Congratulations Roberto Torres on being selected as our November Alumni of the Month!


Congratulations to Roberto Torres of the The Blind Tiger Cafe Ybor City The Blind Tiger Cafe Seminole Heights on being selected as our November Alumni of the Month!

Roberto is the co-Founder and Managing Partner of Black & Denim Apparel Company & The Blind Tiger Cafe. He is an entrepreneur specializing in the areas of accounting, audit, operations, logistics and financial services segments. He brings his expertise in retail and operations, both as a consultant and an executive, to assist start-ups and early companies with strategic, operational and expansion plans.

Black & Denim is a Lifestyle brand rooted in the Americana, Music & Lifestyle. Over the last six years, he has helped and advised numerous companies in the realm of retail, apparel, merchandising and technology. Roberto is a proud Seminole having earned a BS in Accounting and a BS in Finance from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. A Native from Panama he enjoys traveling.

The Blind Tiger Café is a speakeasy inspired coffee house in the heart of the Historic Ybor City District. Founded in November of 2014, the Café has a Coffee, Tea & Vegan pastries offerings. It houses the flagship store for Black & Denim. It welcomed a second location on November of 2015 in the Historic District of Seminole Heights. The Blind Tiger Café is now roasting coffee since November 2015 through The Lab Coffee (a collaborative roasting concept) and currently working on its 4th location in the Tampa Bay Area.

In the community, Roberto is the Marketing Committee Chair for the Ybor City Development Corporation. He is also member of the Board of Advisors to the John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, at the John Sykes College of Business for the University of Tampa. Roberto is also the President of Stand Up Tampa. Under the leadership of the Tampa/Hillsborough Economic
Development Corporation, is a group of young executives that are passionate about highlighting the City of Tampa as THE place to start your business or further your professional career.

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