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Sep
24
Mon
Esports BAR (Miami)
Sep 24 – Sep 26 all-day

Join the leaders of esports in Miami!

The world’s most important esports decision makers will be shaping the future of the industry on Monday 24 September, in an intimate and productive environment.
Join us at the crossroads of the global esports community: Esports BAR schedules a full-day programme to help you build long-term business relationships.
Will you be there?

https://www.the-esports-bar.com/en/miami.html

Sep
27
Thu
TREP SUMMIT 2018: An Ethical Capitalism Revolution (Orlando)
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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TREP SUMMIT 2018: An Ethical Capitalism Revolution

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Thu, September 27, 2018, 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

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TREP SUMMIT 2018 - An Ethical Capitalism Revolution hosted by Jeff Piersall and Eric Wright

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Hosted by Entrepreneurs, Authors and Speakers Jeffrey Piersall and Eric Wright

Speakers

Jeff Piersall

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author & Chaos Coach

Jeff Piersall, CEO and Founder of SCB Marketing, is a proven leader in all endeavors of his life having positively affected thousands of people throughout his career. A former award-winning college basketball coach; Jeff inspires, motivates and celebrates entrepreneurs and leaders by connecting business communities through his four business and lifestyle journals, along with numerous specialty publications.

Jeff’s entrepreneurial pursuits have been recognized as Business of the Year by Brevard County, INC 500 fastest growth companies, GROW FL “Top 50 Companies to Watch,” Golden Eagle Boy Scouts Award, and Atlanta Tip-Off Club Coach of the Year.

www.linkedin.com/in/jeffpiersall


Eric Wright

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author

Eric Wright is an innovative leader, dynamic speaker and published author. He turns complex principles into simple and practical life applications. For over 25 years, Eric has taught leadership and management seminars on four continents, served on various economic development and visioning councils, and authored hundreds of published articles and three books.

As President of Publishing at SCB Marketing, Eric oversees the production of four business and lifestyle journals, along with numerous specialty publications. Through these journals, Eric offers entrepreneurs and business leaders a trusted voice connecting communities across Florida and the US.

www.linkedin.com/in/ericwright-


Tom O’Neal Ph.D.

Executive Director
UCF Business Incubation Program

Nationally recognized as an “entrepreneur in the business of helping entrepreneurs,” Dr. Tom O’Neal is dedicated to creating and supporting successful and sustainable innovation ecosystems in Florida. Tom’s efforts focus on building strong research programs at UCF and the transfer and commercialization of research results into the marketplace. This work helps to build an innovation based economy for Central Florida.

http://oneal.research.ucf.edu/


Susan Amat

Founder/CEO of Venture Hive, Director at 3Cinteractive

Creator and founder of Venture Hive (www.venturehive.com), an entrepreneurship education company providing content and tools to support corporate innovation and accelerators, incubators, and universities build better entrepreneurs and solutions.

Creator and Executive Director of The Launch Pad, which was considered the national model in entrepreneurship education. Funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, TLP created a national network of collegiate entrepreneurs through the replication of the program fourteen schools including USC, UCLA, and Case Western.

www.linkedin.com/in/susanamat


James Reid

James Reid Performance & EOS Coach, The Creator of Championship Families

James Reid is on a mission to empower high-performers to live joyfully, lead intentionally, and win frequently – at home, with their teams, in business and in life! Everyday, he leverages his roles as an athlete, entrepreneur and family man, as well as nearly 25 years coaching high-performers across Major League Baseball, the National Football League and a host of companies, to help people realize their full potential. For years, despite being at the top of his professional game, he said, “Any success I had came at the expense of my faith, health, and my most cherished relationships.” Turning around his own life and career, he brings that transformative understanding and passion to those in sports and business.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jrjamesreid/

https://jamesreid.com/


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Sep
30
Sun
Startup Palooza 2018 (Miami)
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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We are pleased to announce Startup Palooza is underway!!
Sunday, September 30th, 2018

FIU Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms

11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199

Startup Palooza 2018 is our first annual Pitching Contest & Networking Event. 50 Startups will battle for a chance at their share of $25,000. The first round consists of fast paced 3 minutes pitches to top industry Venture Capitalist Judges. The top 5 presenters will get 5 minutes on stage, at which point the judges will get a chance for a Q&A to help them determine the final 3 winners.
Along with the pitching contest, Startup Palooza features informative workshops and exhibitor tables. All this happens simultaneously in 3 ballrooms, so each attendant can customize their experience.

