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Nov
13
Tue
TECH Talk: Tampa Bay Innovation Center Open House & Client Showcase
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Date:  Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time:  8:30 – 10:30 AM
 
NOVEMBER LOCATION CHANGE 
Tampa Bay Innovation Center

501 1st Avenue North, 9th Floor

St. Petersburg, FL  33701
Cost:  FREE but registration is requested

Parking:  Limited visitor parking across the street on 1st Avenue North. Meter street parking, public lots & garages also available.  Most garages are Cash Only for daily parking.  Click here for more information on parking.
  

       GlobalEntrepreneurship Week   
 
 Tampa Bay Innovation Center 
Open House & Client Showcase
 
There’s no better way to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week than to showcase the talent and best of breed Start Ups at Tampa Bay Innovation Center.
Come and check out our new location while discovering a group of diverse and talented entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the Tampa Bay Eco-system.
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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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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Nov
15
Thu
TAB | Techstars Startup Weekend Orlando Kickoff Event
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

TAB | Techstars Startup Weekend Orlando Kickoff Event

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Orlando,

Join us for a special edition of TAB on Thursday, Nov.15th as we help kickoff Techstars Startup Weekend Orlando. We are partnering up with Startup Weekend Orlando in order to help Ignite the inner innovator and the sharpest minds in Orlando!

In addition to our regular networking format, interactive startup tables and overall awesome program we will be inviting out all Startup Weekend Orlando participants and mentors to kick off what is going to be a great weekend.

So before we take off for a few days due to the holidays let’s get together and celebrate the innovators here in Orlando in TAB fashion! We look forward to seeing you there and be sure to spread the word.

TAB Team

***More about Techstars Startup Weekend Orlando:***
When: Friday, November 16 – 18, 2018
Registration: http://communities.techstars.com/usa/orlando/startup-weekend/12894

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, and presentation by Sunday evening.

This time, we’ll be hosting our event in Downtown Orlando’s Catalyst Spaces, a co-working space in the heart of downtown. You’ll have access to a ton of potential customers on the streets as well as all the resources you will need within the venue to be ready to pitch to our esteemed panel of judges on Sunday night.

Nov
16
Fri
Wealth Creation for an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Sarasota)
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 BRIDGE Angel Investors and USF Sarasota-Manatee to host 

‘Wealth Creation for an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’ 

SARASOTA, Fla. (Nov. 7, 2018) – Sarasota-based Bridge Angel Investors, in conjunction with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, will host “Wealth Creation for an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem” on Friday, Nov. 16, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at USF Sarasota-Manatee’s Selby Auditorium. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Please visit https://www.bridgeangelinvestors.com to register. 

“Wealth Creation for an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem” is designed to provide an overview of angel investing and to explain how it can benefit the Sarasota-Manatee region through effective collaboration among the “ecosystem” of entrepreneurs, investors, universities, businesses and regional development organizations. 

Comprised of a network of more than 40 private individuals, BRIDGE Angel Investors funds and mentors emerging startups locally and throughout Florida. BRIDGE is bullish not only about the region’s investment landscape but also about its potential. “The creation of new wealth through angel investing has shown a strong correlation with an area’s wealth,” BRIDGE Executive Director Wendi Chapman said. “Our region enjoys a higher per capita net worth. Coupling that with world-class universities, entrepreneurs seeking capital and a business-friendly climate brings innovation to the market, creates jobs and yields a positive return for the entire ecosystem.” 

The keynote will be presented by Karen Rands, a leading angel investing expert. Rands is author of “Inside Secrets to Angel Investing” and is founder and CEO of the National Network of Angel Investors. She will provide a high-level explanation of angel investing and further the understanding of how it can be the catalyst for economic growth and community sustainability. 

USF Sarasota-Manatee shares an ongoing interest in creating and enhancing mutually-beneficial partnerships with businesses in the region by leveraging the university’s resources and innovation expertise. The university recently appointed Dr. Greg Smogard to the role of Innovation and Business Development Officer to lead those efforts. 

Techstars Startup Weekend Orlando
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 18 @ 9:00 pm

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, and presentation by Sunday evening.

 

Info here: http://communities.techstars.com/usa/orlando/startup-weekend/12894

 

Nov
26
Mon
I/ITSEC 2018 (Orlando)
Nov 26 all-day

From medical special events to virtual surgical training to serious games to disaster modeling for urban preparedness, it’s all at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. Join thousands of other attendees as you marvel at the present and explore the limitless future of this revolutionary technology.

Register here: http://www.iitsec.org

 

Dec
6
Thu
Tech is Our Future – Tampa Bay Wave Year-End Celebration (Tampa)
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Tech is Our Future – Tampa Bay Wave Year-End Celebration

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Tampa Bay’s technology ecosystem is becoming bigger and better every year. Tampa Bay Wave wants to celebrate what technology has and will do for our community during this our tenth year of driving innovation and building community.

Don your cocktail attire and come out to enjoy heavy hors-d’oeuvres and cash bar along with our region’s most promising companies, best talent and supportive leadership for an evening of celebration, entertainment, and networking.

