Aladom Joins Innovation Center as New Accelerator Client
a web portal launched in France in 2007 by Guillaume Thomas, has now moved stateside to link individuals with home services such as house cleaners, babysitters, senior care providers, gardeners, tutors and many more resources.
Providers offer services in 70 different categories. Each can be located on a map, contacted by phone or email, and can receive reviews from customers. The company's website receives more than one million visitors each month.
Membership is free, and providers are able to list services for free as well. Members can also sign up to receive regular newsletters that are sent without advertisements.
"Technology Licensing: Practical Principles and Practices"
Recently, two local technology licensing experts spoke at Tampa Bay Innovation Center's TECH Talk program. Haskell Adler, Ph.D., MBA, senior licensing manager at Moffitt Cancer Center, and Christopher Paradies, Ph.D., J.D., president of Paradies Law P.A., presented "Technology Licensing: Practical Principles and Practice." Following is a summary of their presentation. (More...)
Do You Know a "Florida Company to Watch?"
Each year, the Florida Companies to Watch award program honors outstanding second-stage Florida-based companies that exhibit innovative business strategies and processes. This year's awards, presented by GrowFL and the University of Central Florida, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation, will be presented to 50 companies on Oct. 24, 2013 at an awards event in Orlando.
Briefly, eligible companies must be privately held commercial enterprises in any industry that are past startup phase, in a stage of growth and headquartered in Florida. They must employ between six and 99 fulltime equivalent employees and have had 2012 revenues between $750,000 and $50 million.
Self nominations are encouraged and the application deadline
is 5 p.m. on May 10, 2013. For more information, visit http://flctw.growfl.com/program-eligibility/
|Accepting Applications for GrowFL 2014|
The Innovation Center, a partner for the statewide GrowFL Economic Gardening program, is seeking applications for program year 2014. The program provides participants with technical assistance, CEO Roundtables and a CEO Forum (twice per year) at no cost!
To be eligible for the GrowFL program, a company must be a for-profit, privately held, investment-grade business that:
- Employs at least 10 persons but not more than 50 persons
- Has maintained its principal place of business in Florida for at least the previous two years
- Generates at least $1 million but not more than $25 million in annual revenue
Space is limited. Please contact us if you're interested in the GrowFL program and we'll be happy to provide additional information.
"Beyond Startup: Growing Pains of Second Stage Companies"
Second stage companies have grown past the startup stage but have not grown to maturity. These companies have the same needs as larger companies but struggle to make the next leap due to lack of resources.
Second-stage companies are not alone and the things CEO's think about are not unique to their business or personal struggles. This month's TECH Talk will include a panel of second-stage company CEOs sharing their stories. It will be moderated by Tammie Nemecek with GrowFL. The GrowFL Economic Gardening program (locally facilitated by the Tampa Bay Innovation Center) provides resources targeted to the needs of second-stage CEOs.
DATE: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Drive, 7th Floor, Tampa
COST: No fee to attend. Space is limited, advance registration requested.REGISTER: www.tbinnovates.com/TECHTalk.cfm
Presented by Tampa Bay Innovation Center as part of the eHub, TECH Talk is the area's premier networking and education event developed specifically to meet the interest of the local entrepreneurial community.
Innovators and start up entrepreneurs have lots of questions, but often nowhere to go for answers. Tampa Bay Innovation Center mentors can answer your questions at our monthly StartUp Xchange, an informal way to get advice on targeting the right markets, exploring financing options, protecting intellectual property, defining your value proposition and many other start up concerns.
Join mentors Mike Eitler, CFO, Rocaceia LLC; Christopher Paradies, president, Paradies Law P.A., Ron Stein, Marketing & Sales Coach, FastPath Marketing and Harry Venzia Capital and Private Equity Consultant, HealthCare Capital Advisors, for the April StartUp Xchange, presented by Tampa Bay Innovation Center as part of the eHub.
DATE: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
TIME: 5 - 7 p.m.
COST: Refreshments responsibility of attendee
Join us for our next eHub lunch on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 12 noon, at Tampa Bay Innovation Center, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 220, Largo. The eHub lunch is an opportunity to network with your peers, with an opportunity to introduce your company or startup.
The cost to attend the eHub lunch is $10 and the deadline to RSVP is Monday, April 29, 2013. For more information or to register, go to http://www.tbinnovates.com/ehublunch.cfm
Tampa Bay Innovation Center Events
April 17, 2013
May 2, 2013
May 14, 2013
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Tampa Bay Inventors Council
April 10 & 24, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Largo, FloridaTampa Bay SCORE
Preparing Your Business Plan
April 13, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tampa, FloridaPinellas County SCORE
Business Start-up Basics
April 18, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Petersburg, FloridaUSF Connect
April 18, 2013
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Tampa, FloridaPinellas County Economic Development
Accounting and Tax Procedures
April 25, 2013
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
10th Annual BioFlorida Celebration of Biotechnology
May 9, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Alachua, FloridaFlorida Venture Forum
2013 Early Stage Conference
May 15, 2013
8:00 a..m. - 7:00 p.m.
Internship & Part-time Job Fair
April 10, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2013 Hillsborough Hackathon
7th Annual Florida Medical Device Symposium
May 6 - 7, 2013
St. Petersburg, Florida