Apply to Present!

The Florida Venture Forum’s presenter application is LIVE 24/7. Use the link below for your presenter application submission to be considered to pitch in front of investors at one of our upcoming events. Each company’s presenter application will be reviewed by a standing committee of active investors.
There is no cost to apply, nor to attend, if selected. 

Selection Criteria

The Forum’s selection committee is led by active venture investors and there are no set selection requirements, including revenue, industry, stage or geography. 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.).

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The Florida Venture Forum (“Forum”) seeks Florida-based companies representing an array of industries that are entering or have reached, at a minimum, the commercialization phase. This phase of a company’s development cycle is typically characterized by the transformation of a technology and/or business model into a viable commercial business enterprise as demonstrated via market traction (i.e. pilot testing with target customers / nominal revenue). Investment funding at this stage is generally sought to finance, amongst others, team expansion, further product development, working capital, and sales and marketing initiatives.  The Forum recognizes that the development cycle for life science firms may differ and traction may be exhibited via other milestones, such as progression with the regulatory process.  Thus, consideration as it relates to stage, will be afforded to companies within this market.

Companies should have fully committed leadership whose primary focus is upon the development and growth of the business venture.

Companies should have completed the business planning process and have documents available for review by potential investors that fully describe, at a minimum, the following aspects of the venture: the market and associated value-proposition, competitive landscape, relevant management credentials and experience, financial pro-formas, and historical capitalization (as applicable).

The company should be ready for outside equity capital investment to further the development of the business venture. Development should have progressed to the point that potential investors can conduct reasonable due diligence and evaluate the investment opportunity. Typically, companies at this stage of commercialization are seeking between $500,000 and $2,000,000 in a “Series A” investment round.

“THE APPLY ANYTIME PROCESS”

  • Complete a simple application and attach an optional one-minute pitch video
  • The Forum’s investor led selection committee will meet regularly (at least monthly) to review new applicants.
  • A committee member may contact the applicant/founder to ask any questions raised by the committee.
  • Accepted companies will be notified by Forum staff

There is no charge to any applicant or accepted company, and the Forum does not seek or retain any interest or equity in any accepted or presenting companies.

Accepted companies will:

  • Be entered into the Forum’s searchable “accepted company” database, which is open to hundreds of Forum members and active venture investors ranging from seed to later stage private equity.
  • Receive a “Forum Accepted Company” graphic that can be featured on the accepted company’s website
  • Be included in regular press announcements and social media
  • Receive fast-track consideration (no additional application necessary) for Forum events and conferences where companies are selected to present (separate acceptance process for each event).
  • Receive invitations to Forum events, panel and speaking opportunities and other benefits on an invitation-only basis.
  • Receive member pricing to attend Forum events where entry fees are charged