|Tampa Bay Innovation Center Events
August 9, 2011
9:00 - 11:00 am
August 23, 2011
5:00 - 7:00 pm
October 5, 2011
Twitter for Business Class
August 16, 2011
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Small Business Lending Fair
August 25, 2011
12 - 2 pm
August 10 & 24, 2011
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Tech Jam 2011
August 18, 2011
This month's feature article offers advice from Kevin Jans, founder of Skyway Acquisition Solutions, on how to succeed in the federal contracting arena. For those of you currently or planning to operate in this market, we suggest you attend Kevin's TECH Talk presentation August 9th as well.
We're extremely proud of two Innovation Center clients - Tattle-Trail and Field Forensics - who are making significant announcements this month. See the article on Client News below.
Later this month, the new Tampa Bay Innovation Center website, www.tbinnovates.com, goes live. We'll be adding new features in the future, and welcome your comments and suggestions any time.
| Making the Federal Bid Procurement Process work for You
By Kevin Jans
With a budget exceeding a trillion dollars, the federal market is enormous - but the barriers to entry often seem equally large. However, with an understanding of the competitive process, nearly any company can compete for, win and prosper through federal contracts.
The federal government spends a great deal on research and development, including applied and basic research. Multiple federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Health and Human Services are likely to invest heavily for access to technology each year, making them particularly well suited for technology innovators and relatively new start-ups.
The interest isn't just one-sided on the part of the technology firm. Many of these federal agencies have requirements that can only be met by high technology solutions, and they recognize that much of the advanced technology innovation comes from small firms. (More...)
|August TECH Talk|
|TECH Talk is a free monthly breakfast, networking and education event tailored to the interests of the Tampa Bay area's technology entrepreneurship and|
Our August program will be held from 9 - 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, at Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Dr., 7th floor, Tampa 33607. Kevin Jans, certified federal contracts manager and founder of Skyway Acquisition Solutions, will be the August speaker. His topic is "Demystifying the Federal Competitive Bid and Proposal Process".
If you haven't yet attended TECH Talk, we hope you'll put this on your calendar. There is no fee to attend, but space is limited and advance registration is suggested at techtalk2011.eventbrite.com. Free parking is available in the parking garage next to the building.
| Client News|
Tattle-Trail, LLC, a portable wireless towing monitor system designed to alert drivers to potential towing hazards, has been awarded a U.S. patent for its system to monitor towed vehicles for abnormal motion in the vertical, horizontal and fore/aft axis.
Field Forensics Inc., developer of explosives and other detection devices for international and domestic military, homeland security, law enforcement and other commercial or government applications, has released its IDEX 008 kit for detection of Acetic Anhydride, a chemical used to refine opium into heroin.
| Innovators Digest|
In case you missed them, here are some recent articles and blog posts.
Venture for America Will Do for Entrepreneurship What Teach for America Does for Education
By Ariel Schwartz, as appeared in Fast Company and Innovation Daily
Sending young entrepreneurs to companies outside of major cities gives struggling economies an infusion of new talent, and budding business people a chance to be at the front lines of innovative startups. (More ...)
From Entrepreneur.com: 25 Essential Entrepreneur ResourcesCut through the clutter with Entrepreneur's roundup of web resources that every entrepreneur should know about.(More...)
From TechNewsDaily.com: Kids Likely to Predict Future of TechnologyKids may have a knack for predicting the future technology, according to a new study. (More ...)
From Inc. com: Can You Make Your Own App?Tech Trends columnist John Brandon gave two DIY app building tools a whirl. Here are the results.(More ...)
From BusinessInsider.com: 7 Classic Business Movies Every Entrepreneur Should WatchFrom overcoming fear to maintaining work-life balance, here are 7 tips business owners can learn from big screen classics. (More ...)
Have questions about your next steps in entrepreneurship? Entrepreneurs at all stages are invited to attend the next StartUp Xchange from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23.
This is a great informal opportunity for entrepreneurs, talent in transition, scientists, funders, innovators, technology professionals and engineers to make connections in the Tampa Bay area innovation marketplace and learn from each other and from the Tampa Bay Innovation Center mentors whose experience can help further their idea or startup company.
Our mentors include Chris Paradies of Fowler White Boggs P.A. Cindi Roberts, Sentient Search Solutions, and Harry Venezia, Jr., HealthCare Captial Advisors.
Follow the StartUp Xchange Meetup Group here.
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