Lighting the Way for Tallahassee

Ashton Jones
4 min readFeb 28, 2020

And connecting Tallahassee with the world

Photo by Igor Lepilin on Unsplash

In the course of a year, I went from having no direction to overwriting my life path and becoming a software engineer working on a tech startup to help people connect. If it had not been for the amazing community in Tallahassee, I doubt I would have found my purpose- I was able to discover it thanks to the people of Tallahassee.

👥 Why Tallahassee is Awesome

Photo by Aerial Tallahassee


Tallahassee has a community of people who genuinely want to help you.

After I changed my life path, I started getting involved in my local startup community.

Before coming to Tallahassee, I had never been exposed to startup culture or met anyone who had launched a startup.

I was first exposed to the startup world through a local mentor event, in which mentors gave feedback on a startup idea. I had a startup idea and was in awe of the support I was receiving from people I had just met. It was quite a culture shock experiencing how willing a stranger was to help me.

I am building my own startup and I continue to be inspired by people’s desire to help one another and the camaraderie that exists within the community.

People will go out of their way to help you, which is not something you can say about any community.


Whatever your interest may be, Tallahassee has a space for you.

Interested in starting your own business? Tallahassee has intimate co-working spaces to develop your business, hosts a plethora of free workshops and events, and has organizations which help your business succeed.

Interested in technology? Tallahassee has multiple software development companies, 3D printing and innovate spaces, entrepreneurs working on AR technologies and VR startups, and alliances for the tech community.

Interested in design? Tallahassee has a design community which hosts social events, a design week that showcases designers and presents…