Following is a listing of a huge amount of resources for inventors and entreprenuers provided by our member Stephen Matheny.  Most of the events are on the west coast of Florida.

Wow!! There was a lot of good stuff at BarCamp Tampa!  Great seeing  you there!  The attendance and address by the Mayor was noticed bye  even no-techies!  Lot's of good info.  Below you will find some more  ways to get additional info and connect with more people.  I can't  attend all of these meetings.  You can check out BarCamp Sarasota's  two day event October 15 and 16 described below, too.  All are welcome  to present there.  Get an e-mail to sara@sphandandassociates.com to  get the rules for presenters if you would like to present.  This is  open to people of all walks of life and businesses or students of all  ages.  Sessions are 1/2 or 1 hour.  Free museum admission and lunch if  you pre-register.  Spend a couple of hours or both days -- whatever is  your choice.   www.bcsrq.com.

Because of the religious holidays at the ened of the week, I am unable  to spare the time to personalize this email as much as I would like.   Please understand that I feel the timeliness of the information takes  precedence for you.

Attached you will find a mapping of resources in the southern portion  of the Florida peninsula and below you will find information as well  as some additional links you or people you meet might find useful:

ABC TV has a show called "Shark Tank" where you can pitch your business idea:
Application information is at http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/casting

Funding:  You could win a grant for being awesome!
AWESOME TAMPA BAY (ATB) will begin awarding $1,000 grants in support  of Tampa Bay area people, organizations, and projects that are awesome.
These grants will be given out quarterly with no strings attached and  no claims to ownership of funded projects.
The first application deadline on November 1, 2011 and award announced  by December 1, 2011.
Applications/info http://www.awesometampabay.org.
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International Organization:
International Association of Internet Professionals
Nonprofit, global organization poised to be the informational and  social hub for Internet professionals with expertise in mobile,  social, analytics, search and emerging technologies.
A forum for members to communicate with other like-minded individuals  around the globe, submit original articles, foster career advancement,  discuss best practices and follow the digital industry.
http://www.internetprofessionals.org
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Here is a site to help out via free assessments that gauge technology  skills, career interests and job readiness.
http://www.spcollege.edu/central/news/Learntoearn/index.htm
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For jobs on Florida West Coast: http://www.suncoastjobs.com/
CareerEdge is the first Funders Collaborative designated as a National  Fund for Workforce Solutions site in the Southeastern US. The  collaborative uses donated funds to create a skilled labor pool in the  Manatee-Sarasota region and helps local employers find the talent they  need.
http://www.careeredgefunders.org/
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Help for Start Ups: USF St. Petersburg Gazelle Lab:
 http://www.usfsp.org/iNews/view.asp?ID=682
http://onstartups.com/
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Brainstorming & Coaching for Tech Startups
Tampa's Weekly Tech Rant http://www.meetup.com/TampaStartup/
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Help for Techies:
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has info on a huge # of  groups in Southwest Florida, Sarasota, Tampa Bay Area amongst them:
Sarasota Tech Groups:  82 Degrees Tech (Suncoast Technology Forum),  BarCamp Sarasota, Gulf Coast CRM Users Group, Gulf Coast Great Plains  Users Group, Gulf Coast SharePoint Users Group, Open Web Application  Security Project (OWASP), Sarasota .NET Developers Group, Sarasota  Java Group, Sarasota Linux and Gaming Group, Sarasota PC Users Group,  Sarasota SQL Server Group, Sarasota Web Developers Group, Suncoast  Security Society, Venice Area Computer User Group
SW FL Tech Groups:  SW FL .Net Developers Group
Tampa Tech Groups:  Agile Tampa, BarCamp Tampa Bay, Central Florida  BizTalk User Group, DotNetNuke Tampa, Internet Media User Group  (IMUG), Tampa Bay Innovation Center (formerly STAR Technology  Enterprise Center), Tampa .Net Developers Group, Tampa Bay Area MVC,  Tampa Bay Bizspark, Tampa Bay Rich UI, Tampa Bay Silverlight User  Group, Tampa Bay SQL BI User Group, Tampa Bay SQL User Group, Tampa  IASA Chapter (Int. Ass. Software Architects), Tampa PowerShell User  Group
https://www.cfsarasota.org/AboutUs/OurMission/tabid/288/Default.aspx
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Help for Inventors:
Sarasota: (including children and Science Exhibits for students):
 Kelley Lear: GWIZ - The Science Museum in Sarasota has a new Fab  Lab, the only one in the South East. It is an MIT concept that allows  "inventors" to take their ideas from concept, to design to full  fabrication. The lab has all the equipment and resources you need to  invent! http://www.gwiz.org/
Tampa:  At MOSI, for kindergartners through adults, the Idea Zone is  MOSI's new ?do-it-yourself? laboratory with an open ended platform to  allow students of all ages to explore, learn and have fun.  Idea Zone  will include a media studio, fabrication lab, simulation center and  sciences lab ? a full technological playground!   http://www.mosi.org/education/idea-zone.aspx
Orlando: Inventors Council of Central Florida --  http://www.inventorscouncilcentralfla.us/
Ft Lauderdale/Deerfield Park: Inventors Society of South Florida --  http://www.inventorssociety.net/
Ft Myers: Edison Inventors Association -- http://edisoninventors.org/
Largo/Clearwater: Tampa Bay Inventors Council -- http://tbic.us/
Tampa:  Computer Mentors Group, Inc. is a ?digital divide? non-profit  organization comprised of computer professionals, and others  interested in the future job opportunities of disadvantaged youths.  The group?s flagship program is called the Youth Computer  Certification & Ownership Program where students earn college credit  by completing the 6-month course and passing the certification test.   http://www.computermentors.org/
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Help for Students K-12 (now expanding into Manatee County):
The Science Center of Pinellas County offers many science courses and  computer science courses and certifications. US Navy cyber  simulations, etc.
