The Startup Expo – SUP-X 2016

While there are many events for entrepreneurs and investors, there are few that focus primarily on the outcomes for attendees. Our mission is to ensure our entrepreneurs and investors gain actionable knowledge, make meaningful connections, and have significant deal-making opportunities. The two-day event will receive 1,500-2,000 Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Vendors, while showcasing over 150 Exhibitors in 50,000+ sqft of exhibitor space.

SUP-X Miami-Dade Kickoff Party + Startup Competition

SUP-X Miami-Dade Kickoff Party + Startup Competition

SUP-X Launch

We kickoff SUP-X in Miami @ Building on January 7th in the first of 3 startup competitions in South Florida where winners receive a booth at SUP-X in February, and gain eligibility to be considered for the finals!

Use code “LUMINARY” to save $5.00 off the ticket price.

The competition:

Startups Nominated by the Community!
One company will be nominated from each our of community partners: Rokk3r Labs, New World Angels, Miami Innovation Fund, Accelerated Growth Partners, the Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida, Tamiami Angel Funds and more!

  • AGP – Blackdove
  • Tamiami Angel Funds – Streann
  • Miami Innovation Fund – RawShorts
  • Krillion Ventures – Videoo
  • Rokk3r Labs – Pensiventures
  • New World Angels – TBD
  • EDC of South Florida – Rotation Manager

Interested in competing?

In addition to the community-nominated startups, one at-large startup may compete as well, as long as you meet the following requirements: less than $3mm in revenues, less than $3mm in capital raised; no restaurant concepts, real estate deals or real estate partnerships or project/infrastructure finance, and must be based in Miami-Dade County. Interested companies should email Bob Fitts.


  • Two startups will be crowned as the winners and will represent Miami-Dade in the SUP-X startup competition semi-finals in February – where they’ll have an opportunity to win part of $50,000 total in cash and prizes!

Ticket price includes light food & refreshments. Come have a beer, root on your friends and kick off 2016 with SUP-X! Random drawing for SUP-X tickets, too!

Event limited to 150 people.  RSVP today!

GCVCA’s Meet the Angels 2015

GCVCA September Meeting
The GCVCA’s Meet the Angels

Wednesday, September 30th
Embassy Suites, Boca Raton
661 Northwest 53rd St., Boca Raton, FL 33487

A gathering of major angel groups and funds from throughout the state that specialize in seed to series A investing. This is an excellent opportunity for area entrepreneurs to learn which area angel groups and funds are the right ones for them to pursue for funding.  The panelists will provide information about their investment parameters, their process, typical funding size, and contact information.  The panels will also discuss pertinent issues related to raising capital and investing that entrepreneurs and investors alike can learn from.

Confirmed panelists thus far:

Doug O’Keefe, Miami Innovation Fund
Dave Chitester, Florida Funders
Mike O’Donnell, Grupo Arcano
Tim Cartwright, Tamiami Angel Funds

Jay Holmes, Caerus Ventures
Rhys Williams, New World Angels
Kilburn Sherman, SJO Worldwide
Mitchel Laskey, The Fan Fund
Ed Boland, Scout Ventures

5:30-6:30 pm – Networking Reception, GCVCA Members and VIP Pass Holders only
6:30-8:30 pm – Panels  and Q&A

Startup Weekend Wearables and Fashion Tech Global Battle

SW Miami Wearables

Startup Weekend Wearables and Fashion Tech Global Battle

Use code: LCSW15 for $25 off

Technology and fashion are not fields that have previously been known for their interaction. Until now. Wearables, e-commerce sites, apps and fashion tech are changing both industries at an incredible pace. To celebrate, we’re gathering together renowned wearables and fashion tech experts, the latest technology trends, and the most talented young entrepreneurs in the world’s biggest Wearables & Fashion Tech startup competition in the world!

Oh wait, the opportunity (and fun) doesn’t stop there! We are coordinating with teams in New York, London, Chicago, Guadalajara Mexico and Santa Cruz Bolivia to host Startup Weekend Fashion Battles during the same weekend. The winning teams from each city will be flown and compete against one another on a global stage in Poznań, the home of the 8th Art & Fashion Forum powered by Grażyna Kulczyk! More info here:

Welcome to STARTUP WEEKEND’S GLOBAL WEARABLES AND FASHION TECH BATTLE! Each of the cities participating will host a Startup Weekend – a 54-hour event bringing together developers, designers and non techs to create functional companies from scratch.

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.

Innovation Nation: Secrets from the Israeli Start Up Scene

The Idea Center at Miami Dade College and Tel Aviv University will join forces in linking together two successful startup ecosystems. Learn from one of the top tech and startup ecosystems in the world — Israel. Oren Simanian, founder of StarTAU, the Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center, will discuss best practices in innovation in Israel as well as provide practical, hands-on skills and knowledge used by successful Israeli startups.

Oren Simanian
StarTAU, Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center

Oren is the Founder @ StarTAU, Tel Aviv University entrepreneurship center, as a key person in the start-up ecosystem he assists entrepreneurs to take it to the next level. Oren has designed tailor-made programs to support many sectrs to become entrepreneurial. He has one of the strongest track records in the Israeli seed ventures industry.