Thank you to everyone for making the 2020 Early Stage Conference  such a huge success!

The first ever virtual conference was an amazing success and featured a who’s-who of the venture capital community – and those interested in investing in Seed and Early Stage Companies in Florida and beyond!

We are pleased to announce Techfit Digital Surgery, Switched Source and HealthMe Technology as the winners of the all virtual 2020 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference, held October 14-15, 2020. A panel of judges reviewed each selected company’s presentation and supporting materials. Grand Prize Winner Techfit Digital Surgery will receive $40,000 of Space Florida’s Accelerating Innovation (AI) Award, while 1st Runner-Up Switched Source will receive $30,000 and 2nd Runner-Up HealthMe Technology will receive $20,000. Additionally, Hannah Herbst with Tiburon Technologies representing Florida Atlantic University won the 10th Annual Statewide Collegiate Startup Competition and will receive $10,000.


  • 13th Annual Florida Early Stage Capital Conference and 10th Annual Statewide Collegiate Start-up Competition
  • Record number of attendees – 350+ Investors, Service Providers, and Entrepreneurs
  • Record number of presenter applications 150+, including companies in France, Spain, and Israel
  • Presentations by 21 fast growing Early Stage companies and 10 Collegiate Competitors
  • Techfit Digital Surgery, Switched Source and HealthMe Technology took the top 3 winning spots
  • Tiburon Technologies representing Florida Atlantic University won the 10th Annual Statewide Collegiate Startup Competition
  • Successful “Knowing when your Company is Investable” Workshop, sponsored by Insperity
  • Successful Panel SessionsA Discussion With 3 Successful Florida HealthTech Companies, Raising Capital In Today’s Environment, Mars2020 Mission, Telehealth: Opportunities And Obstacles, Cybersecurity In The New Normal, and Behind The Angel Curtain Panels

Get continued access to the event!

Since the #EarlyStage20 Conference was a virtual event all the pitches and panels from Day 1 – 2 are available to watch 
On-Demand for months of continued networking and engagement! For continued viewing (for existing registered viewers only) you can login using your email and password. Click on Company Presentations to watch company pitches and Sessions for panel discussions.

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Everyone talking about our first virtual Florida
Early Stage Capital Conference!

"The people we met and the networking opportunities were incredible! We enjoyed the pitch competition and received some very interesting feedback on our value proposition & technology that will surely put us in better shape for the future of scaling and growth."
Mauricio Toro
CEO, TechFit Digital Surgery
“Space Florida congratulates Techfit Digital Surgery, Switched Source and HealthMe Technology as the winners of this 2020 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference, as well as all those selected to participate. I also applaud Florida Venture Forum for creating a successful first-ever, all virtual conference. These events are essential in highlighting Florida’s start-up ecosystem and venture capital community, and Space Florida thanks Florida Venture Forum for its leadership in that arena.”
Frank DiBello
President and CEO, Space Florida
“Congratulations to Techfit, Switched Source and HealthMe Technology, and all of our presenting companies, and special thanks to our sponsors, attendees and members for making the 2020 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference a success. With the support of Space Florida, our members and our sponsors we were able to move forward with hosting this year’s conference because we know how important it is to the seed and early stage startup ecosystem in Florida. Congratulations again to all those involved; we look forward to watching all of our presenters continue to grow and scale."
Kevin Burgoyne
President and CEO, Florida Venture Forum
Congratulations to SourceSwitched!! So proud to support you through @insideFPL's innovation hub #35Mules. You are proof that innovation and startups thrive in Florida.
Crystal Stiles
Senior Director, Florida Power & Light