Exploration Park, Miami and Tampa, Fla. (June 1, 2021) – Florida Venture Forum has selected 20 companies to present at its 2021 Aerospace Innovation & Tech Forum, taking place via virtual web platform, June 10, 2021.
The 2021 event will be the sixth annual aerospace-focused conference the Forum has hosted in partnership with Space Florida, and is being supported by sponsors including title sponsor Florida Power and Light and its incubator 35 Mules, and also by Foley & Lardner, Haskell, Dysruptek and Spaced Ventures.
Ben Patz, Florida Venture Forum board member, head of the event selection committee and managing partner of DeepWork Capital stated, “Florida’s aerospace sector growth is expected to continue to accelerate over the next several years, powered by a new commercial interest in space and technological advancements that support it. This forum displays an ever-expanding collection of impressive and innovative companies for a wide audience of innovators, technologists, and investors.”
In addition to virtual company presentations and other informational content, the virtual event will provide a total of $100,000 in cash awards presented to four winning companies, courtesy of Space Florida.
Presenting companies were selected by a committee of active venture investors and will present via webinar to an audience of investors, other deal professionals and aerospace industry leaders. The 20 selected presenting companies are listed below:
CENTRAL/ CENTRAL EAST/CENTRAL WEST
AerLogs, LLC., Delray Beach (www.aerlogs.com/), their mission is to make advanced technology historically reserved for large corporations available to small and medium sized businesses. Aircraft Maintenance Records (AMRs) are a crucial part of the Aviation Industry not only for safety, but also for determining the value of an asset. A single shop visit for a commercial jet engine can produce over 6,000 pages of AMR, all of which need to scanned, organized, audited, and sent to the customer.
Capacitech Energy Inc., Orlando (www.capacitechenergy.com/), the company is a pre-revenue company bringing a flexible and wire-shaped supercapacitor, called the CBC, to market. With Capacitech’s Cable-Based Capacitor (CBC) technology, a thin and flexible supercapacitor can be connected into the product or system’s wiring infrastructure rather than be restricted to a printed circuit board residing in the space dedicated for energy storage products. As a result, space dedicated for energy storage can be dedicated to long lasting, energy rich batteries while power boosting supercapacitors are distributed throughout the rest of the system.
ecoSpears, Altamonte Springs (www.ecospears.com/), the company has developed green solutions to eliminate toxins from the environment, so everyone has access to clean water, clean food, and clean air. ecoSPEARS is a cleantech company that obtained an exclusive license to NASA-developed environmental cleanup technologies that can permanently eliminate the world’s most persistent and toxic environmental contaminants from impacted sediment, soil, and groundwater, forever, displacing the need to dredge, landfill, and incinerate contaminated media.
esc Aerospace US, Inc., Orlando (www.esc-aerospace.com/), is focused on delivery of solutions to provide highly accurate and resilient Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) without dependency on GPS. They are continuously adding capability such as their patent pending use of non-navigation satellites as a source of positioning.
Evren Technologies, Gainesville (www.riseaboveptsd.com), is advancing the treatment of PTSD through a user-friendly and intelligent hardware and software platform that is easy to use and personalized. Their initial medical device – the Phoenix – delivers transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve stimulation (taVNS) in a discreet earbud design. Pairing the Phoenix with their PTSD symptom tracking app will allow for reimbursable remote clinician monitoring and the establishment of a leading PTSD database that collects biosignals, symptom tracking, triggering events, and therapy effectiveness.
Miles Space, Tampa (www.miles-space.com/), is an Aerospace company that specializes in Signal Processing for Military Passive Radar,SatComs, Drone Detection technology, and our Water Vapor-Based thruster for satellites and space probes.
SynMatter LLC., Orlando (www.synmatter.co/), the company has developed a new class of patent-pending multifunctional smart coating additives, IntelliSyn, that deliver corrosion resistance, hydrophobicity and surface self-cleaning for water-, solvent- and powder-based coatings. IntelliSyn additives provide long-lasting performance in highly corrosive marine and offshore environments.
Doroni LLC., Parkland (www.doroni.io/#home), since 2016, their multi-disciplinary team has been
leveraging cutting-edge technologies to develop a revolutionary new eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and
landing) platform with semi-autonomous capability that any adult can operate, called the Doroni flying car.
ESpace Networks Inc, Miami (www.espacenetworks.io), is building a digital marketplace for Satcom services
where supply can be matched with demand in the most optimal way. Their marketplace will bring together satcom users and satcom operators. The company’s solution supports the entire life cycle from procurement, provisioning through ongoing operations.
