We believe that continual learning is key to the success of any start-up; that’s why we provide conferences, workshops, seminars and events that bring together entrepreneurs with industry thought leaders.
If Miami startups were randomly asked what our entrepreneurial community’s most frustrating issue is, the vast majority would respond that we need to have far better financing attention and serious consideration that will lead to a much higher level of early stage funding by active Florida and non-Florida investors.
EDC is announcing a series of events in Miami that have resulted from our long-standing partnership with the Miami Downtown Development Authority (“DDA”). Every one to two months, EDC will hold a “Meet the Investor” event series, that will be a combination of limited one-on-one introductions between an active early stage investor group and some of South Florida’s most promising startups followed by an early evening investor reception where a broader audience of entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to more directly learn from each investor’s specific process for applicants and advice to these startups.
The objective of these direct “capital Introductions” is to help startups acquaint themselves with active Florida and non-Florida early stage investors and help the investors identify South Florida’s best emerging investor-ready companies. Additionally we want to enable EDC to better prepare and present companies to engage investors and facilitate ongoing investor/startup discussions and updates.
Clearly, the core goal here is to begin to address our continued challenge of making sure our startups receive maximum investor exposure. Specifically, while Miami and all of South Florida are enjoying unprecedented growth in everything entrepreneurial and our region has been broadly publicized as one of the US’s top startup hotspots, there still remains very major challenges in attracting capital; resulting in many of our early stage entrepreneurs either giving up or giving up approaching Florida investors to raise funds out-of-state.
Again, to address this issue, EDC will hold these regular meetings to highlight a particular active investor group who will provide background on their fund, including what are key factors in evaluating an investment, and perhaps even dig into relevant specific topics (valuation, due diligence, critical investment criteria, etc.) as well as facilitate audience questions.
Entrepreneurs submit your documents and/or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in this series.
NEXT UPCOMING EVENT:
JAN 24th – EDC / Inside The Investor’s Head with Tamiami Angel Funds Tim Cartwright/ Miami DDA Investor Series
REGISTER HERE: Add to Calendar
This evening we will highlight Tamiami Angel Funds, funds organized to allow high net worth individuals and family offices an opportunity for active involvement in a diversified capital investment process with the goal of building a portfolio of high potential, emerging growth companies. This is the second investor group in our monthly series that hopes to bring investors to Miami in hopes of making key introductions that will lead to successful financing. www.tamiamiangels.com
For those entrepreneurs that would like the opportunity to be considered for a 1-on-1 30 minute capital introduction with Tamiami Angel Funds, please submit your executive summary and investor slide deck to email@example.com no later than January 2nd. *Please note, you may send your information after this date to be eligible for our future upcoming events.* You will be notified if you are selected for that opportunity. Those meetings will be held in the afternoon of January 24th.
At the evening event, Tim Cartwright will provide background on the fund, including what are some key factors in evaluating an investment, and perhaps even dig into relevant specific topics (valuation, due diligence, critical investment criteria, etc.) as well as facilitate audience questions. This will be their 3rd fund launched, and they are excited to share their goals!
This event is organized and hosted by the Enterprise Development Corporation. Striving to create an innovation / entrepreneurial driven economy in South Florida, EDC supports entrepreneurs by empowering through mentorship, strategic advisory services and connections to capital, investors and partners. The EDC provides strategic development and general advisory services to entrepreneurs at varying stages of development.
Afternoon One-to-One Capital Introductions / Miami DDA Investor Series
To participate in the limited one-on-one introductions with investors, please email your executive summary and pitch deck to firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 2nd, 2016. *Please note, you may send your information after this date to be eligible for our future upcoming events.* The EDC plans to review your information to assure that you are presenting your company in the best possible way. Your summary will also be reviewed by each investor over the duration of the series. We plan to have investors that range from early to later stage, some generalists, some specialists, from Florida and beyond. The investor will determine 4 or more companies to meet with. If selected, there is no cost to the entrepreneurs and no registration necessary for attending the afternoon one-to-one introductions.
Platinum Sponsor: Miami Downtown Authority
Gold Sponsor: New World Angels
Site Sponsor: Mindwarehouse
Featured Investor: Tamiami Angel Funds
Event Organizer: Enterprise Development Corporation
Date and Time
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
111 NE 1st Street
Miami, FL 33132