Events

Jan
30
Thu
2020 Florida Venture Capital Conference (Orlando)
Jan 30 – Jan 31 all-day

The Annual Florida Venture Capital Conference™ is Florida’s most prominent, “Go To”, capital investment-centric event and gathering each year!

The 2020 Florida Venture Capital Conference offers numerous networking opportunities, programming featuring top investors and deal makers active in the state, and showcases Florida’s most innovative and fast growing later stage, private companies before an audience of venture capitalists, investors, and other service providers.

Past Presenters have raised approximately $6 Billion in equity capital. Over 400 people attended the 2019 conference, including 200+ equity investors from across the U.S., Europe and Latin America, representing billions of dollars in deployable capital.

Presenter applications will be reviewed and companies chosen by a selection committee made up of active venture capitalists and investors. 

https://flventure.org/2020-florida-venture-capital-conference/

Feb
11
Tue
Synapse Summit 2020 (Tampa)
Feb 11 – Feb 12 all-day

Synapse Summit 2020

For more information about attending, exhibiting, sponsoring, or speaking
at the Summit, visit SynapseFL.com

 

FEBRUARY 11-12, 2020 | Amalie Arena in Downtown Tampa, FL
The Synapse Summit is the premier innovation event in Florida. It’s a 2-day celebration by and for entrepreneurs, investors, C-Suite executives, talent, corporations, educational institutions, students, government officials, innovators and more. We come together to share their innovations and network with each other to stimulate success across the State.

With over 300 exhibitors, Summit attendees get the opportunity to interact with immersive experiences, hands-on demonstrations, and engaging panels and breakout sessions.
2020 Summit Projections:
Technologies featured: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning /
Arts & Entertainment / Blockchain / Building Your Business /
Cybersecurity / Defense / Digital Reality / Education / Energy /
Emerging Technology / eSports / FinTech / Investing / IoT /
Marketing / MedTech / Simulation / Smart Cities / Transportation
and much more…

Registration: $49-$499, Student and military scholarships available.

83% of attendees come to the Summit specifically for Networking.

Why Attend?
Interactive Breakouts
Panel Discussions
Professional Development
Immersive Experiences
Live Demos
Networking
Registration
Ready to Experience the Summit?

Feb
24
Mon
Startup Investment Panel: How to Raise Funding, with LAB Miami Ventures (Miami)
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Do you have a startup that needs funding? Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it? Then join us for this Miami fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step by step advice. It will feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses, and investors actively funding businesses. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more.

 

https://fi.co/event/startup-funding-in-miami-how-to-raise-money-for-your-business.

 

Apr
10
Fri
Virtual Breakfast Chat with DeepWork Capital & SeedFundersOrlando
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
VIRTUAL BREAKFAST CHAT
WITH DEEPWORK CAPITAL & SEEDFUNDERSORLANDO
Central Florida tech startup entrepreneurs, join us for a virtual breakfast where you bring questions about fundraising, operations, and growth strategy, and we bring our investors’ perspective. As the impact of COVID-19 is on all our minds, this will be a topic of discussion as well.
We will meet via Zoom on Friday April 10th, at 9am to 10am.  If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form. We can accommodate 4 to 6 entrepreneurs at each chat session (we want to keep it small and collaborative!) and will reach out to you directly for call-in details. If you don’t hear from us, it simply means we couldn’t fit everyone in — feel free to re-inquire next session (date TBD).
If you have any questions, please reach out to Johanna at johanna@deepworkcapital.com or Dennis at dennis@seedfundersorlando.com.
About DeepWork Capital
DeepWork Capital invests professionally managed venture capital in growth-oriented early-stage companies in the technology and life science sectors in Florida and surrounding areas. The Firm prefers to take a lead or co-lead investor role while working closely with other  investment groups, and takes a hands-on approach with its portfolio companies. For additional information please see http://www.deepworkcapital.com.
About SeedFundersOrlando
SeedFundersOrlando is a member-owned operating company that invests in pre-revenue Central Florida technology startups  selected by our members. Our members are world-class entrepreneurs with early-stage venture operational experience who have founded, scaled, and exited companies. We believe that smart investments in emerging startup companies will benefit both our member’s portfolios and Central Florida’s innovation economy. For additional information please see https://www.seedfundersorlando.com/
Apr
14
Tue
Florida Venture Forum Webinar: How to Change your Messaging and Strategy for Social Media Right Now
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Florida Venture Forum Education Foundation presents “How to Change your Messaging and Strategy for Social Media Right Now” Webinar featuring Stephanie LichtensteinPresident of Micro Media Marketing 
on TuesdayApril 14, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT. Stephanie, will share her tips for successful social media posts and insights. Register today!

