The 2023 Aerospace + EmergingTech Forum

June 8th at Groundswell in Melbourne, Florida

Including $200,000 in Cash Awards and VC Investment!


Space Florida, Groundswell Startups, and the Florida Venture Forum, Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, are pleased to announce the 2023 Aerospace + EmergingTech Reception, to be held on June 8, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., at the newly expanded Groundswell co-working space in Melbourne.

The closing reception for Aerospace Innovation (AI) awards* will be on June 8th, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Groundswell Startup Incubator in Melbourne, Florida. The reception will feature, speakers, a panel discussion, and pitches from the finalists. To register, use the links provided. Space is limited, so register today!

For those interested in sponsoring, available sponsorship levels are listed here.

Aerospace + EmergingTech: Venture Investment Criteria and Details Provided by DeepWork Capital

Investment Details:

One investment (not a grant) will be made to the winner (or if the winner is not a FL business, to the highest placed FL business).

Investment will be placed into a current funding round of at least equivalent scale if one exists, or if not, into a SAFE note with a 5M cap.

Must be present to win.

Event Lodging Options


Hotel Melby

$129 Room Rate
Discounted Valet Parking $15/day
1-800-HILTONS Group Code: FVF
Deadline to reserve at discounted rate 6/3/23
Book here.

Investors and Attendees


Applications to pitch at this event are closed. You can always apply to pitch at upcoming events.


Professionals and Companies