STAR Technology Enterprise Center (STAR TEC), located in Largo, is an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses. Managed by STAR-TEC Enterprises, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose goal is to help create jobs and promote economic development by supporting technology entrepreneurs and early stage ventures, the center has helped hundreds of technology clients since opening in 2003.
One of the ways that STAR TEC
supports the technology entrepreneurship community is through a monthly meeting called TEC Talk. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month in Tampa.
"We started TEC Talk last year as a way to get the entire community of technology professionals, and those working with startups and entrepreneurs together and share with one another what they are doing," says STAR TEC President Tonya Elmore. "The monthly meetings allow us to pull all of our resources together and give our clients an opportunity to collaborate with one another."
Elmore says each meeting has a speaker from the technology business community offering advice and presenting valuable information. The next TEC Talk meeting in April will feature guest speaker Leisa Mohler-Erickson, a partner of Advantage Performance Group
. The presentation will revolve around sales, leadership and team performance.
The April TEC Talk meeting will be April 12th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Microsoft Headquarters, located at 5426 Bay Center Drive, Suite 700, in Tampa. There is no cost for the event, however due to limited space, advance registration is suggested. Those interested in attending can pre-register through the TEC Talk website
Source: Tonya Elmore, STAR Technology Enterprise Center
Writer: Kimberly Patterson