Startup Angels Workshop (Miami)
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – May 24 @ 12:00 pm

Startup Angels is partnering with Aminta Ventures to bring the Startup Angel Workshop to Miami.

The workshop is divided into four sessions which provide new angels and wealth management professionals an introduction to the business of investing in technology startups, a framework for thinking about startup investing in the context of overall portfolio diversification, and a practical guide to the mechanics of choosing, negotiating and managing investments.

The workshop will take place at two locations. Day 1 (Feb 28) will be at Northern Trust, 600 Brickell Ave Suite 2400. Day 2 (Mar 1) will be at the Cambridge Innovation Center, 1951 NW 7th Ave.

About Aminta Ventures: A diverse coalition of South Florida female business leaders passionate about cultivating the next generation of female investors in our region. Aminta believes that through the growth of both female investors and women entrepreneurs, we can create a more diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem.


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A Dialog between Bill Grimm and Dennis Pape: 10 Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs When Pitching Investors (Winter Park)
May 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
A Dialog between Bill Grimm and Dennis Pape
The Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business announces that Professor Bill Grimm and Dr. Dennis Pape will hold monthly sessions of “A Dialog between Bill Grimm and Dennis Pape” on mistakes made by entrepreneurs. The sessions will be on the last Friday of each month in the Crummer Building on the Rollins College campus.

Professor Grimm and Dr. Pape will cover the topics contained in Professor Grimm’s book, What Entrepreneurs Need to Know: Avoiding Big Mistakes that Can Prevent Success, available on
Thursday, May 25, 2017
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
*This month’s Dialog will be held on Thursday due to Memorial Day Weekend. Please also note adjusted start time.
10 Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs When Pitching Investors
 Crummer Graduate School of Business
Rollins College  
Room 108
1000 Holt Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789   
 This event is free and open to the public.
StartupPOP: Tech Startup Pitch Event with Networking (Orlando)
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THURS JUNE 1, 2017

Tech Startup Pitch Event with Networking at Catalyst


Want a discount? Become a member by purchasing StartupPOP MembershipPremium MembershipAnnual Premium MembershipInvestor Membership or Benefactor Membership, or log in if you are a member.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Catalyst [website]
1 S. Orange Ave., Fifth Floor
Orlando, FL 32801 [MAP]


StartupPOP’s Tech Startup Pitch Event with a Demo Day.

If you are interested in DEMO’ing your tech at one of our tables during the event buying a sponsor table, please see DEMO DAY below. It is going to be $99 for a half table and $199 for a full table. If you are interested in Pitching you can contact us at Please send us at least name of company, what you are pitching, and preferably your mini pitch deck.

WHO: Investors, Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, Tech Community, Angel Investors, Tech Mentors, Venture Capital EXECs, MGRs, SPONSORS.

WHAT: A Tech Startup Pitch Event. Our intention is to assist local tech start-ups to pitch their tech product or service. A tech start-up can be looking for a variety of things like seed capital, tech partners, business partners, advisers, mentors or business leads. Attendees are welcome to stay and network after-words. We are going to have several speakers to be announced prior to the pitch event.

DEMO DAY: This is a great opportunity for both companies pitching and for companies that have pitched before to set up your tech, product, service on a table so you can meet directly with INVESTORS, CUSTOMERS and interested parties. Purchase a half or full table here: SPONSORSHIPS

WHEN: 6 PM to 9:00 PM. The Demo Day starts as early as 5:00pm. The networking and pitch event starts at 6pm. If you are setting up a DEMO DAY table, please come as early as 5pm.

$10 – Payment in advance
$25 – At the door with no RSVP.
$99 – For half a demo/sponsor table.
$199 – For a full demo/sponsor table.
$0 – No additional fees to pitch.

INCLUDES: Soft Drinks and Light Snacks.

PARKING: No cost.

THE FORMAT: Between 5 and 10 local tech start-ups will be given up to 3 minutes (up to 4 page pitch deck) to pitch their concept or product/service. There is networking before and after the event. Pitching companies can provide a short, no more than 4 pages of power point or PDFs, which we will display on a screen. There will be a panel of successful entrepreneurs and investors who will be at the event. This panel will have a few moments to ask a few questions following each pitch.

PITCH DECK REQUIREMENT: We need to review either your pitch deck or executive summary to be chosen to pitch. We are requiring participants to fill out a 1 to 4 page mini pitch deck. This mini pitch deck will be used for both pitching and for interested investors. This is required! Our limit is 4 pages! Remember this is a 3 minute pitch. The pitch deck must be landscape and a PDF file. You can go to this link here to review an example pitch deck. If you are interested in Pitching you can contact us at Please send us at least name of company, what you are pitching, and preferably your mini pitch deck. Please give us a couple days to respond if you are interested in pitching.

The start-up companies pitching have up to 3 minutes to answer 5 common questions about their business:

What is their product/service?
What is their business model?
Size of the Market they serve?
How do they get to market or get traction?
What are they here looking for? Capital, Partners, Advisers, etc..

PANEL MEMBERS: We typically have a mix of investors, and startup experts sit on our panel. Each event may have a different set of experts. Potential Advisers, Mentors and Audience members will be asked to approach start-ups of interest after the event. We will list the companies which will pitch as we approach the pitch date.

