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.
Attendees *must* register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-funders-thirsty-thursday-tickets-63445777027
SUP-X: The StartUp Expo
Presented by TechLauderdale Powered by SFTA
Florida’s Premier Early Stage Conference
July 25, 2019
Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
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
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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.
Online registration is available until: 8/7/2019
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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)
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!
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.
8:30 am: Continental Breakfast and Check-In
9:00 am: Company Pitches
10:30 am: Networking
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.
- 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
Date And Time
Tue, September 10, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
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!!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.