Wednesday, September 23, 2009

You're Invited! EDC's Annual Barbecue - Wednesday, October 21

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 20095:00 until 8:00 p.m.EDC Offices301 East Pine Street, Downtown Orlando"Rain or Shine"
EDC Investor • $55 Non-Investor • $65Note: 6.5% tax will be added to the cost of each admission.
RSVP by October 16
Complimentary parking in the Capital Plaza Parking Garage

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

UCF Wins "Economic Gardening" award

UCF, led by Tom O'Neal and the Office of Research & Commercialization, has been awarded funding from the state of Florida to develop a pilot program for "Economic Gardening" in Florida. Specifically targeting second-stage businesses and entrepreneurs, this program has the potential to foster economic growth throughout the state.

The program will develop a diverse partnership of universities, businesses, and other economic growth partners (including the FPC) to assist second-stage entrepreneurs in expanding and growing their companies as a key component to the overall health and future economic growth of high-tech in Florida. In particular, the program will provide unique knowledge and other resources that are typically not available through traditional avenues, including the best and most proven practices to prepare and assist second-stage businesses to successfully expand and add new job opportunities to the citizens of Florida. For more information, contact Dr. Tom O'Neal: (407)882-1120,

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lockheed Martin awarded FHTCC's Innovation Award

Congratulations to Lockheed Martin, whose Missiles & Fire Control division is an active FPC member, on receiving the Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s Award for Innovation as part of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission’s William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Awards. As expressed by Randy Berridge, FHTCC President, "The Florida High Tech Corridor Council was proud to present its Third Annual Innovation Award to a truly innovative partner."


Carbon nanotubes, photovoltaics and the “hydrogen economy” — not exactly household concepts yet. But they are technologies at the forefront of the growing worldwide demand for “green” energy and manufacturing. And lasers are critical to this global revolution.

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), the trusted and respected advocate of cutting-edge applications of laser technology since 1968, will unveil the most up-to-the-minute developments in these and other fields when it gathers industry leaders from around the world at the 28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO®).

When ICALEO® kicks off November 2, 2009 at the Hilton located in the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort, “green” applications of laser technology will be at the forefront of the conference, which ends November 5th. The plenary session “Frontiers and Challenges for the Green Economy” at 9 a.m. on November 2nd will “unveil to even the most casual observers the necessity, the inevitability, of applying laser technology to the manufacture of solar-energy cells and other environmentally friendly energy solutions,“ says LIA Executive Director Peter Baker. “Lasers more than ever will be vital to helping companies satisfy customer demands for efficient and sustainable energy, while producing consistently high-quality products in the automotive, medical, food and aerospace industries.”

Dr. John Turner, a Research Fellow from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., will give an overview of the future of energy in his keynote address “Frontiers, Opportunities and Challenges for a Hydrogen Economy.” Other topics will include:

* “Lasers — An Enabling Technology in the Photovoltaics Revolution” by Dave Clark, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Photovoltaics at Newport Corporation / Spectra-Physics, Mountainview, Calif.

* Progress in high-power diode lasers and industrial applications, as well as opportunities in the solar energy industry. Speaker TBD

* Laser processing of carbon materials, from high-speed diamond film deposition to carbon nanotubes as semiconductor devices, by Dr. Yongfeng Lu, Lott Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“The prospect of lasers in the green energy economy has never looked better,” notes Congress General Chair Xinbing Liu, Director, Panasonic Boston Laboratory, Newton, Mass., USA. “This is the time to turn vision into reality.”

ICALEO has been devoted to the field of laser materials processing for 27 years and is viewed as the premier source of technical information in the field. For more information and to register, please visit the LIA’s ICALEO Web site at

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Press Release: Publishing of the Air Cargo Screening IFR

September 15, 2009


Today’s Publishing of the Air Cargo Screening IFR
Adds Considerable Significance to the First Air Cargo Security Summit

Orlando, Florida USA— The First Air Cargo Security Summit being co-hosted by the Global Trade and Commerce Association, Inc. (GTCA) and the Cargo Security Alliance (CSA) was given added significance by today’s publishing of the TSA’s long-awaited Interim Final Rule (IFR) to implement its Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP), as authorized by the 9/11 Act. The CCSP, a voluntary program, is the linchpin of TSA’s air cargo screening strategy, and is being deployed to establish full supply chain security of air cargo by August 2010.

