Space Florida and the Florida Venture Forum, Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, will hold the 2019 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference on May 9-10 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate.
At this conference companies will have an opportunity to pitch before an audience of active equity investors. Space Florida will award a total of $100,000 in cash prizes: for early stage companies – $50,000 for the Grand Prize winner and $25,000 for First Runner Up, for startups – $15,000 for the Grand Prize winner and $10,000 for the First Runner Up.
The Florida Venture Forum is looking for companies in the following industries to present at the event: Information Technology; Health Technologies (Including Medical Research & Innovations); ISS and Human Life Sciences; Artificial Intelligence; Knowledge-Based Services & New Products; Satellite Systems; Communications and Science Payloads; Ground and Operations Support Systems; Agriculture; Climate/Environmental Monitoring; Civil Protection; Cyber Security; Adventure Tourism; Clean/Alternative Energy Applications; Aircraft and Spacecraft Design; Parts and Assembly; Engineering Design and Construction; Structural Materials and Electronic Assembly; Data Analytics; Innovations In Planetary Sustainability Towards The Development Of Nutritious Food; Clean Water and Energy; Robotics – Parts; Design and Assembly; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Surveillance; 3D Printing and Innovations; Radiation Protection; Space Transportation and Advanced Aerospace Platforms; Reconnaissance; and Missile Development.
“Space Florida looks forward to partnering with Florida Venture Forum for this annual Early Stage Capital Conference,” said Space Florida President Frank DiBello. “This event is an opportunity to showcase and increase the expanding capital community within the State of Florida.” “Florida Venture Forum is extremely pleased that our collaboration with Space Florida once again enables us to feature dynamic, cutting edge Florida companies from a variety of industries and connect them with capital sources and other services they need to grow and scale,” said Kevin Burgoyne, the Forum’s President and CEO. “Our Early Stage Capital Conference has grown every year in scope and size, and we are very excited to grow again this year with the inclusion of seed stage companies.”