MELBOURNE, FLA.— The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Institute of Technology and the Technological Research Development Authority (TRDA) are working with local intellectual property attorneys to provide free legal counseling to local technology-driven businesses. Entrepreneurs who are developing new products and services will have an opportunity for one-on-one legal counseling in the areas of intellectual property and technological innovation.
Participating attorneys and their law firms include: Steve Thomas of Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.A.; Mark Malek of Zies, Widerman & Malek; and Kelly Swartz of Ingenuity Law. Counseling sessions will be held at the TRDA for three consecutive Fridays on April 27, May 4 and May 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The WBC and the TRDA have also joined to offer to the Brevard business community a series of luncheon lectures devoted to innovation and business expansion opportunities. The “Technically Speaking” series is made possible by a grant to the Florida Tech WBC from the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group. The luncheon series runs through November and costs $25 per event. RSVP is required and includes the following topics:
May 24 Fundraising for your business
July 12 Government Contracting
September 27 Manufacturing & Export
November 15 Exit strategies & Succession Planning
Prior registration is required for legal counseling and the “Technically Speaking” luncheons. To register, contact the WBC at (321) 674-7007.
About PNC Foundation
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.
About the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Tech
The WBC provides training, counseling, mentoring and technical assistance targeting women entrepreneurs and women-owned small businesses in Brevard, Indian River, and St. Lucie counties. The Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The WBC is an outreach of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech.