New tech seed capital competition coming to downtown Orlando


Author: Cindy Barth
Publisher: Orlando Business Journal
Date: December 19, 2014

The Orlando chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization — a nonprofit, global network of young chief executives — is planning a new seed capital competition event called Slingshot that will take place in February at Church Street Station in downtown Orlando.

The event will include two hours of presentations from several early-stage tech companies vying to win $15,000 in cash awards for the best business plan. The event also will highlight Central Florida’s best tech startups and show community members why Orlando is a thriving tech hub.

Selected companies will get to share a five-minute “fastpitch” version of their business plans to a panel of seed investors, and will have the opportunity to receive funding, input and advice from the most successful YPO members and business owners in Orlando. The fastpitch event will take place Feb. 26 at Church Street Station in downtown Orlando. Read more here.