Sponsors - SMB TechFest Q2 2017

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SMB TechFest

SMB TechFest is your quarterly event to learn from industry experts on Business, Marketing, Technology and Operations. We also provide engaging interaction with leading vendors of MSP Services, Professional Services and Cloud solutions.

Each quarterly event is filled with the new vendors you need to learn about and leading repeat vendors for deeper relationships. You can join our sessions and/or our IT Mixer and Expo Hall. We offer the ability to engage with sponsors both onsite and remotely online.

Note: You must be signed in order to request information anytime or "talk" with the sponsors during the events.

Our Sponsors

SMB TechFest 2016 Sponsors

More sponsors are being added weekly.

Platinum Sponsors

RapidFire Tools, Inc., makes Network Detective, the #1 non-invasive IT assessment tool used by thousands of service providers around the world. It acquires a vast amount of network data – including assets, users, configurations, and vulnerabilities – and generates a wide array of professionally designed, completely brandable reports by the MSP. Network Detective includes a series of different IT assessment and IT compliance modules, each sold separately or in bundles through low-cost annual subscriptions. RapidFire Tools also offers a line of software appliances that deliver deeper dive assessments, cybersecurity alerts, and enhanced remote automation. All products sold with a 30-days money-back guarantee. To learn more, visit www.rapidfiretools.com or call 678-323-1300, ext. 2.


Visit the website at http://www.rapidfiretools.com/

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft serves millions of small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S., helping them start, grow and thrive by leveraging today's powerful and affordable technologies.

At the top of these technologies lies cloud computing, in which Microsoft has 15 years of experience and understands how to meet the demands of SMBs for simplicity and impact, with enterprise-grade capabilities, flexibility and affordability in a familiar environment. For more information on Microsoft technologies for small and medium-sized businesses.

Visit the website at http://www.microsoft.com

SolarWinds MSP empowers MSPs of every size and scale worldwide to create highly efficient and profitable businesses that drive a measurable competitive advantage.  Integrated solutions including automation, security, and network and service management—both on-premises and in the cloud, backed by actionable data insights, help MSPs get the job done easier and faster. SolarWinds MSP helps MSPs focus on what matters most—meeting their SLAs and creating a profitable business. For more information, visit www.solarwindsmsp.com

Visit the website at www.solarwindsmsp.com

Gold Sponsors

eFolder is a leading supplier of cloud business continuity, cloud file sync and collaboration, and cloud to cloud backup solutions for MSPs, cloud service providers, system integrators, and VARs. Delivered as wholesale services to the channel, eFolder enables its partners to provide branded cloud services and to generate highly profitable, recurring revenue. eFolder also empowers cost-effective partner and end-user private clouds, allowing partners to meet the needs of any client, regardless of size or readiness to engage in public cloud services. eFolder is a privately held company and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

Visit the website at www.efolder.net

Cox Business is the business-to-business division of Cox Communications, Inc., the third largest cable provider in the nation and seventh largest telephone company with more than six million customers. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of advanced voice, data and video products and services to more than 250,000 business customers in industries ranging from healthcare and hospitality to government and education.


Visit the website at www.cox.com

Cargill Consulting is dedicated to helping business-to-business sales forces pinpoint problems in their infrastructure, implementing effective action plans that provide long-term solutions for both management and salesperson.

Whether you need consulting, one-on-one coaching, sales management training, or help interviewing and hiring—Cargill Consulting has the service and expertise business owners rely on to improve sales by improving the processes by which your sales team performs.

Visit the website at http://www.gilcargill.com

Karl Palachuk is the owner of Small Biz Thoughts. He is an inspiring speaker who has faced some serious personal and business challenges—and come out ahead. His very popular Small Biz Thoughts blog provides advice for small business owners and managers and his business consulting books for IT professionals have been top-ranked on Amazon for years.

Visit the website at http://www.smbbooks.com

SYNNEX CLOUDSolv provides end to end solutions that our partners want to see and need. We are here to help solve problems and foster collaboration opportunities between our vendors and reseller partners to help you grow and gain more traction within the cloud solutions market. Our dedicated team acts as trusted advisors and will guide you through the cloud offerings including: an ecosystem of strategic cloud solutions, support and resources that will drive sustainable profits for our reseller partners.

Visit the website at http://synnexcorp.com/us/cloudsolv/what-is-cloudsolv/

KLA Group is a sales consulting and training firm focused on helping clients get more customers in the Small and Midmarket Business (SMB) segment through lead generation, prospecting, hiring and onboarding strategies.