http://www.sciencecenterofpinellas.org/portal/index.php
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Companies recruiting college students:
http://license.icopyright.net/user/viewFreeUse.act?fuid=MTM1MTkzMDU=
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Junior Achievement http://www.jatampabay.org/,  http://www.jasarasota.org/, http://www.jawcf.org/
JA also sponsors Camp CEO academy
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Site to help students, empoyers and job-seekers:
http://www.collegecentral.com/
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Help for women:   http://www2.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/10000women/index.html
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Help for small businesses:
http://www2.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/10000-small-businesses/index.html
http://www.sbir.gov  -- for government grants.
http://www.sba.gov -- more grants.
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Web Design:  41 page introduction to Joomla which enables you to build  Web sites and powerful online applications
http://heavenmarketing-in.tradepub.com/free/w_make14/prgm.cgi
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Web Analytics:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/challenges-in-automated-traffic-reporting?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+seomoz+%28SEOmoz+Daily+Blog%29
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Opportunity to publish your research:
Call for Papers:  Intl Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology
...not only publishes high quality research papers but also ensures  ... published papers achieve broad international credibility.
See link for more details:  http://www.ijbhtnet.com/
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Education News Source and other services and resources at USA Today
http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/
http://usatodayeducate.com/wordpress/
There are even free electronic editions still available for educators  if you apply.
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LINKEDIN Tampa Networking and Marketing Mastermind:
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=69179&trk=anet_ug_grppro
Meetup Group:  http://www.meetup.com/Linkedin-Linked-by-Tampa-Bay-Business-Networking/
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Great networking and educational opportunities at organizations  helping IT entities:

Tampa Bay Technical Forum: http://www.tbtf.org/
Suncoast Technical Forum: http://www.suncoasttechnologyforum.com/
TBTF and STF members are treated as members by each group. TBTF  members get code for STF registration from
Jill Pearson Director of Membership, Tampa Bay Technology Forum
813-425-9633 direct, 813-760-3405 mobile, Jpearson@tbtf.org

BarCamp Sarasota http://bcsrq.com/ events: http://barcampsarasota.ning.com/
Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Alliance at USF St  Petersburg: http://seialliance.com/
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Tampa Bay Innovation Center http://www.TBInnovates.com, formerly  StarTec: http://www.startecflorida.com/
*** Their Events Calendar is especially helpful:
   See http://www.tbinnovates.com/events.cfm ***
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Young Entrepreneurs of Sarasota (age<100): http://www.yes941.com/
S.C.O.R.E. Retired and current executives help advise small  businesses, usually at no cost.
Tampa Bay Inventors Council: http://www.tbic.us/ or  http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3934744&goback=.gde_105151_member_56810810
SW Florida Technology Partnership: 4519 SE 16th Pl # 102 Cape Coral,  FL 33904 (239) 257-1244 www.swfrtp.org.
www.fortmyersregionalpartnership.com
Charlotte County Economic Development Council:   http://www.floridasinnovationcoast.com/
Southwest Florida Enterprise Center (SWFEC) www.swflenterprisecenter.com
Florida Black Business Investment Board (FBBIB) www.fbbib.com
Entrepreneur.com, www.entrepreneur.com
Gulf Coast Venture Forum (239) 262-6300. www.gcvf.com
Florida Venture Forum (813) 335-8116. www.floridaventureforum.com
Fort Myers Regional Partnership (Lee County's Economic Development  Office) (239)338-3161 www.fortmyersregionalpartnership.com
GrowFL http://growfl.com/
SRMA - Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association http://www.srma.net/
MEP - Manufacturers Extension Partnership http://www.floridamep.org/
EIA - Edison Inventors Association http://www.edisoninventors.org/
University of Central Florida has a retail shopping center where  people can walk in and purchase inventions/products just being designed.
