Techstars Startup Week Tampa Bay
Feb 4 – Feb 8 all-day

What is Startup Week?

Startup Week celebrates the achievements of entrepreneurial communities in Tampa and St. Petersburg by bringing entrepreneurs and professionals together in a way that they can connect, share and bond.

Over the course of five days, participants in Startup Week can choose events that are grouped into tracks of similar topics of interest. Local and global business leaders are brought in to share their expertise to motivate and inspire the entrepreneurial community.

How can Startup Week benefit you?

Our event is by the business community, for the business community. Thousands of startups and business leaders will have the chance to connect and get the right tools to break into today’s marketplaces.

After Startup Week, participants benefit from a strong connection and a new sense of inclusion within the local professional community. It’s this support network that can make the difference between closing up shop and pushing through to success.



StarterStudio DEMO DAY Class 10 (Orlando)
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


At Demo Day, nine startups take the stage to pitch their business and show you why their startup will succeed. It is the culmination of three months of hard work inside Orlando’s first technical accelerator, StarterStudio. If you like watching Shark Tank or just enjoy looking for the next hot tech startup (to use, or to invest in) you won’t want to miss Demo Day. Join us for a night of networking and celebration of Orlando’s blossoming startup community.

What is StarterStudio? 

StarterStudio is a pioneering hub for innovative and tech-enabled entrepreneurs that empowers and provides resources for entrepreneurs, creatives, and innovators to begin, grow, and flourish in Florida. Through community education programs, accelerators, funding, and collaborative work spaces, StarterStudio fosters a community—serving as a platform for the ideas of the future.

Other Information to Know: 

There will be a cash bar available beginning at 6pm.

The Abbey provides Valet parking services for all guests for $8 per car.

We cannot wait to see you on February 11th!

TiECON Florida 2019 (Tampa)
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Welcome To TiECON Florida 2019

TiE  Florida’s signature annual entrepreneurship conference brings together entrepreneurs, corporate executives and business professionals from Tampa, St. Petersburg and the rest of the Florida for a great combination of substantive conversation, education and peer networking.

Speakers and program details will be published very soon.


·        Keynote Speakers
·        Attend Engaging Breakout Panels
·        Listen to the Startup Company Pitches
·        Enjoy the popular Power Lunch
·        Promote your startup business
·        Get inspired and engaged with newfound connections
.        Cocktail Reception & Networking

Connect. Disrupt. Innovate. 
TiECon Florida brings together highly successful and aspiring entrepreneurs from varying industries such as Healthcare, Construction, Mining, Real Estate, Media and Information Technology.
The agenda features awesome keynote discussions and highly relevant break-out panels, with plenty of time for informal exchange, networking and mentorship.
For Exhibit, Sponsorship  and Registration questions or concerns, please contact  Raj Rajendran at:

Business of Biotech: Cracking the Cancer Code (Tampa)
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Conference Overview

Join Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on February 22nd for a free conference.  Business of Biotech is a signature event that attracts 400 biotech executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and researchers from across the U.S. and is a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with the innovators of our age.

Friday, February 22, 2019

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST

3:30-4:30 Cell Therapy Tours (Limited Availability)

  • Where

  • Moffitt Cancer Center-Vincent A. Stabile Research Building
    12902 USF Magnolia Drive
    Tampa, Florida 33612
TAB | #RiseUpOrlando
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Join us this month as we come together and celebrate the City of Orlando being chosen as one of the stops on the Rise of the Rest Road Trip!
This contest which is focused on highlighting startup activity outside of Silicon Valley will award $100,000 to the winning startup.

Learn more and submit your startup here:

So we challenge you to #RiseUpOrlando and join us for a celebration of our local tech community and let’s come together to showcase why Orlando is a startup destination and why the spotlight should be on us.

We will have some special guest speakers who will provide insight and real-world advice on the journey to becoming a successful startup and as always we will be picking up the TAB for attendees thanks to our great partners and sponsors.

It’s time to step up and #RiseUpOrlando, let’s show the rest of the country why Orlando deserves to be recognized.

About Rise of the Rest:
We invest catalytic capital in the most promising seed stage companies located outside of Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston. The ROTR Seed Fund is backed by a group of iconic entrepreneurs, executives and investors.

Link to apply for $100,000 prize

#RiseUpOrlando #RiseOfRest #techandbeers

BioFlorida Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Chapter Event (Jupiter)
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Join the Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Chapter Tuesday, March 12 for a brief program and networking on the FAU Jupiter Campus. Event details to come.

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John D. MacArthur Campus
5353 Parkside Drive, MC17, Rm 119
Jupiter, Florida  33458
United States
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5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

FAU Jupiter Campus

5353 Parkside Drive, MC17, Rm119



Attend to learn about FAU Tech Runway’s exciting expansion into Jupiter. Also, hear from Scripps Researchand their significant impact on the industry and their vision of the future. Connect with key stakeholders in Jupiter’s vibrant life sciences cluster at this upcoming industry event.


