THE STARTUP EXPO (SUP-X) 2016Produced in association with Luminary Central and Gold Coast Venture Capital Association
The premier conference bringing together startup and early-stage entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, and related service providers from across the Globe
Valuable Education, Meaningful Connections, and Potential Deal-Making
Tickets are extremely limited. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity!
Day 1: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
9:00am – 12:00pm – Women Entrepreneurs and Investors Sessions
This session is focused on Women Entrepreneurs and Investors. There will be separate breakout sessions for both entrepreneurs and investors with prestigious panelists leading discussions for each group. The session will end with a organized session where pre-selected women entrepreneurs can introduce their companies to a panel of investors and the entire audience of entrepreneurs and investors. The panel will provide insightful feedback, probing questions, and have the capacity to negotiate a term-sheet with entrepreneurs live.
Entrepreneur Breakout – Striving to Thrive: Success Secrets from Powerful Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Investor Breakout – Women Led Startups: How to Invest in an Undervalued Market
Combined Session – What It Takes To Excel
1:00pm – 5:15pm – Intensive Workshops for Entrepreneurs
A series of intense workshops will be provided for entrepreneurs. All teachings will be supported with actionable insight and led by qualified and successful leaders. These are the lessons that entrepreneurs need to be successful in today’s world.
Workshop #1: From Ideation to Commercialization: Planning and Executing Go To Market Strategies
Workshop #2: Friends, Family, Angels, Crowds and Sharks: Navigating the Minefield of Startup Capital
Workshop #3: The “A” Team on a Shoestring: Scaling for Success While Controlling Your Burn
5:30pm – Opening Reception and VIP Reception
Day 1 will conclude with an opening reception for all attendees followed by a VIP reception exclusively for investors and sponsors. It’s a unique and exclusive opportunity for investors to meet fellow investors from throughout the country to develop deal flow and partnership opportunities.
Day 2: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
9:00am -4:00pm – Keynote and Panel Discussions
The day will consist of keynotes, panel discussions, and networking opportunities to allow for investors and entrepreneurs to interact and educate themselves. Two separate tracks will be held for the panel discussions, one for entrepreneurs, and the other for investors. Industry experts and leaders will impart their wisdom on both groups of attendees throughout the day.
Entrepreneur Breakout #1 – Raising Capital: Views from Both Sides of the Coin
Entrepreneur Breakout #2 – Emerging Trends in Tech: Big Data, Robotics, Virtual Reality and IoT
Entrepreneur Breakout #3 – Startup Marketing/PR Panel
Entrepreneur Breakout #4 – When “It” Hits the Fan: Persevering Through Extreme Adversity
Investor Breakout #1 – Angel/VC Trends Panel
Investor Breakout #2 – Angel Portfolio Construction
Investor Breakout #3 – Dealmaker Marketplace: Roundtable Discussions by Particular Vertical/Topic
Investor Breakout #4 – Tales from the Crypt: Vampires + Zombies, The Deals that Haunt and Why
4:15pm – 5:30pm – Startup Expo
The Startup Expo will allow for Investor selected entrepreneurs to showcase their companies in front of a panel of investors. Cash prizes, potential investment, and significant exposure will be provided to participants and winners.
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Closing Reception
A final opportunity for all attendees to network amongst each other, establish relationships, and potentially initiate deals.