The Spark Growth summit brings together entrepreneurs, technologists and economic development officials to showcase Bradenton, spark a conversation on the technology start-up climate in Florida and Bradenton and assess how to improve. The conference is also designed to spark the idea that Bradenton is a great place to operate a high-tech business. Fast Company magazine, ranked the Sunshine State No. 1 for innovation in its May issue, helping raise its reputation. The four-day summit attracted serial entrepreneurs like Christine Urban who also works as a business analyst for the Small Business Development Center at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.