Home to a number of high tech businesses and startups, the Tampa Bay area has been named the top tech market in Florida and among the top 20 best metros in the nation to work in high tech. While some innovative companies, such as InSync Healthcare Solutions, found their start here, others, like OPSWAT, have recognized the area’s collaborative high tech community and determined this culture as an essential aspect to their future success. Regardless of their origin, both InSync Healthcare Solutions and OPSWAT have seen tremendous success in Tampa Bay and are proud to call The Corridor region home.
InSync Healthcare Solutions
The welcoming business environment, collaborative community and countless resources in Tampa Bay are just a few of the factors that have contributed to InSync Healthcare Solutions’ prolonged success. A leading medical software and services provider, InSync Healthcare Solutions distributes a wide variety of solutions to clients in all 50 states, including medical and health record software, practice management and other management services for medical, behavioral and rehabilitative professionals.
“At our core, we understand the primary challenges facing today’s health care providers and have been able to fill specific voids in the market – namely best-in-class technology designed around the nuances of specific medical specialties,” said Charles Hutchinson, CFO of InSync Healthcare Solutions.
The Tampa-based company’s impressive track record has led them to be recognized as an industry leader by Capterra, Software Advice and other industry organizations. Its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Software was recognized as one of the top EMR software in 2021 by Techradar.pro while being named one of the best places to work in Tampa by the Tampa Bay Business Journal for the last two years.
According to Hutchinson, “Tampa is a vibrant city, primed to address our current and future growth trajectory. We believe Tampa’s secret is starting to get out – the area’s talented people and excellent work-life balance.”
Thanks to its establishment in the area, Insync has seen rapid growth, doubling its number of team members since 2019 and allowing for the expansion of its campus, all in spite of the challenges brought on by the pandemic. The secret? Hutchinson attributes part of its success to the region’s unmatched talent pipeline.
“The [Tampa Bay] region has produced its share of successful startups in recent years and is rapidly becoming a power player in terms of attracting top businesses and talent. The opportunity here comes from the people,” he said.
When rapidly growing cybersecurity startup OPSWAT, announced its move from San Francisco to Tampa, CEO Benny Czarney stated it was “an incredible milestone” and a sign of the team’s commitment to serving a widening customer base. OPSWAT, a world leader in critical infrastructure cybersecurity, will now serve its massive client base from their headquarters in Tampa. The Tampa office will also function as the growing company’s primary East Coast hub, bringing an estimated 100 new, high-wage jobs to Hillsborough County.
OPSWAT’s cybersecurity solutions, MetaDefender and MetaAccess, are trusted by over 1,000 companies worldwide to provide cross-domain and security solutions, malware analysis and secure network access, among other risk-reducing measures. Additionally, the organization offers a free virtual Cybersecurity Training Academy, providing high tech professionals the opportunity to earn certifications in cybersecurity, addressing the shortage of people with Critical Infrastructure Protection cybersecurity qualifications.
The team aims to make a lasting impact in one of The Corridor region’s most competitive, but collaborative, industry markets.
“The goal here is not an acquisition. I really want to build something that lasts long term, something that is going to make a difference and leave a legacy,” said Czarney in an interview with St. Pete Catalyst.
Czarney’s confidence in the move speaks volumes about the state of Tampa’s entrepreneurial appeal, as he described his excitement to “join Tampa’s emerging technology and cybersecurity ecosystem,” after revealing the company’s next big venture.
InSync and OPSWAT are just two of the countless companies that exemplify Hillsborough County’s promise as a continued center for impactful entrepreneurship. In the last year, the area has seen entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, Atlanta and even Canada relocate to Tampa Bay, as the area continues to expand its business opportunities while offering a strong talent pool coming from local universities such as USF, showcasing a bright future for Tampa Bay entrepreneurship and technological innovation.