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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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September 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
Catching up with DragonAir Aviation

In March, TechFarms tenant DragonAir Aviation was named one of five finalists in the GoFly competition, an international human flight contest sponsored by Boeing. See what the team has been up to since the announcement and how they used their prize money for a new and improved Airboard 2.0.
Click here to read the full article.


GCSC Enactus Club Places 3rd in International Competition
The Enactus team at Gulf Coast State College is representing Panama City in a big way. 
The team placed 3rd in the international Ford Mobility Challenge. They have been working on this project since May and came up with an idea on how to improve emergency response time in vehicles. Click here to read more.
Walton 7th-grader in Top 300 in National STEM Event
Walton Middle School seventh-grader Aaron Wilmoth is among the nation's Top 300 in the Broadcom Masters, a STEM competition for middle-school students. His project was "Squishy Robots: Testing Prosthetic Fingertip Gripping Strength." The top 30 projects finalists will compete for $100,000 in prizes. Read about the contest here.  
NASA Opens 'Name the Rover' Contest for K-12 Students 
In July 2020, the newest Mars Rover will launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral. Local students in grades K-12 are invited to make their mark on the Red Planet by naming the vehicle in NASA's "Name the Rover" contest. Entries, with a short essay, are due Nov. 1. Enter now!

Upcoming Events
Industry Appreciation Celebration

All month, the Bay County Chamber of Commerce spotlights companies that boost the economy and make Bay County a better place to live. Events include an awards breakfast and tours of major employers Berg and Trane. 

When: September 2019
Where: Various locations
More info: Click here

ITEN Wired 2019

ITEN (Innovation Technology Entrepreneurship Network) WIRED Summit is the Southeast’s premier cybersecurity and IT conference to connect, collaborate and build community with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and educators on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship topics.

When: Wednesday, Oct 2 - Friday, Oct 4, 2019 
Where: Hilton Pensacola Beach, Florida
More info: Click here

SolidWorks User Group Meeting at TechFarms

Johnathen Lieber, a senior electrical and PCB specialist with GoEngineer, will demonstrate the SolidWorks CircuitWorks application. Stephen Choi, and applications engineer with TriMech, will talk about prismatic modeling. 

When: 5:30-7:30 PM Tuesday, Oct. 8
Where: TechFarms, 7506 Holley Circle, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
More info: Click here


EntreCon 2019

If you're ready to soak in the latest leadership trends, feel inspired, surround yourself with like-minded people and propel results to the next level, you belong in downtown Pensacola for EntreCon 2019. 

When: Nov. 13-14, 2019
Where: Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St., Pensacola, FL 32502
Registration: Click here


Featured Tech
U.S. Team Targets Mosquito-Proof Clothing
Tired of mosquito bites? So are we, so we're excited about this innovation coming out of Brown University. Scientists at Brown recently discovered that graphene, a "super material" only one atom thick but 200 times stronger than steel, blocks mosquito bites when applied to clothing. Participants whose arms were coated in a thin film of graphic oxide received zero bites during preliminary testing. Read more here

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