“It is such an honor to be selected as a innovation award semi-finalist,”
Presented by Innovation Coast, Space Florida, and the Florida SBDC Network, the competition provides the invaluable opportunity to work one-on-one with a Florida SBDC Network business consultant. The top 20 companies will be selected by a panel of experts to showcase their products and services before an attending audience of entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and potential investors or strategic partners.
The top 10 companies will be invited to compete before a live panel of judges for cash and prizes valued at more than $215,000, making this the single largest business plan competition in Florida's history. 1st place is a cash prize of $100,000. 2nd place is a cash prize of $50,000. 3rd place is prize equal to $5,000 in business services. The top 20 companies will receive an exclusive package of business coaching and counseling services from the Florida SBDC Network. Additionally, Microsoft will award all qualifying companies a Microsoft BizSpark subscription, which provides start-ups with software, support, development tools and Microsoft Azure cloud usage credits to help start-ups build their business and succeed. The three most promising software development entries will receive a "Microsoft BizSpark Plus" subscription, a $60,000 value in Microsoft software and Azure services. The Innovation Awards event will be held November 6 and 7, 2014 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front.
Users of TALKiT are able to record a ten second voice recording and ‘post it’ as a status update to share with friends, or privately to a person or group. Instead of creating text messages, users will click the TALKiT icon, record their message, and press send to post the "TALKiT" on the news feed. TALKiT was developed to allow users of all demographics to be able to utilize the app easily and effectively.
The app is available in the Apple App Store and has been downloaded over 100,000 times. Earlier this year, they incorporated in Dublin, Ireland - where Facebook, Apple, Google and Yahoo are also incorporated. For more information on TALKiT, visit www.GetTALKiT.com. TALKiT is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/