Tech, Talk & Tacos 2: Humans Meet AI and More June 22


By Marta Rose-Thorpe

TechFarms, a technology incubator, coworking space and makerspace located at 7543 Holley Circle in the Grand Lagoon, is the location for “Tech, Talk & Tacos 2” taking place on Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 5 to 8 p.m. This three-hour evening, sponsored by A Superior Air Conditioning Co., is the sequel event to the original “TTT” held at TechFarms in 2019.

“In January 2019 we hosted the first Tech, Talk & Tacos for a nice-sized Grand Lagoon group,” states Marta Rose-Thorpe, founder and publisher of Stroll Grand Lagoon, a lifestyle brand, who is hosting the event. “TechFarms has been one of Bay County’s hidden gems, but I believe it’s time to share it, so everyone is aware of this fascinating asset. Our friends at Finns Island-Style Grub served up a gourmet taco bar, guests networked and mingled, and then were seated and entertained for the next hour by some of our area’s most talented entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators. They were shown what the tech incubation process looks like and we asked guests, ‘Are you fascinated by all things Tech… drones, virtual reality, off-the-wall inventions? Is there a budding entrepreneur in your family?’

On Thursday, June 22 Finn’s Island-Style Grub will again provide the gourmet taco bar. Guests can meet and mingle at a wine & beer reception hosted by DiBacco Imports both before the event and during intermission. Speakers will present on a variety of subjects where marketing meets mindset, innovation meets entrepreneurialism, and humans meet AI!

As Panama City Beach and the surrounding areas continue to grow, TechFarms remains committed to expanding the technology ecosystem in Northwest Florida. Founded in 2015 by Steve Millaway, the tech incubator has seen many changes in the last few years of growth and has bright hopes for the future. Space for Tech, Talk & Tacos 2 on June 22 is limited; RSVP for this event is required on