Central Florida Investor Showcase (Orlando)
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To connect tech startups from Central Florida’s leading accelerators and incubators with investors from across the East Coast.

About this Event

4th Annual Central Investor Showcase

You’re invited . . . to meet more than a dozen high-potential, growth startups that will present to angel investors and venture capital funds. Event begins at 11:00 am with pitches beginning at 1:00pm. This is an invite only event open only to accredited investors.


Registration 11:00AM

Lunch with Special Guest Speaker 12:00PM

Pitches Begin 1:00PM

Happy Hour 5:00PM

All our Showcase companies are coming out of Central Florida accelerators and incubators and are ready to discuss their strategies for a step-change in their businesses.

Our startups hail from StarterStudio, Groundswell Startups, and GuideWell Innovation Center. All focused on mentoring and nurturing high-trajectory companies.

Join us for a lively day of pitches and networking with startups and investors!

If you’re interested in supporting the Investor Showcase as a sponsor, please email Donna Mackenzie, Executive Director of StarterStudio, at

StarterStudio is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Per the IRS, bequests, devises, transfers and gifts to the fund are tax deductible.


Organizer of 4th Annual Central Florida Investor Showcase:

StarterStudio provides an accelerator program which provides education, mentorship, peer support, feedback, and other learning opportunities to gain customers and market share and to ready companies for venture capital funding. In addition, StarterStudio provides seed-stage capital to high-growth-potential, early-stage technology companies in Florida designed to be the first capital in to prepare for the next stages of investment.

Groundswell Startups, is a privately funded, nonprofit incubator serving high-tech founders in Space Coast, Florida, a region that offers more engineering talent per capital than any other in the United States. Groundswell’s mission is to create a strong pipeline to capital, resources, and industry expert support for the benefit of high-impact startup companies in Space Coast, Florida.

Oct 18 all-day

Experience technology and creativity in Downtown Orlando when companies, founders, artists, and performers from across the region gather to celebrate innovation in the Orlando region with Synapse Orlando and the Creative City Project’s annual event, Immerse.

2019 BioFlorida Conference (Tampa)
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day




22nd Annual BioFlorida Conference

October 20-22, 2019



Tampa Marriott Water Street

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  • Hear from life science executives and thought leaders
  • Connect with hundreds in the life sciences industry
  • Meet potential investors and discuss your business plans and financial needs
  • Set up Partnering meetings with registered attendees in advance of Conference
  • Manage and schedule your personal Agenda on the Conference Mobile App
  • Support Florida’s life sciences industry


  • Executives and entrepreneurs from emerging life sciences companies
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  • Scientists, researchers, technology transfer employees from university and research institutions
  • Life science investors and venture capitalists
  • Federal and state lawmakers
  • Economic development agencies
  • Industry service providers

Florida Aerospace Capital Forum (Orlando)
Nov 6 all-day
The Florida Venture Forum, in partnership with Space Florida invites you to attend the 2nd annual Florida Aerospace Capital Forum onNovember 6, 2019 at the GuideWell Innovation Center at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida.
The purpose of the event will be to broaden the spectrum of Early Stage Florida-based aerospace companies and entrepreneurs, (as well as non-Florida entities with commitments to relocate), while engaging the industry with the Forum investment community, including,private equity, venture capital and angel investors.
In addition to the opportunity to present before an audience of active equity investors, presenting companies meeting designated criteria will compete for the Accelerating Innovation (AI) Award, offered by Space Florida. The AI Award offers a cash prizes totaling $100,000 ($50,000 to the Grand Prize Winner, $30,000 to 1st Runner-up & $20,000 to 2nd place) to eligible Florida companies or those companies seeking to relocate or establish presence in Florida. Please note the following eligible areas for consideration:
All participating companies must be engaged in market sectors that align with the strategic sectors of SF, set forth in its Vision 2020. These sectors are: information technology, health technology, knowledge based services, space transportation and advanced aerospace platforms, satellite systems and science payloads, ground and operations support systems, agriculture, climate/environmental monitoring, civil protection and emergency management, ISS and human life science (including medical research), communications, cyber security, adventure tourism, clean/alternative energy applications, advanced materials and new products. In addition to, aircraft and spacecraft design, parts and assembly, engineering design and construction, structural materials and electronic assembly, data analytics, medical and surgical innovations, satellite communications, innovations in planetary sustainability towards the development of nutritious food, clean water and energy, payload development, robotics – parts, design and assembly, unmanned aerial vehicles, surveillance, 3D printing and innovation, radiation protection, reconnaissance, & missile development.
Digital Orlando 2020
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Connecting Orlando’s Tech Ecosystem

Digital Orlando 2020 convenes leaders from across the spectrum of Orlando’s $13+ billion technology ecosystem to explore how technology and innovation will shape the region’s culture, companies, and community.