KNOW Commissioner met with startup community  to share thoughts on new legislation to increase access to capital
Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner took the stage at TiE Tampa Bay’s first in-person event of the year to introduce his new legislation that would help startups survive and thrive in the state.

Commissioner Russell Weigel is touring different locations, meeting with startups and investors to have input into new legislation he is proposing. The desired outcome is to have Florida residents and businesses receive capital from within our state and ultimately remain in Florida and contribute to the state’s economy.

Newly minted TiE President Rich Heruska and organizer Sara Hand kicked off the event. Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst, led a panel discussion on the topic Thursday evening at Embarc Collective with Embarc Collective Vice President of Platform Allie Felix, HealthAxis CEO Shilen Patel, and Kathy Chiu, managing partner at investment firm DeepWork Capital, to weigh in on the topic.