Events

Apr
29
Mon
RISE OF THE REST: ORLANDO, FL
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
30
Tue
RISE OF THE REST: SPACE COAST, FL (Melbourne)
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Rise of the Rest tour day culminates in a pitch competition and community celebration. Your complimentary ticket gives you access to our fireside chat, pitch competition, and open bar.

During the fireside chat, you’ll hear from AOL co-founder and Revolution CEO and Chairman Steve Case, and Hillbilly Elegyauthor and Managing Partner at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed fund J.D. Vance on their shared vision and mission to invest in startups all across America.

During the pitch competition, you can cheer on eight of the top local startups in your community as they compete for a $100,000 investment from the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund is an early stage venture fund backed by three dozen iconic entrepreneurs, investors and executives such as Eric Schmidt, Jeff Bezos, Henry Kravis, Howard Schultz, Meg Whitman, Jim Breyer, John Doerr and others. Space Coast pitch finalists will be revealed the week of April 1.

Space is limited. Register today.

Doors open at 4:00 PM. Programming starts promptly at 4:30 PM.

Location: Groundswell Startups, 2412 Irwin St, Melbourne, FL 32901

May
1
Wed
RISE OF THE REST: TAMPA BAY, FL
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Every Rise of the Rest tour day culminates in a pitch competition and community celebration. Your complimentary ticket gives you access to our fireside chat, pitch competition, and open bar.

During the fireside chat, you’ll hear from AOL co-founder and Revolution CEO and Chairman Steve Case, and Owner of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and Founder of Vinik Asset Management LP Jeff Vinik on their shared vision and mission to support entrepreneurs all across America.

During the pitch competition, you can cheer on eight of the top local startups in your community as they compete for a $100,000 investment from the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund is an early stage venture fund backed by three dozen iconic entrepreneurs, investors and executives such as Eric Schmidt, Jeff Bezos, Henry Kravis, Howard Schultz, Meg Whitman, Jim Breyer, John Doerr and others. Tampa Bay pitch finalists will be revealed the week of April 1.

Space is limited. Register today.

Doors open at 4:00 PM. Programming starts promptly at 4:30 PM.

Location: Rialto Theatre, 1617 North Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602

May
2
Thu
RISE OF THE REST: MIAMI, FL
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Every Rise of the Rest tour day culminates in a pitch competition and community celebration. Your complimentary ticket gives you access to our fireside chat, pitch competition, and open bar.

During the fireside chat, you’ll hear from AOL co-founder and Revolution CEO and Chairman Steve Caseand author of Be Fearless, Chairman of the National Geographic Society, and CEO of the Case Foundationon Jean Caseon their shared vision and mission to invest in startups all across America.

During the pitch competition, you can cheer on eight of the top local startups in your community as they compete for a $100,000 investment from the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund is an early stage venture fund backed by three dozen iconic entrepreneurs, investors and executives such as Eric Schmidt, Jeff Bezos, Henry Kravis, Howard Schultz, Meg Whitman, Jim Breyer, John Doerr and others. Miami pitch finalists will be revealed the week of April 1.

Space is limited. Register today.

Doors open at 4:00 PM. Programming starts promptly at 4:30 PM.

Location: The Citadel, 8300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

May
9
Thu
2019 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference (Orlando)
May 9 – May 10 all-day
The Florida Early Stage Capital Conference is one of the largest gatherings of angel and early stage investors in the state and features presentations from some of the most innovative, fast growing, early stage companies in the southeast! This 2-day action packed event offers numerous networking opportunities with active investors and dealmakers, panel discussions from industry leaders, keynote speakers, incubator and accelerator programs and pitches from entrepreneurial students representing the top universities throughout the state. Presenting companies will also be compete for the Accelerating Innovation (AI) Award, offered by Space Florida, totaling $100,000.
This event will also feature a “Financing High-Growth Ventures” add-on Workshop followed by a lunch reception on May 9th from 11:00 A.M. – 2:15 P.M. This workshop is a must-attend event for any emerging or existing company who knows that understanding the scope of financing available to them is key to success.
May
23
Thu
poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival 2019 (St. Petersburg)
May 23 all-day

The 2019 poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival is set for May 23 at the Mahaffey Theater and the Dali Museum, featuring technology leaders from Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, Boston, Atlanta and Tampa Bay.

Jun
25
Tue
VentureScaleUp Accelerator 2019 Spring Demo Day (Orlando)
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/venturescaleup-accelerator-spring-2019-demo-day-tickets-63028047587

JUN

25

VentureScaleUp Accelerator Spring 2019 Demo Day

by VentureScaleUp

Free

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Event Information

Description

At VentureScaleUp, investor-recommended startups accelerate scaling.

