Tampa, FL | May 14-15, 2020

Join the Florida Venture Forum at the 13th Annual Florida Early Stage Capital Conference and the 10th Annual Statewide Collegiate Startup Competition on May 14-15th, 2020 at the Westshore Grand Hotel 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 Capital Conference is one of the largest gatherings of angel and early stage investors in the state and features presentations from some of the most innovative, fast growing, early stage companies in the southeast! This 2-day action packed event offers numerous networking opportunities with active investors and dealmakers, panel discussions from industry leaders, keynote speakers, incubator and accelerator programs and pitches from entrepreneurial students representing the top universities throughout the state. Presenting companies will also be compete for the Accelerating Innovation (AI) Award, offered by Space Florida, totaling $100,000.
The Florida Venture Forum is calling for outstanding private companies from within and outside the State of Florida  to Apply to Present at the 2020 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference!
 
In addition to the opportunity to present before an audience of active equity investors, presenting companies meeting designated criteria will compete for the Accelerating Innovation (AI) Award, offered by Space Florida. The AI Award offers cash prizes totaling $100,000 to eligible Florida companies and to out-of-state companies seeking to relocate or establish a presence in Florida. 
 
Companies wishing to submit an application to present at the 2020 Early Stage Capital Conference must apply online by filling out the PRESENTER APPLICATION. Early submissions are welcomed and encouraged.APPLY NOW!

Get ready to Grow...Register Now!

Don't miss out! Register today to attend Florida's LARGEST gatherings of angel and early stage investors in the state and features presentations from some of the most innovative, fast growing, early stage companies! When registering two or more persons from your firm consider sponsorship opportunities!

FVF Member Rate

$ 199
  • Valid NOW - May 14

Early Bird Attendee Rate

$ 199
  • Valid through NOW - March 15

Presenter Rate*

$ FREE
  • Valid NOW - May 14

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 of the Early Stage Conference lunch, the most heavily attended event component of the entire Conference.  
  • Sponsor table opportunity at the Conference (may not be transferred to a third party) 
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information  
  • Logo included in Conference materials and signage 
  • Six (6) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable).

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.
  • Opportunity to have exclusive lectern visibility throughout the Conference, introducing yourself, the firm and announcing each company presenter  
  • List of Conference attendees with complete contact information  
  • Executive Summaries of selected companies provided before the Conference 
  • Logo included in the Conference materials, signage and on the lectern during the introductions 
  • Exhibit table onsite  
  • Five (5) attendees at no charge for all activities (non-transferable) 

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to be the “Go-to” sponsor to schedule meetings between investors and presenters before the start of the Conference  
  • Access to all accepted presenter Executive Summaries before the start of the Conference 
  • Access to all investor attendees beforehand 
  • Exclusive table opportunity in close proximity to the designated investor meeting area 
  • List of attendees with complete contact information  
  • Logo included in the 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 investors and presenting companies before the start of the Conference. The actual meetings will be coordinated on site for the duration of the Conference

SPONSOR BENEFITS

This sponsorship allows for selected presenter companies to attend the Conference for FREE

  • List of Conference attendees with complete contact information
  • Executive Summaries of selected companies provided before the Conference
  • Logo included in the Conference materials
  • Three (3) at no charge for all activities (non-transferable). Substitutions allowed only within the sponsoring company.

The beer & wine mixer is after the conclusion of the May 14th Workshop

  • 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 
  • Three (3) 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 
  • Opportunity to open the Workshop and introduce the speaker
  • Two (2) attendees at no charge for all activities.  NOTE: 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 including name, company, address, telephone and email 
  • 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. 

BARISTA STATION WILL BE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED FOR UP TO 2 HOURS DURING THE  MAY 15th AFTERNOON BREAK

  • Allows up to two (2) persons to attend the Conference 
  •  Logo placement in General Session PowerPoint presentation and on electronic sponsor loop 
  • Sponsor recognition listing in the Conference App 
  • List of pre-registered attendees with complete contact information 
  •  Signage prominently displayed at the Barista Station

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • One (1) person to attend all Conference activities. 
  • Access to pre-registered attendee list with complete contact information.  
  • Name recognition at the break and in all marketing materials.

BOOK YOUR STAY

HOST HOTEL:
The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
4860 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

(813) 286-4400

Be right in the middle of all the action when you book your stay and take advantage of the discounted Forum group rate of $174 per night. Rooms are limited, so be sure to reserve today!

The cut-off date for accepting reservations into this room block is
April 27, 2020

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