Here is a list of some of the companies which participated in the past 18 tech start-up pitch events: (Hard to beleive that may companies have pitched!) adFroogle, Aerobyte, ActivePark, Apparition Mobile, Apollonix, Apretaste, Avila Stores, Aqua TV, ArrestSOS, BCD Software, beTen, BitChase, BYL Network, caddyDRONE, Capture.It,, Counsel On The Go, DealCoachPro, DL Alert Pro,,, eCalypse, Edamoli, Elemental Dynamics EmergentHealthcare, EvictionsPro, Everyware, Frelp, Friendly Reminders, GameMerce, Game Masters Solutions, Gatha, Gift Squirrel, Glince, Global Boat Works, GPS for Piano, Go Grab, HeadyFoods, Greet, Gyfu, Hello Show, iGoTrackr, iLumenfi, Instabitts,Jeditronix, Jinglz, Kanyu,Know My Town, Liquidbricks, LunchMoney, MedBeam, Mission Tuition, MBOpp, MobiDox, Mrecruit, MyLoop, Neuromore, @NOW, nXus, OnePlan, OWLmo, Pickk, Pragras, Previte,, Prototype, Puppy Play Dates, House, Referrizer, Rentlit, Revolve, Roizo, Shmoozfest, Seyopa, Sierra Lifestyle, Inc., Simplifyed & VerityIQ, SKY H2O, Smitz Laboratories Corp, Slurpits Living Biofilter, SociallyBuzz, Squeeze, Stand4, STAX, Sygnol Analytics, Take Up Code, TapNSell, TGL Film, The Go App, The Animal Social Network, Tinker University, TightTalk Electronics, ToneLive, Tonomos, TruVisibility, Tudor Ice Company, uRemix,, Vivarena, Young Makers Lab, Wave Theory, Well Done Wood, Wherhab, Who Ya Got, Wiki Beach Real Estate, Worthy, Zeekah and others.

WHERE: Catalyst
1 S. Orange Ave., Fifth Floor
Orlando, FL 32801 [MAP]

Catalyst Inspired Coworking Spaces: our purpose is to help grow and support Orlando’s entrepreneurial community. | Call (407) 982-3999

If you are a SERVICE BUSINESS like a BIG WEB AGENCY, A LAW FIRM, A STARTUP CONSULTANT, ACCOUNTING, an INSURANCE PROVIDER, BROKER/DEALER or just LOVE THIS EVENT and want to support us fully and get the chance to have a booth/table or stand up and give an overview of your services, you can buy small to large SPONSORSHIPS.

Purchase a half or full table here: SPONSORSHIPS

Larger sponsorships are available. All the participants involved in StartupPOP are for-profit businesses. While we are a for-profit businesses, we are still a group dedicated to enabling tech start-ups to get mentoring, guidance and capital (if necessary) they need in order get start started and get to revenue. So sponsoring is a way to give back to the community and help us grow the economy! Sponsors will get great exposure to the tech startup community and will be mentioned often in person, in emails and online! We can offer you a table, banner ad and let you get up and pitch your service or offering. Please contact us at for more information about sponsoring StartupPOP events! Thank you for caring about the Startup Community!

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Check out my books “NAMES” & “PITCH” both available for sale both online and at the event!
Click here if you want to buy Names: How To Name Your Startup Venture in paperback.

RSVP today and we will see you at the next event!

Heath Jones

eMerge Americas (Miami)
Jun 12 – Jun 13 all-day


eMerge Americas is the platform for the advancement of technology, a forum for idea exchange, and a launch pad for innovation connecting Latin America, North America, and Europe.


With a clear mission of establishing Miami as the tech hub of the Americas, eMerge Americas has made its mark on the technology scene in a short amount of time. Once the idea was conceived, the Technology Foundation of the Americas was created to help advance the tech ecosystem. Now in its fourth year, Miami’s homegrown tech conference is building momentum, attracting a global audience, and connecting investors with innovators.


It’s a powerful new frontier for innovation. Every major industry across the Americas is feeling the impact of today’s rapid advances. What are the most pressing issues? How is each industry responding? At eMerge Americas, explore how key technologies and trends are driving innovation across the industry sectors—Innovate, Mega, Health, EdTech, Finance and Country Pavilions.



JAVIER F. AVIÑÓPartner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP


FuckUp Nights Orlando // Vol. II
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What’s Fuckup Nights?

Failure is a part of any success story, but we don’t talk about it enough. We’ve all been to plenty of events where people tell you how they hacked, hustled, and created their success, but very few where someone gets up and says “I totally messed up, and this is what you can learn from it.”

Fuckup Nights is a global speaker series where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images. After each speaker, there’s a Q&A session, as well as time for mingling and beers!

230+ cities, 70+ countries, 7 minutes, 10 images, 1 failure.

Our Speakers:

Brandon Naids

Cofounder and CEO, Talon Simulations

Bradon Naids

Read more about Brandon here.

This could be you!

We’re always on the lookout for great speakers with epic fuckups to share. Give us a shout if you’d like to share your story:



6:00 – 7:00 pm: Registration, meeting fellow fuckuppers, beers and food (included in your ticket price!)

7:00 – 8:00 pm: Fuckup presentations

8:00 – 9:00pm: More beers, more mingling with fellow fuckuppers