Events

Jul
10
Wed
VR/AR Association Central Florida Chapter – Meeting/Technology Showcase (Orlando)
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This event will be sponsored by the Orlando Economic Partnership and hosted by Echo Interaction Group and will feature industry leading technology and business executives who will share their insights in the technological and business developments that will benefit our chapter members.

The key-note speaker will be Graeme Devine, Chief Wandering Wizard from Magic Leap. Graeme is a leading expert in virtual and augmented reality technology who travels around the world speaking about how these technologies are changing business and entertainment.

The second presentation will be by Jesse Mavens, Director of Immersive Experiences from Valorem Reply out of Seattle. Valorem Reply is one of Microsoft’s top solutions partners for the Hololens and Azure. Jesse will be sharing insights on the Hololens 2 and and various enterprise case studies. He will also have units on display at the technology showcase.

In addition there will be a technology showcase where the latest technologies and solutions will be on display and attendees can collaborate and network while enjoying refreshments!

The VRARA is the global industry association for VR & AR, designed to foster collaboration between companies that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, develops industry best practices and guidelines. VRARA’s programs and initiatives are designed to accelerate anyone’s growth, knowledge, and connections.The Central Florida Region is a hub for modelling and simulation, entertainment and gaming and is a rapidly growing medical technology development center. The VRARA Central Florida Chapter will focus on connecting local technology companies, academic institutions and defense and government organizations to the global VR/AR ecosystem. Our goal is to stimulate technology development and economic activity within the Central Florida Region.

Attendance is open to non-members and is free of charge however will be limited to the first 120 registrants.

Jul
18
Thu
Florida Funders’ Thirsty Thursday (Tampa)
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
25
Thu
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

 

SUP-X.ORG 

Aug
7
Wed
BioFlorida Central Chapter Event (Orlando)
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Join the Central Chapter of BioFlorida at the GuideWell Innovation Center on Wed, August 7. Attend and learn about the future of the UCF Cancer Center and UCF Medical Center at Lake Nona. Also, hear about the state’s Life Sciences Conference coming up in October and some of the resources available to help life science companies grow. Learn about the resources available to help life science companies thrive in Central Florida and meet the Leadership Team of the BioFlorida Central Chapter.

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When: 08/07/2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: GuideWell Innovation Center
6555 Sanger Road
Orlando, Florida  32827
United States
Contact: BioFlorida
admin@bioflorida.com

Online registration is available until: 8/7/2019

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PLEASE NOTE: CHANGE OF LOCATION

 

CENTRAL CHAPTER EVENT

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

GuideWell Innovation Center

6555 Sanger Road

Orlando, FL 32827

 

Attend and learn about the future of the UCF Cancer Center and UCF Medical Center at Lake Nona.

 

Also, hear about Florida’s leading

Conference for BioPharma, MedTech and HealthIT and resources available to help life science companies grow in the state.

Central Chapter Event will now take place at the GuideWell Innovation Center. We look forward to seeing you in 2 weeks.

BioFlorida Members $25; Non-Members $45; Students $15. Online registration will close Tuesday, August 6 at Noon EDT.

PROGRAM AGENDA – CENTRAL CHAPTER EVENT

5:30 – 6:00 PM REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

 

6:00 – 6:05 PM WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

 

Central Chapter Co-Chairs: Amy Baker, Partner, Wilson Elser

Bryan Allinson, Senior Director of Research, AdventHealth

Habeel Gazi,Life Sciences Senior Director, Orlando Economic Partnership

 

6:05 – 6:40 PM UCF EXPANDS IN ORLANDO

Deborah German, MD, Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, UCF College of Medicine

 

Griff Parks, PhD, Interim Associate Dean of Research and Director, UCF Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and Professor

 

6:40 – 6:50 PM COMPANY INTRODUCTION

Kiadis Pharma (formerly CytoSen Therapeutics)

Alicja Copik, MD, Research Assistant Professor at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, UCF

 

Robert Igarashi, PhD, Vice President of Discovery and Pre-Clinical Development, Kiadis Pharma (formerly Chief Science Officer, CytoSen Therapeutics)

 

6:50 – 7:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS & ADVOCACY UPDATE

Nancy K. Bryan, President & CEO, BioFlorida

 

7:00 – 7:30 PM ADDITIONAL NETWORKING

Aug
27
Tue
Florida Funders Orlando Investor Event
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for an exciting evening of hearing from several of Florida’s most exciting early-stage companies and learn from industry experts about early-stage investing.

Accredited investors must pre-register on our portal.

Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

THIS EVENT IS FOR ACCREDITED INVESTORS ONLY (This means you make more than $200k/year or have $1M$ in Assets)

Sep
6
Fri
poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Summit (Virtual)
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

It’s time to get focused on the areas you need help with

Unlike physical conferences where you can end up sitting through content you just don’t need, poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Summit is delivered entirely online. Dip in and watch the specific talks you need to transform your business, or catch them all. It’s up to you!

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Sep
10
Tue
Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity Demo Day
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

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 see the newest cohort of TechDiversity companies.

These 11 companies are from around the U.S. (including Brazil and Chile) of which all are post-revenue and 3 have over $1MM in trailing 12-month revenue. HealthTech leads the represented verticals with 3 companies, followed by SecureTech, Marketing/Ad Tech, and UrbanTech with 2 companies each. EdTech and AI round out the verticals.

Demo Day will be held at FIVE Labs which is a new and innovative facility located only 3 minutes from Tampa International. FIVE Labs is designed to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals and to foster creativity for the development of technologies for healthcare’s biggest challenges.

Agenda:

8:30 am: Continental Breakfast and Check-In

9:00 am: Company Pitches

10:30 am: Networking

**FOW, Sponsors and Board members receive one complimentary ticket. Please contact Director of Development Avril Stinson at astinson@tampabaywave.org before registering for the event.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tampa-bay-wave-techdiversity-demo-day-tickets-66222307705

 

Ignite the Night ORLANDO
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ignite the Night ORLANDO

Ten tech startups have the opportunity to “fast pitch” their innovations to an audience and panel of judges. This high energy event connects brands and organizations to the movers and shakers of our space industry. Ignite the Night ORLANDO is a NASA iTech event.

Agenda

  • 6:00-6:30 p.m. – Check-in and reception
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Program
  • 8:00-9:00 p.m. – Meet and greet with the innovators

Are you an Innovator? Apply here. For more information visit, www.nasaitech.com.

Date And Time

Tue, September 10, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

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Location

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

445 S. Magnolia Avenue

Orlando, FL 32801

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Sep
11
Wed
Lean Startup Orlando: Learn the tools of innovation, or risk failure – Blaire Martin & Vanessa Zabala
Sep 11 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Two great topics in one session! Lessons learned from local startups funding + Hands on workshop to learn tools.

Join us to learn strategies that maximize limited resources and increase your probability of success. Validation lets you speak with credibility to potential co-founders, new hires, and investors.

Blaire Martin is the CEO of Activate Florida, the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Florida Funders, the CEO/cofounder of the Florida Angel Nexus, and a cofounder of the FAN Fund, Blaire has aided investors to deploy capital into early-stage Florida businesses and prepared entrepreneurs to raise capital since 2012. At Everix Optical Filters, she is focused on capitalizing upcoming critical milestones, managing the spending plan, and supporting the company to create significant revenue and returns for investors. She is a past honoree of the UCF Alumni 30 under 30.

Vanessa Zabala is the Director of Impact Development for the Orlando Economic Partnership, leading the organization’s internal intrapreneurship initiatives and deploying innovation capacity programs to external stakeholders. Vanessa’s consulting experience includes strategic planning, business revenue stream validation, customer development, channel distribution analyses and more for clients such as Boeing, Publix, Orange Seal, FL Humanities Council, and more.

Blaire and Vanessa worked together at the FAN fund. In this joint session, we will have two parts.
Part One, covered by Blaire will talk about her experience as CEO of FAN where she led and collaborated on many local investments. She will share learnings from those investments on how innovation practices were correlated with success. Starting a new business can be risky, expensive, and time consuming – learning these lessons from local startups will help you make the right decisions.
Part Two, covered by Vanessa will be a fast-paced workshop to introduce Lean Startup tools. You will get hands-on experience on how lean tools can help you tackle a wide range of issues from starting a company to making a process more efficient.

Don’t miss this fascinating session run by two women leaders making an impact right here in our community!

Ciber Global (www.ciber.com) will be providing pizza and drinks! Come check it out!!

 

Learn the tools of innovation, or risk failure – Blaire Martin & Vanessa Zabala

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019, 5:45 PM

Pipeline Orlando Coworking and Shared Offices
20 N Orange Ave #1100 Orlando, FL

10 Lean Starters Attending

Two great topics in one session! Lessons learned from local startups funding + Hands on workshop to learn tools. Join us to learn strategies that maximize limited resources and increase your probability of success. Validation lets you speak with credibility to potential co-founders, new hires, and investors. Blaire Martin is the CEO of Activate Flo…

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Sep
13
Fri
Central Florida Investor Showcase (Orlando)
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 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.

Schedule:

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 donna@starterstudio.org.

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.

ORGANIZERS: STARTERSTUDIO & GROUNDSWELL STARTUPS

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.

https://www.venturecentralflorida.com