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.

Bob Fitts – Producer of SUP-X and President of GCVCA

Bob Fitts – Producer of SUP-X and President of GCVCA

We have plenty of activity and zeal and some real success stories – Ultimate Software, Citrix, and Magic Leap come to mind quickly, but there are others.  We need more, more of everything and better everything –  startups, exits, angel groups, seed funds, exits, talent, cooperation throughout South Florida – everything

– – Bob

Bob Fitts, producer of The Startup Expo and President of the Gold Coast Venture Capital Association, relocated from Manhattan to Miami as a management consultant and soon became entrenched in the South Florida entrepreneurial community.


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!