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Technology Program

SBDC Tech Futures Group

The Tech Futures Group is a program of the Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, www.norcalsbdc.org, that receives funding from corporate partners and from the US Small Business Administration. Assistance is available to small business owners' in over 40 locations throughout Northern California and online.

The Tech Futures Group provides technology solutions to entrepreneurs and business owners from Silicon Valley, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and rural Northern California. Since its inception in 2001 the Tech Futures Group (formerly known as TAP, or Technology Adoption Program) has offered free consulting, low cost training and tools to hundreds of growing businesses in our region, with a focus on positively impacting the SBDC clients' bottom line. TFG provides strategic advisory services to qualified technologists and technology companies to help them get to the next level. TFG’s focus is on assisting with the commercialization of technology products or services and with the preparation of raising funds. TFG charges no fees for its services and takes no ownership interest in client companies. TFG’s charter is to help technology companies start, grow, and thrive.

If you are a business owner in Alameda County and think that you would benefit from the assistance of a Tech Futures Group (or TAP) Business Advisor, please submit an online request using the Alameda County SBDC’s Online Request for Services Form. Please note in your request that you would like to ask for a referral to the Tech Futures Group. If you have any questions about submitting a service request, you can call the Alameda County SBDC at (510) 208-0410.

If your business is in the Bay Area of California, but lies outside Alameda County, you need to contact your Local SBDC, and ask them for a referral to the Tech Futures Group.

If you would like to learn more about the TFG program, or see a list of the business technology seminars that they offer, please visit the program's website: http://techfuturesgroup.org/.