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September 21, 2010

Wednesday 9/22/10 meeting

Hello Inventors,

If you have thought about taking your idea to the next level, into production, chances are that you will need to raise capital. The problem is that Angel investors and Venture capitalists don’t usually fund individual inventors but they will fund a business team. The trick is how to build a solid business team? That is where our next TBIC speaker comes in.

Boaz Vinogradov is currently focusing on helping Hi-Tech start-ups and Venture Capital funds raise capital and resolve strategic and go to market challenges. Since 2007 he has facilitated more than 10 deals totaling over $120M.

Boaz participated in the executive management of three Israeli based companies that went public. He is the author of three Internet / Cable TV patents which he sold in 2007.

As President of Nova Measuring Instruments, Ltd, he took the company from formation to $30M in sales. From 1994 to 1997 he served as an independent consultant to high tech start-up, obtained seven FDA 510(k) certifications and participated in taking Card Guard public on the Swiss stock exchange.

From 1989 to 1994 he served in various positions in Orbotech, making automatic optical inspection systems, based in Hong Kong. Orbotech was the result of a private company taking over its largest competitor during the 1992-3 electronics slow down. Boaz holds a Master degree in business from the University of Maryland & BA in Economics & Management from the Rupin Institute in Israel.

Boaz also served as an Infantry Battalion commander with a rank of a Major and is a director on the board of Entrepix, Inc.

It always helps to learn from someone who has been there and done that. So join us Wednesday, 9/22/10 to meet a remarkable individual and learn what you need to build your team!

Remember, starting October 13th we move in with Star Tec. Three weeks from this meeting!




September 06, 2010

Prepare your brain for a storm this Wednesday...

Thanks to all the inventors who joined in and helped out this year at the Inventors Fair! Now that we have an idea about what the public thinks about our inventions, what is next? I say it is time to Brain-storm about what works and what needs to work so we can progress in our inventions.
That's why this Wednesday night, 9/8/10, TBIC will welcome the President & CEO of "Brainstorm Weekly" to help us figure it all out! Joseph Warren has been making quite a scene around Tampa Bay with his "radical" ideas about finding the right path to success! I had the opportunity to hear Joseph earlier this year and he is a very energetic speaker who knows a few things about success. At age 19, Joseph opened a professional fundraising company and within 36 months grew his venture into a multi-million-dollar firm, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Diego. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Creative Tampa Bay and is a volunteer speaker for Hillsborough County Schools. He's a serial entrepreneur, speaker, evangelist for entrepreneurship and an inspiration to those who know him. He has a great sense for knowing what works and can help you understand what is missing from your team.
Please help me welcome Joseph Warren to our innovative group. Mark your calander and join us from 7-9 pm on Wednesday, September 8th at 400 Highland Ave in Largo.
I hope to see you there!