Mark Sharpe

Member Since 2022

Mark Sharpe

Executive Director

Soaring City !p

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area

Mark Sharpe is the Chief Potential Officer of Soaring City !P, he is a former public official who has spent 30 years at the intersection of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy.


  • Business Model Innovation
  • Innovation & Growth
  • Entrepreunership


November 23rd, 2022

Rise of the robots, AI, and the human partnership

How will America successfully bring manufacturing and production back to its shores at the very moment our working population is in decline?

September 22nd, 2022

The power of connections

Communities across the nation are learning the lessons derived from pioneers such as North Carolina’s Research Triangle, St. Louis’s Cortex District, and Philadelphia’s uCity Square.

August 9th, 2022

Can Tampa Bay serve as a guide for restoring the American Dream?

Taking a page from communities like Buffalo, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; St. Louis; Detroit; and many, many other emerging innovation districts, we have learned that the secret sauce to retaining talent is creating a place where people want to live, work, and play.  


Soaring City !p

Soaring City !P is an inclusive 501(c)3 non-profit innovation ecosystem developer and institute offering services and resources to entrepreneurs, artists, and community builders through a neighborhood and network of virtual and physical community spaces, places, and programs.


  • Social Innovation
  • Innovation Management
  • Collaboration


Social impact & nonprofit