SD Data Center Supports Florida Technology Incubators

Melbourne, Florida / March 29, 2016 – Demonstrating its commitment to inspire innovation and assist startups, secured data center solutions provider SD Data Center has agreed to sponsor and support technology incubators Domi Station and Groundswell to accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies in the state of Florida. Additionally, SD Data Center will be hosting an event on Tuesday, April 12, for small businesses and startups to obtain new information on the NASA technologies that are now available to them.

Collaborating with Domi Station and Groundswell demonstrates SD Data Center’s commitment to innovators and technology entrepreneurs across the state of Florida. The partnership ensures that they receive the best possible business support, resources, and services during early stage startup development including funding sources, physical space, networking connections and other infrastructure needs.

“Tech startups are crucial drivers of economic growth because they provide the high-skill jobs that improve the communities around them,” said Rich Pilock, president of SD Data Center. “By joining forces with Domi Station and Groundswell, we help Florida’s business ecosystem to grow and become even more interconnected.”

“Building a startup community is a collaborative effort and we are so pleased SD Data Center has decided to sponsor and partner with us,” said Lucas Lindsey, Community Manager of Domi Station.  “SD Data Center’s best-of-breed technology services are a perfect fit for our organization.  With their leadership support, we will continue transforming Tallahassee and Leon County into a viable and thriving option for startups and technology companies.”

“Creating a successful startup begins with access to competitive, affordable resources,” said Jenna Buehler, CEO and Founder for Groundswell. “We’re honored to have SD Data Center as a community partner that serves to better connect Space Coast innovators with the tools they need to grow their companies and create jobs.”

SD Data Center has sponsored these organizations to support their missions and to provide technology services and implementation at a discounted rate to those participating in Domi Station or Groundswell incubator programs. These services are available immediately and include consulting, virtual services and bandwidth connectivity.

On Tuesday, April 12, SD Data Center will host a presentation by Mr. Mike Lester of the Kennedy Space Center Technology Transfer Office (NASA T2). He will discuss NASA technologies that are now available to small businesses and startups, and encourage startup founders and emerging innovators to take advantage of the many licensing opportunities available.

NASA has developed several thousand patented space technologies that have applications in robotics, environmental remediation, corrosion control, biotech, software and more. Hundreds of NASA technologies have been repurposed in the U.S. marketplace via license agreements made available to NASA T2 program startups.

Following the presentation there will be a panel discussion on emerging investment opportunities that support ‘New Space’ startups in Florida. Special guests include three Florida investment groups – from Miami to Central Florida – whose portfolios represent space and IoT (internet of things) related technologies.

NASA T2 is establishing an informal partner network of companies, like Groundswell and SD Data Center , who represent a pipeline to Florida’s high-tech business community. This effort is intended to increase the licensing of NASA technologies to Florida businesses and accelerate growth of the high-tech infrastructure within Florida.

Event details:

NASA Startup Launch and Introduction to NASA T2

Tuesday, April 12 at 5:30PM

Satcom Direct

1050 Satcom Lane, Melbourne, FL 32940

About SD Data Center:
SD Data Center brings enterprise-level security to data transmissions on the ground and in the air. Headquartered in Melbourne, FL, SD Data Center’s 25,000-sq-ft facility is built to Tier III standards, incorporates state-of-the-art data center construction techniques, and is designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. Services include colocation of clients’ servers and infrastructure, cloud hosting and design, as well as engineering consulting to develop and implement solutions such as migration to the cloud and private networks.

SD Data Center creates highly-secure connectivity solutions designed to meet client specifications and corporate security requirements. All security policies are in accordance with SSAE 16 and FISMA recommendations and the operation is SSAE 16 and SOC type 1 and 2 compliant. SD Data Center was built to accommodate virtually any hosting power, cooling and network requirement; all can be scaled to meet changing demands. SD Data Center is a division of Satcom Direct, the leading provider of global connectivity solutions for business and private aviation, military and government, land and mobile, and more.

About Domi Station:
Domi Station is a Tallahassee premier startup incubator and co-working space.  Domi Station invests in early-stage entrepreneurs and accelerates their growth by providing access to a network of mentors, investors, and collaborators.  Domi Station’s 8,000-sq-ft facility is home to more than 35 companies and 100 ambitious entrepreneurs that cross industry boundaries.  With the support of multiple public and private sponsors, including Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Leon County, and Florida Blue, Domi Station has added considerable value to the area’s startup community.

For more information on Domi Station, please contact Christine Urban, Executive Director, at 970-769-0951 or email at [email protected].

About Groundswell:
Groundswell is a community of startup catalysts who work with entrepreneurs to navigate the challenges of starting and building early-stage companies. Our goal is to help grow companies, provide access and introductions to funding sources, generate jobs, and help the Space Coast startup ecosystem realize its vast potential as one of the world’s most concentrated clusters of engineers and scientists.

For more information on Groundswell, please contact Jenna Buehler, CEO & Co-Founder, at 765-413-8828 or email at [email protected].

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