Events

Nov
6
Wed
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.
SEBIO INVESTOR & PARTNERING FORUM (Miami)
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

https://www.southeastbio.org/about/

 

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

Description

TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST SIGN UP THROUGH THIS LINK: http://bit.ly/IdeaToProfit

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 Patricia.Thomas@orlando.org to take advantage.

Light breakfast and lunch provided.

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-funders-thirsty-thursday-tickets-74728439775

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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Location

Bulla Gastrobar

930 South Howard Avenue

Tampa, FL 33606

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

VENTURE CAPITAL 101 | DECEMBER 9

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

Agenda:

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

Takeaways

  • 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

Preparation

None

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

FREE!
Regular Ticket

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/

Apr
8
Wed
Digital Orlando 2020
Apr 8 all-day

Connecting Orlando’s Tech Ecosystem

Digital Orlando 2020 convenes leaders from across the spectrum of Orlando’s $13+ billion technology ecosystem to explore how technology and innovation will shape the region’s culture, companies, and community.