2020 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference
The Florida Venture Forum has selected 22 companies to present at its 13th annual Florida Early Stage Capital Conference, which will be hosted virtually, October 14-15. The conference also will feature the 10th annual 2020 Statewide Collegiate Startup Competition, attracting the “best of the best” in collegiate competitors from Florida’s leading innovation-focused colleges and universities.
“We were overwhelmed with applications to present at the 2020 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference, despite the current market challenges,” said Mark Volchek, founding partner of Las Olas Venture Capital and chair of the Early Stage Conference selection committee. “The quality and market traction of the companies competing for limited presenter slots was extremely high and our committee did a great job with its final selections. Thankfully our all-virtual format will allow us to feature a record number of presenters and exhibitors, along with a host of other programming.”
In addition to company presentations and other educational programming, the conference will feature a total of $100,000 in cash awards distributed between early stage and seed stage companies, provided by Space Florida. To date, past early stage presenters have attracted over $460 million in equity funding.
Online registration for the Early Stage Capital Conference is available through October 13, 2020. Conference attendees will hear pitches from selected companies and network with attendees including every major seed and angel fund in Florida, as well as venture investors from throughout the state and beyond. On October 14, 2020, conference attendees may also pre-register for the “Knowing When Your Company Is Investable” workshop led by Ross Finlay, of the Angel Resource Institute.
Presenters were selected from a pool of over 150 applicants by a committee of active Florida venture capital investors.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available.