LEDnovation is a pioneering product and technology company in the Solid State Lighting market. The company is committed to delivering energy efficient, eco-friendly lighting products through the development and deployment of innovative LED lamps and luminaires. LEDnovation’s technological breakthroughs use a fraction of the energy required to power incandescent bulbs without the use of mercury common in CFL or Compact Fluorescent bulbs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AnyDoc Software announced its support as a Media and Education sponsor of the USF Young Innovator Competition. Founder and CEO, Charles Jackson received his B.A. in Economics from the University of South Florida and is recognized as a pioneer in the software industry, Jackson has launched two successful software technology companies that have been named in Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500” list a combined total of five times. Founded in 1989, AnyDoc Software leverages 20 years of experience to provide award-winning automated document, data capture, and classification solutions. More than 3,000 clients and 70,000 users worldwide in 45 countries rely on AnyDoc solutions to eliminate millions of hours of manual data entry while improving productivity and accuracy.
TVGoods was founded by Kevin Harrington, a pioneer and principal architect of the infomercial industry. Mr. Harrington created TVGoods to capitalize on the increased exposure he was receiving from Shark Tank and the influx of product submissions he was receiving due to the show’s popularity. Mr. Harrington pulled together the top professionals in the industry to create the management team of TVGoods, which now consists of a broad spectrum of experienced executives with extensive experience in product development, electronic retailing, brick and mortar sales, and e-commerce. Management of TVGoods is responsible for the first ever fishing infomercial with the Flying Lure, the first ever music infomercial with Wolfman Jack and the first ever and longest-running golf infomercial with the Medicus Golf Club.
Since 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 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!
ResearchOne 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.