Join us for our Spring 2019 Demo Day and Closing Reception! Our Spring Cohort of 8 startups poised to scale spent the past 12 weeks in workshops, seminars, and one-on-one mentoring sessions with our network of role models, investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs that have built startups that have scaled. Meet the cohort and hear their business models and plans for growth and network with our guests from the Central Florida technology venture community. In partnership with DeepWork Capital.

If you are an accredited investor, you have the opportunity to get a first look at the VSU startups and meet one-on-one with the founders prior to the event. Please contact dennis@floridaventuresourcing.com to make arrangements for a meeting with a founder.

Agenda

4 pm – 5:30 pm Accredited Investor Meetings With Founders (By Arrangement Only)

6 pm – 6:30 pm Registration and Networking

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Spring 2019 Cohort Pitches

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Demo Stations & Networking

Wine, beer, and hors-d’oeuvres reception will begin immediately after the pitches have concluded.

About the VSU Spring 2019 Cohort:

We look forward to seeing you

 

Jul
10
Wed
Lean Startup Orlando: 125 Failures in a Row
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Government program handed out $2 billion of grants to start-ups, and the result was 125 failures in a row. The Lean Start-up Methodology wasn’t working, and early-stage money wasn’t preventing the failures.
What was the problem? … An early stage venture fund invested in 45 companies that had successful exits that returned hundreds of millions of dollars to the founders and the investors, but none of the 45 start-up pitch decks presented the correct reasons why the companies had big exits. What was the problem? Richard Fox will present his personal experiences that explain the problem behind the company failures and the reason the pitch decks were faulty.

Who is Richard?
Richard Fox has thirty years of experience in the creation of new companies from defense and aerospace technology. He is a Venture Partner in the IDEA Fund, and is active in the formation and growth of innovative companies in Central Florida.

Richard and two partners took an operation of Westinghouse private. In that company, Richard led a team to develop one of the first machine vision systems, and sold that business to Gould Modicon. Richard repeated that cycle as the President of the Central Florida Innovation Corporation, where he guided the launch of several companies in the image processing and telecommunications industries. Lockheed Martin was the source of technology, and a partner in the launch, of three of those companies.

Richard frequently is a coach to new high-growth companies. He served on the Florida Seed Capital Board and has been a member of several task forces for the State of Florida on venture capital and seed capital investing. He was an executive member of the board of the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, and is an active reviewer of SBIR proposals for the National Science Foundation. Recently, Richard has been quoted in Nature magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, and the New York Times.

Richard is a well-known speaker on the subject of new company creation by professional teams. He earned his B.S. degree in physics from M.I.T., and holds 14 patents on the application of computers to industrial processes, and on medical devices.

Why come out?
If wholehearted people who want to bring genuine value to our world sound like the kind people you want to meet… Then this event is for you!! Join us at Catalyst spaces in Downtown Orlando to learn from one of Orlando’s finest leaders of social ventures, as well as other incredible community members too!

Ciber, Global will be providing Pizza….. yummy… delicious… pizza. For more information on Ciber please visit their website at www.ciber.com.

BYOQ:
Open 20 mins to Bring Your Own Questions about social enterprise, startups, enterprise innovation or methodology. Get advice from experienced innovators in the room.

We look forward to seeing you!

Please RSVP so we can reserve a slice and a seat for you 😉

VR/AR Association Central Florida Chapter – Meeting/Technology Showcase (Orlando)
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This event will be sponsored by the Orlando Economic Partnership and hosted by Echo Interaction Group and will feature industry leading technology and business executives who will share their insights in the technological and business developments that will benefit our chapter members.

The key-note speaker will be Graeme Devine, Chief Wandering Wizard from Magic Leap. Graeme is a leading expert in virtual and augmented reality technology who travels around the world speaking about how these technologies are changing business and entertainment.

The second presentation will be by Jesse Mavens, Director of Immersive Experiences from Valorem Reply out of Seattle. Valorem Reply is one of Microsoft’s top solutions partners for the Hololens and Azure. Jesse will be sharing insights on the Hololens 2 and and various enterprise case studies. He will also have units on display at the technology showcase.

In addition there will be a technology showcase where the latest technologies and solutions will be on display and attendees can collaborate and network while enjoying refreshments!

The VRARA is the global industry association for VR & AR, designed to foster collaboration between companies that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, develops industry best practices and guidelines. VRARA’s programs and initiatives are designed to accelerate anyone’s growth, knowledge, and connections.The Central Florida Region is a hub for modelling and simulation, entertainment and gaming and is a rapidly growing medical technology development center. The VRARA Central Florida Chapter will focus on connecting local technology companies, academic institutions and defense and government organizations to the global VR/AR ecosystem. Our goal is to stimulate technology development and economic activity within the Central Florida Region.

Attendance is open to non-members and is free of charge however will be limited to the first 120 registrants.

Jul
18
Thu
Florida Funders’ Thirsty Thursday (Tampa)
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm