Sponsors

Draper LaboratoryDraper is a not-for-profit research and development laboratory focused on the design, development, and deployment of advanced technological solutions for our nation’s most challenging and important problems in security, space exploration, healthcare, and energy.  Draper’s expertise includes the areas of guidance, navigation, and control systems; fault-tolerant computing; advanced algorithms and software solutions; modeling and simulation; and MEMS and multichip module technology.

HSNLogo2009a_3D_BlueHSN, 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).

Bright House Networks bright_house serves more than 2.4 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. The company also offers a full suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.

Logo: Smith & Hopen - U.S. Patent AttorneysThe 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.

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.

Florida High Tech CorridorThe  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.

PostcardMania is a full-service postcard direct mail marketing company and the leader in innovation in the postcard marketing industry. The company’s services include graphic design, printing, mailing list acquisition and mailing services. Since its inception in 1998, the company has helped businesses in over 350 industries nationwide expand through the use of direct mail marketing techniques. PostcardMania employs over 175 people and generated its highest annual revenue in 2010, reaching nearly $19 million. The company has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the USA. Joy Gendusa, the company’s owner and CEO won the  Tampa Bay Businesswoman of the year award in September 2008.

Outback SteakhouseSince the first Outback Steakhouse opened, our family has expanded to include Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Roy’s. Together, these unique, Founder-inspired restaurants that deliver exceptional quality and welcoming hospitality make up Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.  Today, Bloomin’ Brands is one of the world’s largest casual dining companies with approximately 86,000 domestic Team Members and more than 1,400 restaurants in 48 states and 20 countries and territories.

Fee Jeffries P.A.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.

Young Innovator Competition Sponsor Jack's MagicJack’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!

ResearchOne LogoResearchOne is a celebration of research-related activities and events that showcase the work of researchers throughout the University of South Florida (USF) System.  From its beginnings as a single week of events in the Fall of 2008, ResearchOne has expanded to promote USF research-related events and activities year-round, on all USF campuses.

Grayrobinson_4c logoGrayRobinson is a full-service corporate law firm with over 270 attorneys throughout 11 offices across Florida. We provide legal services for Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, lending institutions, local and state governments, developers, entrepreneurs and individuals across Florida, the nation and the world. – See more at: http://www.gray-robinson.com/p/2/Our-Firm#sthash.CAWZtJwh.dpuf

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