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
  • Executives and seasoned professionals from established life sciences companies
  • 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

StarterStudio DEMO DAY 2019 (Orlando)
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

About this Event

Join us to celebrate the growth of 18 early stage technology startups. These teams are part of the StarterStudio Ideation Accelerator Class 11 and Seed Accelerator Class 4.

StarterStudio features two accelerator programs focused on helping founders start and scale in Central Florida. The programs are supported by mentors who are successful entrepreneurs, industry experts and subject matter experts that share their experience to further the success of companies in our program. StarterStudio works with high-tech and tech-enabled startups in industries ranging from space, healthcare, fin-tech, real estate tech, travel tech, energy tech and more.


5:30-6:00pm Networking + Cash Bar

6:00-8:00pm Pitches

8:00 – 10:00pm After Party at Stubborn Mule



Bacarai Inc.

Founders: Eric Peterson and Kenny Totten

Bacarai Inc. is empowering airlines to automate their group sales and publish offers online.

HyCarb Inc.

Founders: Sigrid Cottrell and Andrew Heath

HyCarb is finding uses for carbon that are so valuable that it makes no sense to waste it out of our smokestacks, turbines, and tailpipes.


Founders: Borey Seng and Kegan Ritchie

GoGoPowerJuice is helping travelers stay safely connected with on-the-go fully charged portable power through the rideshare system.


Founders: Dan Scala and Jeff Saylor

Forward.Online is an eCommerce analytics suite that brings all critical business/marketing data into one system to grow revenue and profit.

360 Converge Inc.

Founders: Todd Smith and Mike McFall

360Converge Inc. is a SAAS automotive CRM platform focused on communication and data Intelligence.


Founders: Michael Daniels, Daniel Jones, and Alberto Bustamante

Rentivity™ is a tenant screening and equal opportunity rental home bidding platform that saves time and money for renters, property managers and owners.


Founders: Spencer Elliott and Patrick VanDusen

ViewStub is a platform where anyone can easily upload videos or stream live from any camera to their own exclusive page, then promote and sell virtual event access.


Founders: Spencer Churchill and Maciej Strzenliński

Carnooba is an online marketplace that seamlessly connects car owners to local professional mobile automotive detailers.


Fan Retreat: An experience platform that empowers people with the ability to turn live events into memorable experiences. Users can easily buy and coordinate the purchase of event tickets and travel accommodations together.

She Plays: A platform for women’s professional sports leagues in the U.S. that aims to help them become sustainable and increase their sports media coverage.

Reviox: A mobile app that allows companies to setup and manage collaborative loyalty systems. This allows business networks to utilize one system to engage, reward and connect with their guests.

KidFlix: An interactive learning platform that allows parents to have educational questions periodically pop up, while their child is watching YouTube, turning screen time into learning time.

The Lead Lion: A technology driven lead generation company currently specializing in the insurance verticals and focused on solving cost issues, product quality control, and the life cycle of leads.

ALFI Solutions: A b2b automotive fintech company designed to offer dealerships a compliance solution in a platform that maximizes profits by leveraging technology to optimize financing options.

Visit: It’s more than a meeting. Visit is a place that makes time with others fun to plan. Spend more time connecting, not organizing schedules.

The Financial Literacy Project: A new take on financial education. We want to provide an efficient, comprehensive, and inviting platform to help people feel more comfortable with personal finance and investments.

Pick App Sports: A platform that connects communities through casual sports.

Florida Venture Forum Corporate Venture/Development and Innovation Panel (Orlando)
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Florida Venture Forum Corporate Venture/Development and Innovation Panel

Hear from major local companies as they discuss their approach to strategic investments and/or partnerships and their involvement in the venture capital and private equity ecosystem.

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.
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day


About the Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum

The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor & Partnering Forum will be held November 6-7, 2019 at The Biltmore in Miami-Coral Gables, FL. The conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet key decision makers in the regional and national life science and medical technology communities.

Now in its 21st year, the SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum has built a loyal following, attracting thought leaders and investors from across the country.  We expect another strong event in 2019, with new opportunities to build business partnerships and explore the region’s life science industry.

More than 300 biotech and medtech investors, corporate executives, university representatives, and entrepreneurs will attend the event this year.  This is a rich opportunity to showcase your company at the most significant annual life science conference in the Southeast.

To date, more than 220 later stage and 180 early stage companies that participated in previous SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forums have raised more than $2.5 billion in public and private funding.  These numbers speak to the quality of our presenting companies.

The SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum has rotated throughout the Southeast over the years – we are excited to be hosting this year’s event in Florida and look forward to seeing you in Miami this fall!

2018 – Atlanta, GA
2017 – Pinehurst, NC
2016 – Jacksonville, FL
2015 – Charleston, SC
2014 – Atlanta, GA
2013 – Richmond, VA
2012 – West Palm Beach, FL
2011 – Durham, NC
2010 – Atlanta, GA
2009 – Charleston, SC
2008 – Palm Beach, FL
2007 – Pinehurst, NC
2006 – Atlanta, GA
2005 – Charleston, SC
2004 – Miami, FL
2003 – Pinehurst, NC
2002 – Atlanta, GA
2001 – Birmingham, AL
2000 – Raleigh, NC
1999 – Atlanta, GA

Idea to Profit (Orlando)
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm



Cost to participate: 
Partnership Investors / Chamber members: $49
Non-members: $99

Join the Orlando Regional Chamber for a hands-on, interactive one-day workshop designed to equip you with tools and knowledge to scale current businesses into new markets, evaluate customer segments and develop an organizational culture based on experimentation and growth.

