Who We Are?

The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking. The Forum's educational programs provide in-depth information on topics such as raising debt and equity capital, human resources, finance, management, term sheet negotiation, valuations, marketing and R&D. Offering candid management and financial advice, and hands-on technical assistance, these programs offer a valuable learning experience for entrepreneurs and growing companies.  

The Florida Venture Forum hosts the annual Florida Venture Capital Conference that has been instrumental in helping Florida based entrepreneurs achieve over $2.9 billion in funding to date. Additionally, the Forum hosts the Florida Early Stage Conference, which has helped presenting companies raise over $15.5 million to date! The Florida Venture Forum, in conjunction with the Early Stage Conference, also hosts the Florida Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition, which has given students from Florida's leading universities the opportunity to raise their level of real world professional focus, and raise funding for their ventures.

Our Mission:

Connecting Florida Entrepreneurs and Capital Sources to Foster a Thriving Innovation Economy.