The IFR addresses many of the questions that Shippers, Freight Forwarders, Indirect Air Carriers (IACs) and Air Carriers have about implementing this program, under which TSA will certify cargo screening facilities to screen cargo before it is tendered to aircraft operators for carriage on passenger aircraft.

TSA’s Marc Rossi, Branch Chief of the CCSP, and Doug Brittin, Air Cargo Manager, will be on hand at the First Air Cargo Security Summit to answer questions about the role the CCSP will play in overcoming the hurdles inherent in a 100 percent screening requirement. This provides an excellent opportunity to learn precisely what needs to be done to prepare for the August 2010 deadline and ensure compliance.

The Federal Register notice and text of the TSA interim final rule may be accessed here:

About the First Air Cargo Security Summit

The Global Trade and Commerce Association, Inc. (GTCA) and the Cargo Security Alliance (CSA) are co-hosting the first Air Cargo Security Summit. The event will be held at the DoubleTree Resort Orlando, on International Drive on September 30 and October 1, 2009. Tim Giuliani, Director of Corporate Outreach and Development for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest of honor and speaker at the first day’s luncheon. In addition, there will be a reception and equipment demonstration at the offices of LimitLess International, Inc. the evening of September 30, with presentations by several major screening equipment manufacturers, including GE, L-3 Communications, and Smiths’ Detection.

Presenting the summit is part of an effort to educate air shippers and others in the transportation industry on the importance and ramifications of a congressional law requiring the screening of all air cargo placed on passenger jets by August 2010. Non-compliance could result in delays in cargo movement. This possibility adds considerable importance to TSA’s educational efforts. In addition to TSA, USDA and Customs personnel, transportation experts and educators from the Cargo Security Alliance, major trade associations, legal experts, and representatives of US-based and foreign airlines will be there to conduct some of the educational programs.

More information about the Air Cargo Security Summit may be found at the Summit website:

About Limitless International, Inc.

With LimitLess, transportation is only the beginning. They have expertise in all aspects of International trade, logistics, supply chain management, government contract support, ITAR, export licenses, import and export regulatory compliance, brokerage, warehousing and distribution. They’re more than just freight forwarders; they’re the partner you’ve been looking for to make certain your products get to market on time. Visit their Website at or call 407.852.9225 today and find out why so many companies have come to rely on LimitLess as their link to the world.

About the Global Trade and Commerce Association, Inc.

The Global Trade and Commerce Association, Inc. was founded in May 2007, as a non-profit organization providing educational programs on global trade. GTCA’s primary purpose is to promote, serve and educate its members in all corridors of global trade. More information can be found at or by email at

About the Cargo Security Alliance, Inc.

The Cargo Security Alliance provides tools, techniques, technologies and thought leadership in logistics security to mitigate risk and optimize cargo flow across the global air, sea and land supply chains. The initial focus of the Cargo Security Alliance is to help shippers and the air cargo industry meet the U.S. Congressional mandate for 100% screening of cargo carried on passenger aircraft by August 2010. Our vision: “Secure the global supply chain; expedite the flow of commerce”. Agenda specific information can be reviewed on the CSA web site,, or by e-mailing questions to Walt Beadling, representing the CSA at

Gary Slavin
LimitLess International, Inc.
Phone: 407.865.5667
Fax: 407.852.2303

Innovative 3D Medical Imaging Technology Demonstration - Youare invited

If you are involved in healthcare and want to learn more about a cutting edge 3D imaging technology, please join mydea Technologies (a UCF Business Incubator client) and 3DMD for this demonstration.

