a little more about himself and what he […]

Meet the Re-Maker: Tony Selvaggio, of Scrap On Spot

  • March 10, 2016
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“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – Joel A. Barker Tony SelvaggioOne of our neatest – literally – new partnerships this year is with Tony Selvaggio and his e-waste recycling company, Scrap on Spot. Tony is heading up our Deconstruction […]

Tampa startup wins $10,000 to launch e-recycling in local schools

  • March 10, 2016
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The first thing that Tony Selvaggio did after his company was announced as winner of the Hillsborough Business Pitch Competition at the county’s Access to Capital event was stand up and hug his mother. Selvaggio, a Venezuelan-born startup business owner in Hillsborough County, was inspired to start an e-recycling program at local schools after volunteering […]