Less Than 6 Degrees Tampa Bay: http://www.6degreestampabay.org/
Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group: http://tampabaybi.sqlpass.org/
Tampa Bay SQL User Group: http://www.tampasql.com/
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For Entrepreneurs:
The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center online resource center free service
Allows companies from all over the world to easily locate local,  regional, state and global resources for starting, relocating, or  expanding their businesses.
Local resources are arranged geographically, so simply click on your  county of interest.
List your company profile in all relevant counties, regions or in the  statewide directory.
STF/TBTF/BarCamp Sarasota members:  For questions or assistance in  creating your company listing please contact  Jeff.Kratsch@SuncoastTechnologyForum.com.
Visit http://www.flvec.com/
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http://onstartups.com/
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For Developers/Programmers/Inventors:
CWE http://cwe.mitre.org/news/index.html#20110627a -See top article.
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)  http://www.aaai.org/home.html
Common Weakness Enumeration: http://cwe.mitre.org/
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Small Businesses:
Florida to get millions to aid small businesses
Federal officials said small-business owners interested in applying  for money under the State Small Business Credit Initiative should go  to www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sb-programs/Pages/ssbci.aspx or to  Enterprise Florida at www.eflorida.com.
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20110816/BREAKINGNEWS/110816029/Florida-get-millions-aid-small-businesses
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Small Business Development Council--University of South Florida  College of Business
http://www.sbdctampabay.com/
Business Training and Consulting in Tampa to Help Start-ups
When starting a business, or in the very early stages of running a  small business, there crucial & specific needs. The SBDC has training  classes in Tampa geared toward helping the small business start-up and  grow. Many of the training classes taught at the SBDC are geared  toward start-up companies and are a great starting point for anyone  looking to start a business in the Tampa Bay area.
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INTERESTING READING:
Entrepreneurship:  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220141
Incubators:   http://blog.theentrepreneursadvisor.com/2011/07/business-incubators-results/
Innovation:  http://www.economist.com/node/21525350
Tech Industries:   http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/regional-partnership-sees-future-tech-industries
STEM:  Engineering & Education:   http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/swe/fall11/#/38 is extremely interesting
Recovering Customers:   http://www.sbdctampabay.com/unhappy-customer-use-this-three-step-customer-recovery-process
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EVENTS:
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ednesday September 28, 2011  7:30 a.m. ? 9:00 a.m.
The 2011-2012 Downtown Debriefing Series -- CEOS for Cities: The  Talent Dividend
Tampa Bay is part of CEO?s for Cities? national effort to raise  educational attainment rates, and is competing for a $1 million prize  to do so!
Networking & Registration ?  7:30 a.m.  Program & Continental  Breakfast ? 8:00 ? 9:00 a.m.
The Tampa Club, 101 East Kennedy Blvd., Suite 4200
http://www.creativetampabay.com/2011/09/tampa-bay-competes-for-talent-and-1-million-learn-more-sept-28/
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:00 p.m. (Webinar)
Webinar:  Leveraging Network Intelligence to Drive Customer Insight  and Optimize Performance
Sponsors: Netezza
Host: Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Featured Presenters: Christine Twiford, Manager: Network Technology  Solutions, T-Mobile. Christopher Smith, VP and General Manager of  Communications, IBM Netezza ;
http://www.lightreading.com/webinar.asp?webinar_id=29879
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Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:30 PM
Suncoast Technology Forum?s Quarterly Networking Night
Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Ct., Sarasota, FL, 34240
Register online at www.SuncoastTechnologyForum.com.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay Business Journal's Endless Summer Postcard Inn BizMix: FREE  Networking Happy Hour
Postcard Inn Pool & Beach Bar 6300 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach
This event is FREE but you must RSVP in advance.
http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/event/53721
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Friday, September 30, 2011 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM -- FREE EVENT
Small Business Development Council's No Cost Speed Consulting
Speaker: Small Business Resource Network
Topic: Business Basics
One-time special event! Get your business questions answered at one  place-FOR FREE!
