Events

Our team works hard to bring you educational, thought provoking, and networking events.  Sign-up for one today!  If you have suggestions on an event you would like us to hold please let us know at info@swfrtp.org.


 

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, September 08, 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • Friday, September 28, 2018
    • 11:59 PM


    Times Have Changed,

    But Our Logo Has Not!




    The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership

    is offering scholarships to the high school or college students in Southwest Florida who can create a winning new logo and/or write a new tag line for our nonprofit organization.

    $300 for the Winning Logo & $200 for the Winning Tag Line

     

    Submit entries via email to: tinalafreniere@swfrtp.org

    Designs must be submitted in one of the following formats: .ai, .eps, or .svg  AND entries must also be submitted in .pdf or .docx formats,

    In the body of your email include:

    Contestant’s full name, School, Year in school, email address, phone number, and remember to include a proposed tag line 

    All entries must be submitted by midnight on September 28, 2018.

    Details:

    §  Logo and Tag Line will be judged individually, but one student could win both scholarships. Logos with integrated tag lines will be judged for both scholarships.

    §  Logo should stand on its own, needs to reflect our core mission and define our brand identity. 

    §  Logo and Tag Line should convey our message in a simple and effective manner.

    §  Please limit color usage to three colors, which can be different from our current color scheme.

    §  Contestants are encouraged to troll our website (www.swfrtp.org), FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media pages to learn more about our organization. 

    §  Be creative! Our name is long; contestants can optionally submit a shorter/original way to represent it.

    §  Decision will be made in early October. 

    §  All participants will be notified of results by email.







     


    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Endeavor Workspaces, 8831 Business Park Dr., #103, Ft. Myers 33912
    Register

    The SWFRTP is 

    Mobilizing the Internet of Things! 



    Presented by SWFRTP Sponsor:

    Join for a discussion on 

    Internet of Things, and 5G 

    lead by industry experts from Sprint!

    IoT is far more than controlling the lights from your smart phone. IoT touches every part of our lives, from security, to manufacturing, to making life more efficient and productive. IoT is tomorrow's technology, TODAY! 


    October 11, 2018

    5:30 -7:30

    Endeavor Workspaces

    8831 Business Park Dr., Ft Myers 33912


    Agenda:
      • 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Professional Networking
      • 6:15 - 6:30 p.m.: Announcements
      • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Presentation and Q & A

        Beer, wine, and light food will be served.
    Please RSVP to attend this free event.

    The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, a member of Lee County’s Horizon Council, is the only organization dedicated solely to promoting the growth of the technology sector in Southwest Florida.








      

    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Hodges University, 2647 Professional Circle, RM 135, Naples FL 34119
    • 36
    Register

    Please Join Us for our Second Raspberry Pi Event.

    Learn How to Build a Home Media Server with a Raspberry Pi!


    Get ready to GEEK OUT!

    The SWFRTP's own Kevin Barnhill, and Jon Boynton will lead this Raspberry Pi educational event.  Sponsored by the SWFRTP, Gannett Foundation and Hodges University. It will be an instructor-lead, hands-on, building, configuring and testing event! Attendees will be allowed to keep their Pi.  Only one Pi per member. 

    Raspberry Pi is the hottest selling computer in the world! Come and learn about the operating system that is revolutionizing small computers, from smart phones to the internet of things. In the class you will learn how to build and program your own Raspberry Pi (Linux) home media server, so you can stream movies, videos, pictures, music, and podcasts to your TV.

    Pc's and Mac's will be made available, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Space is limited to 20 attendees per session.  

    This event is only for SWFRTP members.  If you are not a member, you can become a member on the front page of the www.SWFRTP.org website.  Memberships are $45 and $20 for students. 

    We are offering two sessions; 10:00 to noon and noon to 2:00 PM

    Where:                             Hodges University

                              2647 Professional Circle. Room 135

                                               Naples, FL 34119

                            Attendees must check in at the front desk.

    Registration will close on October 10, or if all spaces are registered.  We are establishing a waitlist if registration fills. 


