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August 15, 2010

3RD Annual Inventors Fair 9/4/2010

The Tampa Bay Inventors Council is pleased to invite all our fellow inventors to join us for our Third Annual Inventors Fair on Saturday, September 4th at the St. Petersburg Pier! We have expanded upon our last fair in that several booths will be spread throughout the facility to insure that anyone entering the Pier will know that we are there. We will invite the public to visit all of the booths and vote on the innovations that appeal to them for a people's choice award.
September 4th is on Labor Day weekend to insure the opportunity for good foot traffic. The Corvette group will also be holding a show that weekend to bring even more folk out and we have contacted the local ABC affiliate who also plan to attend. Of course any breaking news could divert them but they have expressed the desire to be there.
If you have an innovation that you want to share or demonstrate (safely please!), please contact us at admin@tbic.us and let us know. Each inventor will have a 6 foot table and two chairs with which to show your stuff. Those with displays can also bring them provided that they will fit within their space. Most locations will have power available but please indicate that you will need power so that we can plan accordingly.
The fair will be from 10 am until 4 pm but booths should be set up by 9:30. We will be able to drop off our displays between 8 and 9 am but no later so that the Corvette club can start lining up their cars. Here is a link to a map: http://www.mapquest.com/listings/St_Petersburg_Pier_St._Petersburg_FL_4605233?placement=results_org_map .
Please help us spread the word about this event and encourage other inventors to join us. We request that you provide your name, contact information (phone and email), and the name and type of innovation you wish to display by August 24th. Inventor with several item may display them provided they fit within your space.
So dust off those prototypes and get some exposure for your innovations! Join us on September 4th for a exciting and fun event!
Wayne Rasanen
President, Tampa Bay Inventors Council

August 10, 2010

8/11/10 Meeting

This Wednesday, we will welcome Tonya Elmore from Star Tec, to give us a quick briefing on the new direction the center is going. She says that they are going to focus on helping individuals and smaller businesses with the resources that they have. They were recently recognized by Entrepreneur.com to be among the top 10 roundup of international business incubators. Ms. Elmore serves as a vice-chair for the Florida Business Incubator Association. She has been named as among the top twenty technology leaders in the Tampa Bay region. Come and find out how you can leverage the power of Star Tec to help you develop your invention. Next we will open the floor to discuss where everyone is in their own development and how as a group, we can help. Please bring your devices and prototypes and plan to get feedback from the most innovative minds in Tampa Bay!