Enjoy the flexibility of fast paced, one-on-one sessions with top-tier  practitioners from attorneys and accountants to bankers and insurance  agents. You'll be able to talk to experts from the Small Business  Resource Network
about: . To be a LLC or Corp? . What to deduct? Home use deduction? .  When to get workers compensation insurance? . What to do with  contracts, leases and HR? . Should I get a lawyer?
SBDC at the University of South Florida
Tampa Port Authority Building, 1101 Channelside Dr # 400 Tampa, FL  33602 (813) 905-7678
Info:  http://www.sbdctampabay.com/training/hillsborough-tampa-training
      http://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610310603
Register:  https://clients.floridasbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=610310603
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Friday, September 30, 2011 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Tampa Bay Technology Forum:  IT Leaders Network
Presenter:  Avani Desai, leader of IT Risk Management at KPMG
SOX Compliance including the costs, benefits, challenges, reasoning,  and the impact on IT operations.
Insight Offices 2701 N Rocky Point Drive #300 Tampa, Florida  33607
Contact:  registration@tbtf.org
http://www.tbtf.org/events/event_details.asp?id=137083
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Saturday, October 1, 2011 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
S.C.O.R.E. Going into Business Workshop
Tampa SCORE Training Center, Corporate Square Bldg. 400 7402 North  56th Street, Suite 425 Tampa, FL 33617
Info/registration:  http://www.tampascore.org
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Sunday, October 2 - Wednesday October 5, 2011:  COMPTEL PLUS  Fall  2011 Convention & EXPO
Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center, 6000 W Osceola Parkway,  Kissimmee, FL 34746 near Orlando
COMPTEL PLUS is the preeminent networking event for innovative  communications companies, hosted by the trade association COMPTEL.  Held twice a year, COMPTEL PLUS attracted almost 200 exhibitors and  more than 3,700 attendees to our 2010 events. At COMPTEL PLUS you will  have the opportunity to learn about new products, services and  industry trends, meet potential customers and do business. In addition  to the trade show, COMPTEL PLUS offers comprehensive educational  programming, experienced industry speakers and valuable networking  opportunities.
http://www.comptelplus.org/index.asp
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Time:
S.C.O.R.E. Business Class - Starting Your Business
Tampa SCORE Training Center, Corporate Square Bldg. 400 7402 North  56th Street, Suite 425 Tampa, FL 33617
Info/registration:  http://www.tampascore.org
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 (Part 3 on 10/11)
Free SBDC series sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society to assist  spouses in establishing a portable career.
STAR: Spouses Trained and Ready
Part 2. Business planning and marketing
Call MacDill Air Force Base at 813.828.2721 to register.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
TECH Talk is the only FREE monthly breakfast, networking & education  event tailored specifically for Tampa Bay's Technology  Entrepreneurship Community. This event is hosted by Microsoft,  sponsored by LarsonAllen, LLP and coordinated by Tampa Bay Innovation  Center.
Outsourcing vs Offshoring
Guest: Gary W. Haberland, president & CEO, Genicon
http://techtalk2011.eventbrite.com/
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:30am - 9:30am
How to Market an Event Online: Tampa Training
Tips for creating a professional-looking landing page for your event,  social media techniques for attracting attendees, naming ideas and  other online PR techniques.
Centre Club, Tampa 123 S Westshore Blvd Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 286-4040
Register today at http://howtomarketaneventonline.eventbrite.com/
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October 5, 2011 Florida Venture Forum 2011 Early Stage Venture Capital  Conference Orlando, FL
The Reunion Resort in Orlando, Florida 7593 Gathering Drive, Reunion,  FL 34747 | Resort Info: 407-662-1000
Formerly Ginn Reunion Resort, Orlando, Florida
http://www.floridaventureforum.org/subpage.asp?navid=0&id=76
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
?Start and Grow Your Business Expo?
The BNI (Business Networking International) Tidal Revenue Chapter of  Apollo Beach
All entrepreneurs, startups and newly or already established small  business owners are invited to attend. The show?s theme is how to  plan, start and implement a new business and sustain its growth with  the proper support systems.  We expect you to walk away with useful  knowledge that will help you in your business endeavors.
Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center Plaza,  Greater Sun Center, FL, 33573
e-mail:  atm@creativewebactions.com
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2199701366
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
i2iFL (Innovation 2 Industry) contest, Charlotte County
Full details at http://www.i2iFL.com
i2iFL is a contest open to anyone with a technological, innovative idea.
Kickoff: Energy Options Conference  http://www.floridasinnovationcoast.com/In_The_News/Energy_Conference/2011/2011_Energy_Options_Conference.shtml.
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor Street, Punta  Gorda, FL (941) 833-5444
Entry forms will be available on October 5th.
