TechFarms’ CEO discusses entrepreneurial development, tech startup culture and new angel fund in Florida’s Great Northwest.
Panama City (Beach), FL, October 13-14, 2016 – TechFarms’ CEO Steve Millaway participated in the ITEN Wired Summit, an opportunity for entrepreneurs and business leaders to network with the Pensacola tech-startup community.
The ITEN Wired Summit is a two-day networking and educational opportunity hosted by IT Gulf Coast and the Florida West Economic Development Alliance. These organizations connect entrepreneurs, IT professionals, and tech industry specialists to discuss and promote technology development in the Northwest Florida region.
The conference featured keynote speakers and informational talks from industry leaders on cybersecurity, drone and robotics innovation, information technology leadership, and digital marketing. Invited speakers included Jamie Grant, Florida State Representative; Captain William Lintz, Naval Commanding Officer, Center for Information Dominance; West Florida and Gulf Coast State College faculty, and over fifty tech entrepreneurs.
In the closing keynote, TechFarms CEO Steve Millaway highlighted the importance of technology development and startup resources for entrepreneurs in Northwest Florida. The state of Florida currently has the highest density of startups in the nation. With the southeast U.S. expected to grow exponentially in the next few years, there is an opportunity to focus entrepreneurial resources and capital in northwest Florida.
Millaway introduced conference attendees to TechFarms and the TechFarms Capital Fund established in Panama City Beach to develop and fund tech startups in northwest Florida.
He said, “By helping tech companies succeed, the local workforce will benefit from their job creation. Successful small companies, in turn, make the community more attractive to larger tech companies and the next level of jobs they create.”
TechFarms is an integral and growing part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Northwest Florida. Millaway hopes to one day make Northwest Florida a tech startup and tech company destination, like Silicon Valley.
About TechFarms: Located in Panama City Beach, FL, TechFarms is a technology incubator that provides office space, prototyping equipment, business and technical mentoring, and a host of other amenities to assist entrepreneurs.