FAU Tech Runway Maverick Reception (Boca Raton)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

The 2018 Maverick Reception celebrates brilliant entrepreneurs and their contributions to the South Florida economy as well as are an inspiration to the region’s aspiring and rising entrepreneurs. Thank you for showing your interest in this event by purchasing a sponsorship or aa ticket, or making a contribution if you can’t join us. Net proceeds from the event will provide direct financial support for the Tech Runway program which provides support for our resident and affiliated venture companies, trains mentors and organizes workshops, visiting speakers and networking events to support a robust entrepreneurial community.

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VC Unlocked: Miami
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Learn how to invest like 500 Startups, one of the most active seed stage VCs in the world. VC Unlocked: Miami is a two-day executive education program for up-and-coming VCs and angel investors who want to learn how Silicon Valley really works.

Join our list to learn more about the Miami program.



Who Should Apply

VCs, angel investors, and fund managers who want to deepen their understanding of early stage seed investing.


The two-day program of lectures, practical exercises, and Demo Day will take place at 500 Startups’ office in Downtown Miami.


The program fee is $2,499 and covers tuition, access to Demo Day, all course materials and lunch. Travel and accommodations are not included.


We accept qualified candidates on a rolling basis. Space is limited so we encourage you to apply early. Enroll before Oct. 12 to save on the program fee (discounted fee: $1,499)

What to expect

In two days, 500 Startups Partners and guest instructors will cover the fundamentals behind setting up a fund, picking startups, structuring deals, and much more.

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 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. 

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
BioFlorida Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Chapter Event (Jupiter)
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Join the Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Chapter Tuesday, March 12 for a brief program and networking on the FAU Jupiter Campus. Event details to come.

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Florida Atlantic University
John D. MacArthur Campus
5353 Parkside Drive, MC17, Rm 119
Jupiter, Florida  33458
United States
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5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

FAU Jupiter Campus

5353 Parkside Drive, MC17, Rm119



Attend to learn about FAU Tech Runway’s exciting expansion into Jupiter. Also, hear from Scripps Researchand their significant impact on the industry and their vision of the future. Connect with key stakeholders in Jupiter’s vibrant life sciences cluster at this upcoming industry event.


FEE: BioFlorida members: $25; Non-members: $45; Students; $15

AGENDA (subject to change)

5:30 – 6:00pm Registration & Networking


6:00 – 6:10pm Welcome & Introductions

Chapter Co-Chairs, Palm Beach Treasure Coast: Robert Mino, VP, Life Sciences, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

Cara Perry, Asst. Vice President of Communication, FAU Northern Campuses


6:10 – 6:20pm FAU Tech Runway’s Expansion into Jupiter

Rhys Williams, Managing Director and Associate Vice President – Research, FAU Tech Runway


6:20 – 6:35pm Scripps Research Impact on the Industry

Stacey DeLoye, Sr. Communications Manager , Scripps Research

Douglas Bingham, Executive Vice President, Florida Operations, Scripps Research


6:35 – 6:40pm Legislative Update & Closing

Nancy K. Bryan, President & CEO, BioFlorida


6:40 – 7:30pm Additional Networking




FAU Tech Runway – Meet the Angels (Boca Raton)
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
**IMPORTANT REMINDER: Due to requests received from a significant number of our attendees, panelists and other important stakeholders, the original date for “Meet the Angels” (Thursday, Feb. 28) has been rescheduled to Friday, March 29.**
Hi Dennis,
In our world of mass information – and sometime, disinformation – it is crucial for entrepreneurs to make smart decisions to secure the success of their unique business goals. Pursuing new and innovative ways to fund their ventures is part of that smart decision making. That’s where “Meet the Angels” comes in!
“Meet the Angels” is South Florida’s premier educational networking event for entrepreneurs. It connects them with investors, leaders and experts who build lucrative relationships with venture companies, the smart way.
Come “Meet the Angels” on Friday, March 29 to gain exclusive access to:
  • Expert advice from the region’s leading investors
  • In-depth knowledge of current issues and latest trends related to growth funding
  • Top tips on best practices and processes
  • Invaluable networking with entrepreneurs, major angel groups, investors, investment funds, tech leaders and startups
Can’t make it in person? Live streaming tickets are now available for purchase.
All tickets include a “Cyclopedia of Investments” resource guide.
For more information, click here. To purchase tickets, click the link below.
Florida Funders Miami Investor Summit
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


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


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



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

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.

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:


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

SUP-X (Ft. Lauderdale)
Jul 25 all-day

-X 2019!


SUP-X: The StartUp Expo

Presented by TechLauderdale Powered by SFTA


Florida’s Premier Early Stage Conference


July 25, 2019


Fort Lauderdale Convention Center


1000+ Attendees


4 Stages, 50+ panels, speeches, pitches and demos


100+ exhibitors, special exhibition opportunities for venture oriented startups and community partners


Startup competition with $25,000+ in cash and prizes, exhibition and pitch opportunities


#Women4Women, our morning forum focused on female founders, entrepreneurs and investors


Tickets affordably priced from $29-$299 and on sale soon


Sponsorship packages from $250-$25,000 coming soon