Purivy, Plantation is developing a patent pending UVC sanitation case specifically designed to sanitizes face masks as well as other high touch items. They provide you with a quick and portable solution to ensure your PPE is effectively sanitized.
SustainaBase, West Palm Beach (www.sustainabase.com/), is a software platform has everything for effortless, dynamic management and reporting of carbon emissions, water, waste, and more. Wherever you are in your ESG and sustainability journey, whether you are on your way to achieving carbon neutral or zero waste goals or beginning on a path of understanding your emissions and setting targets, we map your operations and provide you with the data, and intelligence that you need.
Undefined Technologies, LLC., Doral (www.undefinedtechnologies.com/), is a start-up company determined in mitigating the environmental impact from noise generated by commercial cargo drones. Using the break-thru technology Air Tantrum™ the company is focused in transforming the field of urban drone delivery using asilent propulsion technology.
OUT OF STATE:
Irrigreen, Edina, Minnesota (www.irrigreen.com), the company makes Smart Sprinkler System that save ~50% water used in landscape irrigation – Over half of the water used for landscape irrigation is wasted due to inefficient mechanical sprinklers. The Irrigreen system is a patented combination of software, hardware and services. Irrigreen has over 300 installations.
OptiPulse Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico (www.optipulse.com), the company has developed a communications link which could be described as a wireless extension cord for fiber installations. This link uses a new type of wireless NIR photonics chip that has tested at 25Gbps in simple OOK.
B2-Space Limited, Wales, United Kingdom (www.b2-space.com), is an aerospace start-up with the commitment to whole-heartedly facilitating wider access to Space, enabling the creation of new technologies and uses of space, based on the development of their 3 main services: Their Colibrí High Altitude Small Satellite Launcher, their Near-Space Testing Service and by selling Space data using their High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) technology.
NanoSpun Technologies, Ltd., BoMax Hydrogen, LLC., Yokneam, Israel (www.nanospuntech.com/), in 2020 NanoSpun and BoMax Hydrogen formed a joint venture. The JV vision and mission are to create the first-ever fibrous clean hydrogen production cartridge. The JV current workplan is focused on generating a proof of concept (POC) between the technologies of the two companies. In essence, NanoSpun “biology as engineering” technology enables the production of proprietary fibrous material tailored for the JV application and enable improved performance, “engineering” of product and ease of use of BoMax materials BoMax Hydrogen represents a revolutionary and environmentally safe way to produce hydrogen on site, triggered by light, with the intended use in fuel cells to generate electricity for various spaces and applications.
PlasmaBound, Dublin, Ireland (www.plasmabound.com/), the company provides licensed access to their patent-pending Controlled Polymer Ablation (CPA) technology and products, to manufacturers operating in a high-growth multi-billion dollar market. CPA enables manufacturers to prepare composite materials for bonding at a volume, and at a level of reliability that is currently unavailable.
Polymertal, Haifa, Israel (www.polymertal.com), is an advanced developer and manufacturer of high-end, functional hybrid parts. Their unique turnkey solution from development to production of hybrid parts is leading the industry and providing technical solutions. They are an innovative startup company that evolved into a young manufacturer of products made from polymer with a metallic cover.
son-x GmbH, Aachen, Germany (www.son-x.com/), the company’s goal is to setup the technologies and capacity for an industrialized high-volume production of ultra-precise freeform mirrors and telescopes for space applications such as data communication (5G). The market to be addressed is the upcoming satellite market, private and defense.
VRAI, Dublin, Ireland (www.vraisimulation.com), the company creates data driven Virtual Reality simulation
training for high hazard environments. They combine Virtual Reality & Artificial Intelligence to make simulation training more authentic, memorable and measurable.
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: Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping companies with headquarters, operations or supply chain in Florida connect with sources of capital from across the country. Since 1984 over 1400 companies have presented at Forum events and have gone on to raise upwards of $10B in equity capital and contribute well over $15B in total economic value to Florida. The Forum’s 200+ members represent a “who’s who” of venture capital and private equity dealmakers, including and equity and debt investors at all stages, as well as major law, accounting, and investment banking firms, and large corporates active in the innovation ecosystem. The Forum provides programs and programming statewide throughout the year in addition to hosting major annual conferences like the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Start-up Competition, the Early Stage Capital Conference, and industry-focused events including aerospace and healthcare.
For more information, visit: http://www.flventure.org.
Space Florida: Sara Shell, 321-730-5301 x221, firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida Venture Forum: Pat Schneider, 813-335-8116, email@example.com