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  • 1. The Georgia Research Alliance, along with Technology Association of Georgia, present... Suite of Services Provider 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch DirectoryFinals Competition
  • 2. GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 Table of Contents Thank you to our sponsors! Accounting Business Services Capital Advisors Consulting Executive Coaching Executive Recruitment Financial Consulting Financial Services Hardware Human Resources Langley K. Respess, Senior Vice-President Information Technology of Investments, Private Wealth Advisor, UBS Law Firm Marketing Media Payroll Services Public Relations Real Estate Software Staffing Web Development Other Services
  • 3. GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 Other Services About the GRA/TAG Business Launch The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is a start-up accelerator that helps Georgia technology entrepreneurs The Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) and the Technology Association of launch and build successful companies. Founded in 1980, ATDC Georgia (TAG) joined forces to support the creation and growth of new has helped create millions of dollars in tax revenues by companies that will strengthen and expand Georgias strategic high-tech graduating more than 120 companies, which together have raisedmore than a billion dollars in outside financing. ATDC has provided business incubation clusters. This is an event designed to help a local start up technology-and acceleration services to hundreds of Georgia startups—most of which are not based based company launch its business. The contest winner and finalists willon Georgia Tech research, but which benefit from the close proximity to the university. receive over $400,000 in cash and prizes. This is GRA and TAG’s way to reward high-tech entrepreneurship and assure a deserving Georgia start up company has everything in place to be successful.ATDC/TAG CapVenture is aunique and powerful Programtraining program to educate and Entrepreneurs interested in launching a new Georgia company withinequip early stage company executives for smarter and more pro- targeted technologies and industries are invited to compete for a cashductive capitalization of their business. The program is optimized prize and a suite of related professional services that is valued at more thanfor those seeking their first $400K. The competition offers entrants the opportunity to be mentored byinstitutional round of financing. a successful high tech entrepreneur. Entrants must legally reside in the State of Georgia. All awards will be conditioned on the company launching Venture Atlanta, Georgias technology and/or maintaining its operations in Georgia. innovation conference, has officially open its call for presenters for this years event on How to Get Involved October 25—26 at the Georgia Aquarium.Organizers are seeking technology or technology enabled businesses in all The GRA/TAG Business Launch competition is held each year, with thestages of growth that are currently raising or looking to raise capital within culmination being with the Finals competition at the end of May.the next 12 months. Information about the event can be found year-round on our website, www.tagonline.org. 2010 marks a new direction for StartupLounge. We are shifting our For immediate information on how to get your company involved— conversation away from funding businesses to contact Melanie Brandt, TAG’s Chief Operating Officer, atbuilding businesses. This doesn’t mean that we think that funding businesses is 404.920.2037 or melanie@tagonline.org.unimportant. However, other grassroots organizations are picking up that bannerand our voice, frankly, is no longer needed in that particular discussion. For anyorganization to remain relevant, it must evolve. The StartupLounge podcast hasapproximately 18,000 subscribers around the world. The Atlanta StartupLoungecommunity has 2,000 companies and has expanded to Savannah, Tampa andResearch Triangle.
  • 4. GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 Accounting Other Services Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. In addition to Accelerator Avenue targets companies audit, tax and advisory services, a) ―out of the garage‖, going throughthe firm provides mergers and acquisition services, valuation, internal audit, rapid growth, b) those who have successfully passed through thisSarbanes-Oxley consulting, integrated cost reduction, transfer pricing, capital phase, and c) companies providing goods and services to businessescost recovery, and assistance with capital raising and initial public offering at this stage. We broadcast two separate shows, each live from aplanning. Early stage companies often find our tax and valuation services of greater-Atlanta studio location each Friday afternoon: The first showparticular interest. Grant Thornton will be providing 20 hours of consultationsto the contest winner. Contact: Aaron deSouza, aaron.desouza@us.gt.com. begins at Noon and the second show begins at 2:00pm. Digital re-Estimated value: $8,000. cordings are made for later listening and/or podcast downloads. Each Business Launch Finalist will have the opportunity to participate in the Accelerator Avenue Radio Show. Estimated value: $20,000. You can check us out at www.acceleratoravenue.businessradiox.com The Technology Association of Georgia hostsCherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H), is an a weekly interview of leaders in theinnovative certified public accounting and consulting firm technology community and features it onfocused on providing high-quality financial and TAGtv.com, which gets almost 30,000 uniquemanagement services to emerging technology and life-science businesses. As a distinguished leader among visitors a month. TAG also blasts a link to the video to its 16,000 per-accounting firms in the Southeast, CB&H brings valuable son database. TAG will be conducting interviews with each of theand practical advice to our clients through our tax compliance, audit and finalists on TAGRadio, a $5,000 value per finalist.advisory, compensation and benefits structuring, business valuations, mergersand acquisition planning, multi-state and international tax and initial publicoffering management services. CB&H offers the industry specialization anddepth of resources of a national CPA firm coupled with the highest caliber of Rapidly Expand Your Network in Georgia’spersonal attention, responsiveness, and accessibility emerging businesses expect Largest Technology Community. Connect withand deserve. Our specialists stand ready, as the Firm of Choice, to serve peers and decision makers at every level of an or-emerging businesses through the anticipated challenging stages of growth, now ganization. With over 13,000 members—andand in the future. CB&H will be providing 20 hours of consultation to the GRA/ with over 170 meetings and special events everyTAG Business Launch winner. Contact: Dawn Patrick, dpatrick@cbh.com. year—TAG gives you a unique opportunity toEstimated value: $7,000. quickly expand your network of personal and professional contacts.