With a staff of experts fully trained in the Kendra Lee prospect attraction methodology, we enable growth by empowering clients to know their value and share their value. Through this methodology, we give clients the confidence and the skills necessary to attain their highest aspirations of new business development. We know what success looks like, and we enable clients to paint their own picture.

Visit the website at www.klagroup.com

Teamatics fundamentally changes how your teams form and perform. A powerful instrument for leaders from all backgrounds and at all levels of an organization, Teamatics is the only solution which offers the ability to align individual personalities, talents, values, and interests to the needs and culture of your team.

Visit the website at www.teamatics.com

Are you tired of dealing with ransomware, viruses and malware? We are a team of fellow IT and security guys who were sick and tired of fighting the game being played by these unknown hackers. Please stop by the CARVIR booth to see how you can prevent today’s threats from infiltrating the networks you manage. And because we all know nothing is 100%, if a threat does manage to sneak through, we can even ROLLBACK a ransomware attack. Ask us how. 

For a quick peek at the technology, visit www.NeverPayTheRansom.com

Visit the website at www.NeverPayTheRansom.com

Silver Sponsors

Founded in 1985 by Paul Seed and Ken Kalopsis, StarTech.com is an ISO 9001 Registered manufacturer of over 3,000 products. StarTech.com has operations in 15 different countries with over 30,000 active resellers of its products worldwide.

Visit the website at www.startech.com

K One Cable supplies the best computer, cellphone and security camera cables, parts and accessories since 1993. We do network and security camera cabling. we carry best quality USB, VGA, HDMI, Display Port, DVI, Certified lighting cables for I-Phone 5 and 6, SATA, USB 3 cables and adapters. K-one cable also carries USB car charger and wall charger for I Phone, Samsung, LG, Motorolla HTC and more.

Visit the website at http://www.konecable.com/

ViewSonic was founded in 1987 and quickly became a key player in the visual display market, driven by the belief that displays have the power to transform everyday lifestyles. ViewSonic has been a market leader with some of the latest visual technologies on the market for more than two and a half decades. We have more than 30 offices around the world and our products are sold in more than 125 countries. We have maintained our market dominance thanks to our commitment to quality, innovation and partnerships.


Dell empowers countries, communities, customers and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust us to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they’re at home, work, school or anywhere in their world. Learn more about our story, purpose and people behind our customer-centric approach.

Visit the website at http://www.dell.com

 HP explores how technology can help people and companies address their challenges, and realize their possibilities. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our partners and collective customers and live and work.

No other company offers as complete a technology portfolio as HP. Our programs and sales enablement resources facilitate a simplified and more profitable experience for the channel ecosystem.


Visit the website at www.hp.com

Ubiquiti Networks is an American technology company started in 2005. Based in San Jose, California we are a manufacturer of wireless providing a variety of high-end wireless networking products that utilize our innovative and ground-breaking wireless technology.

Visit the website at http://www.ubnt.com/

Barracuda Networks, Inc. offers industry-leading solutions designed to solve mainstream IT problems – efficiently and cost effectively – while maintaining a level of customer support and satisfaction second to none. Our products span three distinct markets, including: 1) content security, 2) networking and application delivery and 3) data storage, protection and disaster recovery.

While we maintain a strong heritage in email and web security appliances, our award-winning portfolio includes more than a dozen purpose-built solutions that support literally every aspect of the network – providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and mixed form factors.

Visit the website at https://www.barracuda.com/

Seattle-based WatchGuard has deployed nearly a million of its integrated, multi-function threat management appliances worldwide, to businesses that range from SMEs to large distributed enterprises. Recognizing an unmet need for a security solution that addresses the rapidly evolving threat landscape, WatchGuard architected its high-throughput, highly scalable, and flexible Fireware® operating system to form the backbone of its products. This platform yields dramatically higher performance at a much lower cost than competitors in environments where multiple security engines are enabled.

Visit the website at www.watchguard.com

We founded TempAlert in 2005 to transform how organizations sense, monitor, and make decisions. It was based on an observation that something fundamental was changing with the way organizations thought about efficiency, quality, and agility. Internet connected sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) were enabling an operational paradigm where real-time information improved efficiency and decision-making.

