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Event Date Wed Mar 3 EST - Thu Mar 4 EST (8 months ago)
Location TBA
Region Americas

The 2021 Florida Venture Capital Conference will bring together around 1000 attendees from across the US and around the world, including 200+ investors ranging from angel, to growth equity, to later stage private equity.

The all-virtual conference will feature panel discussions, speakers, and networking opportunities providing attendees with unparalleled access and information on all aspects of venture capital in Florida – and beyond!

The event also will feature presentations from 40+ presenting and showcase companies selected by a committee of active venture investors from a pool of hundreds of applications. Over the past 30 years, presenters successfully raised over $10B in equity capital!


2021 Speakers

Pamela Rauch
Vice President of External Affairs and Economic Development, FPL

Eric Silagy
President & CEOm Florida Power & Light

Frank DiBello
President & CEO, Space Florida

Dan Rua
CEO, Admiral & Jonathan Cole

Shellye Archambeau
Sr. Director of Economic Development, Florida Power & Light

Crystal Stiles
Sr. Director of Economic Development, Florida Power & Light

Cecilia O'Reilly
Vice President, Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Aisha Ali
Vice President, Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Daniel H. Aronson
Partner, Berger Singerman

Ramset Huntley
Sustainable Finance Strategist, Wells Fargo

Raggeria N. Goddard
Innovation Manager, General Motors

Christian Pratt
M&A Manager, UPS Ventures

Ivan Rapin-Smith
Managing Director Watsco Ventures

Brian Zargham
Sr. Director of Corporate Development, Mayo Clinic

Amanda Tress
Founder & CEO of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss

Steve Castino
Shareholder, Vestal & Wiler

Kimberly Bruce
Managing Director, West & North FL, CIBC Bank USA

Wendy Coya
Partner & CFP, Vocap Investment Partners

Jackie DiMonte
Partner, Chicago Ventures

Jennifer Dunham
Partner, Claritas Capital

Kathleen Swan
Partner, Locke Lord LLP

Kyle Stanford
Analyst, Pitchbook

Jogn Igoe
Partner, Locke Lord

Sean Barkman
Principal, Ballast Point Ventures

Travis Milks
Managing Partner, Topmark

Felipe Capella
CoFounder & President, Loadsmart

Jeff Crusey
Investment Manager, Seraphim Capital

Paul Dugsin
General Partner, Raiven Capital

Marcelo Ferreira
Manager, Chromo Invest

Marcelo Fujimoto
CEO and Founder, Mandae

Jackson Hwu
Partner, Nelson Mullins

Alex Sonsini
Co-Founder, VTEX

Kevin Burgoyne
President & CEO, Florida Venture Forum

Beata D. Kirr
Co-Head of Investment Strategies

Patrick Bonanno
Vice President of Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Carolyn Mathis
Partner, Harbor View

Brian Brakeen
General Partner, Lightship Capital

Dave Chitester
Founder, SeedFunders

Leslie Frecon
Founder & Manager Partner, LFE Capital

Carol Craig
Founder, Craig Technologies

Tony Gannon
Vice President, Research & Innovation, Space Florida

Alexis Ohanian
Venture Capitalist, Founder of Seven Seven Six

Andrew Parker
Founder & CEO, Papa

Rony Abovitz
Technology Founder, Pioneer, Inventor, Visionary Leadera and Strategic Advisor

Felicia Hatcher
Innovative PowerHouse, Personal Transformation Speaker

Raul Moas
Miami Program Director, Knight Foundation

Michael Wilson
Partner, Locke Lord LLP

Angie Zavoral Conley
CEO, Abilitech Medical

Patrick Dunnigan
Principal, River Cities Capital Funds

Barry Katzen
Chief Medical Innovation Officer, Baptist Hospital

Larry Leisure
Founder & Managing Partner, Chicago Pacific Founders

Brennda Reis
Founder & CEO, Medley DME

Paul Condra
Lead Emerging Technology Analyst, Pitchbook

Kathy Chui
Managing Partner, Deepwork Capital

Frank X. Dalton
Partner, Fulcrum Equity Partners

Brian Model
Managing Partner, Topmark Partners

Mark Volchek
Founding Partner, Las Olas Venture Capital

Tom Wallace
Managing Partner, Florida Funders

Tom McThenia
Gainesville Managing Shareholder, GrayRobinson

Richard M. Blau
Shareholder, GrayRobinson

Sean Doyle
Principal, Salveo Capital

Greg Mesack
Senior Government Affairs Consultant, GrayRobinson

Morgan Paxhia
Managing Partner, Poseidon Partners

Rob Radke
President, President Method Testing Labs

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Gunster
• Berger Singerman
• IDA Ireland
• Cherry Bekaert
• CIBC Bank
• Topmark Partners
• Nelson Mullins
• Locke Lord
• GrayRobinson