January 31 – February 1, 2019

In celebration of the Florida Venture Forum's 35th Anniversary, you are invited to attend its 28th Annual Florida Venture Capital Conference, to be held at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 31 – February 1, 2019. For planning purposes please note, invitation-only events are scheduled for January 30, 2019.

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About the Conference

The Annual Florida Venture Capital Conference™ is Florida’s most prominent, “Go To”, capital investment-centric event and gathering each year. 

The 2019 Florida Venture Capital Conference offers numerous networking opportunities, programming featuring top investors and deal makers active in the state, and showcases Florida’s most innovative and fast growing later stage, private companies before an audience of venture capitalists, investors, and other service providers.

Past Presenters have raised approximately $4.5 Billion in equity capital.

The Conference draws ~500 Attendees, including 200+ equity investors from across the U.S., Europe and Latin America, representing billions of dollars in deployable capital.

Presenter applications will be reviewed and companies chosen by a selection committee made up of active venture capitalists and investors.

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Don't miss out! Register today to attend Florida's LARGEST statewide venture capital conference!

FVF Member Rate

$ 599
  • Discounted Regular Member Rate

General Attendee Rate

$ 699
  • Valid September 1 - January 19

Walk-up Registration Rate

$ 799
  • Valid January 20 - Thereafter

Apply to Present

 PRESENTER’S APPLICATION 

You are invited to present at the 28th Annual Florida Venture Capital Conference, as the organization celebrates its 35th anniversary of bringing together Florida Entrepreneurs and Capital Sources to Foster a Thriving Innovation Economy.

These applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of venture capitalists and private equity investors. If selected, presenting companies will be charged $599 for the first conference attendee and a $50 exhibit fee. There is also a discounted fee of $399 per additional attendee.

The Florida Venture Forum does not accept hard copy submissions. The Forum shall have the sole and absolute discretion to withdraw an accepted presenter application for any reason, including discovery of discrepancies in information provided by applicant to the Forum. Early submissions are welcomed and encouraged.

Click Here to view the PRESENTER SELECTION & BENEFITS.

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Looking to Showcase your company and Expand your Network?
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.

For inquiries, please contact pat@flventure.org

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Speaking opportunity on opening day at General Session.
  • Exhibit space in the exhibition area.
  • Opportunity to distribute a promotional item to attendees.
  • Opportunity to coach a presenting company. (Individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria.)
  • Hyperlink to your website as Conference sponsor from the Florida Venture Forum website.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in the Conference app, Conference materials and onsite marketing signage inclusive of the opening of General Session.
  • Twenty (20) attendees at no charge for all Conference activities starting on January 31, 2019. 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. The discounted per person registration fee for additional attendees is $599 (a $100 discount off the regular $699 early registration fee).
  • Six (6) attendees for the EXCLUSIVE VIP Reception on January 30, 2019.

*All sponsors agree to notify Florida Venture Capital Conference staff of separate receptions, hospitality suites or food functions involving Conference attendees. Sponsors are not permitted to host any activity which conflicts with official Conference activities.

$12,000

SPONSOR BENEFITS:

  • Speaking opportunity as a panel speaker at the Venture Capital Conference. Speakers are selected based on their experience relevant to the panel or seminar topic.
  • Exhibit space in the exhibition area (may not be transferred to a third party).
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional items to attendees.
  • Opportunity to coach a presenting company. (Individuals must be pre-approved according to the coaching criteria.)
  • Sponsor website Hyperlink as Conference sponsor from the Florida Venture Forum website.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in the Conference app, Conference materials and onsite marketing signage inclusive of the General Session presentation.
  • Ten (10) attendees at no charge for all Conference activities starting on January 31, 2019. 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. The discounted per person registration fee for additional attendees is $599 (a $100 discount off the regular $699 early registration fee).

*All sponsors agree to notify Florida Venture Capital Conference staff of separate receptions, hospitality suites or food functions involving Conference attendees. Sponsors are not permitted to host any activity which conflicts with official Conference activities.

$9,750

SPONSOR BENEFITS:

  • Allows for five (5) attendees for the January 30, 2019 VIP reception and includes Conference activities starting on January 31, 2019 (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. The discounted per person registration fee for additional attendees is $599 (a $100 discount off the regular $699 early registration fee).
  • Hosting opportunity at the Conference reception with upgraded wine sampling.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Marketing of Sponsor on all marketing pieces as the Exclusive Premium Wine sponsor and sponsor inclusion in the Conference App.

*All sponsors agree to notify Florida Venture Capital Conference staff of separate receptions, hospitality suites or food functions involving Conference attendees. Sponsors are not permitted to host any activity which conflicts with official Conference activities.

$6,500

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. This is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in the Conference app, Conference materials and onsite marketing signage inclusive of the General Session presentation.
  • Six (6) attendees (non-transferable) at no charge for all Conference activities starting on January 31, 2019. 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. The discounted per person registration fee for additional attendees is $599 (a $100 discount off the regular $699 early registration fee).