Visit the website at www.tempalert.com

E-Novative, Inc. designs and develops custom software for web and desktop applications. Founded in 1999, E-Novative has developed complex business solutions of companies big and small. We design software that others can't. From custom solutions to integrating existing Technology with your business, E-Novative can create your solution. We even programmed this SMB TechFest registration website.

Visit the website at http://www.e-novative.com

It used to just be about connectivity. Not anymore. The Aruba Mobile First Platform is the intelligent software layer that turns connectivity into a rich experience for mobile users and actionable insights for business and IT. It’s designed to accelerate your adoption of mobile and IoT initiatives and separate your business from the crowd.


ProTier Peer Groups is targeted for partners that want to accelerate their business success.  You will join an elite group of partners that share a common goal to collaborate, support, encourage and help each other’s IT business to better prosper.

ProTier groups meet live in-person each quarter in convenient local geographies.  They discuss pertinent business and technology topics that have great impact to their businesses.  They set goals, learn from expert speakers, and from each other.  In between meetings, they continue to mentor each other through the group email list, conference and phone calls.  The group also leverages its collaboration portal resource to shares documents, best practices and procedures.  Inquire about joining and accelerate your business. 

Visit the website at www.smbTechFest.com/peergroups

In 2009, Bigger-Brains founder Chip Reaves was tasked with creating an online training platform for Computer Troubleshooters, a global franchise network.  As is the case with most companies, some of the training content was unique to their business, but others (Quickbooks, Online Marketing, Microsoft Office, etc) could be used by many companies.

Frustrated with the poor quality, high prices, and lack of selection in the eLearning marketplace, Chip brought together a team to research the characteristics of effective training.  The result is Bigger Brains’ “Uniquely Engaging” teacher/learner format, which replicates the dialogue, interaction, humor, and personal connection of traditional classroom training with the “always available” convenience and searchability of eLearning.

Today Bigger-Brains continues to create the “Absolute Best Online Training” from our studios in Anderson, South Carolina.

Visit the website at www.getbiggerbrains.com

We're all about the things that make building a PC such a rewarding experience. The sense of achievement. The joy of making and creating something uniquely yours in form and function. The freedom that comes from complete control. And of course, the thrill of bringing your creation to life without melting your components.

Visit the website at http://www.coolermaster.com

The FLEPOW line of products are all designed with advanced surge protectors to provide premium power protection for your electronics from power surges, spikes, and AC contamination. Along with their unique designs and USB ports they make it a great addition to any environment.


From the company’s inception, we set out to create the most reliable and easiest-to-use routers. Since then, we have developed multi-WAN VPN bonding (SD-WAN) routers and access points with industry-leading durability, a straightforward and intuitive web interface, and a wide range of features that are difficult to match.

Visit the website at http://www.peplink.com/

Wireless Networking Simplified.  Open-Mesh is about smarter, simpler WiFi. Our low-cost, cloud managed wireless mesh networks make it easy to spread an Internet connection throughout a hotel, apartment, office, campus, cafe—and just about anywhere else.

Visit the website at www.open-mesh.com

Strategic Partners

The Silicon Coast 2017 Conference and Expo combines all the most valuable topics for emerging growth companies and their senior management. This 3-day summit of mentoring, deal-making and innovation is where it all comes together for CEO’s, CTO’s, CIO’s, COO's, Project Managers, and Founders of growing companies. 

Visit the website at http://siliconoasis.events/

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. The Channel Company is the producer of the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo, December 11-13th, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.  

Visit the website at www.thechannelco.com

SMB Technology Network (SMBTN) is a national organization for technology resellers and solution providers including MSPs, VARs, Cloud, Telecom, Consultants, ISV, IT Pros, and related professions which provide solutions to businesses.  The vast resources include events, webinars, knowledge base, forums and lead prospecting.

Visit the website at http://www.smbtn.org

The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) is the preeminent networking venue for Microsoft Partners in the world.  It brings the best partners together to leverage their joint strengths in delivering world class solutions to their clients while enhancing their ties to Microsoft. 

Share, collaborate, exchange and grow – that's why we're here and we hope you are too. Engage and explore anytime, from anywhere there's a web connection.

Visit the website at http://www.iamcp-socal.org

ChannelPro targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Via ChannelPro magazine and our online properties, The network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews and advice vital to a reseller's business success. Perspectives from vendors, distributors and analysts are spotlighted daily. No other media company focuses on the SMB marketplace like we do.

Visit the website at http://www.channelpronetwork.com/

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