Friday, June 29, 2012

LighTimes: The favor of a quick vote for SSL Design for a grant to supportexpanded content

It's a good day to be in the LED and LED lighting industry. The industry is thriving and while we have all seen many key obstacles overcome during the last few years, the task isn't done yet.

Solid State Lighting Design has thrown its hat into the ring for a small grant opportunity that is being supported by Living Social, Chase and the US Chamber of Commerce. In order to move to the next round, we need to receive as many votes as possible from our served community. We're continuing to work to champion the LED and LED lighting industries, and would appreciate your help to advance us to the next step in the Mission Small Business competition where our business and expansion plans will be evaluated by the selection committee.

The deadline for voting ends the 30th, so the votes pretty much need to happen today and tomorrow.

Voting is simple, and should take less than a minute:

2) Towards the bottom right, you'll see Login and Support. Give a click.
3) If you are already logged in to your Facebook account, it may log you in automatically or it will pop-up a Facebook login page.
4) Once logged in, you will land on the "It's time to vote" page.
5) Simply type Solid State Lighting Design into the business name (don't worry about state or city) and hit Search.
6) Scroll down and give a click to vote for Solid State Lighting Design.

Your vote matters to us. We appreciate the SSL community we serve and thank you in advance for supporting us with your vote.

Continued Success!

Tom Griffiths
President & Publisher
Solid State Lighting Design News

Thursday, June 7, 2012

SAVE THE DATE - Panel Discussion: "A View from the Trenches" - Should You Get Involved with the Federal SBIR Program?

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Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA)

June 28, 2012 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon 

"A View From the Trenches" 

PROGRAM PURPOSE:  To overcome hurdles inhibiting involvement in the SBIR program.  Hands-on information from Florida practitioners to assist small businesses decide whether to get involved with SBIR. 


Reeder Ward, Owner/President
      NOAH Industries, Inc., Melbourne, FL
Robert Scaringe, Founder/President
     Mainstream Engineering Corporation, Melbourne, FL
Bryant Walker, Founder/President
     Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Inc., Port St. Lucie, FL  
Don Platt, Owner/President
     Micro Aerospace Solutions, Inc., Melbourne, FL
Monica Murphy, Founder/President
     The Athena Group, Inc., Gainesville, FL
Mike Aller, Executive Director
     Space Coast Energy Consortium, Cape Canaveral, FL  
Bernie Zuzo - Manager Technology Commercialization  
     Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA), Melbourne, FL  

LOCATION:     TRDA, 1050 West NASA Boulevard, Melbourne, FL
COST:              FREE - Registration is Required
  Contact Bernard Zuzo, TRDA's Tech Commercialization Manager, at 321-872-1050 x108 or  

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Technological Research and Development Authority
1050 West NASA Boulevard Suite 125
Melbourne, Florida 32901

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Space Coast Energy Crowdfunding - June 7

Space Coast Energy Consortium
Space Coast Energy Workshop
This Thursday!

Bootstrapping Your Business:
Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act
Thursday, June 7, 2012
10:00am - 12:00 noon

Florida Solar Energy Center - Auditorium
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
Join the Consortium and a range of community partners for a special workshop to learn about the new set of tools and funding options for innovative ideas and businesses enabled by "crowdsourcing" funding of a new product or service. Upon completion of the relevant rule making by the SEC, the recently enacted JOBS Act will allow entrepreneurs to raise up to $1 million in $1,000 increments from a broad range of interested investors with streamlined registration requirements.

Brian Meece, co-founder and CEO of RocketHub, one of the world's premier crowdfunding platforms, will provide special insight on this new option for technical entrepreneurs. The program will include a special case study on how to develop a crowdfunding campaign for a local Florida project.

Meet other energy-related businesses and community leaders in the Space Coast/Central Florida region, and build your network!

Special thanks to Florida Solar Energy Center for hosting this event for our community.

For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact the Consortium via email or phone at or 321-613-2973 or register online HERE.

As seating is limited, please respond no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday June 6, 2012.
There is no charge for this event, but an RSVP is required for attendance.

More information is available at this link:

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