Emerging Technology Business Showcase (ETBS)
In November 2015, Florida Venture Forum, Space Florida and Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida co-hosted the Emerging Technologies and Business Showcase.
The event took place at the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables, Florida in November 2015. In addition to presentations and other programming, the ETBS featured a total of $150,000 in cash awards presented to winning companies in early and growth stage categories. The awards were provided by Space Florida.
“Space Florida is pleased to see a wide range of companies throughout the state be selected to present at the Emerging Technologies and Business Showcase,” said Space Florida President Frank DiBello. “These events promote the growth of Florida-based, high‐tech businesses, but also highlight the growing Capital Formation community in the state and showcase that we have the quality innovation‐based businesses as well as the experienced management teams to execute bringing them to market. Today’s Florida is a recognized innovation state!”
Presenters were selected from a record pool of applicants by a committee of active Florida venture capitalists and other investors, and will present to an audience of investors, other deal professionals and entrepreneurs.
The 2015 ETBS winners were:
1st PLACE: RedCap, Ft. Lauderdale (www.redcapvalet.com)
Redcap has developed technology and business process that transforms the current
experience of buying and servicing a vehicle. The integration of RedCap’s software enables any automotive dealer to offer their customers “out of store” experiences which not only allows a customer to service and purchase without ever leaving their home oroffice but allows the dealer to extend their brand and services beyond the property of the dealership. Most importantly, the software improves customer satisfaction by nearly 40 points, revenue by 18% and reduces loaner expense by as much as 40%. RedCap is working with leading Connected Car players to fully integrate RedCap software into the connected car experience.
2ND PLACE: Videoo, Miami Beach (www.videoopro.com)
Videoo is new technology (SaaS) built for brands and publishers to better
engage audiences in collaborative social broadcasting. Videoo takes social media to the next level; They call it “living media”! Now passive viewers become active participants in social storytelling. Video automatically pulls content from Vine, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube for all-in‐one playlists that re‐order in real‐time as audiences watch, vote, upload and share. Use cases: News feeds, social storytelling, events, contests and social TV. Results are deeper engagement and monetization: 40x impressions, 11.64 clip views per user, +408% time on site, +267% social referrals.