As always, the health and safety of our guests and associates remains our top priority and we are proud to be going above and beyond all state and health department guidelines to ensure the strictest standards are in place. Click the button below to learn more.

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 $159 per night. Rooms are limited, so be sure to reserve today!

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


Be right in the middle of the action: The 2021 Early Stage Capital Conference is a 2-day action packed experience offering numerous networking opportunities, programming featuring top investors and active deal makers, and showcases Florida’s most innovative and fast growing, early stage companies before an audience of investors and leading service providers. 

Save on Cost: Take advantage of the discounted Forum Room Block Rate. Participate in all the events without the stress of commuting.

Ease of Networking: Since most of the conference attendees, investors, service providers, and companies stay at the host hotel, you’ll have numerous opportunities to connect and network over the two days.

Convenience: You never know when you may need to retrieve an extra business card before an unexpected meeting or want to freshen up before the next networking session. Having a room available can be very rewarding! Plus, there’s always a charging outlet available!

Support: The more attendees stay within Forum’s room block, the stronger our business value is to cities when negotiating rates. In turn, it helps to keep registration pricing as low as possible!

The HEI Hotel & Resorts Promise

At HEI Hotels & Resorts, we are taking steps to be able to provide you a full-service experience while maintaining the safety, sanitation, and physical distancing needs that are required. No doubt you are concerned about how you can host an event that maximizes your group’s time together while minimizing contact and proximity. Our hotels have responded aggressively to the pandemic through increased measures for social distancing, strict sanitation and disinfection protocols, associate awareness, personal protective equipment requirements, training, and various other methods to help keep you and your meeting attendees safe and ensure you have the best event possible. We are ready to work with you to design your special event. We will uniquely diagram your space, identify your necessary equipment and meeting amenities, and develop a special food and beverage service. Furthermore, a number of additional options are available to provide even more safety and comfort to your meeting attendees, such as in-meeting disinfection, disposable covers, personal protective equipment packs, and much more. When the planning is done, we will ensure that you are completely satisfied and excited for your event and comfortable it will take place in the safest and cleanest of environments.