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Mar
13
Wed
BioFlorida Central Florida Chapter Event (Orlando)
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5:30 PM
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StarterStudio
101 S. Garland Ave Suite #108
Orlando, Florida  32801
United States
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Online registration is available until: 3/13/2019

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101 S. Garland Ave Suite #108
Orlando, Florida  32801
United States

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CENTRAL CHAPTER EVENT

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

StarterStudio

Event is taking place in the Atrium

101 S Garland Ave #108, Orlando, FL 32801

 

Attend to learn about support for life science innovation in the region!Event to feature the Orlando Health Strategic Innovations program, designed to bring inventions to life,with resources including The Foundry and Orlando Health Ventures.

 

Also on the Agenda, a startup company spotlight on AireHealth, introducing a connected-portable nebulizer for respiratory health as well as a BioFlorida legislative update.

 

BioFlorida members $25; non-members $45; students $15.
SPEAKER LINE UP (in order of appearance)

 

CHAPTER CO-CHAIRS

Bryan Allinson, AdventHealth

 

Amy Baker, Wilson Elser

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBER

Habeel Gazi, Orlando Economic Partnership

 

Featured Speaker

Michael Schmidt, Managing Director, Strategic Innovations, Orlando Health

 

Company Spotlight

Stacie Ruth, Co-Founder & CEO, AireHealth

 

Closing & Legislative Update: Nancy K. Bryan, BioFlorida

Regional events offer tours of new facilities and allow time to network with life science professionals.

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Mar
28
Thu
Crummer Rollins Venture Plan Competition
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Attend the Crummer Rollins Venture Plan Competition             

 

What: The competition provides entrepreneurs in Central Florida with an opportunity to take an idea for a new product or business and develop a plan to introduce it to the marketplace. Participants compete for prize money, in-kind services, and an equity investment offer before a panel of distinguished judges, all of whom are successful investors and entrepreneurs.

When: Thursday, March 28 | 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Networking | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Event

Where: Bush Auditorium, Rollins College | 1000 Holt Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 | Parking

https://www.rollins.edu/business/centers-of-excellence/advanced-entrepreneurship/entrepreneurs/venture-plan-competition-2017.html

 

 

BlockSpaces Innovation LAB Showcase Event (Tampa)
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockspaces-innovation-lab-showcase-event-tickets-58992328643

BlockSpaces, home of Florida’s first blockchain-focused incubator, is proud to announce their first public showcase. This event will feature pitches from three startup projects that have advanced through the BlockSpaces Innovation LAB startup challenge. More than half dozen innovators have been working on their ideas in the LAB, and collaboratively improving their use cases and pitches since January. As we approach the end of March, these selected projects are ready to graduate from the LAB. The founders will be publicly pitching their ideas and announcing the timeline for the launch of their companies.

The finalists will present a diverse set of blockchain solutions, including:EzLawyer, a cloud platform for businesses and lawyers to create blockchain-secured, self-managing smart legal contacts and find collaborative consensus faster; Project Marlin,a solution for home loans and mortgage insurance; and CoinCatcher, a loyalty program game for businesses.

The event will take place on March 28, 6p-8pm, at The Attic, 500 E. Kennedy Blvd #400, Tampa, FL 33602. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to stay afterward to meet the presenters, discuss their ideas and intentions in more detail, and network with the community. “We are incredibly proud of all our startups this quarter, and we are amazed with the startups that are already joining the LAB for next quarter”, says CTO, Chris Williams. “We are making BlockSpaces the home of blockchain innovation in the Tampa Bay area”.

BlockSpaces is Florida’s first blockchain-focused startup incubator and accelerator, and has been in business since 2017.

 

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
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
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.