BUY A TICKET TO ATTEND HERE

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO PITCH
Email us at info@gcvca.org for questions for further details.
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APPLY FOR EXHIBITOR TABLE

Promote your company by having a vendor table in our exhibitors hall. Don’t pass up the chance to make important contacts to grow your business and develop relationships.

Sponsorships are a great way to get involved with events as well as promote your company to your ideal target audience. We appreciate your consideration to support our event.

INQUIRE ABOUT SPONSORSHIP

APPLY TO HOST A WORKSHOP

Share your industry knowledge and interact with your peers. Hosting a workshop not only can enhance the industry standard but increase your potential client base.

Lend a helping hand the day of the event by volunteering to work with us. We will need help checking in vendors and guests, as well as making sure the pitching contest runs smooth.
Oct
3
Wed
Research Park Annual Awards & Celebration Of Entrepreneurship
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Research Park Annual Awards & Celebration Of Entrepreneurship

by Research Park at Florida Atlantic University

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Wed, October 3, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

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Join us in honoring some of South Florida’s most influential entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors & business leaders as we celebrate the growth and success of our innovative community.

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DATE AND TIME

Wed, October 3, 2018

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

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LOCATION

The Addison

2 East Camino Real

Boca Raton, FL 33432

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ORGANIZERRESEARCH PARK AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

Organizer of Research Park Annual Awards & Celebration Of Entrepreneurship

Company growth and sustainability hinges on having a community assembled behind it, private and public-sector stakeholders who share a vested interest in advancing the creation and success of businesses. The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® is a community where entrepreneurs, academics and service providers come together to collaborate and develop a sense of identity.

The Research Park is an innovative hub with a common purpose to build an entrepreneurial community where serendipitous encounters that inspire creativity, innovation and collaboration. It is important for the community to have a place where entrepreneurs can come together, discuss ideas and benefit from the insight of those who have experience.

It is our mission to create and sustain the ideal environment for innovation and invention, maximizing the academic and entrepreneurial talent and regional resources in South Florida to accelerate economic development and prosperity.

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Oct
4
Thu
Seedfunders’ Investor Meeting (St. Petersburg)
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an introduction to Seedfunders and learn how we are leading the way for investors to fund exciting technology startups in the Tampa Bay area. Open bar and light hors d’oeuvres served.

 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seedfunders-investor-meeting-tickets-49913901824

Oct
9
Tue
Diary of an Entrepreneur: Scaling Your Business, What Keeps You from Getting There? (Tampa)
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 am
Location: Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Dr.
Suite 700, Tampa, FL  33609
Cost: FREE but registration is requested
Space is Limited
 
