The Florida Venture Forum has selected 22 Florida-based or operating companies to present at its 10th annual 2017 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference being held at the Omni ChampionsGate in Orlando on May 19, 2017.
“We continue to receive applications from high quality early stage companies from all regions in Florida and we received a record number of applications again this year,” said Jennifer Dunham, partner at Arsenal Venture Partners, chair of the conference selection committee and a board member of the Florida Venture Forum. “This year, the Forum is celebrating its 10th year hosting the Early Stage Capital Conference which continues to grow and has become one of the largest and most important gatherings of angel and early stage investors in the State.”
In addition to company presentations and other programming, the Conference will feature a total of $150,000 in cash awards presented to the first, second and third place winning companies, provided by Space Florida. Past early stage presenters have attracted more than $56.5 million in funding.
Early Pre-registration for the Early Stage Capital Conference is available through May 10, 2017. Conference attendees have the opportunity to listen to pitches from leading Florida companies and network with approximately 300 attendees including investors. On May 18, 2017, conference attendees are invited to also pre- register for the Trends in Raising Capital workshop, taught by lead instructor, Troy Knauss, of the Angel Resource Institute, for a nominal charge.
Presenters were selected from a pool of over 130 applicants by a committee of active Florida venture capitalists and investors. Selected companies will present to an audience of investors, other deal professionals and entrepreneurs. The 22 presenting companies are listed below, by region:
Central/East Central Florida
Admiral, Gainesville (www.getadmiral.com) offers an advanced adblock analytics and automatic revenue recovery. They provide a multi-faceted platform that enables publishers to size and solve the unique adblock problem presented by their unique userbase.
Feathr, Gainesville (www.feathr.co) is a digital marketing SaaS company focused on the vertical of live events, such as trade shows and music festivals.
Auxadyne, Keystone Heights (www.auxadyne.com) has an exclusive licensing agreement with FSU for the design, manufacture and distribution of the first commercially available auxetic foam in a variety of medical device and protective equipment applications.
Droplit, Melbourne (www.droplit.io ) provides software development tools for hardware companies in the Internet of Things. With full-stack cloud infrastructure and rich developer tools, Droplit enables rapid development of IoT products, allowing product teams to accomplish in weeks what currently takes years.
RedTeam Software, Orlando (www.redteamsoftware.com) is a true cloud application built and optimized for construction by people that know the business. From collaboration through accountability, RedTeam is the most
comprehensive project management and accounting solution for commercial construction.
Boatyard, Ft. Lauderdale (www.boatyard.com) is the world’s first on-demand marketplace for recreational boating. Their app provides boat owners with the ability to order fuel, boat washing, service and captains directly to their boat with a few clicks on their mobile device.
Caribu, Miami (www.caribu.co) is an education platform that helps parents, extended family, and mentors read and draw with children when they’re not together. The result is an engaging experience in a carefully designed, curated, and secure platform.
Honorlock, Boca Raton (www.honorlock.com) the company’s on-demand proctoring solution combines classic proctoring methods with a proprietary new method of multi-device detection.
Kugadi, Miami (www.kugadi.com) allows security companies to move into the 22st century by enabling them with a mobile app and web based portal that makes their employees both more efficient and more accountable.
Neuro Pharmalogics, Boca Raton is a Biopharmaceutical company developing/commercializing innovative therapies for people with rare (orphan) neurological diseases treatable by PKG signaling modification such as:
Hemiplegic Migraine, Orphan Epileptic conditions, Neural Trauma (TBI, Spinal shock), and other Ischemic conditions.
Papa, Hollywood (www.joinpapa.com) is a home health technology platform that allows members to connect to home health services in their community. They are working to simplify healthcare. Though the Papa Platform, they make it easy for members to access and manage health care services for their family members.
Rotation Manager, Miami (www.rotationmanager.com) is an online platform for hospitals, schools, and nurses to manage clinical rotation scheduling and compliance. Software as a Service.
Symplast, Plantation (www.symplast.com) is the first practice management platform that revolutionizes patient engagement from any smartphone. A complete eHealth solution for aesthetic practices, Symplast increases communication between patients, providers and staff. Fully functional on any computer, tablet, or smartphone, Symplast provides doctors the freedom to focus on what matters most: their patients.
Tender Armor, Ft. Lauderdale (www.tenderarmor.com) CVV+ is a real-time, two-factor fraud prevention solution that authenticates cardholders conducting Card-Not-Present (CNP) transactions including e-commerce and phone transactions. CVV+ validates the authorized cardholder conducting the transaction, not just the payment card.
Whoop Wireless LLC, Boca Raton (www.whoopwireless.com) their patented technology is used by major academic, hospitality, and corporate institutions to provide in-building cellular coverage at less than half the cost
of a distributed antenna system (DAS).
GO PUCK, Sarasota (www.gopuck.com) GO PUCK’s founders invented the lithium starting battery, and patented the Supercharger technology used by Tesla Motors. Their work is found in every IndyCar, championship
NASCAR & Formula 1 vehicles and recharge millions of Electric powered miles. They now have patented claims for the 1st Wearable Power device, with all the speed, safety and reliability trusted around the World.
Prime Medical, Largo (www.primemedical.com) is revolutionizing infection prevention in healthcare and other verticals with its complete line of SAF-T™ products and OEM capability. Using a patented fabric technology, SAF-T apparel and textiles retain a lasting shield of chlorine molecules after each laundering in EPA-registered bleach. Simple, superior and sophisticated, the chlorine-activated textiles are powered to continuously kill the colonization of harmful bacteria and viruses during use/wear, are completely safe, and feature next-gen color technology that will not fade in bleach.
QURE4U INC, Bradenton ( www.qure4u.com ) the platform answers the need for health professionals to increase patient engagement. The interactive tools, patient monitoring and alerts enable providers and their staff members to more efficiently interact with patients, identify patients at risk, give better treatment, and reduce visits to the ER and hospital admissions as well as gaps-in-care.
SiteZeus, Tampa (www.sitezeus.com) the new evolution in location intelligence, driven by exceptionally engineered big data systems and unparalleled data visualization technology.
TripShock, Santa Rosa Beach (www.tripshock.com) is both B2B and B2C. For the B2B model, they provide booking solutions for activity and tour suppliers. They generate bookings through their distribution outlets and
collect a commission for each confirmed sale.
NeuroInitiative LLC, Jacksonville (www.neuroinitiative.com) 100% of attempts to stop or slow progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases have failed. They can change that, and in the process bring relief to 57 million patients worldwide, introduce a new way to develop effective drugs, and capture sizable portions of both the $37 billion annual pharma R&D market.
Outside of Florida
Ardusat, Salt Lake City, UT (www.ardusat.com) creates hands-on and engaging STEM experiences on earth and in space. Ardusat’s open STEM platform provides curriculum resources mapped to national and state standards, classroom management tools for teachers, and step by step guides for students to build experiments. Ardusat has operations in Florida.
About The 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 numerous programs statewide throughout the year including the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition and the Early Stage Capital Conference. Please visit www.flventure.org for more information.