Bloomington, IN (PRWEB) November 6, 2008
Canopy Group, a developer of information technology for entrepreneurs, announces the launch of BizCafé, at http://www.IndianaBizCafe.com.
Developed in partnership with Cairril.com Design & Marketing, the BizCafé automatically matches entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts with unique business opportunities and each other. The BizCafé is a one-stop shop for SBIR/STTR grants and federal procurement; it captures 99% of all available feeds, more than any other site.
Site members receive automatic notices about business opportunities based on unlimited search parameters which they customize. Members can follow up by contacting each other or by following directions included in government procurement guidelines or grant matches.
The product is unique; no other website offers this combination of content and method of delivery.
The Indiana BizCafé is aimed primarily at life science and high-tech firms, but any professional may join. The Indiana service is free.
The BizCafé is tailored to entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and other business people who need easy access to grants, government procurement, capital, investment opportunities, business expertise, and more. It is fully compliant with federal accessibility guidelines. It received high marks in a battery of usability tests.
"I think this is great idea for new companies, and established companies who are looking for services and grants," notes Dr. J. Jeff Schwegman of AB BioTechnologies, LLC.
"I really like the potential of this site. I think it will be a very valuable tool for my consulting work as well as for economic development opportunities," adds Linda Williamson, economic development consultant and president of Go! Growth Opportunities.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) was first to license the product. The IEDC launched the site during Entrepreneurship Week in late October.
"The BizCafé is a new take on how to streamline entrepreneurial success," said Brian Kleber, chief creative thinker of Canopy Group. "We'd like to see other states and economic development entities license it and take advantage of the new features already in development."
"Entrepreneurs and investors need to experience the BizCafé for themselves," notes Cairril Mills, project lead and principal of Cairril.com Design & Marketing. "It's generating a lot of buzz among entrepreneurs and is exactly what we need to get our economic engine running again."
Canopy Group, LLC is an information technology development venture for entrepreneurs. It is led by Brian Kleber and Craig Hickman. See http://www.canopygroupinc.com.
Cairril.com Design & Marketing, Inc. is an award-winning brand development firm specializing in high-impact print design and web development. Its principal is Cairril Mills. See http://www.cairril.com.