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TechFarms is a business incubator focusing on the technology sector. We provide entrepreneurs a place to make their ideas real, with office and makerspace, equipment, prototyping facilities, business and technical mentoring, and more.
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March 2019

Follow TechFarms through each month of new growth and stay up to date on the latest tech news in our area and around the world. 

Featured at TechFarms
TechFarms Startup in Running for
$1M Boeing GoFly Prize

GoFly, an international human flight competition, has named TechFarms startup Dragonair Aviation as a finalist for its $1 million grand prize. Dragonair is developing AirBoard 2.0, their second-generation personal flying machine that promises to have longer battery life, enhanced safety features, and other improvements. This is an amazing accomplishment for Team Dragonair since more than 800 teams worldwide submitted their designs. Read the official press release here.


Reuniting Our Community Over Tech, Talk, & Tacos
As March nears its end, residents of Bay and surrounding counties are still coping with the massive destruction Hurricane Michael wrought more than five months ago. In just four hours, the storm changed many people’s lives forever. Many of our friends and family members are still displaced; places that held significant memories of our pasts are gone; and the home repairs, debris hauling, and construction continue with no end in sight. It’s no wonder that many are searching for ways to put their lives back together and get back to normal.

With this in mind, the staff of TechFarms and Grand Lagoon Life magazine teamed up to bring a little normalcy back to Bay County — with the help of tacos.

For those of you who could not make it to Tech, Talk, & Tacos, don't worry - we've got you covered. Click here for an overview of the presentations. 

Meet the FedEx Sameday Bot
Starship Technologies does it. Amazon does it.
Now even FedEx is doing it — experimenting with robots for short-range deliveries. Today, the company officially announced its new FedEx SameDay Bot, which it says could help make “last mile” deliveries more efficient.

FSU Becoming a Driving Force in Electric Vehicle Technology
The campus of Florida State University will soon be cleaner, greener and quieter as a fleet of zero-emission electric buses rolls into Tallahassee. It makes the university a national model for campus transportation systems. Read more here.
Tech Nation announces Its Future Fifty Cohorts For 2019
Tech Nation has revealed the 24 dynamic, fast-growing, late-stage technology companies selected to join its Future Fifty cohort in 2019. Find out more here
How College Students’ Eating Habits Changed When a Bay Area Company’s Delivery Robots Invaded Campus
In the first days after a fleet of 25 delivery robots descended on George Mason University’s campus in January, school officials could only speculate about the machines’ long-term impact. Read more here.

Upcoming Events
Invention Convention
April 13th, 2019
GCSC & FSU, Panama City
Discover the exciting world of STEM through demonstrations & learning opportunities. Click here for more information.
Gulf Power Economic Symposium
April 17th & 18th, 2019
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Community and business leaders from across the state gather to discuss and learn the latest efforts to grow Northwest Florida. To read more, click here.

Featured Tech Product
The World's First Autonomous Tennis Ball Collector
Tennibot can hold up to 80 balls, and it works on both clay and hard surfaces. Check it out here.

Next Month
Photo by Michael Spooneybarger
The One and Only Kelly Reeser
TechFarms Capital welcomes Kelly Reeser to its team. In our next issue, we'll cover Kelly's past experiences and her new mission to help fund and grow innovative startups.

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