Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI), an Austin-based technology forecasting company established in 1978, created the MiniTrends project to increase creativity, innovation, and success for innovators who must stay on the cutting edge of the business and technology. The MiniTrends concept is summarized in the book "MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends," by TFI Founder and Chairman, Dr. John Vanston, and TFI VP, Communications, Carrie Vanston. The MiniTrends Conference is an annual event helping individuals turbo-charge their company's innovation strategies.
Established in 1978, TFI provides top-quality custom studies and technology forecasts on key trends to a wide variety of commercial, government, and academic organizations. TFI’s specialties include technology forecasting, depreciation/valuation, telecommunications, minitrends, and energy.