We are glad to announce that we have been selected as a Tech Futures Group Client.
Tech Futures Group is a community of experienced advisors who act as a complete and free advisory wing to tech start-ups and small tech companies. Advisors provide assistance in the following areas: General and strategic business advice, Patents and intellectual property, business model development in Excel, VC/angle pitch preparation, bio-medical manufacturing, and government grants including SBIR and STTR. TFG is a program of the Northern California Small Business Development Center (NorCal SBDC) Network which is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), private entities, and universities. It serves technology clients from across the 14 counties of the NorCal SBDC Region.
Gerry Barañano, TFG entrepreneur-in-residence will be our prime advisor within the group. Gerry brings a comprehensive understanding of all the elements necessary to start a successful technology company from his experience as founder and CEO of several start-up companies. He has hands-on experience in launching products and services in the telecommunications, computer manufacturing, software, hardware, and green/clean tech industries.
So we are looking forward to working with Gerry and the Tech Futures Group advisors. Having their experience and help with strategic business and marketing issues will be invaluable for Cyant to grow in the education market and other markets where we believe our platform could be used. And both our organizations being based in Berkeley, CA, we are glad to be working with another organization in the Berkeley community.