University Participation in SBIR/STTR: Pre-submission to post-award (Virtual)
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

May 4, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
University Participation in SBIR/STTR: Pre-submission to Post-award – Andrea Johanson
Universities are often directly or indirectly involved in the development and execution of SBIR/STTR-funded projects, so it is important that university administrators understand SBIR/STTR requirements and that the small business understands the university’s policies. This session covers issues that need to be addressed both as the proposal is being developed and after it is awarded looking specifically from the university’s perspective.

Formatting and Readability Tips for SBIR/STTR Proposals and SBIR/STTR Registrations: Getting Ready to Submit (Virtual)
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

May 11, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Formatting and Readability Tips for SBIR/STTR Proposals – Andrea Johanson

This session describes how writing and formatting enhances readability by reviewers and showcases your technology to its best advantage. Improve the competitiveness of your proposal with tips and best practices for making it look good and read well.


SBIR/STTR Registrations: Getting Ready to Submit – Andrea Johanson

One of the most critical details in preparing SBIR and STTR proposals has nothing to do with writing the proposal

– it’s getting registered so that you can submit the proposal. This webinar helps take the mystery out of registrations with tips on how to get started, where to register for what and how to get help.

Orlando Angel Investing Happy Hour and Networking Event (Orlando)
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Accredited investors join SeedFundersOrlando at our angel investing happy hour and network with fellow and aspiring angel investors and learn more about angel investing in Central Florida and about investing in startups with us.


Wyncubator Competition (Miami)
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Goldman Properties, in collaboration with City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Venture Miami, and On Deck, is proud to announce and sponsor the inaugural Wyncubator Competition, to be held at the Wynwood Walls on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  We seek to identify the most innovative and disruptive tech startup and award that startup the opportunity to plant roots and thrive in Miami’s bustling Wynwood neighborhood.

The prize includes a one-year, rent-free lease of a newly furnished office (for up to ten employees) in the heart of Wynwood, five complimentary parking spaces in the Wynwood Garage, five annual memberships to the Wynwood Walls, and a full merit scholarship to one On Deck program.

APPLICATIONS DUE | May 17, 2021 at 12:00PM
PITCH NIGHT | May 26, 2021 at 7:00PM

Artist Crowdfund Exchange
Column, PBC
GridMatrix, Inc.
Seaworthy Collective
YOKE Global, Inc.

Wyncubator Competition


Bitcoin 2021 (Miami)
Jun 4 – Jun 5 all-day

Bitcoin 2021 Is Moving To Miami!

Bitcoin 2021 will move the biggest Bitcoin event in history to Miami, targeting dates of June 4–5, with Jack Dorsey, Nick Szabo, Michael Saylor, Cynthia Lummis and Tony Hawk as headline speakers!

Our decision to move Bitcoin 2021 from Los Angeles to Miami was not an easy one, but given the circumstances regarding availability in the State of California, we feel the move is necessary this year. The show must go on!

In addition to moving cities, we are also pushing the conference back slightly to June 4–5, so as to allow ample time for the second wave of COVID-19 to pass and for vaccine rollout to take place. We are more excited than ever about this event, and we’ve got tons of big announcements in store. Rest assured that we’ve been working our tails off behind the scenes to make this conference the most unforgettable experience in Bitcoin history.

Bitcoin 2021 will feature a massive collection of the best and brightest minds in the space, dozens of one-of-a-kind BTC activations and the chance to celebrate the world’s best technology with all of your internet friends IRL. Learn more about our full lineup of speakers, event partners, unique offerings and more across this site.

June 3: Whale Day (Requires Whale Pass) – 8AM to 4:30PM EST // Whale Night – 8PM to 11PM EST
June 4
: Main Conference Day 1 (General Admission) – 8AM to 6PM EST
June 5: Main Conference Day 2 (General Admission) – 8AM to 6PM EST
June 5 (Evening): After Party (Requires After Party ticket or Whale Pass) 6PM – 12AM EST



Florida Bitcoin & Blockchain Summit (Orlando)
Jun 6 – Jun 8 all-day

The Florida Bitcoin & Blockchain Summit is Florida’s first “blockchain & fintech in Florida” focused event, highlighting the ever expanding financial technology industry. The goal of the summit is to bring together stakeholders, businesses, and political leaders from all over Florida, as well as outside of the State, to collaborate on a strategy that will drive growth inside and outside the State of Florida, benefiting our emerging industry.