Submission deadline 11:59:59 PM December 31, 2011.
Main objective:  encourage and support the nation's entrepreneurial  innovators with the intent of helping them turn their concepts into a  viable business located in Charlotte County.
Entries judged to be finalists will present to the judges.  Three  entries will win cash, in-kind services and a free location in  Charlotte County for 2 years to start up their business.
Requirement:  The business must start in or relocate to Charlotte  County to claim any prize.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM plus
BarCamp Sarasota After Hours Social for business, IT, educators, etc.
Shakespeare's English Pub 3550 S Osprey Ave Sarasota, FL 34239 (941)  364-5938W\
Meet at the back of the pub near the pool table and dart board.
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Tuesday, October 04, 2011 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 6 sessions ending  Thursday, November 10
SBDC at the University of South Florida's Government Contracting Series
Topic: Government Contracting
SBDC at the University of South Florida Tampa Port Authority Building
1101 Channelside Dr, Ste 210 Tampa, FL 33602-3613
October 4 through November 10, 2011 the Procurement Technical  Assistance Center at USF
Series of six modules.
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Tuesday, October 04, 2011 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 6 sessions ending  Thursday, November 10
SBDC at the University of South Florida's Government Contracting Series
Topic: Government Contracting
SBDC at the University of South Florida Tampa Port Authority Building
1101 Channelside Dr, Ste 210 Tampa, FL 33602-3613
October 4 through November 10, 2011 the Procurement Technical  Assistance Center at USF
Series of six modules.
Module 1 ? Doing Business with Tampa International Airport, October 4
http://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610310545
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Tampa Bay Technology Forum:  Business Development Network
Understanding Your Communication Style
Peak 10 Welcome Center 9411 Corporate Lake Drive Tampa, Florida  33634
Contact:  registration@tbtf.org
http://www.tbtf.org/events/event_details.asp?id=137084
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Thursday, October 6, 2011 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Tampa Bay Technology Forum:  CIO/CTO Roundtable
Centre Club 123 S Westshore Blvd Tampa, Florida  33609
Contact:  registration@tbtf.org
http://www.tbtf.org/events/event_details.asp?id=137085
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Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (later optional)
New!!! Barcamp Sarasota After Hours Meetup
Shakespeare's English Pub 3550 S Osprey Ave Sarasota, FL 34239
This Meetup repeats on the 1st Thursday of every month
http://www.bcsrq.com
http://www.meetup.com/BarcampSarasota/events/28823261/
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
SBDC at the University of South Florida's Government Contracting Series
Topic: Government Contracting
2nd of 6 sessions ending Thursday, November 10
SBDC at the University of South Florida Tampa Port Authority Building
1101 Channelside Dr, Ste 210 Tampa, FL 33602-3613
Module 2 ? Doing Business with USSOCOM
http://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610310545
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Free SBDC series sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society to assist  spouses in establishing a portable career.
STAR: Spouses Trained and Ready
Part 3. Marketing and Internet strategy.
Call MacDill Air Force Base at 813.828.2721 to register.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6 - 8 PM
CELEBRATE TAMPA BAY:  Social/Business Networking Event
provided by the South Tampa Community News
MIGUEL'S Mexican Seafood and Grill, 3035 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
As always, No Cost to Attend, Complimentary Appetizers, Cash Bar
Please REGISTER Above so we can provide you with the service you  expect and deserve.See old friends and make new ones at Celebrate  Tampa Bay events !
No cost to attend, however, due to the popularity of these events
and the limitations of the venue, RSVPS ARE REQUIRED !
http://ctboct2011-zvents.eventbrite.com/
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10 a.m. ? 3 p.m.
Tampa's Mobile Healthcare Technology Summit 2011
Presented by Smith Seckman Reid Inc.
University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 East Fowler  Avenue Grand Ballroom - 2nd floor Tampa, FL 33620
IT Leadership, Healthcare Design Professionals and Clinical Leaders,  please join us for a panel discussion to explore how mobile technology  is impacting healthcare design and delivery, clinical practice, and  the future of healthcare.
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=rwgkt7cab&oeidk=a07e4aeut11e9d77a2f&oseq
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:00 PM
Suncoast Security Society
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County
2635 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34237
information:  http://suncoastsecuritysociety.org
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:30 PM
Tampa Bay WordPress User Group Meeting
Content Formatting, UI Focus and Basic HTML
CDB's Southside 3671 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL
http://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-WordPress/events/27959531/?a=wm1&rv=wm1
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tampa Bay Inventors Council
Tampa Bay Innovation Center 7887 Bryan Dairy Road, Building 100 Largo,  FL 33777
Enter through the green enclosed stairwell
Info/Registration:  http://www.TBIC.us
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:30-9:15 a.m.
