The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) is a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF) whose mission is to grow high tech industry and innovation in the region through research, workforce and marketing partnerships. A partnership involving more than 25 local and regional economic development organizations (EDOs) and 14 community colleges, the Council is co-chaired by the presidents of UCF, USF and UF.
Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry generously donated free annual passes to the top ten finalists and free day passes to every participant of the contest. MOSI is a non-profit, community-based institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge and understanding of science, industry and technology. MOSI’s core ideology is to make a difference in people’s lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds.
HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI) is a $3.3 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSNi offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, via mobile devices, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores. HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer which offers a curated assortment of exclusive products combined with top brand names, now reaches 95 million homes (24 hours a day, seven days a week, live 364 days a year).
The Law Office of Smith & Hopen concentrates its practice exclusively on intellectual property matters which include patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Based in Tampa Bay, Smith & Hopen represents clients world-wide (international presence) in a practice limited exclusively to intellectual property law including patents, trademarks and copyrights. The firm is one of the largest IP practices in the State of Florida and represents clients ranging from independent inventors to Fortune 100 institutions. In 2011 alone Smith & Hopen clients were awarded a record one hundred (100) patents from the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Fee & Jeffries specializes in representing businesses. It is what we do. We don’t prepare wills, handle personal injury cases, or try to provide a wide variety of services. Our attorneys represent our clients in business disputes ranging from simple breaches of contract to the extraordinary complexity of patent infringement, and in business transactions from incorporations to private placements and 8-figure sales. But most of all, our attorneys represent our clients with a dedication and understanding that only comes from relationships.
Jack’s Magic is the leader in identifying, removing and preventing stains and discoloration in swimming pools and spas. For over 22 years, Jack’s Magic has been dedicated to serving pool professionals and their customers through innovative products, programs, training, and technical support. We take the guesswork out of keeping pools and spas looking their beautiful stain-free best!
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