Our event will unify the fintech communities, businesses, evangelists, and political leaders all over the world as well as the leaders within the State of Florida. This conference will be used to craft a clear and unique strategy on making Florida the leader in blockchain and financial technology.




2021 Aerospace Innovation & Tech Forum (Virtual)
Jun 10 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Get ready for the virtual 2021 Aerospace Innovation & Tech Forum, hosted by the Florida Venture Forum and Space Florida on June 10, 2021. This virtual half day event will feature innovative cutting-edge companies, leaders in aerospace technology, and engaging panel speakers. Presenting companies will also have the opportunity to compete for the Space Florida’s Accelerating Innovation (AI) awards, totaling $100,000.


Aerospace Innovation & Tech Forum


VentureScaleUp Accelerator Spring 2021 Demo Day (Orlando and virtual)
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Register to attend here.



Join us to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship at VentureScaleUp Accelerator Spring 2021 Demo Day on June 29th at 5 pm.  Attend this hybrid event either online or in-person at Pipeline Workspaces in downtown Orlando.

At Demo Day you will:

Learn about the five startups in our seventh cohort:

  • Exhalence – a Winter Park medtech startup developing breath analysis technology for non-invasive blood glucose monitoring for diabetics
  • FLUIX – an Orlando hardware startup developing liquid cooling solutions to increase data processing speed in high performance workstations
  • IDEM Systems – an Orlando hardware startup developing handheld spectrometer technology for drug interdiction in the field to curb the illegal drug epidemic
  • Miventure – an Orlando fintech startup offering a FINRA-approved Reg CF equity crowdfunding portal app for investing in early-stage startups
  • Modularity Space  – a Daytona Beach spacetech startup developing low-cost modular reusable satellites providing rental space for sensors and technologies that can be periodically upgraded or swapped out.

Get inspired from our keynote speakers:

  • Andrea Wesser-Brawner, Chief Innovation and Emerging Technologies Officer at Orange County Government
  • Spencer Elliott, Cofounder and CEO, ViewStub

Network with our startups and team at our reception after party.

Register To Attend
Management and Support
VentureScaleUp is managed by SeedFundersOrlando, a group of accredited investors focused on investing in seed stage tech startups in Central Florida.  Our mission is to accelerate Central Florida’s most promising startup companies to support an innovation economy here with job and wealth creation and provide our members with opportunities to obtain outstanding financial returns by providing best seed investment practices in screened companies. Learn more about investing in startups with SeedFundersOrlando here.
VentureScaleUp is supported in part by The City of Orlando’s Technology Community Support Program managed by the Orlando Tech Council.
5 pm | Opening Remarks | Dennis R. Pape
Cofounder and CEO, SeedFundersOrlando
VentureScaleUp Program Manager
5 pm | Opening Remarks | Richard Fox
Venture Partner, IDEA Fund Partners
VentureScaleUp Content Manager
5:15 pm | Keynote Speaker | Andrea Wesser-Brawner
Chief Innovation and Emerging Technologies Officer at Orange County Government
Investing in Entrepreneurship and Innovation In Orange County
5:35 pm | Keynote Founder | Spencer Elliott
Cofounder and CEO, ViewStub
Founding, Raising Seed Capital, and Scaling Our Startup
6 pm | VentureScaleUp Spring 2021 Cohort
7 pm | Reception and Networking
Ember Orlando
Register To Attend


Upsurge FL: Inside the Investor’s Mind (Virtual)
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Curious about investing in early-stage, high growth tech startups?

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to sit in on live pitches from real startups raising cash from some of Florida’s top angel investment groups.

The deals have already happened, but in this “Shark Tank” style event, we peel back the curtain and break down how early-stage investing really works. Listen in as investors ask questions, discuss and evaluate deals – and best of all – find out what really went down. Who invested? How much? And where are the companies now?



Project Orlando Post-Quarantine Relaunch Party
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A celebration of the tech ecosystem in Central Florida.


The Abbey

100 S Eola Dr UNIT 100 · Orlando, FL