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11/29/2016 Member News
Tampa Bay Innovation Center Hosts December TECH Talk and Diary of an Entrepreneur Program


Suzie Boland
RFB Communications Group
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Tampa Bay Innovation Center Hosts December TECH Talk and Diary of an Entrepreneur Program
Owner/CMO of Garden Light LED Will Share Growth Strategies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – (Nov. 21, 2016) – Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will hold its December 2016 TECH Talk and quarterly “Diary of an Entrepreneur” program on Tuesday, Dec 13, at 8:30 a.m. at Microsoft Headquarter offices, 5426 Bay Center Dr., Suite 700, Tampa.

The December program, “How adapting your business strategies can lead to dramatic growth,” will be presented by Michelle Mueller, owner, chief marketing officer and chief strategist of Garden Light LED, a 20-year-old Tampa-based designer, engineer and manufacturer of high quality architectural and outdoor LED lighting.

Mueller, whose career began in professional modeling and transitioned to advertising, is co-owner with her husband, Reto, of Garden Light LED. During her presentation, she will discuss how the company has transitioned from a reseller to an enterprise – an internationally renowned U.S. manufacturer that combines industrial and digital; design and next generation technology. The company’s next strategic direction will introduce a Master Dealer Platform that features branded websites, dealer portals, online ordering, CRM and reporting for its partners.
Presented by Tampa Bay Innovation Center, TECH Talk is the area’s premier networking and education event developed specifically to meet the interests of the local technology community. Attendees include new and start-up technology companies, as well as entrepreneurs and those interested in the growth and success of technology innovation and entrepreneurism in the Tampa Bay area.

There is no fee to attend, but space is limited. Advance registration is suggested at Additional information is available by contacting Mary Rodriguez Gort at 727-547-7341 or [email protected].

Tampa Bay Innovation Center, through TEC Garage, offers a number of programs geared toward entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and others interested in the growth of the local technology community.

About Tampa Bay Innovation Center:
Tampa Bay Innovation Center supports entrepreneurial success, fosters the creation of high-tech jobs and develops new sources of technology and manufacturing capabilities by nurturing early stage ventures as they grow and launch their products into the marketplace. Through its TEC Garage, the Innovation Center offers programs that are tailored to the innovator/entrepreneur and address business intelligence, planning and business formation, strategy execution and technology transition. Follow TEC Garage on Twitter,, and on Facebook at Follow Tampa Bay Innovation Center on Twitter,, and on Facebook at