  • 5. GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 Staffing/Consultation Accounting Revolution Technologies provides a full range of Information Technology and Management Porter Kealde Moore, LLP (PKM) is an Consulting and Staffing services. With a diverse Atlanta-based CPA firm, offering services to clients client base and a robust database of technology nationwide. At PKM, we understand that the talent, Revolution Technologies has the industry successful start-up of a new business requires specific experience and flexibility to quickly provide Information Technology expertise in many areas and key decisions made during and Management solutions to fit even the most niche oriented, proprietary the initial years have long-lasting effects on an environments. Revolution Technologies provides contract, contract-to-hire organization. In addition to our audit, tax and systems and direct placement services to companies of all shapes and sizes. Our practices, PKM offers a unique package of advisory and experience in the staffing market can leveraged to any start-up business’ consulting services such as merger and acquisition analysis, capital planning success. Revolution Technologies will provide the winner of the competition and budgeting, strategic planning, enterprise risk management, equity 30 hours of start-up consulting with our President Kent Smith. Mr. Smith has offerings and fraud and forensic accounting to aid start-up companies through served as a CIO for a $1.4 billion company, President of Honey Baked Ham the early impressionable years and beyond. Whether you are looking for a long Company and is now President and partner at Revolution Technologies. In -term integrated strategic solution or just project-based advisory services, addition, Revolution Technologies will provide preferred pricing to the finalists and winner of the competition. Contact Jeff Clement, PKM has a wealth of resources to meet your needs and will be offering 20 jclement@revolutiontechnologies.com. Estimated value: $10,000. hours of consultation to the TAG Business Launch winner. Contact Mike Morris, mmorris@pkm.com. Estimated value: $6,000. Web Development What’s Up Interactive (www.whatsup.com) is an interactive Business Services marketing agency that focuses on Abraxas Business Services is a merger strategic ways to grow our clients’ and acquisition advisory and businessbusinesses online. We begin with a thorough assessment of a client’s goals, valuesand opportunities. That forms the foundation of how we proceed with interactive brokerage firm. The focus of Abraxas ismarketing strategy that includes design and technology, multimedia (video and to work with business owners in the lower middle market that havepodcasts), search engine marketing, social media, e-commerce and mobile developed companies that are attractive to strategic buyers, privateplatforms. Our partnership leads to an effective ongoing, measurable strategy. equity groups, and/or individual investors. Abraxas will be providingWhat’s Up Interactive’s clients include the Coca-Cola Company,Chick-fil-A, Fox Broadcasting and the Georgia Aquarium. For this year’s consultation to the contest winner in the areas of optimizing theBusiness Launch Competition winner, What’s Up will develop a micro-site value of the business and defining exit strategies for the owners.that conveys the winner’s strategic vision and value. Contact: Richard Warner, Contact: C. David Chambless, dchambless@abraxas.biz.Richard@whatsup.com. Estimated value: $7,500. Estimated value: $10,000.
