Aug 17, 2017
Jacksonville and Boca Raton, FL (August 17, 2017) – Join the Florida Venture Forum/Venture Education Foundation in partnership with Space Florida for the 2017 VentureTech Showcase. The VentureTech Showcase of North Florida will be hosted in Jacksonville and is scheduled for November 2nd from 1:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. The VentureTech Showcase of South Florida will be hosted in Boca Raton and is scheduled for November 16th from 1:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
The showcase is a capital acceleration competition and business-networking event featuring presentations by some of Florida’s most promising early stage companies. At each showcase, presenters will compete for the Space Florida Accelerating Innovation Award which amounts to a $25,000 cash award to the winning company at each event. For complete presenter and registration details for both North Florida and South Florida, go to the Forum’s website www.flventure.org.
Presenters will be chosen by a selection committee comprised exclusively of active equity investors, who will be evaluating early stage companies from throughout the state of Florida. Selection criteria for early stage companies are listed on the Forum’s website. Selection preference will be given to early stage companies with business focuses in information technology and health technology, knowledge-based services, space transportation and advanced aerospace platforms, satellite systems and science payloads, ground and operations support systems, agriculture, climate/environmental monitoring, civil protection and emergency management, International Space Station and human life science (including medical research), communications, cyber security & robotics, adventure tourism, clean /alternative energy applications, advanced materials and new products. See Company Criteria on the Forum’s website for additional details.
The Final Presenter’s Application Deadline Is OCTOBER 16, 2017. DON’T DELAY – REGISTER TO ATTEND OR APPLY TO PRESENT TODAY!
About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed. www.spaceflorida.gov.
About Florida Venture Forum: The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping emerging Florida companies connect with sources of capital from across the country. The organization provides programs statewide throughout the year in addition to hosting the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition and the Early Stage Capital Conference. www.flventure.org.
About Venture Education Foundation: The Venture Education Foundation provides entrepreneurs and growing venture stage companies with strategic coaching through events and other educational activities. The organization’s goal is to provide entrepreneurs with a solid knowledge base throughout the complex funding process. To accomplish its mission the Foundation will be hosting events and other forums where industry experts, capital resources and other professionals share expertise and perspective with entrepreneurs from a variety of industries. www.flventure.org/foundation.aspx.