The methodology is called Business Model Canvas (BMC) which de-risks the assumptions of your business or project in order to increase your chances of success.

During the one-day workshop, you will learn how to:

  • use the Lean Startup BMC methodologies and apply them to current projects or ideas;
  • test assumptions to avoid risk;
  • identify what your customers believe differentiates you;
  • capitalize on your unique advantages to grow and scale; and
  • evaluate new processes and technology that can help you get an edge on the competition.

Designed for both established companies and startups, this workshop will help leaders:

  • evaluate which technology to implement and when – artificial intelligence, automation, etc.;
  • evaluate and understand how customer needs are changing; and
  • create and implement new systems and processes to evaluate current products and services as well as new ideas.

*Executive Connection level members receive one free registration to an Idea To Profit One-Day Workshop. Please email to take advantage.

Light breakfast and lunch provided.

Florida Funders Thirsty Thursday (Tampa)
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a night of networking and drinks!

About this Event

Florida Funders’ quarterly Thirsty Thursday is back again for the last Thirsty Thursday of the year. Take a break from holiday plans and enjoy a night of networking and drinks.

*RSVP is required

Date And Time

Thu, November 7, 2019

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

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Bulla Gastrobar

930 South Howard Avenue

Tampa, FL 33606

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Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) (Orlando)
Dec 2 – Dec 6 all-day

Register HERE for I/ITSEC!

Download the Mobile App now to start planning! Search IITSEC in the Apple or Google Store OR ChirpE Web Site – Links will be posted in October

Check out the I/ITSEC 2018 Show Daily and Photos of Events
– I/ITSEC 2018 Official I/ITSEC Show Daily publication
I/ITSEC 2018 Photos

From medical special events to virtual surgical training to serious games to disaster modeling for urban preparedness, it’s all at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. Join thousands of other attendees as you marvel at the present and explore the limitless future of this revolutionary technology. Review our I/ITSEC Knowledge Repository (to review all past papers).

2018 Conference Statistics

  • Approximately 16,200 total registrants

Included in that total (in round figures) are:

  • 4,400 conference delegates
  • 6,500 exhibit personnel
  • 5,300 exhibit visitors
  • 485 exhibiting companies in 378 exhibits (186,000 NSF)
  • 1,800 International registrants from 50 countries

Serious Games Competition:
Face complex challenges and command cities and armies at the Serious Games Competition.  “Serious Games” is attracting competitors from individual gamers, academia, industry, and government. Don’t be left out–go to Serious Games Site for information and then come to I/ITSEC and experience the latest in serious games.

Launchpad! Exhibit Hall, Booth 793
This special event designed to provide a venue for demonstration of innovative and disruptive technologies to I/ITSEC attendees. Team Orlando, an inter-service military partnership in Central Florida, has taken the lead to create a forum where industry, academia and government participants can display their latest and greatest technologies to conference attendees, to include key government acquisition stakeholders, with focused presentations during I/ITSEC.  The objective is to showcase innovative and disruptive initiatives that may be included in future acquisition efforts. Visit to learn more!

Emerging Medical Simulations
See remote medical procedures taking place in a virtual world as avatars recover from physical and mental trauma. More humans will live because of this technology. See the next thing in medical training.

Preparing for Disasters
Participate in planning for natural and man-made disasters as part of a big city team. Watch and learn as your solutions are tested in complex constructive simulated environments. Are you up to the challenge of evacuating a real U.S. city from a major hurricane? Can you avoid another Katrina, Irma, or Marie?

Soar Through the Skies without Leaving the Ground
Think you can dogfight with the best and win? Climb into a real cockpit, strap in, feel the controls just as they are in an F-16. Mix it up with the enemy’s best. If you survive, get a debriefing from an avatar.

Visit & Interact with Other Cultures
Can you convince the village elder to release his hostages or turn against the bad guys? Participate in cultural interactions using avatars and simultaneous linguistic and body language inputs. Learn what motivates people of other backgrounds.

Venture Capital 101 (Orlando)
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Johanna Olsson Photo

Associate at DeepWork Capital, DeepWork Capital

About This Class

This class is geared towards startup entrepreneurs and provides an introduction to venture capital. Topics covered in this event will include:

  • Determining whether you’re investor ready
  • Equity vs Non Dilutive Funding
  • Whether or Not to Raise
  • How Accelerators work
  • Angels and VCs
  • How VC Firms work: Structure, Funding Rounds, Exits
  • How VCs Choose Investments
  • Pitching to Investors
  • Equity 101: Multiple Funding Rounds and Dilution
  • Valuation
  • Convertible Notes
  • Term Sheet – Structure and Key Terms
  • What Not to Do


  • 5:00 pm to 5:15 pm – Networking
  • 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm – Presentation
  • 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm – Questions


  • Determine if you should raise money from venture capital
  • Understand how venture capital firms work and make investment decisions
  • Explain how valuation is determined
  • Define standard financing terms
  • Understand the venture capital landscape in Orlando



About the Instructor

Johanna Olsson Photo

Associate at DeepWork Capital,
DeepWork Capital

Johanna is an Associate at DeepWork Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Orlando. At the firm, Johanna coordinates and manages due diligence procedures of all pipeline opportunities. Before joining the firm, Johanna graduated with her MBA at Rollins Crummer Graduate School, where she also completed her BA in International Business. During her graduate studies she was an honorary member of the angel group venVelo, an Entrepreneurial Scholar of Distinction, and COO of the student-led company Rollins Moving Services.

About Our Partners

DeepWork Capital

DeepWork Capital invests professionally managed committed 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.

Monday, 9 December

5 6 pm EST

GA Orlando

100 E Pine Street, #110
Orlando, FL 32801

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