Friends of Wave

Our 10-year anniversary gala tickets are included in the Friends of Wavemembership to thank our sponsors and partners for their generous support. Please Contact Avril Stinson, Director of Development, astinson@tampabaywave.org for your complimentary ticket or if you are interested in becoming a Friend of Wave and getting a complimentary ticket to our Year-End Celebration.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Like our mission, our efforts and impact rely on the support of our community and corporate partners. Here are several opportunities for your organization to support this event. You can also simply make a donation to the Tampa Bay Wave or be a Wave Angel and sponsor a Wave Founder to attend with a suggested donation of $25 or more.

Thank you to all our current sponsors for this year’s event: Fortress Commercial Realty, TECO, Tampa Bay Rays, Frontier Communications, WCC Business Solutions, Visit Tampa Bay, and Florida Blue.

Presenting Sponsor – One Sponsor at $10,000

  • 10 VIP Tickets
  • Speaking Opportunity at the event
  • Lunch & Learn event of your choice
  • … and many other perks throughout the year

Hospitality Sponsor – One Sponsor at $7,500

  • 8 VIP Tickets
  • Lunch & Learn event of your choice
  • Brand recognition on all event communications
  • … and many other perks throughout the year

Awards Sponsor – One Sponsor at $5,000

  • 8 VIP Tickets
  • Speaking Opportunity at the event
  • Brand recognition on all event communications
  • … and other perks throughout the year

Collateral Sponsor – Several Sponsors at $5,000

  • 6 VIP Tickets
  • Brand recognition on all event communications
  • … and many other perks throughout the year

Supporting Sponsor – Several Sponsors at $1,000

  • 4 Tickets
  • Brand recognition on all event communications
  • … and many other perks throughout the year

If you would like to provide sponsorship support for this event, please visit this link for more information or Contact Avril Stinson, Director of Development, astinson@tampabaywave.org.

About Tampa Bay Wave

Tampa Bay Wave is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps tech entrepreneurs build, launch, and grow breakout businesses. Tampa Bay Wave does not take any equity in the startup companies. Wave’s mission is accomplished through the generous support of corporations, companies, and organizations that want to build the future of Tampa Bay.

Dec
13
Thu
ITPalooza (Ft. Lauderdale)
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Welcome to the 7th Annual ITPalooza

South Florida’s premier technology conference

  • An all-day tech conference featuring 200 of the region’s most innovative technology companies
  • A showcase of over 50 subject-matter experts to entertain you with educational and relevant topics
  • An opportunity to contribute to the Marine Toys for Tots toy drive
  • Hands-on workshops featuring Agile, JavaScripts and more
  • CIO Only Track featuring lunch-time keynote speaker, joint CIO-VIP lunch, and 4 focused speaker sessions
  • VIP lunch and keynote, VIP cocktail reception, all-day VIP lounge

For Attendees

  • Network with peers and top technology experts
  • Attend focused panel discussions
  • Join tech workshops
  • Learn about innovative new tech from specialist vendors, sponsors, and partners
  • Join the VIP Experience and enjoy CIO-VIP lunch and keynote, all-day VIP lounge and VIP cocktail reception
Jan
23
Wed
Synapse 2019 Innovation Summit (Tampa)
Jan 23 – Jan 24 all-day

The Synapse Innovation Summit brings together the best people, ideas, and technologies for two days of learning, exploring, and celebrating the possibilities of technology and innovation.

 

https://synapsefl.eventsair.com/synapse-innovation-summit-2019/registration/Site/Register

Tampa Bay Wave Demo Day (Tampa)
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Tampa Bay Wave Demo Day

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Wed, January 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

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TAMPA BAY WAVE DEMO DAY

We are excited to invite you to our exclusive, investor-focused Demo Day. This is an opportunity to increase your deal flow and get to know our latest cohort of Tampa Bay Wave companies.

We will present seven companies from Tampa Bay Wave’s latest Post-Accelerator cohort. These seven companies have a combined $10.5 million in revenue over the past 12 months, 96 employees, and were founded an average of 3.5 years ago. They represent some high growth Tech verticals including HealthTech, AdTech, and VR.

Demo Day will be held at the Synapse Summit at the Amalie Arena on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 immediately following the Florida Funders luncheon. While admission to Demo Day is free, YOU WILL NEED A TICKET TO THE SYNAPSE SUMMIT IN ORDER TO ATTEND OUR EVENT. Use discount code WAVESYNAPSE19 for $25 off your Synapse Summit admission.

THE TAMPA BAY WAVE POST-ACCELERATOR COMPANIES

Comply Up is a cloud platform that simplifies the process of demonstrating regulatory compliance.

Direct Mail 2.0 is a cloud-based marketing platform that applies technology to track, enhance and report on traditional direct mail campaign.

Immertec is 3D software that creates scalable VR training programs in real-time that leverages companies’ existing training programs.

iSOCRATES helps business leaders address the complex problems inherent in marketing and media automation.

MARTEC360 is an integrated solutions company that connects clients’ business and marketing data for D2C, B2C/B2B, brands, retailers, e-tailers, and distributors.

Parkwayparking.com connects consumers with low-cost airport, cruise port & event parking reservations.

Sanvis Health empowers caregivers to consistently deliver outstanding care for seniors while increasing staff productivity and operational efficiency.