HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Six North Alabama technology firms are among several businesses that recently garnered attention from national investors.
The Women’s Business Center of North Alabama announced the Huntsville Advanced Defense Technology Cluster Initiative, also known as TechRich, early this summer. Since launching, TechRich was invited by NCET2 to participate in an investment portfolio development event in California this fall.
Of the 13 TechRich small businesses that took advantage of the opportunity, a total of nine firms captured the interest of Fortune 500/Global 1000 investors. They will be featured at the GLOBAL 1000 Meet | Partner | Deal Portfolio Showcase + Conference late this month.
Here is the list of local firms, as provided by the WBCNA in Huntsville:
• Advanced Optical Systems
• Energy Surety Partners
• GEO Huntsville
• Low-Cost Non-destructive Earthquake and Structural Evaluations
• Spot Test Company
• Vital Metrix
“This is an awesome opportunity for our regional tech companies,” said Joanne Randolph, TechRich program manager and president of the Women’s Business Center of North Alabama. “Attracting investors to our market is definitely a priority for our team and we hope to attract the eyes (and dollars) of Fortune 500/Global 1000 firms for future investment in North Alabama/Tennessee Valley-based technology companies.”
To assist potential investors, each business submitted a full profile, which included team biographies, images and videos of tech or capability, value proposition and more.
TechRich’s services include one-on-one business and technology transfer counseling, mentoring, subject matter expertise, assistance with existing R&D commercialization, engagement with SBIT/STTR program, international market development, export readiness and control counseling and training workshops.
September 2, 2014