2017 Florida VentureTech Showcase

Join the Florida Venture Forum / Venture Education Foundation for the 2017 Florida VentureTech Showcase at the FAU Tech Runway in Boca Raton on November 16th from 1:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. The showcase is a capital acceleration competition and business-networking event featuring presentations by some of Florida’s most promising early stage companies. 

Presenting companies will compete for TWO Winner placement Space Florida Accelerating Innovation Awards which amounts to  $25,000 CASH awards to each of the two winning companies. For a total of $50,000 in prize money!


Presenters will be chosen by a selection committee, comprised of investors, evaluating early stage companies from throughout the state of Florida. Selection criteria for early stage companies are listed on the Forum’s website. Selection preference will be given to those early stage companies in information technology and health technology, knowledge-based services, space transportation and advanced aerospace platforms, satellite systems and science payloads, ground and operations support systems, agriculture, climate/environmental monitoring, civil protection and emergency management, International Space Station and human life science (including medical research), communications, cyber security & robotics, adventure tourism, clean /alternative energy applications, advanced materials and new products. See Company Criteria on the Forum’s website for additional details.

About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed. www.spaceflorida.gov.

About Florida Venture Forum: The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping emerging Florida companies connect with sources of capital from across the country. The organization provides programs statewide throughout the year in addition to hosting the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition and the Early Stage Capital Conference. www.flventure.org.

About FAU Tech Runway: A South Florida public-private partnership, FAU Tech Runway serves as a hub to accelerate technology development and incubate start-up companies. This incubation and acceleration happens in a 29,000-square-foot collaborative workspace that provides students, faculty and local entrepreneurs with a complete ecosystem to house, educate, mentor, and fund their companies from origination through venture funding. www.techrunway.fau.edu.