The 3dMDvultus System features sophisticated imaging capabilities that non-invasively capture highly precise 3D surface images in approximately 1.5 milliseconds. The images can then be matched with 3D radiographs to generate composite 3D images to assess the patient condition, plan and simulate treatment and surgery, monitor progress and evaluate outcomes. A 3D image of the patient can be easily captured on every visit, enabling health care providers to monitor progress and modify treatment plans as needed. Securely synchronized by a powerful multi-user database system, 3dMDvultus tracks the patient's imaging history throughout the treatment cycle for all team members to access at any point in time.

Subject: 3DMD- 3D Visualization and Simulation Platform Seminar and Demonstration
Date: Monday, September 21st
Time: Presentation and demonstration 11:30- 12:30 p.m., personal scanning demonstrations to follow presentation
Location: University Tower Building, 12201 Research Parkway, 2nd Floor, Orlando, FL, 32826

RSVP to and 407.737.1991 x100

Lunch will be provided; RSVP is required and space is limited to 30 participants

INVITATION: Sept 28 Florida Space and Technology Forum

You are invited

…to join event co-chairs, Senator Mike Haridopolos and Representative Dean Cannon, event moderator Speaker John Thrasher, elected officials and community leaders from around the state to craft a public policy agenda for the Space industry at the…

Third Annual
Florida Space and Technology Forum
Monday, September 28
8:30 to 11:30 AM
Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida
Brevard Community College/Cocoa Campus
1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922

With special presentations by:
  • Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas
  • Congressman Bill Posey
  • Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana

Legislative Panel:

  • Senator Thad Altman
  • Representatives Sandy Adams
  • Representative Steve Crisafulli
  • Representative Rich Glorioso
  • Representative Bryan Nelson
  • Representative Scott Plakon
  • Representative Ralph Poppell
  • Representative Steve Precourt
  • Representative John Tobia
  • Representative Ritch Workman


  • Randy Berridge, President, Florida High Tech Corridor Council
  • Barney Bishop, President and CEO, Associated Industries of Florida
  • Frank DiBello, President, Space Florida
  • Dr. Sam Durrance, Professor, Physics and Space Science, Florida Institute of Technology and NASA Astronaut, Payload Specialist 1984 – 1996
  • Marshall Heard, Space Advisor, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast and Chairman, Florida Aviation Aerospace Alliance
  • Kevin Hoshstrasser, Florida Operations Site Director and Florida Space Shuttle Operations Program Manager, The Boeing Company
  • Adrian Laffitte, Director Florida Government Relations, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Mark Nappi, Vice President of Launch and Recovery Systems and Florida Site Executive, United Space Alliance
  • Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Presentations will focus on these key areas of emphasis:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education,
  • Research and applied technology,
  • Workforce training and transition,
  • Business development and incentives,
  • Space infrastructure, and
  • State and federal partnership opportunities


… take this opportunity to help identify Space industry priorities for the 2010 legislative session. This program is free and open to the public. Registration opens at 8:15 a.m. and seating is limited. For additional information please call 321-637-5407 or email

Monday, September 14, 2009

Solar and Green Building Forum

Solar technology, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green buildings provide innovative opportunities for Central Florida. This forum will enable you to share information and learn about resources, opportunities and initiatives for green jobs and green businesses in our region. Together, we need to identify the resources required to support the growth of these initiatives. Please join us for this important discussion.

Lunch Keynote Speaker:
C.T. Hsu
C.T. Hsu & Associates, P.A.

Florida High Tech Corridor
Florida Solar Energy Center
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Metro Orlando EDCOrange County
Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
Osceola County Economic Development Department
University of Central Florida
Valencia Enterprises
Workforce Central Florida

If you are unable to respond using the buttons below, please email your response to or call 407.582.3228.