*All sponsors agree to notify Florida Venture Capital Conference staff of separate receptions, hospitality suites or food functions involving Conference attendees. Sponsors are not permitted to host any activity which conflicts with official Conference activities.

$3,950

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. This is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in the Conference app, Conference materials and onsite marketing signage inclusive of the opening General Session presentation.
  • Three (3) attendees at no charge for all Conference activities starting on January 31, 2019. 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. The discounted per person registration fee for additional attendees is $599 (a $100 discount off the regular $699 early registration fee).

*All sponsors agree to notify Florida Venture Capital Conference staff of separate receptions, hospitality suites or food functions involving Conference attendees. Sponsors are not permitted to host any activity which conflicts with official Conference activities.

$2,800

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Two (2) attendees at no charge for all Conference activities starting on January 31, 2019. 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. The discounted per person registration fee for additional attendees is $599 (a $100 discount off the regular $699 early registration fee
  • Name recognition and a brief podium opportunity at the start of the sponsored session.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.
  • Logo included in the Conference app, Conference materials and onsite marketing signage inclusive of the General Session presentation.
  • Opportunity to place a marketing piece in the breakout session meeting room.

*All sponsors agree to notify Florida Venture Capital Conference staff of separate receptions, hospitality suites or food functions involving Conference attendees. Sponsors are not permitted to host any activity which conflicts with official Conference activities.

$2,800

SPONSOR BENEFITS:

  • Logo placement on Conference HOTEL Keys (for all registered hotel Conference guests).
  • Allows up to Two (2) persons for all Conference activities starting on January 31, 2019. Names must be submitted thirty (30) days prior to the Conference. The discounted per person registration fee for additional attendees is $599 (a $100 discount off the regular $699 early registration fee).
  • Logo placement in General Session PowerPoint presentation and on electronic sponsor loop.
  • Listing in Florida Venture Capital Conference APP.
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information.

*All sponsors agree to notify Florida Venture Capital Conference staff of separate receptions, hospitality suites or food functions involving Conference attendees. Sponsors are not permitted to host any activity which conflicts with official Conference activities.

$1,900

SPONSOR BENEFITS:

(BISTRO STATION WILL BE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED FOR UP TO 2 HOURS)
  • Allows One (1) person to attend the Conference starting on January 31, 2019.
  • Logo placement in General Session PowerPoint presentation and on electronic sponsor loop.
  • Listing in Florida Venture Capital Conference APP.
  • Access to full attendee list with complete contact information.

*All sponsors agree to notify Florida Venture Capital Conference staff of separate receptions, hospitality suites or food functions involving Conference attendees. Sponsors are not permitted to host any activity which conflicts with official Conference activities.

$1,500

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • One (1) person to attend all Conference activities starting on January 31, 2019. 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. The discounted per person registration fee for additional attendees is $599 (a $100 discount off the regular $699 early registration fee).
  • Access to pre-registered attendee list with complete contact information.
  • Name recognition at the break and in all marketing materials.

*All sponsors agree to notify Florida Venture Capital Conference staff of separate receptions, hospitality suites or food functions involving Conference attendees. Sponsors are not permitted to host any activity which conflicts with official Conference activities.

$1,500

SPONSOR BENEFITS:

  • One (1) person to attend all Conference activities starting on January 31, 2019. 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. The discounted per person registration fee for additional attendees is $599 (a $100 discount off the regular $699 early registration fee).
  • Access to pre-registered attendee list with complete contact information.
  • Name recognition at the break and in all marketing materials.

*All sponsors agree to notify Florida Venture Capital Conference staff of separate receptions, hospitality suites or food functions involving Conference attendees. Sponsors are not permitted to host any activity which conflicts with official Conference activities.

$1,250

SPONSOR BENEFITS:

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ADD-ON SPONSORSHIP AND IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO EXISTING CONFERENCE SPONSORS.
  • Attendance for two persons at the VIP Welcome Reception for VCs, sponsors and VIPs ONLY on January 30, 2019, prior to the start of the Conference.
  • Opportunity to network and meet VCs and VIPs prior to the Conference.
  • Logo included on the evite and email reminders to the VCs.
  • Logo included on signage onsite and on the Forum website.

*All sponsors agree to notify Florida Venture Capital Conference staff of separate receptions, hospitality suites or food functions involving Conference attendees. Sponsors are not permitted to host any activity which conflicts with official Conference activities.

Hotel Information

HOST HOTEL: THE VINOY RENAISSANCE RESORT
501 5th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
1-888-789-3090

Attendees can make their room reservations and receive the Special Discounted Rate of $299 via the RESERVATION LINK or by calling their Reservations Team at 1-888-789-3090. Rooms are limited, so be sure to reserve today! 

ROOM BLOCK EXPIRES AT 5:00 P.M. EST ON JANUARY 9TH 2019

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

2019 Florida Venture Capital Conference Schedule