    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Endeavor Workspaces, 8831 Business Park Dr. #103, Ft. Myers, FL 33912
    Register

    Technology Training Grants Available in SWFL


    Lee County Educational Event to be held at Endeavor Workspaces




    The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership (SWFRTP), in conjunction with CareerSource Southwest Florida (CSSWF), invite Southwest Florida businesses and individuals to attend an informative event to learn how area businesses can obtain cost assisted technology certifications for their workers. CareerSource Southwest Florida (CSSWF) was awarded a grant to provide funding for technology skills upgrading and certification/exam fees.  CSSWF also has programs available for individuals and will cover how individuals might qualify to participate.  

    The SWFRTP is holding an informational event where Career Source Southwest Florida will educate area employers and workers on how they may qualify for, and register for, the available training.

    Date:                    Tuesday, October 23, 2018    

    Time:                    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Where:                Endeavor Workspaces

                                                                            8831 Business Park Dr. #103

                                                                            Ft. Myers, FL 33912

                                 


    In conjunction, the SWFRTP is conducting a survey of area businesses about their technology needs. Area business leaders are encouraged to complete the survey prior to attending the educational event. Early survey results indicate a high need for Cisco, Microsoft, VMWare, Amazon Web Services, PMP and Apple Certifications but funds are available for training in over 100 different online classes.

    If you have not yet completed the survey, please do so by clicking on the link on our front page.


    • Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • FGCU's Cohen Center Ballroom - 10501 FGCU Blvd N, Fort Myers, FL 33965
    Register

    The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership invites area IT/Tech job seekers, professionals, and students to attend TECHmatch 2018!


    We invite current tech job seekers, tech students of all levels (secondary, vocational, and college - even if not yet seeking a job), and current tech professionals to come meet representatives from the regions leading tech organizations and employers.

    Event Details:

    Date: Tuesday November 6th, 2018
    Location: FGCU's Cohen Center Ballroom
    Address10501 FGCU Blvd N, Fort Myers, FL 33965
    Time: 5:30 - 8:00pm

    There is no fee to attend the event and it is open to all interested in tech and tech employment in the region. However, space is limited.  Please pre-register to secure your spot! 

    The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, a not-for-profit corporation, is the only organization dedicated solely to promoting the growth of the technology sector in Southwest Florida.

    Are you with an area organization interested in participating in the event, please contact Peg Elmore at pelmore@careersourcesouthwestflorida.com


    • Thursday, November 08, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Endeavor Workspaces, 8831 Business Park Dr. #103, Ft. Myers 33912
    Register

    How Ready is Your Business to Take on an Investor?

    The SWFRTP is pleased to bring to our TechTalk series: 

    Tim Cartwright!


    Do you have an idea for a business, but don't know how to fund it, or are you thinking your business is ready to grow, but you need investment money to make it happen? These are just a couple of the questions you might be asking yourself.  The business atmosphere in Southwest Florida is primed for growth, and Tim Cartwright is the perfect person to answer your questions about growing your business and helping you understand where your business "needs to be" to take on an investor.  

    Timothy J. Cartwright is a partner at Fifth Avenue Advisors, LLC specializing in venture capital, private equity and mergers & acquisitions.  Prior to that, he co-founded By-Products Interactive, an electronic trading, market research and publishing company; and Benchmark Solutions, a supply chain consulting company.  He began his career working with middle market companies at Arthur Andersen in Chicago, Illinois.  He resides in Naples with his wife and three children.  Tim is also a former board member and founding member of the  SWFRTP.