Fifth Third Bank and the Tampa Bay Business Journal
Decoding Health Care
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay 2900 Bayport Drive. Tampa, FL
A panel of health care experts trending topics and help identify the  future of the industry.
http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/event/53411
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Friday, October 14, 2011 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Tampa Bay Technology Forum:  CEO Forum
Centre Club 123 S Westshore Blvd Tampa, Florida  33609
Speaker:  Chris Steinocher, President & CEO, St. Petersburg Area  Chamber of Commerce.
What they are doing to foster and grow the technology community and  how you can help!
Contact:  registration@tbtf.org
http://www.tbtf.org/events/event_details.asp?id=137086
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Saturday, October 15, 2011 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
S.C.O.R.E. Going into Business Workshop
Tampa SCORE Training Center, Corporate Square Bldg. 400 7402 North  56th Street, Suite 425 Tampa, FL 33617
Info/registration:  http://www.tampascore.org
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Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (ET)
2011 Bluz and BBQ -- Fundraiser to improve Curtis Hixon Watefront Park
Curtis Hixon Watefront Park 600 N. Ashely Drive Tampa, FL 33602
Info/Tix:  http://www.bluzandbbq.com/
Volunteer:   http://bluzandbbq2011volunteer.eventbrite.com/?ref=enivte&invite=MTI4MTc1Mi9sZXZleWZAYW9sLmNvbS8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=invitenew&utm_term=attend
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Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th, 2011
BarCamp Sarasota Fall Event.  Come be a part of this FREE  crowd-sourced conference.  You'll be glad you did!  Attend all or part  of it.
At GWiz the Science Museum, 1001 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
BarCamp Sarasota is excited to partner with GWIZ - The Science Museum
There will be a two day Fall 2011 Unconference on October 15 and 16, 2011.
Attend all of both days or a few hours at a time.
Pre-register and admission and lunch are FREE.
Visit bcsrq.com closer to the event for more details.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011  11 a.m.?1 p.m. - St. Petersburg
Cisco Unified Computing System Event
While innovation comes rapidly in the IT industry, basic server  architectures haven't changed for decades.
Discover how Cisco answered the need for innovation by introducing the  Cisco Unified Computing System.
Cisco - St. Petersburg 400 Carillon Parkway, Suite 220 St. Petersburg,  Florida 33716 727-540-1400
To Learn More and to register:  http://bit.ly/pWyDJa
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
SBDC at the University of South Florida's Government Contracting Series
Topic: Government Contracting
3rd of 6 sessions ending Thursday, November 10
SBDC at the University of South Florida Tampa Port Authority Building
1101 Channelside Dr, Ste 210 Tampa, FL 33602-3613
Module 3 ? Doing Business with Florida Turnpike
http://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610310545
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 (11:30am - 1:00pm)
Techbyte Luncheon
Polo Grill and Bar ? 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Sarasota, FL 34202
Economic Development 101 - Manatee / Sarasota / Charlotte
Check to see if registration has opened:   http://www.suncoasttechnologyforum.com/
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Tuesday, October 18, 5:30pm - 8:00pm.
Calling all designers, developers, social media influencers and  technology entrepreneurs! Join us for a fun and free event to  celebrate the technology community in Central Florida.
Venture Lounge will feature food, drinks and music, all at the  ultra-cool Voxeo Corporation headquarters in Downtown Orlando. At the  October 18th event, the people behind TechVenture 2011 will share some  exclusive announcements about a one-of-a-kind event that will be  happening in December, as well as introduce some new networking  chances for people who are looking to make new tech connections.
Who should attend? High-tech entrepreneurs, Designers, Developers,  Social Media Professionals, Bloggers, Students and Investors.
Who may not attend this event? Service Providers, Sales & Marketing  Professionals, Consultants, Brokers and Job Seekers.
Voxeo, 189 South Orange Avenue, 10th Floor, Orlando, View map
COST TO ATTEND: Free with approved registration
RSVP:  http://www.floridatechnologyjournal.com/events/signature-events/venture-lounge
For more details contact David Glass at (813) 830-9501 or  dglass@floridatechnologyjournal.com
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tampa Bay Innovation Center's Innovation Conference 2011
Registration details coming soon.
Thank you to our host sponsor, the University of Tampa, and event  sponsor, Gray Robinson.
Vaughn Center - University of Tampa 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL  33606 The Trustee's Board Room
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)
Innovation '11: Navigating the Entrepreneurial Journey
For technologists, funders, entrepreneurs and business leaders  involved with Innovation!
