The Florida Venture Forum, Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, in partnership with Space Florida, is calling for early stage companies to apply to present at the 2016 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference at the Hilton Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive in St. Petersburg, FL, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. To register, visit: http://www.flventure.org/events/2016-florida-early-stage-capital-conference.aspx
The Conference, now in its ninth year, features presentations by some of Florida’s most promising early stage companies. Presenting companies will compete for cash awards totaling $150,000 ($100,000 for the Winner, $30,000 for Second Place and $20,000 for Third Place).
Presenter applicants are reviewed and companies chosen by a selection committee. All Florida-based early stage applicants meeting the selection criteria are encouraged to apply.
Additional event details and presenter applications are available at: http://www.flventure.org/events/2016-florida-early-stage-capital-conference/presenters-application.aspx. THE FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2016. Early submissions are welcomed and encouraged.
In conjunction with the Early Stage Conference, the Florida Venture Forum’s Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition will be held, representing a cross-section of Florida’s colleges and universities. For more information, visit: http://www.flventure.org/events/2016-florida-early-stage-capital-conference/2016-statewide-collegiate-business-plan-competition.aspx
About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed. www.spaceflorida.gov.
About Florida Venture Forum: The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping emerging Florida companies connect with sources of capital from across the country. The organization provides programs statewide throughout the year in addition to hosting the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition and the Early Stage Capital Conference. www.flventure.org.