FEATURED SPEAKER:
Stephanie Lichtenstein President of Micro Media Marketing
7 Ways to Stay Connected through Social Media:
 
1. Communicate your Plans 
2. Engage your Team
3. Join the Online Community 
4. Host Virtual Events 
4. Share your Expertise Online
5. Shifts in Content 
6. Have Fun 
7. Promote Each Other 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Webinar link to be provided after registration.
Apr
17
Fri
Orlando Tech Council Webinar: Working Remote and Keep Business Continuity
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Zoom Panel topic: Working Remote and Keep Business Continuity

Date: Friday, April 17th

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Draft Agenda*:

  • 10:30am – 10:35am: Welcome & Introduction of speakers (TBD)
  • 10:35am – 11:05am: Moderated questions
  • 11:05am – 11:30am: Questions from the audience (HOST to lead questions to the guest speakers)

 

Moderator will be Sheena Fowler and the confirmed guest so far will be:

Apr
23
Thu
Orlando Tech Council Webinar: Raising Capital during and after COVID-19
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Raising Capital during and after COVID-19

Event Details:
Webinar Title: Responding to COVID-19 Webinar Series: Raising Capital during and after COVID-19

Platform: ZOOM Link (TBD)

Hosts: Orlando Tech Council

Panelists:
Dennis Pape (Cofounder and CEO, SeedFundersOrlando) – also moderator
Ben Patz (Managing Partner at DeepWork Capital)
Chris Morton (Founder and CEO, NanoPhotonica, Inc)
Kunal Patel (Co-Founder and CTO, BrandXR)
Kenny Totten (Co-Founder and COO, Bacarai)

Florida Venture Forum Webinar: Capital Matters
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Florida Venture Forum and the Florida Venture Education Foundation

will be featuring investors,successful entrepreneurs, and other high-level guestsas part of its “Capital Matters”live webinar series. Each week featured guests will share their insights on the venture capital landscape, as well as practical operating advice during the current crisis and beyond.
 
Join us for our upcoming webinar featuring Mark Volchek, founding partner of Las Olas Venture Capital andKevin Burgoyne, president & CEO of the Florida Venture Forum, on Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDTRegister today!
Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
Webinar link to be provided after registration.
Florida Venture Forum | 813-335-8116
Bringing Together Florida’s Entrepreneurial Community
Apr
24
Fri
Virtual Breakfast Chat with DeepWork Capital & SeedFundersOrlando
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

VIRTUAL BREAKFAST CHAT
WITH DEEPWORK CAPITAL & SEEDFUNDERSORLANDO
Central Florida tech startup entrepreneurs, join us for a virtual breakfast where you bring questions about fundraising, operations, and growth strategy, and we bring our investors’ perspective. As the impact of COVID-19 is on all our minds, this will be a topic of discussion as well.
We will meet via Zoom on Friday April 24th, at 9am to 10am.  If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form. We can accommodate 4 to 6 entrepreneurs at each chat session (we want to keep it small and collaborative!) and will reach out to you directly for call-in details. If you don’t hear from us, it simply means we couldn’t fit everyone in — feel free to re-inquire next session (date TBD).
If you have any questions, please reach out to Johanna at johanna@deepworkcapital.com or Dennis at dennis@seedfundersorlando.com.
About DeepWork Capital
DeepWork Capital invests professionally managed venture capital in growth-oriented early-stage companies in the technology and life science sectors in Florida and surrounding areas. The Firm prefers to take a lead or co-lead investor role while working closely with other  investment groups, and takes a hands-on approach with its portfolio companies. For additional information please see http://www.deepworkcapital.com.
About SeedFundersOrlando
SeedFundersOrlando is a member-owned operating company that invests in pre-revenue Central Florida technology startups  selected by our members. Our members are world-class entrepreneurs with early-stage venture operational experience who have founded, scaled, and exited companies. We believe that smart investments in emerging startup companies will benefit both our member’s portfolios and Central Florida’s innovation economy. For additional information please see https://www.seedfundersorlando.com/
Apr
30
Thu
Florida Venture Forum Webinar: Capital Matters
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Forum Presents “Capital Matters” featuring Travis J. Milks, managing partner, Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners



The Florida Venture Forum will be featuring investors, successful entrepreneurs, and other high-level guests as part of its “Capital Matters” webinar series. Each week featured guests will share their insights on the venture capital landscape, as well as practical operating advice during the current crisis and beyond.

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