Tampa, FL | May 18

Join the Florida Venture Forum for the Florida Early Stage Angel Capital Conference and the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition on May 18th 2018 at The Westshore Grand in Tampa, Florida! This is your opportunity to reach the next level of expansion, through meaningful interaction and exposure to the angel investor community in Florida and beyond.

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About the Conference

The Florida Early Stage Angel Capital Conference is one of the largest gatherings of angel and early stage investors in the state, and features top speakers and high quality presentations by some of Florida’s fastest growing private companies. Also, hear pitches from students representing the top universities throughout the state as they compete to win the 2018 Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

In addition to the opportunity to present before an audience of active equity investors, presenting companies will compete for the Accelerating Innovation (AI) Award, offered by Space Florida. The AI Award offers cash prizes totaling $50,000 (Two $25,000 prizes for each winner totaling $50,000) to eligible Florida companies. 
 
Companies wishing to submit an application to present at the 2018 Early Stage Capital Conference must apply online by filling out the PRESENTER APPLICATIONTHE FINAL DEADLINE IS APRIL 18, 2018.

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Don't miss out! Register today to attend Florida's largest, statewide, angel capital conference!

FVF Member Rate

$ 199
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Pre-Registration Rate

$ 249
  • Valid April 1 - May 11

Walk-Up Rate

$ 299
  • Valid May 12 - May 18

Looking to Showcase your company and grow your business?
Take advantage of the EXCLUSIVE Sponsor Opportunities

Click on individual sponsorship levels below for details. Other Sponsorships are available – let us create one that works best for you! For questions regarding the Conference, please contact Pat Schneider, Vice President at: pat@flventure.org or call (813) 335-8116.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Random presenter coaching assignments, if available (individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria).
  • Welcome stage time at the Opening Early Stage Conference Luncheon.
  • Link as Conference sponsor from the Florida Venture Forum website.
  • Shared table opportunity at the Conference (may not be transferred to a third party).
  • List of attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in Conference materials and signage.
  • Six (6) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable). Substitutions allowed only within the sponsoring company.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to coach a presenter (individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria).
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials at the open tables in the exhibition area. Note: this is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in Conference materials and signage.
  • Five (5) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable). Substitutions allowed only within the sponsoring company.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to coach a presenter (individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria).
  • Opportunity to announce each presenting company during the General Session.
  • Link as Conference sponsor from the Florida Venture Forum website.
  • List of attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in Conference materials and signage.
  • Three (3) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable). Names must be submitted thirty (30) days prior to the Conference. Please note that any extra attendee from your company who is manning a booth needs to be included in your allotted tickets. Substitutions allowed only within the sponsoring company.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to coordinate and contact Investors / VC’s and presenters beforehand.
  • Access to all presenter Executive Summaries before the start of the conference.
  • Exclusive table opportunity in close proximity to the designated investor meeting area.
  • List of attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in the Conference brochure, Conference materials and signage.
  • Three (3) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable).

Sponsor will be responsible for setting up one on one meetings between potential investors and presenting companies. This will be done on site at the Conference. Preferably in the morning, or after the companies present so as not to interfere with their presentation times. Sponsor will also be provided with the presentation schedule for each company.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Random presenter coaching assignments, if available (individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria).
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials at the open tables in the exhibition area. Note: this is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in Conference materials and signage.
  • Two (2) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable). Substitutions allowed only within the sponsoring company.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to coach a presenting company (individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria).
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials at the open tables in the exhibition area. Note: this is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo displayed on website.
  • Two (2) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable). Substitutions allowed only within the sponsoring company.

PRESENTED BY THE FLORIDA VENTURE EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND THE ANGEL RESOURCE INSTITUTE 
MAY 17, 2018 | 1:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. at the Westshore Grand in Tampa, FL

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Random presenter coaching assignments, if available (individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria).
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials at the open tables in the exhibition area. Note: this is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • List of attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in Conference materials, prominently in the mobile app and signage.
  • Two (2) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable). Substitutions allowed only within the sponsoring company.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Random presenter coaching assignments, if available (individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria).
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials at the open tables in the exhibition area. Note: this is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • List of attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in Conference materials, prominently in the mobile app and signage.
  • Two (2) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable). Substitutions allowed only within the sponsoring company.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Random presenter coaching assignments, if available (individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria).
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials at the open tables in the exhibition area. Note: this is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in Conference materials and signage.
  • Two (2) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable). Substitutions allowed only within the sponsoring company.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Random presenter coaching assignments, if available (individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria).
  • Opportunity to welcome attendees at the mixer.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in Conference materials and signage.
  • Two (2) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable). Substitutions allowed only within the sponsoring company.
THIS MIXER IS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE MAY 17, 2018 “UNDERSTANDING CAP TABLES” HALF-DAY WORKSHOP

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Random presenter coaching assignments, if available (individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria).
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials at the open tables in the exhibition area. Note: this is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in Conference materials and signage.
  • One (1) attendee at no charge for all activities (non-transferable). Substitutions allowed only within the sponsoring company.

Hotel Information

HOST HOTEL: THE WESTSHORE GRAND
4860 WEST KENNEDY BOULEVARD, TAMPA, FL 33609
(813) 286-4400

Attendees can make their room reservations directly with the hotel and ask to speak to Brian (813)-286-4400. Be sure to tell them you are with the Florida Venture Forum Early Stage Angel Capital Conference. Rooms are limited, so be sure to reserve today! The hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle service and self parking.

For any questions, please contact the Florida Venture Forum. We look forward to seeing you there!