  • 6. GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 Capital Advisers Software Sage North America currently supports more than 3.2 million customers in the U.S. and Canada. Our sole focus is to provide business management software and services to small and midsized businesses. Our applications cover a full range of business requirements including accounting, customer Estimated Value: $10,000 relationship management, contact management, human resources, warehouse management, specialized industry needs, among many others. Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting 2012 is an accurate, easy-to-use accounting software letting you easily manage customer contacts and sales, customize inventory and vendor KNOX MASSEY, management, automate purchasing and shipping, track jobs and projects, inventory and KEITH—MASSEY FAMILY job costing, and much more. Sage will be offering Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting 2012 Multi User edition, supporting up to 5 named users. Estimated value: $700 INVESTMENTS Fast and easy access to current, full-featured tools and plat- Estimated Value: $10,000 forms you need to design, develop, test and demonstrate your software application. Here’s a sample list of the soft- ware you have access to: THE TILSON  ASP.NET: a technology for building dynamic web applications  Expression Studio: tools for designing and building web and Windows client applica- GROUP, LLP tions and rich media content  SQL Server: all editions of our database server softwareEstimated Value: $5,000  Visual Studio: a comprehensive suite of development tools designed to help software developers create innovative, next-generation applications  Windows 7, Vista, XP: the latest and legacy Windows operating systems – for design, dev, test and demo only  Windows Azure Platform: access to our cloud computing platform Estimated Value: $10,000  Windows Server: all editions of our server operating system For those familiar with Microsoft Products, BizSpark includes access and licenses to most of Go to market for capital the right way with the software included in a Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN Subscription. assistance from those who know. This service includes Council to the company leadership on the Staffing/Consultation way to approach capital funding, distinguish At TALENThire.com our mission is important business points and in what order, simple. To be the leading provider of the feedback and review as you practice your Next Generation of Talent Acquisition So- lutions. Solutions that solve your increasingly complex talentpresentation, explanation of the methods and timing acquisition scenarios. The winner of the Business Launch to look at potential investors, access to networks. Competition will receive 10 hours of workforce planning consultation along with free use of Contract Labor sourcing and management platform for 12 months. Contact: Mike Veronesi, mveronesi@talenthire.com. Estimated Value: $5,000.
  • 7. GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 Public Relations ConsultingHeadquartered in Atlanta with a presence in Washington, DCand Charleston, SC, Trevelino/Keller specializes in public AGSI is a Management and Technology Consultingrelations, social media and brand communications. Its areas of company specializing in Operational Effectiveness, with apractice include Technology, B2Business, Lifestyle, Green- specific focus on information technology-basedWorks and Franchising. In 2005, Trevelino/Keller founded the investments. We improve business performance byAtlas Alliance, made up of likeminded boutiques that offer reducing costs and increasing efficiencies. Our services include:cultural (Hispanic and Latino), geographic (Europe, Middle  IT Execution – Reducing costs and improving business process execution byEast and Asia Pacific) and specialty expertise (entertainment, providing program oversight, project management, and build / buy / implementpublic affairs). In 2006, Trevelino/Keller founded The Start-Up Council to services.support early stage companies on a gratis basis. In 2010, the firm launched  Operational Effectiveness – Reducing costs, increasing efficiencies, and improvingWheelhouse, its social marketing brand focused on delivering next generation service delivery by aligning information technology to strategic intent and deployingonline solutions. For more information about the firm, its practice-focused ning IT governance to select & manage IT-based investments.communities or Wheelhouse, visit www.trevelinokeller.com. Trevelino/Keller  IT Managed Services – Right-sizing IT investments and organizations to createwill provide a launch strategy and branding session, valued at $10,000 to one transparency, increase capabilities, and improve service delivery for middle marketof the GRA/TAG Business Launch finalist companies. companies.Contact: Genna Keller, gkeller@travelinokeller.com.  Merger and Acquisition – Reducing timeline & costs and accelerating ROI by combining people, processes & technologies to achieve the strategic intent of mergersW. B. Marks Partners LLC is a public relations consultancy and acquisitions.offering strategic communications services to technology AGSI is providing consulting services provided by our firm’s senior executives, valued at fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).Contact: Chuck Sparrow, CSparrow@agsi.com.companies. W. B. Marks Partners will work with the winner to create a pub- Estimated value: $15,000lic relations strategy including developing a keymessaging framework as well as writing and distributing one press release on Fountainhead Consulting Group, Inc. is aa key company initiative. Contact: Bill Marks, bmarks@markspartners.com. Business Planning and Consulting firm whoseEstimated value: $5,000. program - WORK LESS, MAKE MORE AND HAVE FUN Founded in 1998, SideKick Communications, Inc. is an IN YOUR BUSINESS is ideal for business owners who Atlanta-based boutique marketing and public relations want to solve real world problems and take their firm. We work with rising star technology and business where they want it go. Our firm provides a unique service named Steps to technology service firms who want to create a larger than Success (STS™) which is a proven and practical method of revolutionizing a business and life look and feel for their business with the end goal of turning it into a fountainhead of profitability and personal satisfaction for a business attracting new clients and wooing investors. Our client owner. Through our unique, step by step methodology we show business owners how to growbase is poised for explosive growth, but who se biggest challenge is they larger, grow faster, become more profitable yet make their business easier to operate by elimi-still look like a small company to outsiders. Utilizing a blend of tradi- nating the guesswork and uncertainty involved in growing and managing a business. Our Steps to Success (STS™) methodology is not a bunch of theory and pie in the sky, but is builttional branding techniques coupled with new age media principles, our upon our experience with over 1,200 businesses during the past 15 years and as result of usingRoadmap to Revenue™ methodology will serve as a strategic guide for our systematic approach a business owner obtains the peace of mind to sleep at night knowingthe GRA/TAG business launch winner. The firm’s Corporate Take-Off that they are doing all that they can do for their business to be successful. For more informa-Program is valued at $5,000. www.sidekickATL.com tion please visit gotofcg.com. Contact: George Horrigan, George.horrigan@gotofcg.com, Estimated value $12,000.