Showcase some Innovation Center?s mentors by providing a  post-conference Startup Xchange session.
University of Tampa - Vaughn Center 401 W. Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, FL 33606
http://mail.aol.com/34122-111/aol-6/en-us/Suite.aspx
http://innovation11.eventbrite.com/
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Thursday, October 20, 2011  11 a.m.?1 p.m. - Orlando
Cisco Unified Computing System Event
While innovation comes rapidly in the IT industry, basic server  architectures haven't changed for decades.
Discover how Cisco answered the need for innovation by introducing the  Cisco Unified Computing System.
Cisco - Orlando 12001 Research Parkway Suite 468 Orlando, Florida  32826-3287 321-235-8000
To Learn More and to register:  http://bit.ly/pWyDJa
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Thursday, October 20, 2011 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Tampa Bay Technology Forum:  CIO/CTO Network
Centre Club 123 S Westshore Blvd Tampa, Florida  33609
Contact:  registration@tbtf.org)
http://www.tbtf.org/events/event_details.asp?id=137088
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Thursday, October 21 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM (later optional)
Barcamp Sarasota: Lunch and Learn
Businesses and information security.
James Tarala of Enclave Security, a company helps you understand the  big picture to protect data and MORE!
Mad Crow Brewery & Grill 1525 4th St, Sarasota, FL 34232
http://www.bcsrq.com
http://www.meetup.com/BarcampSarasota/events/31817392/
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Friday, October 21, 2011 11:30am to 1:15pm
BarCamp Sarasota: Lunch & Learn
Topic:  Information security
Mad Crow Brewery and Grill 1525 4th St. Sarasota, FL
http://www.meetup.com/BarcampSarasota/events/31817392/
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Saturday, October 22nd, 2011:
The Computer Mentors Group Inc.'s (CMG's) sixth annual 2011 Technology Bowl.
The ?Tech Bowl? is a game show style competition where teams of  teenagers use their knowledge of computers and technology to win great  technology prizes.
Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College
10414 E. Columbus Dr. Tampa, Fl 33619-7850 (813)253-7802 TDD (813) 253-7858
Info:   http://madduxpress.com/2011/08/18/computer-mentors-selects-tech-bowl-celebrity-moderators-31231/
      http://www.computermentors.org/f_Upcoming%20Events_123.php
**** To sponsor a team or volunteer contact CMG Executive Director  Ralph Smith [(813) 236-1191 or  http://www.computermentors.org/contact.php] for more information.
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Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
S.C.O.R.E. Sales and Marketing workshop
Tampa SCORE Training Center, Corporate Square Bldg. 400 7402 North  56th Street, Suite 425 Tampa, FL 33617
Info/registration:  http://www.tampascore.org
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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 3:00pm-thru-Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 5:00pm.
BioFlorida 14th Annual Conference
Sunday,  October 23, 2011 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday,  October 24, 2011  7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2011  7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside 700 South Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33602
Still in the planning stages for this event. Please check back often  for updates. ...
http://www.bioflorida.com/web/module/events/eventid/268/interior.asp
http://www.bioflorida.com/web/page/746/sectionid/746/pagelevel/1/interior.asp
http://www.bioflorida.com/web/page/755/sectionid/746/pagelevel/2/interior.asp
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
SBDC at the University of South Florida's Government Contracting Series
Topic: Government Contracting
4th of 6 sessions ending Thursday, November 10
SBDC at the University of South Florida Tampa Port Authority Building
1101 Channelside Dr, Ste 210 Tampa, FL 33602-3613
Module 4 ? Doing Business with Hillsborough County
http://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610310545
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tampa Bay Inventors Council
Tampa Bay Innovation Center 7887 Bryan Dairy Road, Building 100 Largo,  FL 33777
Enter through the green enclosed stairwell
Info/Registration:  http://www.TBIC.us
Friday November 5th, 2011. All day.
Business Intelligence Boot Camp.  Optional precursor to the following event.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Tampa Bay Technology Forum:  IT Leaders Network
Insight Offices 2701 N Rocky Point Drive #300 Tampa, Florida  33607
Contact:  registration@tbtf.org
http://www.tbtf.org/events/event_details.asp?id=137089
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November ??, 2010 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Florida Venture Forum and the Gulf Coast Venture Forum
last year's topic was:
A panel of experts discusses:
?Company Valuations:  What Is My Company Worth and How Is That Determined??