 
Diary of an Entrepreneur 
Dean Akers, Founder, Adjunct CEO
 
The October Diary of an Entrepreneur program, Scaling Your Business, What Keeps You from Getting There?  Tips, ideas and dialogue to help you break through to growing the business you dream of will be presented by Dean Akers, Founder of ADJUNCT CEO.  Dean will explore the 3 Circles Process and other tips/techniques to help you have success.
As a University of Florida graduate, Dean joined a Lakeland company as a warehouse runner. By the age of 28 he was became the COO/Vice President of Sales. During the recession of the 80’s, Dean took the organization from 50 million in sales to 103 million – 2 years later- with the same 300 folks that did 50 million.
At 30, Dean purchased a chain of tire stores. He grew it from a financially struggling company to the leading commercial tire company in the State of Florida. He sold the company and retired at age 40.
Dean didn’t remain retired for long and shortly after he founded Adjunct CEO.
Under the Adjunct CEO program, Dean started Akers Construction and had a successful exit.  In 2005, he was approached by the founders of Ideal Image to help them as their Adjunct CEO with strategy. He did and became a stockholder and the full time CEO. He grew the company from a single location in south Tampa to 65 locations across the United States doing 70 plus million in sales. The company had a successful exit for 175 million dollars in 2011.
Currently, Dean is speaking and helping companies across the US seize their opportunities. Some of his recent clients include: Airheads Trampoline Centers, Sims Crane Service, Nexxtworks IT Company, LM Funding and Lifestyle Lift.
Presented by Tampa Bay Innovation Center, TECH Talk is a networking and education event developed to meet interests of local tech industry leaders, innovators, start-ups, investors, and anyone interested in growth and success of tech innovation and entrepreneurship in the Tampa Bay area.
To learn more about TECH Talk, click here or call (727) 547-7340.

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Oct
14
Sun
BioFlorida Conference (Ft. Lauderdale)
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day
ABOUT BIOFLORIDA

BioFlorida represents nearly 6,000 establishments and research organizations in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and bioagriculture sectors that collectively employ nearly 83,000 Floridians.

 

Members of the BioFlorida network include emerging and established life science companies, universities, research institutions, hospitals, medical centers, incubators, economic development agencies, investors and service providers.

 

Email us for a regional Chapter sponsorship.

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Oct
18
Thu
Tech Runway Maverick Reception (Boca Raton)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

The 2018 Maverick Reception celebrates brilliant entrepreneurs and their contributions to the South Florida economy as well as are an inspiration to the region’s aspiring and rising entrepreneurs. Thank you for showing your interest in this event by purchasing a sponsorship or aa ticket, or making a contribution if you can’t join us. Net proceeds from the event will provide direct financial support for the Tech Runway program which provides support for our resident and affiliated venture companies, trains mentors and organizes workshops, visiting speakers and networking events to support a robust entrepreneurial community.

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Oct
23
Tue
Defense TechConnect Summit and Expo (Tampa)
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day
Defense TechConnect Conference & Expo
Co-Located with SBIR Fall Innovation Summit style= Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

DEFENSE INNOVATION CHALLENGES
DITAC 2018

Access the entire innovation ecosystem in support of National Security; Converging Industry Scouts, Military Leadership, Non-traditionals, Startups, VC/Investors. DTC 2018 connects top DOD offices with the world’s best technologies.

INNOVATION INDUSTRY INVESTMENT SECURITY

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Call for Posters
Due August 17

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250+

DOD/S&T Scouts

500+

innovations connected

1000+

agency one-on-ones

$2.5B

SBIR funding

$25B

sourced gov funds

KEY SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Bob Buckhorn

Dale Ormond
Lisa Sanders
John Williams

Harry Dreany

Harry Dreany
Scientist and Researcher, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey Johnson
Regional Command Information Officer, Naval District Washington

Ross Roley

Ross Roley
Energy Innovation Office Lead, U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)

Joel Mozer

Joel Mozer
Chief Scientist, Air Force Space Command

 

TECHNOLOGY TARGETS

  • Energy, Efficiency, Grid
  • Medical, Health & Biotech
  • Simulation, Training & Readiness
  • Space Technologies
  • Mobility & Transportation
  • Mega Cities & Smart Cities
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Cyber Solutions & Resilience
  • AI, Big Data, Analytics
  • Trusted Electronics & Coms
  • Sensors & Systems
  • Drones & Robotics
  • Blockchain & Data Sharing
  • Advanced Networks & Wireless
  • VR, AR, MR & 360
  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Logistics & Supply Chain

