GSA Technology Council Offers FastTrac TechVenture Workshops Training

August 18, 2007

GREENVILLE, SC – August 14, 2007 – The GSA Technology Council (GSATC) is offering FastTrac TechVenture training beginning on September 11, 2007. The training workshops will be held at the Innovate Building and will run for 11 weeks. The workshops are designed to give entrepreneurial-minded participants the tools to advance a technology venture to the next stage of business, whether that involves seeking a final round of financing before going public or simply moving beyond the start-up stage.

FastTrac Tech is a two-phase, multi-session program created by and for technology entrepreneurs. The sessions are delivered by seasoned, community entrepreneurs. The hands-on program uses participants’ own businesses as a case study. This enables participants to put proven business practices to work.

A Greenville business leader had great things to say about the workshops. FastTrac was valuable in so many ways. In addition to the Kauffman materials (which alone were worth the price of admission), I learned so much from the experiences shared by the speakers and by the group discussions,” said Bradley J. Smith, president of ProActive Technology, LLC. “I often refer back to my notes to help me with the decisions I make today.

The course is divided into two parts. The first part addresses Feasibility Testing, a critical component for new technologies businesses that can serve as a catalyst to complete a more formal, focused feasibility analysis for existing technology. The second part addresses the Business Plan, which participants will create with the proven technology in hand.

For more information about the workshops or to register online, go to or call 800-688-2094. The FastTrac workshops are provided with assistance from community partners including the Clemson University Renaissance Center, NEXT and SC Launch!, an SCRA affiliation.

About GSA Technology Council

The GSATC is a board driven, not-for-profit IT networking organization that provides high-quality networking, education, and community service opportunities to IT professionals.

About NEXT

NEXT is a resource collaborative that supports and attracts high-impact entrepreneurs and their ventures in the greater Greenville area and throughout the Upstate of South Carolina through concierge service, infrastructure development, advocacy, and marketing.

About the Clemson University Renaissance Center

The Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership supports educational, research, and outreach programs that promote entrepreneurial activity and economic development of the region, state, and nation. The focus is on wealth creation through entrepreneurial activity.

About SCRA

SCRA is a global leader in applied research and commercialization services with offices in Anderson, Charleston, and Columbia. SCRA collaborates to advance technology with industry, government, and research universities like Clemson University, the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. For more information please visit

About SC Launch!

SC Launch!, an SCRA collaboration, assists entrepreneurial start-up companies with up-front counseling, seed-funding, and access to a powerful resource network. The SC Launch! mission is to help generate knowledge economy jobs in South Carolina, enhance the state’s quality of life and provide opportunity for all South Carolinians in the new economy. For more information please visit

SC Launch! is a trademark™ of SC Launch!, Inc. SCRA® is a registered trademark® of SCRA.


For more information please contact: SCRA Jill Hirsekorn 843.760.3329 [email protected]