STF News

Published Thursday, January 12, 2017

Whether you're a talented techie looking for a home, or a technology company looking to fill vital roles to help your company grow, don't miss a chance to mingle and network at the upcoming technical career fair hosted by the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Career Source Florida and Goodwill Industries Manasota Wednesday February 1st, 2017 from 3pm to 7pm at the Selby Auditorium (8350 N. Tamiami Trail). For more information contact Thomas Bloomfield.

See you there!

Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016

STF has taken action to make membership and luncheon fees more competitive for the same great value to the community!!  The primary driving force behind this change is to allocate the appropriate funding to the areas that require them the most. The pricing change will also allow STF to be competitive in terms of typical fees paid for business luncheons.  In turn STF will continue to strive for and deliver the best shared resources available in the Suncoast area, which has continued to become a thriving synergy of technical ingenuity in Florida!

Published Sunday, March 20, 2016

STF is targeting technology areas in future luncheon events related to Social Media, Innovation Station, and the Cloud!  Please look for those and other relevant, impactful and cutting edge technology topics!

Are you interested in a speaking opportunity at the STF luncheon?  Send us a message regarding your interest. We are always searching for dynamic presentation topics directly from the drivers of the technology in the business community! We would also welcome hearing from you what topics you would like to see! Here are some ideas for presentation topics!

Published Sunday, November 22, 2015

Celelebrate the 2015 Holiday Season with an evening of food, fun and plenty of networking time!

Catch up with friends, meet new ones, as we build the Suncoast Technology Forum community in our region, among tech and business professionals.

This is a casual social event with no agenda or presentations.  Includes two drink tickets with complimentary appetizers.

Membership has its benefits! Members please pre-register to attend for FREE!   

Pre-registration has it's benefits!  Not a member yet?  Come check us out!  Guests can pre-register for just $10.  Invite a friend or colleague to join you! 

At the door registration is $15.

Published Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Tech Innovation as an Economic Driver"


Mark Huey

President and CEO, Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County


Mr. Mark Huey, our honored speaker, will give a major luncheon presentation at the Polo Bar & Grill Ballroom, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. Topics will include: 

Health Innovation Week - insider's report on the major November 9-13, 2015 regional event taking place here in Sarasota County / Manatee County area, showcasing our region's dynamic healthcare technology business

Sarasota County Business Competitiveness Survey - newly released September 2015, which points to the current need and realities for technology talent, in our region's new and growing technology companies

* Technology in Economic Development - how is technology helping drive economic development efforts to attract and grow businesses

A stimulating, fascinating event - pertinent to all!  

Register here!

Published Sunday, September 20, 2015

We've all heard about today's cyber data breaches.  But less well-known is that 60% of small businesses fail within a year of a breach.  At our October 20th luncheon, come hear a pragmatic, expert's view to how a well thought out cyber strategy will not only make your organization more secure, but also help your business run more efficiently and may well reduce costs. Our expert presenter is Doug Logan, CEO and Principal Consultant of Sarasota-based Cyber Ninjas.

Click here for more information and to register.  This will be a high-demand event!


Published Friday, September 4, 2015

Our September 15, 2015 luncheon will feature an exciting insider's view of Sarasota County's large and progressive collaborative IT infrastructure.   Director Jake Strawn will give us a fascinating virtual tour of the diverse and modern technology base that underpins beautiful Sarasota County.  


Published Monday, July 27, 2015

Summertime.... our August event is the STF Summer Networking Social, on:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Polo Bar & Grill, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, FL

Celebrate what's happened in 2015 with your fellow Suncoast Technology Forum members, guests, and past speakers.  

FREE for STF members!

Only $5 for pre-registered guests!  

Pre-register now here!