  • 8. GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 Consulting Media Got framework? Pyramid Consulting, Since 1998, globalspeak, creator and the exclusive producer of the digital video distribution network, TAG TV Inc. will provide up to 40 hours of test- and TAG Radio (www.tagtvonline.com), has ing services for your Mobile/Web appli- pioneered cutting-edge new media marketing and cation, to include a review of your cur- interactive video communications platforms. At the rent Testing Framework along with our forefront of the Web Media 2.0 industry evolution, globalspeak launched a global channel of commerce for the recommendations, and/or a feasibility analysis of your U.S. Department of Commerce for worldwide export current test cases to determine if automation is right for you. Founded in promotion in 1998 and pioneered the first live webcast of a 1996, Pyramid Consulting, Inc. provides solutions for the enterprise, World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial from Seattle, Washington in 1999. tailored to your organizations needs. Services provided span most areas Hundreds of subsequent public as well as private sector client projects have resulted in a spectrum of innovative and highly effective Web Media 2.0 custom solutions for of the SDLC, including Project Management, Development, and Testing, any marketing, communication or collaboration challenge. For the last six years, specializing in test automation of Web and Mobile applications. globalspeak has been the original creative producer of TAGs major live events Contact: Ramesh Maturu, ramesh@pyramidci.com. including the annual Technology Summit, the Excalibur Awards and the GRA/TAG Estimated value: $6,000. Business Launch competition/Fast Forward to Launch promotion, as well as the exclusive video/audio production provider for TAG meetings and presentations for distribution over the TAG TV network. While Business Launch finalist will be individually taped by globalspeak during the finals live event for TAG TV, the winner will be offered 20 hours of new media marketing consulting including requirements analysis, strategic and creative consultation as well as complete new media design overview with company or product video syndication plan. Contact: Frank Baia, Executive Search frank.baia@globalspeak.com. Estimated value $4,000.Executive Strategies, Inc.(www.esisearch.com) is anational generalmanagement search firm.Founded 1994 by Holland ‖Dutch‖ Earle, a former human resources executive,ESI serves a variety of industries and market places including technology, Public Relationshospitality and travel, professional services, energy and utilities, Carabiner Communications helps startup and high-communications, healthcare, manufacturing, human resources, finance and growth technology companies connect to theirconstruction. Typical senior management searches are at the Director/Vice prospects, customers and partners. From strategyPresident level and above. At ESI, we strive to find, qualify, and place the right development and messaging to content marketing, wepeople in the right jobs for our clients; our impressive local and national client drive comprehensive campaigns, as well aslist and our outstanding search completion record is evidence of our success. In project-based campaigns, that support your business objectives and goals.conjunction with the TAG 2010 Business Launch Competition, ESI is pleasedto provide executive search services to this year’s winner. Estimated at $55, 000 Carabiner will provide the winner with a Messaging Session and Report;this senior level talent search includes research, candidate identification and and a ―get-the-word-out‖ StoryTeller (one month) campaign. Servicesprescreening, candidate interviewing and qualification and other search related must be used in the 2011 calendar year. Contact: Peter Baron,services required by the client. Estimated Value: $55,000. pbaron@caribenerpr.com. Estimated Value: $5,000.