PROGRAM OFFICES, COMPONENTS & PROSPECTORS

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Navy
AIRFORCE
Air Force
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CBD
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DLA
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  • USAFRICOM, U.S. Africa Command
  • USCENTCOM, U.S. Central Command
  • USNORTHCOM, U.S. Northern Command
  • USSOCOM, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • USSOCOM, Office of the Undersecretary for Science & Technology
  • USSOCOM, SBIR Program
  • USSTRATCOM, U.S. Strategic Command
  • USPACOM, U.S. Pacific Command
  • USPACOM Science & Technology Office
  • USPACOM, Joint Innovation & Experimentation Division
  • AIR FORCE, Office of the Asst. Sec., Installations, Environment & Energy
  • AIR FORCE, SBIR/STTR Program
  • ARMY Corps of Engineers, NetZero Capital Investment
  • ARMY, Army Medical Material Agency
  • ARMY, Army Medical Research & Material Command
  • ARMY Aeromedical Research Laboratory
  • ARMY, Office of the Asst. Sec. of the Army, Installations, Energy & Environment
  • ARMY, SBIR Program
  • ARMY, The Army Cyber Institute at West Point
  • ARMY, Army Cyber Command
  • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  • Dept. of Homeland Security, SBIR Program
  • DOD Office of Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering
  • DOD Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx)
  • DOD, Chemical & Biological Defense, SBIR Program
  • DOD, DARPA SBIR Program
  • DOD, Defense Logistics Agency, SBIR Program
  • DOD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, SBIR Program
  • DOD, Information Analysis Centers
  • DOD, Missle Defense Agency, SBIR/STTR Program
  • DOD, Office of Small Business
  • National Aviation Intelligence Integration Office (NAI2-O)
  • NASA
  • National Institutes of Health
  • NAVY, NAVAIR
  • NAVY, Office of Naval Research, SBIR/STTR Program
  • NAVY, Office of the Asst. Sec. of the Navy, Energy, Installations & Environment
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (NOAA)
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NAVY, NAVSEA 05T2 – Energy Division
  • SBA, Office of Innovation & Investment
  • U.S. Army Research Office
  • U.S. Marine Corps, Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O)
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • U.S. Air Force Research Lab
  • U.S. Air Force, Office of Transformational Innovation
  • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Naval War College
  • Deloitte
  • Raytheon
  • Boeing
  • General Electric
  • Honeywell
  • Lockheed Martin
  • DOW Core R&D
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Rolls Royce
  • SAP
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Texas A&M University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Arizona State University
  • Aerospace
  • University of South Florida
  • Florida High Tech Corridor
  • LSU Transitional Technologies & Cyber Research Center

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Nov
14
Wed
Florida Aviation & Aerospace Capital Forum (Lake Nona)
Nov 14 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Florida Aviation & Aerospace Capital Forum

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The Florida Venture Forum in partnership with Space Florida invites you to attend the first Florida Aviation & Aerospace Capital Forum on November 14th, 2018 at the Guidewell Innovation Center in Lake Nona, Florida. From 1:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
$100,000 in TOTAL PRIZE MONEY to be awarded by Space Florida. Three awards to be given to the top presenting companies, as determined by an onsite team of investor judges. Prize money to be divided as follows: $50,000 to the first place winner, $30,000 to the second place winner and $20,000 to the third place winner.

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PRESENTER’S APPLICATION 

There is no cost for companies to apply. All applications are viewed by a selection committee comprised of VCs and investors. Selected companies will be required to pay a registration fee of $99 for the first conference attendee and a $25 exhibit table fee.
Preferred industries: Aircraft and spacecraft design, parts and assembly, advanced materials and new products, engineering design and construction, structural materials and electronic assembly, artificial intelligence, information technology, data analytics, satellite communications, payload development, robotics – parts, design and assembly, unmanned aerial vehicles, cyber security, surveillance, 3D printing and innovation, radiation protection, reconnaissance, & missile development.

FINAL PRESENTER CUTOFF DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2018!

The Florida Venture Forum does not accept hard copy submissions. The Forum shall have the sole and absolute discretion to withdraw an accepted presenter application for any reason, including discovery of discrepancies in information provided by applicant to the Forum. Upon submission the application becomes the property of the Florida Venture Forum, Inc.
Due to space limitations early submissions are welcomed and encouraged.

COMPANY SELECTION CRITERIA | PRIZE ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

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