Friday, October 30, 2009 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Valencia Community College
West Campus, Special Events Center, Building 8, 1800 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811

Friday, October 23, 2009

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Sunday, September 13, 2009


NSF's Directorate for Engineering invites supplemental requests for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grantees to join an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). Visit

NSF's Directorate for Engineering supports the Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I. The primary objective of the SBIR Program is to increase the incentive and opportunity for small firms to undertake cutting-edge, high risk, high quality scientific, engineering, or science and engineering education research that would have a high potential economic payoff if the research is successful. Visit

Courtesy ERAU Grant Opportunities Update

SBIR Conference Planned in Orlando, Sep. 21-24

The 2009 SBIR "Beyond Phase II" Conference and Technology Showcase will be held at the Orlando Marriott World Center on Sep. 21-24. The event is designed to bring together key technology and acquisition personnel from government and industry to enable the transition of SBIR-funded research and development into products for government and private sector commercial markets. Click here for information and registration. (9/2)


TechAmerica invitation: Thought Leadership Forum on DemandCreation Strategies

TechAmerica invitation: Thought Leadership Forum on Demand Creation Strategies

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Free to Attend!

TechAmerica, in partnership with FRONTLINE Selling, cordially invites you to attend a high impact and interactive discussion centered on a Comprehensive and Repeatable Demand Creation Approach designed to help global organizations identify net-new sales opportunities in a consistent and measurable way.

The Forum introduces Sales and Marketing executives to a 21st Century top-of-the-funnel sales strategy designed to engage higher and sell larger deals. Highlights include the famous FRONTLINE Selling "Live Calling" component that demonstrates how to apply these contrarian techniques in a real-life real-time live setting.

You will walk away with strategies around:

Access - Time and attention of targeted key players
Execution - Engaging decision makers in a more strategic way
Visibility - Repeatable and Measurable Demand Creation Process
Result - Net-new Opportunity Identification

Registration details and Forum logistics are provided below. Let me know if you have any questions or need additional info. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Forum Details:

Time: Friday, October 23rd, 2009 - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Disney Entrepreneur Center 315 E. Robinson Street, Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32801

To Register:

1) Online, click here.

2) By phone, call Jennifer Gabriel @ 407.513.4703

*There is no charge to attend this event.

For more information, go to

FRONTLINE Selling helps companies such as VMware, SAP, BEA and Research in Motion become more effective at creating demand by filling the gap between marketing suspects and identification of new sales opportunities. Our Comprehensive and Repeatable Demand Creation Process consists of a strategic Vision-LockTM Selling approach providing structure, metrics and a common language around your demand creation activities. To support Vision-Lock, we have developed and utilize our own tactical methodology (RAMP-UP) for execution. The result is a repeatable and measurable sales process transforming your sales people into highly leveraged communicators of your value offering.

Thank you!

NOTE: The UCF Business Incubation Program has forwarded this information to you as a courtesy to one of our partner organizations. If you wish to register, please call and register through the information found below in this email.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

UCF City of Sanford Business Incubator Grand Opening

Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of the UCF City of Sanford Business Incubator! If you have any questions or concerns please contact Rafael Caamano at407-278-4880 or by e-mail at

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Harris Corporation Receives UCF Partnership Award

Harris Corporation received the University of Central Florida's Partnership Award at UCF's Colbourn Society Reception on Wednesday, Aug. 19. The Partnership Award is given to an organization that collaborates with the UCF community to further President John Hitt's goal of being America's leading partnership university.
Harris Corporation and its employees have supported the university's academic programs for three decades. The company pledged $3 million for one of the newest academic buildings at UCF -- The Harris Corporation Engineering Center -- in 2005.
Harris Corporation also has invested more than $3 million in a research program that provides students with valuable opportunities to work side-by-side with the company's top experts. "A champion of our faculty and students for three decades, Harris Corporation has helped to establish UCF's national reputation as a 'partnership university,'" Hitt said. "Our UCF community benefits every day from the enthusiastic support that Harris Corporation provides for our academic programs, our state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, and our research mission."
Headquartered in Melbourne and an active member of the Florida Photonics Cluster, the international communications and information technology company has approximately $5 billion in annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees, including many UCF alumni. The company also is a founding member of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.
The H. Trevor Colbourn Society, named after UCF's second president, honors the university's most generous contributors in addition to the university's outstanding partners. The previous three winners of UCF's Partnership Award are Bright House Networks, the City of Orlando and Mayor Buddy Dyer, and the Walt Disney Co.