  • 9. GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 Marketing Executive Coaching Arketi Group is a public relations and digital Management Psychology Group is a consulting firm marketing firm that helps business-to-business of professional licensed psychologists with a mission is technology organizations generate revenue and to help clients place the right people into the right accelerate growth through intelligent strategy, public jobs, to help people grow to their full potential on the relations, messaging, lead nurturing and inbound marketing. job and to help executive teams become more Consistently recognized by BtoB magazine as one of the nations "Top BtoB effective. MPG is offering the services of our firm to the Agencies," Arketi’s core belief is that marketing generates revenue. For more winning company for the period of one year free of information visit www.arketi.com. Arketi Group will be providing the GRA/TAG charge. Contact: Doug Griest, dgriest@mpgpc.com. Business Launch winner with creative/branding services. Services must be used in the Estimated value: $20,000. 2011 calendar year. Contact: Sami Jajeh, sjajeh@arketi.com. Estimated Value: $10,000. With over 20 years of technology marketing expertise Lisa Financial Consulting Henriott offers a unique "CMO to Go" service. Henriott The Piedmont Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is a part of the Business Marketing Strategies will work with the winner to facilitate a Owner Executive Council, an invitation-only program reserved for the top 2% of marketing strategy workshop, develop a positioning document for Financial Advisors at the Firm that focus their practice on helping small- and the company and its solutions, and define a marketing plan. Hen- middle-market business owners connect the pieces of their financial life with an overall strategy that considers both their business and personal wealth riott Marketing will also help execute the plan management plans. The Piedmont Group provides advice tailored to the uniqueworking with other marketing services providers. Contact: Lisa Henriott, needs of business owners utilizing a systematic approach specifically designed forlisa@henriottmarketing.com. Estimated value: $10,800. business owners called the Business Owner Standard. They analyze a client’s complete wealth picture, mindful that decisions made in one piece of the wealthiFusion Marketing provides fractional CMO puzzle can enhance – or diminish – the value of another. This includes conductingservices to hi-tech start-ups and emerging a review of cash management and capital needs, reviewing the benefits a businesscompanies in a variety of industries. Its offers to their employees, helping to protect against potential risks that may existprincipal, Jacqui Chew, brings more than 15 years of and, when the time comes, helping to educate clients on the various strategiesexperience developing and executing multi-channel marketing plans for available to exit the business, whether through business sale, succession orcompanies in the enterprise software, Internet-enabled, merger.information security and consumer products and professional servicessectors. iFusion will provide strategic marketing plan development Credit Suisse Privateservices. Contact: Jacqui Chew, Jacqui@ifusionmarketing.com. Banking USA, a business within Credit SuisseEstimated Value: $5,000. Securities (USA), LLC, provides clients with comprehensive wealth Crackerjack Marketing is an integrated marketing firm management solutions. Private Banking USA is comprised of professionals that helps B2B companies strategically position themselves in the marketplace and increase sales. Clients dedicated to delivering expert advice and a comprehensive range of investment turn to us to identify what differentiates them from products and services tailored to the complex needs of high net work individuals. competitors, craft key messages that can be used Relationship Managers work with our clients, who are often business owners andconsistently throughout all marketing channels, build sales with impactful creative and entrepreneurs, to construct customized investment portfolios that reflect theappropriate content, and develop maximum return on investment by mining available channels specific goals, risk tolerance, liquidity requirements and time frames ofand effectively utilizing technology. Learn more at www.crackerjack-marketing.com.Crackerjack will provide services including conducting our proven Discovery process that creates each individual client. Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC will provide 2 houraudience-defined messaging, creation of a public relations plan and writing of three press discussion regarding wealth management consultations. Contact: Robert Douglass,releases. Services must be used in the 2011 calendar year. Robert.douglass@credit-suisse.com.Contact: Lynn Hood, lynn@crackerjack-marketing.com. Estimated value: $13,000.
