9 Space Coast firms will compete for capital at Florida Venture Forum conference


Clean fuel, robotics and drones will take center stage at a venture capital conference that’s headed to Orlando.

For the first time, Tampa-based statewide venture capital group Florida Venture Forum will host an aerospace-focused conference on Nov. 14 at Guidewell Innovation Center at Lake Nona.

The organization selected 17 companies in Florida to present to hundreds of venture capitalists for a chance to pull in funding for their services. Naturally, Florida’s Space Coast was a standout when companies were selected because it is one of the top places not only locally, but nationally when it comes to space-related activity such as rocket services and other spacecraft being designed and developed there.