ALL applicants must complete and submit the online PRESENTER APPLICATION. In addition, a one-minute compelling pitch video must be emailed to: The FINAL application deadline is TBD. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as selection is made on a rolling basis.
Upon notification of selection, presenters must submit an additional five-minute video pitch (MP4 file) with accompanying slide deck (PPT). Five-minute presentations must be submitted upon notification to: Presenters will be scheduled to participate in a LIVE Q & A session with judges via webinar on TBD. Presentations will be shown on demand throughout the event.

PRIZE MONEY ALLOCATION:  The GRAND PRIZE* Winning Company will receive $40,000. The FIRST RUNNER-UP Winning Company will receive $30,000 and (TWO) SECOND PLACE Winning Companies will receive $15,000 each. NOTE: Prize determination by the judging team is FINAL. *Previous 1st placed Grand Prize Winners are ineligible to reapply.

Selection Criteria

Selected presenting companies must have a focus in aerospace and related innovative technologies (see commercial markets listed below) to be eligible to compete for up to $100K in total allocated awards. Presenter applications will be reviewed and presenters chosen by a selection committee made up of active angel and early stage equity investors. The committee will assess companies primarily on the basis of likelihood of interest by venture investors, and will look for the following qualities: growth potential, scalability, quality management teams, unique or cutting edge technology, competitive and structural advantages, and traction (user adoption, revenue growth, etc.).

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Florida Venture Forum believes diversity and inclusion are critical to the success of its company selection initiatives and processes. We strongly support entrepreneurs of all backgrounds and encourage you to apply. The Forum does not tolerate any form of discrimination, for any reason, at any time. We actively strive to improve representation and diversity within the Florida Venture Forum community to accurately reflect our society. We welcome your suggestions, comments, or concerns, which may be emailed to our CEO directly at