FEE: BioFlorida members: $25; Non-members: $45; Students; $15

AGENDA (subject to change)

5:30 – 6:00pm Registration & Networking


6:00 – 6:10pm Welcome & Introductions

Chapter Co-Chairs, Palm Beach Treasure Coast: Robert Mino, VP, Life Sciences, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

Cara Perry, Asst. Vice President of Communication, FAU Northern Campuses


6:10 – 6:20pm FAU Tech Runway’s Expansion into Jupiter

Rhys Williams, Managing Director and Associate Vice President – Research, FAU Tech Runway


6:20 – 6:35pm Scripps Research Impact on the Industry

Stacey DeLoye, Sr. Communications Manager , Scripps Research

Douglas Bingham, Executive Vice President, Florida Operations, Scripps Research


6:35 – 6:40pm Legislative Update & Closing

Nancy K. Bryan, President & CEO, BioFlorida


6:40 – 7:30pm Additional Networking




BioFlorida Central Florida Chapter Event (Orlando)
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Online registration is available until: 3/13/2019

101 S. Garland Ave Suite #108
Orlando, Florida  32801
United States

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5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Event is taking place in the Atrium

101 S Garland Ave #108, Orlando, FL 32801


Attend to learn about support for life science innovation in the region!Event to feature the Orlando Health Strategic Innovations program, designed to bring inventions to life,with resources including The Foundry and Orlando Health Ventures.


Also on the Agenda, a startup company spotlight on AireHealth, introducing a connected-portable nebulizer for respiratory health as well as a BioFlorida legislative update.


BioFlorida members $25; non-members $45; students $15.
SPEAKER LINE UP (in order of appearance)



Bryan Allinson, AdventHealth


Amy Baker, Wilson Elser



Habeel Gazi, Orlando Economic Partnership


Featured Speaker

Michael Schmidt, Managing Director, Strategic Innovations, Orlando Health


Company Spotlight

Stacie Ruth, Co-Founder & CEO, AireHealth


Closing & Legislative Update: Nancy K. Bryan, BioFlorida

Regional events offer tours of new facilities and allow time to network with life science professionals.




BioFlorida Northeast Chapter Annual Brew Event (Gainesville)
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Connect with the region’s life sciences community Thursday, March 14 from 5-7:30pm at Cypress & Grove Brewing Company. Go behind the scenes and observe the brewing operation in the context of biomanufacturing!

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5:00 PM
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1001 NW 4th St.
Gainesville, Florida  32601
United States
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Northeast Chapter Event

Thursday, March 14 (5pm – 7:30pm)

Cypress & Grove Brewing Co., Gainesville

Connect with the region’s life sciences community and take a tour of the Brewery lead by co-owner and microbiologist who will highlight the science behind the brewing process.

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Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. located at 1001 NW 4th St., Gainesville

03/14/19 5:00pm – 03/14/19 7:30pm

Attend this annual event and meet Leadership Team Members from the Northeast Chapter. Connect with the region’s life sciences community.



Crummer Rollins Venture Plan Competition
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Attend the Crummer Rollins Venture Plan Competition             


What: The competition provides entrepreneurs in Central Florida with an opportunity to take an idea for a new product or business and develop a plan to introduce it to the marketplace. Participants compete for prize money, in-kind services, and an equity investment offer before a panel of distinguished judges, all of whom are successful investors and entrepreneurs.

When: Thursday, March 28 | 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Networking | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Event

Where: Bush Auditorium, Rollins College | 1000 Holt Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 | Parking



BlockSpaces Innovation LAB Showcase Event (Tampa)
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BlockSpaces, home of Florida’s first blockchain-focused incubator, is proud to announce their first public showcase. This event will feature pitches from three startup projects that have advanced through the BlockSpaces Innovation LAB startup challenge. More than half dozen innovators have been working on their ideas in the LAB, and collaboratively improving their use cases and pitches since January. As we approach the end of March, these selected projects are ready to graduate from the LAB. The founders will be publicly pitching their ideas and announcing the timeline for the launch of their companies.

The finalists will present a diverse set of blockchain solutions, including:EzLawyer, a cloud platform for businesses and lawyers to create blockchain-secured, self-managing smart legal contacts and find collaborative consensus faster; Project Marlin,a solution for home loans and mortgage insurance; and CoinCatcher, a loyalty program game for businesses.

The event will take place on March 28, 6p-8pm, at The Attic, 500 E. Kennedy Blvd #400, Tampa, FL 33602. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to stay afterward to meet the presenters, discuss their ideas and intentions in more detail, and network with the community. “We are incredibly proud of all our startups this quarter, and we are amazed with the startups that are already joining the LAB for next quarter”, says CTO, Chris Williams. “We are making BlockSpaces the home of blockchain innovation in the Tampa Bay area”.

BlockSpaces is Florida’s first blockchain-focused startup incubator and accelerator, and has been in business since 2017.