  • 10. GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 Financial Services Legal/Law Firm ServicesVitale CFO provides financial and operational One finalist will receive legal or consultingconsulting services to business owners and executives services from the professionals at Siavagewho do not need a full-time CFO but see significant Law Group. SLG prides itself on being thebenefits from high-level, experienced financial support entrepreneur’s lawyer. The professionals at SLG have an extensiveon a part-time or interim basis. We provide planning, track record representing hundreds of emerging technology companiesbudgeting, financial management, operational controls at every stage from initial incorporation through to liquidity. Contact:review, financial reporting, and strategic planning services. Allison Siavage, asiavage@siavagelaw.com. Estimated value: $2,500.Contact: Judi Vitale, jvitale@VitaleCFO.com.Estimated Value: $5,000 With 76 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, DLAPiper representsTechCFO is an executive professional services firm that provides experienced the most exciting emerging growth companies in theCFOs and senior finance professionals to deliver project and part-time Southeast United States. With a direct presence infinancial and strategic services to technology, life sciences and 30 countries, we represent more clients in a broader range of geogra-technology-enabled service companies. TechCFO combines deep practical phies than virtually any other law firm in the world and have years ofexperience, comprehensive resources and best-of-breed practices to deliver experience providing integrated services to emerging techobjective, high-value financial and management consulting services for private, companies. DLA Piper will provide legal services to the contest winner.venture-funded and publicly-traded technology businesses through all stages. Contact: Brian Gordon, Brian.Gordon@dlapiper.comContact: Neil Miller, neal.miller@techcfo.com. Estimated Value: $5,000. Estimated value of $5,000.AcuityCFO is a professional servicesfirm that provides broad financialleadership to small and mid-sized Ballard Spahr LLP is a national full-servicecompanies needing to establish a solid law firm with nearly 500 lawyers in 13 officesfoundation for growth. The firm is re-defining how financial services across the United States. The Atlanta office,are delivered to companies by providing access to flexible, high-quality, formerly the intellectual property (IP) law firm of Needle &hands-on financial strategy and accounting support. AcuityCFO helps Rosenberg, P.C., continues to focus on IP legal services, includingclients understand their financial position, establish stronger controls patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as IPand processes, and anticipate their financial future. Using a team ap-proach, the needs of each client is assessed and the right team is tai- licensing and IP litigation. Our clients range from small start-upslored, including partners, controllers, accounting managers, and senior to large multinational technology companies, as well as mid-sizeaccountants. This approach provides increased continuity, flexibility, companies and universities. Ballard Spahr will provide general IPand value. AcuityCFO will provide CFO consulting consulting. Contact: Greg kirsch, kirsch@ballardspahr.com.services. Contact: Kenji Kuramoto, kkuramoto@acuitycfo.com Estimated Value: $10,000.Estimated value: $10,000
  • 11. GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011 Human Resources Hardware HR Strategies & Solutions (HRSAS) provides human resources leadership and expertise to small and midsize, private or public companies. Using our skills Aventis Systems, Inc. assistsand experience, we help companies establish and implement their HR budget-conscious businessespriorities. Our efforts provide short-term results, while creating a foundation by fulfilling their IT equipmentto support the future. HRSAS will provide the winner with a proprietary HR needs with reliable refurbishedassessment and a resulting HR Roadmap/Action Plan to support their short Dell and HP lines of servers and storage systems. Aventis also offersand long term business goals. Contact: Peter.rosen@hrsas.com. Estimated a full suite of business class desktops, laptops, workstations, and allvalue: $5,000. hardware components necessary for upgrades. Aventis Systems, Inc. will be providing the GRA/TAG Business Launch winner with Information Technology a HP Proliant server and 5 workstations. Contact: Tiffany Bloomer, Leapfrog Services, Inc., a TAG member and tiffany@aventissystems.com. Equipment valued at: $3,000. provider of managed IT services including network administration, highly available help desk, data backup and disaster recovery, is pleased to donate $15,000 in services to the winner of the 2011 Business Launch Competition.Delivery of services must begin by June 3, 2011. Donated services may includetechnology assessment and planning, network implementation andadministration, help desk, field service, hosting and data backup. The As a global technologyselection and scope of services will be defined after consultation with the provider, Canvas Systems deliverswinner. Contact: Claire Arnold, Claire.Arnold@ribbit.net. quality IT hardware solutions and services that reduce costs, streamline Legal/Law Firm Services operations, mitigate risk and drive business value. Canvas’ offer in- Miller & Martin is a full service law firm cludes server and networking technology including a minimum of one providing representation to midsize and start server, router, and switch as well as a basic technology assessment. up companies, including technology companies. Contact: James Davie, jdavie@canvassystems.com. Its areas of expertise include choosing the right Estimated Value: $4,000. entity and organizational structure,shareholder agreements, protecting intellectual property, includingpatents and trademarks, angel and venture capital financing, mergers andacquisitions, licensing agreements, option plans, taxes, internationaltransactions and litigation. Miller & Martin will provide the GRA/TAGBusiness Launch winner with $7,500 of transactional legal services.Contact: Kent Antley, kantley@millermartin.com.