Northrop Helps Establish Photonics Academy

Northrop Grumman Corp., which operates its Laser Systems business unit in Apopka, Fla., has helped establish the new Wekiva High School Photonics Academy there by contributing $50,000 in cash and equipment, the company announced Monday. The academy, open to high school students in Apopka, was created in partnership with Orange County Public Schools and Valencia Community College. To participate, students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average and are required to enroll in Valencia Community College, where they will receive college credits for courses taken at the Photonics Academy in mathematics, science, communications, electronics, and optics.
“This is a great opportunity for the students at Wekiva High School and for us,” said Gordon Stewart, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Laser Systems. “Once they graduate from this program, they will be well on their way to becoming laser technicians. And, since we have a continuing need for trained and certified laser technicians, we are very pleased to be a part of this innovative education and training process.”
Northrop Grumman Laser Systems makes ground-based military electro-optical (EO) targeting systems and is a Bronze Patron member of the Florida Photonics Cluster. The company donated $30,000 in lab equipment and $20,000 in cash to the academy.

UCF/CREOL, Fraunhofer Team for Lasers

University of Central Florida (UCF) President John C. Hitt signed a research agreement on August 24, 2009 with the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (Fraunhofer ILT), an leading industrial laser and laser applications laboratory located in Aachen, Germany. The agreement will explore areas of common interest in advanced high-power laser development and laser machining technologies and was instigated by Dr. Martin Richardson through the UCF Townes Laser Institute at the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL). CREOL, along with the Townes Laser Institute and Florida Photonics Center of Excellence, is a research unit within The College of Optics and Photonics at UCF.

Seminar Series: How to start a non- proffit

Capacity Building Seminar Series

Are you inspired to start a new non-profit organization?

Are you a new non-profit who have not obtained 501c3 tax exemption? Do you want to increase your chances of obtaining funding for a new or existing program? If you answered yes to any of the above, the Capacity Building Seminar Series is the right training for you. These seminars are for aspiring or new nonprofit executives, managers, administrators and leaders of start-up grassroots, non-profit faith and community-based organizations:

Seminar I: How to Start a Nonprofit Organization & Obtain 501(c) 3 Exemption
Seminar II: Board Development of New Nonprofits
Seminar III: Program Design & Planning
Seminar IV: Strategic Planning -
Seminar V: Introduction to Grant Writing

Seminars are $25 each. Register for 4 Seminars and the 5th is free.

Seminars will begin September 12th at the Disney Entrepreneurship Center, 315 W. Robinson St., Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32801. Register by mail or online at For more information contact Olivette Carter at 321-281-8346. Make checks payable to OC Grant Consulting Associates and mailed to 3218 E. Colonial Dr., Suite G, Orlando, FL, 32803

NOTE: The UCF Business Incubation Program has forwarded this information to you as a courtesy to one of our partner organizations. If you wish to register, please call and register through the information found below in this email.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

SEIA Solar Action Alert - September 1st, 2009

Solar Advocate,, email your senator today - tell them to support a stronger renewable electricity standard!
SEIA Solar Action Alert - September 1st, 2009

Take Action!

Urge your senators to support a strong renewable electricity standard!

Next week the Senate will return from recess and begin debating the American Clean Energy Leadership Act (S. 1462). This legislation contains a renewable electricity standard (RES) that would require 15% of U.S. electricity be generated from solar and other renewable resources by 2021. Unfortunately, this target falls short of the President's goal - he has called for 25% renewable electricity by 2025. A strong RES is one of SEIA's top policy priorities and is critical for the solar and other renewable energy industries.

Two senators - Tom Udall of New Mexico and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota - are planning amendments that would strengthen the RES. Senator Udall's amendment (S. 433) would match President Obama's goal of 25% renewable electricity by 2025. Senator Dorgan has not yet introduced his amendment, but has promised to do so shortly after recess. We need your help to ensure that the Senate passes a strong RES which deploys all forms of solar technology.

Please act today and urge your senators to co-sponsor Sen. Udall's amendment - S. 433 - and support other efforts to strengthen and pass the renewable electricity standard.

