Emerging Technology Business Showcase to include VC bootcamp, foodpreneurs, pitches

Date: 12th February, 2015

Entrepreneurs looking for financial support for their businesses and investors seeking insight on South Florida startups will learn about such opportunities at the 17th annual Emerging Technology Business Showcase on Thursday in Miami.

The Florida Venture Forum and the Enterprise Development Corporation are jointly presenting the one-day event, “ETBS in Paradise,” at Miami Dade College.

The all-day event will begin with a two-hour workshop in the morning giving insight as to what a fundable company looks like to investors and venture capitalists alike as well as a review by legal counsel on the components of a term sheet. During lunch, a panel of food experts and entrepreneurs will tell stories of their food startups and discuss trends, challenges, and opportunities in the industry in South Florida’s diverse market. The afternoon will start with a presentation about the valuation process and exit related issues for companies in their early stages of development.

The final session of the day will showcase some of the most promising startups in South Florida:

  • BlackDove (www.blackdove.com)
  • Foodoozle (www.foodoozle.com)
  • Fresh Meal Plan (www.freshmealplan.com)
  • Hair Construction (www.hairconstruction.us)
  • Haku Sports (www.hakusports.com)
  • itopia (www.itopia.us)
  • Kotton Zoo (www.kottonzoo.com)
  • netFundz (no website)

The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. The Enterprise Development Corporation provides advisory and support services to help position entrepreneurs, investors and partners for success and growth in South Florida’s startup community.

For more information about the event: http://tinyurl.com/ofsm78z. Posted Oct. 20, 2014