    Tim is deeply involved in the Naples investment community and working with entrepreneurs. Here are just a few of the organizations he is connected with:

    • Chairman, Tamiami Angel Fund I -III • Board Member & Chair of By-Laws Committee, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Foundation  • Board Member, Florida Venture Forum • Board Member, Florida Institute of Commercialization of Public Research (FICPR) • Member of Membership Committee, Angel Capital Association • Member, FGCU Lutgert College of Business Advisory Council • Organizing Committee Member, Southwest Florida Chapter of BioFlorida  • Selection Committee Member, Florida Venture Forum’s Early Stage Venture Capital Conference

    Event Details:

    Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
    Location: Endeavor Workspaces
    Address: 8831 Business Park Dr. #103, Ft. Myers, 33912
    Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm


    Agenda:
    • 5:30 - 6:15pm: Networking
    • 6:15 - 6:30pm: Announcements
    • 6:30 - 7:30pm: Panel Discussion and Q & A

    Beer, wine, and light food will be served.

    Thank you to our host: Endeavor Workspaces: www.endeavorworkspaces.com




    • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Naples Accelerator | 3510 Kraft Road suite 200, Naples, FL 34105
    Register



    The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership invites area business and technology professionals to join us on Thursday, December 13th, at 5:30 p.m for a networking event and a talk by Greg Gardella of the Gardella Grace law firm.


    Greg has handled some of the highest stakes post-grant matters ever adjudicated by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has regularly served as lead counsel for both challengers and patent owners in matters having stakes running into the billions of dollars.


    For instance, he successfully defended the famous TiVo DVR patent which thereafter generated well over one billion dollars in licensing revenue.


    Please see his biography page on his firm's site, here: There's much more you'll want to learn about his background before his talk, for instance, his dual degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and work work in fields as diverse as biotech and semiconductor fabrication. 


    Please join us as Mr. Gardella speaks with us about protecting inventions, intellectual property, and trademarks.


    We hope to see you there!


    Thank you to our host location The Naples Accelerator, Naples.

    Event Details:

    Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
    Location: The Naples Accelerator
    Address: 3510 Kraft Road, suite 200, Naples, FL 34105
    Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm

    Agenda:
      • 5:30 - 6:15pm: Networking
      • 6:15 - 6:30pm: Announcements
      • 6:30 - 7:30pm: Panel Discussion and Q & A

    Beer, wine, and light food will be served.

    Please RSVP to attend this free event.

    The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, a member of Lee County’s Horizon Council, is the only organization dedicated solely to promoting the growth of the technology sector in Southwest Florida.

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    Contact: Charlie Starnes | charleslstarnes@gmail.com

    Sponsorship Opportunities are available.  Contact Stephen Craig at 407-760-3578 or stephencraig2002@yahoo.com

Past events

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Training and Certification Information Event - Babcock Ranch
Thursday, September 13, 2018 User Experience Optimization Insights with Randy Mitchelson, APR and Grace LaFreniere
Sunday, September 02, 2018 SWFRTP Day at the Ballpark
Thursday, August 02, 2018 More Fun, More Science, More Than Robots - TECH Thursday @ IMAG
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Build a Raspberry Pi Home Media Server
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Voice First UI & Strategy with Heidi Culbertson - TECH Thursday
Thursday, June 28, 2018 Networking Event and Bob Visnov on Blockchain Technology - TECH Thursday
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 CareerSource SWFL Training and Certification Information
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Networking Event and Expert Panel Discussion on Disaster Recovery - TECH Thursday
Thursday, June 07, 2018 Reach Customers Online with Google
Thursday, May 17, 2018 10th Annual SWFL Technology Awards Meeting
Thursday, April 12, 2018 2018 Tech Awards Finalists Recognition Event - TECH Thursday
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Networking Event - TECH Thursday
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Networking Event and SWFRTP RaspberryPi Course Preview - TECH Thursday
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Byte-Size Cybersecurity Basics For Small Business
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Healthcare IT Event on IT Security with Expert Panelists
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Expert Panel on Cloud Network Transformation - TECH Thursday
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Panel of Leading SWFL Tech Product Managers - TECH Thursday
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Healthcare IT Event on IT Security with Expert Panelists
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 SBDC presents Cyber Self-Defense Expert Panel
Thursday, October 19, 2017 TECHmatch 2017 - An evening of interaction between Business, IT/TECH Professionals and Students
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 CANCELLED (IRMA) Panel of Leading SWFL Tech Product Managers - TECH Tuesday
Monday, August 14, 2017 Architecting the Agile Enterprise
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Search Engine Optimization Expert Panel - TECH Thursday
Thursday, July 13, 2017 TECH Thursday Gartner/FGCU Expert Panel on Hiring Tech Talent
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 INAUGURAL MEETING OF SWFRTP HEALTHCARE IT GROUP
Thursday, June 08, 2017 SWFRTP Networking Event With Guest Speaker Pete Nicoletti, Hertz Chief Information Security Officer
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9th Annual Technology Awards Dinner sponsored by CenturyLink
Thursday, April 13, 2017 TECH Thursday Networking and Awards Finalist Recognition Event
Thursday, March 09, 2017 SWFRTP and United Techies of America Networking Event
Thursday, February 23, 2017 SWFRTP presents...SkyLink Data Center Tour & Networking Event
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Cybersecurity 360: a different approach to prepare for cyber-attacks
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 SWFRTP presents... TECH Tuesday Networking Event
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2017 Awards Planning
Thursday, December 08, 2016 SWFRTP - presents "Boot up the Holidays" Party
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Get Connected Technology Breakfast
Thursday, November 03, 2016 CIO Roundtable
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Access to Technology Fair 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 CenturyLink Presents..."What's Brewing in the Cloud"
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Code for SWFL Brigade Launch
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Building Relationships at The Speed of Trust!
Monday, July 25, 2016 Code for SWFL Brigade Planning
Monday, July 18, 2016 SWFRTP Award Category Review
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Program Committee Meeting - Volunteer Opportunities!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 TECH Wednesday Networking
Friday, June 03, 2016 Hack-A-Thon 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016 EVENT UPDATE - SWFRTP - TECH Thursday Networking event
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Program Committee Meeting - Volunteer Opportunities!
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Hack-a-thon 2016 Planning
Thursday, April 28, 2016 The RocketLounge – the FutureMaker that is helping to create the tech startup industry in Florida
Monday, April 25, 2016 Hackathon 2016 Planning
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 SWFRTP Eighth Annual Awards Dinner
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 UPDATE - Cherwell Software sponsors Tech Networking Event
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Intellectual Property Protection for Start Up Tech Companies
Thursday, January 28, 2016 SWFRTP - TECH Professionals Networking event
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2016 Awards Committee Hangout
Monday, December 14, 2015 Hackathon 2016 Planning
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Intro to IoT - MicroControllers vs MicroProcessors - A Southwest Florida Hackerspace Workshop
Thursday, December 10, 2015 SWFRTP - presents "Boot up the Holiday's Party"
Thursday, November 12, 2015 Hackathon Planning
Thursday, November 05, 2015 CIO Roundtable - One Size Does NOT Fit All
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 TECHmatch 2015 - An evening of interaction between Business, IT Professionals and Students
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Hackathon Planning
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Digital Humanism: Swinging the Pendulum of Digital Business
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Program - Business Dev. Committee Meeting - Volunteer Opportunities!
Saturday, August 15, 2015 Intro to Raspberry Pi: A Southwest Florida Hackerspace Workshop
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 TECH Tuesday Networking
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 TECH Tuesday Networking
Friday, June 05, 2015 Hack-A-Thon 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Intellectual Property with Livingston Loeffler, P.A.
Thursday, May 07, 2015 “SharePoint On-Premise vs. Cloud Version.”
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Lunch & Learn: Self Service BI (Business Intelligence) and Analysis. Microsoft's Power BI suite brings powerful analysis and reporting tools to the desktop
Thursday, April 09, 2015 Organizational Business Development & Events Committee Meeting - Volunteer Opportunities!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Seventh Annual Awards Gala
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 TECH Tuesday Networking / Meet our Award Finalists Event
Thursday, February 12, 2015 SWFRTP Programs Committee planning meeting
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Mandatory Considerations Before Using Open Source Code
Thursday, December 18, 2014 WordPress Meetup SWFL - How to connect your website to social networks? About tools and processes.
Friday, December 12, 2014 SWFRTP - presents "Boot up the Holiday's Party"
Thursday, December 04, 2014 Leveraging the Cloud for Your Business
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 WordPress Meetup SWFL - How to Improve Your Store and Make More Money with Chris Christoff
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 SWFRTP presents Status Update on the IT Industry in Southwest Florida
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Impact Forum Southwest Florida
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 Programs Committee planning meeting
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 The Southwest Florida Security Showcase & Expo Hosted by The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 SWFRTP and LANDesk are partnering to present "Cloud vs. On Premise Considerations."
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2015 Awards Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 18, 2014 SWFRTP Hack-a-Thon 2015 Planning Meeting
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 SWFRTP Presents - Data Security "The Downside of the Digital Divide"
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Improving Results and Making Better Decisions with IBM's Business Analytics
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Setting up your Website in WordPress from Start to Finish
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 SWFRTP - Presents "Your Network: here today, gone tomorrow.?"
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Programs Committee planning meeting
Friday, May 30, 2014 SWFL Civic Hackathon 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Tech Networking and Learn More about our upcoming Hackathon Event
Saturday, May 03, 2014 (ISC)2 presents Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 SWFRTP February Networking Event "The JetScape Process"
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 SWFRTP invites you to an Evening of Networking
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 SWFRTP - presents "Boot up the Holiday's Party"
Thursday, December 12, 2013 2014 Awards Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 SWFRTP invites you to an Evening of Networking
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Programs Committee planning meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 SWFRTP presents...Tour of Lee County Emergency Operations Center
Monday, September 30, 2013 2013 Awards Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 An Evening of Networking
Thursday, September 12, 2013 SWFRTP Board Retreat 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013 2013 Awards Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 IT & Project War Stories
Thursday, July 25, 2013 TECH Networking Thursday
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 TECH Tuesday forum on Data Security
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2013 Awards Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 May - TECH Networking & Social gathering hosted by ITT Technical Institute
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur Dinner for SWFRTP Board of Directors
Thursday, April 18, 2013 TECHmatch 2013 - An evening of interaction between business and students.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Fifth Annual Awards Gala brought to you by CenturyLink
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 January Tech Partnership Social Gathering
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 SWFRTP - Tech Holiday gathering
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Electronic Medical Record - Panel Discussion
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 October Tech Partnership Social Gathering
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Awards Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 23, 2012 2013 Awards Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Forum on Cloud Computing
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 IT "Big Five" Part 1 - Social Media, Next Gen. Mobile / App's.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Technology supporting the SWFL Tourism Industry social gathering.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 Fourth Annual SWFRTP Awards Gala
Monday, April 23, 2012 Nominations are open for the 2012 SWFRTP annual awards and dinner
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 TECHmatch 2012 - An evening of interaction between business and students.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Final FGCU/SWFRTP Dinstinguished Lecture Examines Air Force Software Development
Thursday, April 05, 2012 Fifth FGCU/SWFRTP Distinguished Lecture Features Surround Technologies
Thursday, March 29, 2012 Fourth FGCU/SWFRTP Software Lecture Focuses on Testing
Thursday, March 22, 2012 Third FGCU/SWFRTP Software Lecture Features Industry & University Cooperative Research
Thursday, March 15, 2012 This Week's FGCU/SWFRTP Software Lecture Features Health IT
Thursday, March 08, 2012 TechXPO 2012
Thursday, March 01, 2012 FGCU/SWFRTP Software Technologies Distinguished Lecture Series Kick off with Jonathan Titas.
Saturday, January 21, 2012 SWFRTP hosts CIO Roundtable
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Membership Appreciation Dinner
Friday, December 02, 2011 December SWFRTP Leadership Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 TECHmatch
Thursday, July 07, 2011 Leadership Meeting
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 .Net Phone Development Workshop
Monday, June 20, 2011 SWFRTP Social

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