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In Ybor City, U.S. special ops go off base and on offensive to find best of best ideas

Tampabay.com – February 26, 2016
As the U.S. Special Operations Command guy in charge of equipping the nation’s special ops forces with the best possible — best imagined — tools to do their dangerous jobs, James “Hondo” Geurts was not satisfied. He is the driving force behind the creation of an idea lab dubbed SOFWERX that has quietly landed in space in one of Ybor City’s oldest buildings. Its mission: to solicit entrepreneurs, academics and inventive people to pitch ideas that might translate into next-generation equipment for Special Forces in the field. Read more from Tampabay.com.