TechFarms tenants, partners and mentors know we are more than just an incubator.
We're a group of like-minded entrepreneurs and business leaders who belong to and contribute to a growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The relationships we're building with outside communities are laying the foundation for an expanding technology and manufacturing industry in northwest Florida and beyond. What we do today determines where we go tomorrow, and where our companies and employees go in the future. Before TechFarms was established in early 2015, local organizations that provide business resources didn't have many common places to collaborate. Similarly, local
entrepreneurs had to hunt for the right resources from many different organizations.
Once TechFarms built its facility, outfitted it with prototyping equipment, and staffed it with experienced mentors and partners, members of the area's entrepreneurial ecosystem began to converge.
To accomplish TechFarms' mission, we are working together with all our friends, partners, institutions, and other entities in our expanding ecosystem. We're sharing ideas, connections, strategies, and resources to help each community accomplish their own mission and goals. Building a tech ecosystem is a team effort. We need STEM educational curriculum in our schools, colleges, universities, and tech schools.
We need our military institutions and universities to provide a path for technology transfer so entrepreneurs can help commercialize some of the vast quantities of ideas and intellectual property they generate. We need existing tech companies to provide more internship opportunities for students.
Finally, we need more funding for promising startups. Our members benefit from the network of successful business leaders and investors who comprise our regional ecosystem.