Events

Apr
10
Wed
Digital Orlando 2019 (Orlando)
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Orlando has gained recognition as a tech and creative hub, recognized for digital media, simulation, software design, entertainment technologies, and industry education. Individuals and groups work daily to bring the tech community together by providing resources and support to startups, creating new educational opportunities, producing timely and relevant events, and developing spaces that are well-suited to the needs of today’s tech entrepreneurs and professionals.

Digital Orlando 2018 brings together leaders from across the spectrum of Orlando’s $13+ billion technology sector to discuss the impact, growth, and future of the region’s fastest-growing industry.

AUDIENCE

Orlando Tech Innovation Ecosystem: Entrepreneurs, Talent, Corporations, Support Organizations, Universities & Educational Institutions, Government, Economic Development, Investment Capital, and Innovation Experts.

INDUSTRIES

  • Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality
  • Gaming, Simulation
  • Defense, Cyber Security
  • FinTech, Blockchain, Crypto
  • Digital Health, Human Performance
  • Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Drones
  • Urban Tech, Transportation
  • Sustainability, Smart Tech
  • Universities, Education, Incubation
  • Service Providers
  • Economic Development, Venture Investment
  • Government, Support Organizations

More info and registration here: https://www.digitalorlando.co

Apr
24
Wed
Seedfunders’ Office Hours @CatalystSpaces with Founder Dave Chitester (Orlando)
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Dave Chitester, Founder of Seedfunders, is visiting Catalyst Spaces on Wednesday 24 April. He wants to interview six Orlando startups in 20-min slots from 10 am to Noon. Seedfunders is seeking to invest $100,000 to $200,000 in pre-revenue scalable technology concepts in Florida. Your addressable market should exceed $100 million with a plan to capture at least 20%.

In evaluating such investment opportunities, Seedfunders seeks:

  • A solid founding team
  • A technology concept that solves a problem
  • A scalable business model based on recurring revenue
  • Use of lean startup concepts to develop a minimum viable product
  • Clean cap table with little or no outside capital invested to date

If your startup meets this investment criteria, please apply for an interview slot here.

Apr
28
Sun
Florida Funders Miami Investor Summit
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Description

This exclusive gathering brings together 130 of the most successful accredited investors in Florida, venture funds and family offices. Join some of Florida’s most exciting founders and internationally-renowned investors and entrepreneurs for a day of deal flow and education hosted by Florida Funders. The program will include dynamic panels and insights into best practices to access investment opportunities into some of Florida’s most exciting high growth companies.

The following day offers an evening Exclusive Cocktail Social filled with 250 hand-selected attendees for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. This will be the premier inaugural event for Florida Funders in South Florida.

Ticket Options Include: 

*Attending Only the Investor Summit April 28th, 2019 ($499 per ticket, Accredited Investors Only)
*Attending Both the Investor Summit April 28th, 2019 and the Exclusive Cocktail Social April 29th, 2019 ($499 per ticket, Accredited Investors Only)
*Attending Only the Exclusive Cocktail Social April 29th (To be released on future date)

The first 100 registrants will receive a complimentary tech pass ($275 value) to eMERGE 2019.

Schedule For the Event:

9am – Continental Breakfast & On-site Check-In

10am – Florida Funders Introduction & The Fundamentals of Successful Investing with Tom Wallace Managing Partner & Investment Committee Director, Florida Funders 

10:30am – Florida Funders Company Pitches

10:50am – Break

11am – Top Tech Trends to Watch from Silicon Valley

With Zach Coelius, Managing Partner of Coelius Capital.

Introduced by: Danielle Vennett, General Manager of BRIC & Vice President at Crocker Partners

11:30am – Insights from a Florida Founder with Jackie Baumgarten, Co-Founder & CEO of Boatsetter

11:45am – Florida Funders Company Pitches

12pm – Lunch

1pm – Fireside Chat and Florida Funders Company Pitches with Jason Calacanis, Technology Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, with Steve MacDonald, Partner & Investment Committee Member, Florida Fundersand Founder and CEO of MyMatrixx

2:15pm – Break

2:30pm – Insights from a Founder

Andrew Parker, Founder & CEO Papa

2:45pm – Florida Funders Company Pitches

3pm – Revolutionizing Our Investment in Florida’s Future with Marc Blumenthal, Partner & Investment Committee Member, Florida Funders

3:30pm – Adding Value: Optimizing the Founder-Investor Relationship

Panelists:

Omar Soliman, Co-Founder & CEO of Trash Butler and College Hunks Hauling Junk

Brenda Stoner, Founder and Chief Good Guy, PickUpNow

Marc Sokol, Chairman of the Investment Committee and Partner, Florida Funders

Richard Nicholas, Operating Partner & Member of the Investment Committee, Florida Funders

Moderator: Camilo Padron, Principle, The TPG Group Int

4pm – Connecting Florida’s Innovation Communities with Brian Kornfeld, President, Synapse

4:10pm – Keynote by Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder, Priceline

4:45pm – Closing Remarks with Tom Wallace, Managing Partner & Investment Committee Director, Florida Funders

5:00pm – Cocktail Reception

 

Monday:

7:30pm Exclusive Cocktail Social

*Open to both Accredited Investors and Non-Accredited Investors

*Sunday’s Events are for Accredited Investors Only

Additional information about the Summit and Social can be found on www.FloridaFunders.com

If you are looking to stay near the summit, we recommend The Cadillac Hotel or the Westover Arms Hotel, both are minutes from the event.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investor-summit-social-tickets-56932303051

Apr
29
Mon
eMerge Americas (Miami)
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

eMerge Americas is not just an event—it’s an ecosystem that is transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas.

It is a unique convening of global enterprises, leading startups and government leaders focused on innovative digital solutions transforming industries.

 

Info here: https://emergeamericas.com/about-us/

 

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.