Still in the planning stages
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Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (later optional)
New!!! Barcamp Sarasota After Hours Meetup
Shakespeare's English Pub 3550 S Osprey Ave Sarasota, FL 34239
This Meetup repeats on the 1st Thursday of every month
http://www.bcsrq.com
http://www.meetup.com/BarcampSarasota/events/31035681/?value=Barcamp+Sarasota%3A+After+Hours
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Friday, November 4, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
SBIR/STTR Workshop
University of South Florida, Room B229
info:  http://www.edcsarasotacounty.com/calendar.asp
register:  http://www.edcsarasotacounty.com/register.asp?e_id=256
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Saturday November 5th, 2011. All day.
SQLSaturday #86 BI Edition Tampa, FL
Registration will open at 7:30am. Sessions will start at 9:00 am.
KForce 1001 E Palm Ave Tampa, FL 33605
Tampa Bay Business Intelligence User Group (http://tampabaybi.sqlpass.org)
Free, but we do charge a lunch fee of $5.00
Free training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to  learn about SQL Server.
Goal:  Enrich our community knowledge and foster networking opportunities
http://sqlsaturday.com/86/eventhome.aspx
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Tuesday, November 8th (8:00am - 10:30am)
Suncoast Technical Forum hosts:
Florida High Tech Corridor Council Presentation
FL Virtual Entrepreneur Center and Grow FL overview
Stoneybrook Golf Club - 7515 Grand Harbour Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34212
Check to see if registration has opened:   http://www.suncoasttechnologyforum.com/
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tampa Bay Innovation Center's Florida Defense & Technology Showcase
Hosted by Congressman C.W. Bill Young
Presented by the Tampa Bay Innovation Center and Florida Federal  Contractors Association (FFCA)
Reverse trade show where subcontractors exhibit and defense industry  contractors meet new suppliers. For more information please go to   www.FDTShowcase.com
TradeWinds Island Grand Resort 5500 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
SBDC at the University of South Florida's Government Contracting Series
Topic: Government Contracting
4th of 6 sessions ending Thursday, November 10
SBDC at the University of South Florida Tampa Port Authority Building
1101 Channelside Dr, Ste 210 Tampa, FL 33602-3613
Module 5 ? Doing Business with Pinellas County
http://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610310545
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Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
SBDC at the University of South Florida's Government Contracting Series
Topic: Government Contracting
4th of 6 sessions ending Thursday, November 10
SBDC at the University of South Florida Tampa Port Authority Building
1101 Channelside Dr, Ste 210 Tampa, FL 33602-3613Module 6 ? Doing  Business with MacDill Airforce Base
http://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610310545
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November 14-20, 2011 Southwest Florida Summit
covering area of Tampa Bay on down
Details not available yet.
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Wednesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 17th, 2011
2011 Florida ACG Capital Connection Conference
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday,  November 17, 2011 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Info/Registration, http://www.acg.org/florida
The Ritz Carlton - Key Biscayne 455 Grand Bay Drive Key Biscayne, FL 33149
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Thursday, December 1, 2011 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (later optional)
Barcamp Sarasota After Hours Meetup
Shakespeare's English Pub 3550 S Osprey Ave Sarasota, FL 34239
This Meetup repeats on the 1st Thursday of every month
http://www.bcsrq.com
http://www.meetup.com/BarcampSarasota/events/31035771/
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Monday, December 5 - Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Calling all High-Tech Entrepreneurs & Hackers to TechVenture 2011
TechVenture 2011 is a first look at disruptive technology companies  and cutting-edge entrepreneurs in one of Orlando?s hottest venues.  Showcasing progressive, thought leaders, new concepts, tools and  resources, TechVenture provides a platform for peer-to-peer  interaction and crowdsourcing.
Hard Rock Live, Universal Orlando Resort 6050 Universal Blvd Orlando,  Florida 32819.
http://www.techventure2011.com or contact David Glass at (813) 830-9501 or david@techventure2011.com
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Wednesday, December 7, and Thursday, December 8, 2011
2011 MacDill SDVOSB/VOSB and SB Conference & Expo
Conference Goal:  to provide the Small Business community with the  tools and opportunities to take their businesses to the next level  through education and interaction with their peers. Large Businesses  have the opportunity to meet new qualified vendors that will  facilitate Small Business contracting initiatives.
Tampa Bay Convention Center 333 South Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602
Info: http://www.macdillsdvosb.net
Registration:  http://www.macdillsdvosb.net/registration
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Florida Venture Capital Conference
January 31 - February 1, 2012
Join hundreds of venture capitalist and private equity investors
 from across the U.S. and the world at the Naples Grande-Southwest Florida
 featuring 20-25 of the most dynamic high-growth companies in Florida.
http://www.floridaventureforum.org/subpage.asp?id=73

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