"Excellence in Entrepreneurship Certificate Course"

The UCF Business Incubation Program and UCF Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation announce the next offering of the

"Excellence in Entrepreneurship Certificate Course"

This dynamic, intense short course explores the realities of planning and starting a company and helps you learn how to successfully develop and launch a business.

Taught by experienced entrepreneurs, professional service providers and entrepreneurship faculty from the University of Central Florida, the course will help you clarify your business concept and walk you through the steps of planning and starting a business. The course will introduce you to resources and advisors that provide invaluable support in laying the foundation for a successful company. Below are comments from some of the participants in our last class:

"This course has been extremely helpful and beneficial. I really appreciate how 'the good, the bad and the ugly' were presented and the wealth of resources in Central Florida I learned about."

"We've had an amazing restructuring due to what we learned in class and are experiencing an increase in business."

"The class really helped to crystallize what I was doing, how to do it better and who I am doing it for. Thanks!"

"I'm better prepared to build a quality team and I'm excited about the marketing ideas I learned. The course is an outstanding value!"

The course begins Tuesday, October 6, 2009 and concludes Thursday, October 29, 2009. Classes will be held from 6-9pm at theUCF Office of Technology Transfer facility located at12201 Research Parkway Suite 201, Orlando, FL 32826.

The course fee is $400 for the first participant from a company and $200 for each additional participant from the same company. A registration form for the class is attached. Please complete and return it to the UCF Office of Research & Commercialization no later than October 1, 2009. We strongly suggest that all individuals involved in management of the company participate together in the course.

If you have applied to or expressed interest in being considered for acceptance to the Business Incubation Program, this course is a required element of the application process.

Class Schedule

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Session 1 – Developing Successful Business Ideas Is your business concept an idea or truly an opportunity? Learn how to tell the difference. Learn how to analyze the opportunity to develop an effective business model.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Session 2 – Building a Strong Business Team The product or service you will offer is important. Even more important is the team you build - management, employees, Board, investors, service providers. Learn how to build the best team possible to drive the success of your new venture.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Session 3 – Proper Legal and Ethical Foundations Many decisions are involved in establishing a new venture. Learn what the legal options are. Explore how to establish high standards of business ethics.

Thursday, October 15 2009

Session 4 – Marketing Strategies and Effective Sales No matter how beneficial your product or service is, if you don’t know who the customer is and tell the message in an effective way to get their attention, you won’t have sales.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Session 5 – Funding and Financing
You’ve analyzed the opportunity and begun to build a team to drive success. You’ve written a great business plan. How do you secure the financial resources to make it all happen?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Session 6 – Entrepreneurial Insights
A panel of experienced entrepreneurs will share their insights "from the trenches". What have they learned? What would they do differently? What is their advice to you?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Session 7 – Business Presentations

You will have the opportunity to make a presentation to a group of experienced entrepreneurs and get feedback about your business, market and financial opportunities.


Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures: Legal and Financial Considerations

UCFTI Lunch & Learn sponsored by Cross, Fernandez and Riley, LLP present:

Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures: Legal and Financial Considerations

Thursday, September 10th

Time: 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Location: University Tower
12201 Research Parkway, 2nd Floor, Orlando, FL., 32826

Fee: $20 (Free to Incubator Clients) Lunch will be provided

Please RSVP to Renee Ayala at 407-882-0202
or via email

Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures: Legal and Financial Considerations

No matter what stage of life a company is in, a strategic alliance may be the solution to developing and commercializing a product or service whether it is a drug candidate, software, computer hardware or a motion picture. There are many reasons why a company may do a strategic alliance - which is different from a joint venture - from both a legal and accounting perspective. Strategic partnerships can provide funding, technology development support, marketing and distribution and customer service infrastructure, credibility and much more.

Determining the role each company plays in a strategic alliance is an important
consideration. Knowing how to analyze a potential partnership is critical. Understanding the risks is essential. Join us for this informative session with Cross, Fernandez Riley and Baker & Hostetler providing key insights on the financial and legal aspects of forming a strategic partnership to grow your business.