Looking for big ideas: Sofwerx seeks transformational technologies

Have you been working on some new technology in your garage? Or do you have a great idea you’d like to pitch, without tipping your hand in front of potential competitors?

Sofwerx, named for its connection to Special Operations Forces, may have your answer: Tech Tuesday.

“Tech Tuesday is a platform where anyone from around the world can submit their transformational technology,” explains Tricia Maloney, Sofwerx’s marketing manager.

The program gives folks with great business ideas a chance to make their pitches to government representatives. And it’s done remotely, where no potential competitors can listen in.

“We want to protect their technology,” Maloney says. “It’s kind of like Shark Tank. One company presents at one time, and then they go on to the next.”

If you’ve got an idea for a transformational technology, the first step is to submit it for consideration here. If government stakeholders are interested, submitters will receive a Zoom link for 30-minute Tech Tuesday meeting where they can present their idea to 15 to 30 stakeholders.

“We always have people who want to present,” Maloney says.

If any of the stakeholders have an interest in the technology, they’ll talk about how to move forward with it. That could ultimately result in a government contract.

Tech Tuesdays, which began in 2020, are typically held between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Tampa-based Sofwerx works with the U.S. Special Operations Command to help resolve warfighter problems through collaboration.
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Cheryl Rogers is a freelance writer and editor who enjoys writing about careers. An ebook author, she also writes Bible Camp Mystery series that shares her faith. She is publisher of New Christian Books Online Magazine and founder of the Mentor Me Career Network, a free online community, offering career consulting, coaching and career information. Now a wife and mother, Cheryl discovered her love of writing as a child when she became enthralled with Nancy Drew mysteries. She earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism and Sociology from Loyola University in New Orleans. While working at Loyola's Personnel Office, she discovered her passion for helping others find jobs. A Miami native, Cheryl moved to the Temple Terrace area in 1985 to work for the former Tampa Tribune