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VenturePitch Orlando

VenturePitch Orlando


The Abbey
100 S. Eola Drive
Orlando, FL 32801
Aug 21 2012 6:00p - 9:30p

The inaugural VenturePitch Orlando event in May sold out, and you don't want to miss the next event!  We're bringing six more promising technology startups to the stage to pitch before our panel of distinguished technology investor judges.  We'll also have another venture-backed entrepreneur deliver a thought provoking key note presentation.  

Hilary Mason: Social Data for Social Good

Hilary Mason


Urban ReThink
*New Venue* 625 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801
May 06 2012 1:30p

Social data is exploding and scientists, like Hilary, are gaining new insights into human behavior. But how can we use this data to create something meaningful? How can all of us - scientists, developers, artists, and other innovators - work together to build tools or products that make the world more productive, interesting and beautiful?

Join 501c3 Urban ReThink for an inspirational day with a leading creative mind. May 6th, 2012 at 1:30pm at Urban ReThink, 625 E Central Blvd. There will be a special luncheon at noon before the talk for sponsors of the event. See Urban ReThink for sponsor opportunities.

FVS Workshop: How to Raise Money For Your New Venture

Florida Venture Sourcing


Urban ReThink
625 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801
Mar 20 2012 7:00p - 9:00p

This workshop will teach you how to seek funds to grow your new venture.  We will focus on identifying the right source of capital and developing the appropriate fundraising strategy and process.  We will discuss the legal aspects of fundraising, valuation, and effective negotiation strategies.  By following the practices learned in this workshop, you will better navigate the fundraising process.

What will you learn?

How to:

  • Find sources of money
  • Develop a fundraising strategy
  • Develop the necessary fundraising documents
  • Read a term sheet
  • Negotiate a deal
  • Avoid common fundraising mistakes

Who is this workshop for?

Startup Weekend Orlando

Startup Weekend Orlando


4000 E Central Florida Blvd Classroom Building I
Orlando, FL 32816
Community or Meetup: 
Mar 23 2012 Mar 25 2012

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Two Orlando tech training startups featured in NYT

Treehouse's Ambassador, played by Michael Poley
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Our friends in downtown Orlando were featured in a New York Times blog today:

Coding Start-Ups Compete for Booming Market by Jessica Bruder:

If you build it, they will code.

TechVenture 2011


Hard Rock Live
6050 Universal Boulevard City Walk
Orlando, FL 32819
Dec 06 2011 9:30a

TechVenture 2011 is free to attend; you will pay for parking and you should register for tickets to attend online:

This third annual event brings together technology enthusiasts, angel investors, innovators, entrepreneurs, mentors, developers, designers and social media mavericks from across Florida and the Southeast with demos by the Next 10 companies, and unplugged sessions on growth strategies and design thinking. 

The event will be held at the exciting HARD ROCK LIVE stage venue at City Walk!


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Our friends from LessAccounting, LessConf, etc have now launched, and one of their videos is about Florida-based, VC-backed startup Grooveshark. is an online music search engine, music streaming service and music recommendation web app.

Coworking in Tampa Bay

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IdeaField Coworking received a visit from Bay News 9 reporter Kristi Wolski who joined us to discuss the value of coworking for freelancers and emerging tech businesses. Interviews with IdeaField Co-founder Dan Davie and coworking member and CEO of Hielix, Patty Dodgen, highlighted how coworking helps emerging business develop more efficiently through shared office space and access to the collaborative resources found within the grass roots tech community.

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Angelsoft: Find early stage funding in your area

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Rodney over at Refresh wrote a post about Angelsoft recently, and I thought I would share it here as well.


Orlando Chamber - Friendly to Startups?

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I was talking with Pete McAlindon, the creator of a product called the orbiTouch, and a Central Florida entreprener today, and he mentioned something interesting.

Orlando Chamber of Commerce

He says the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce wants to make itself more friendly to entrepreneurs and startups. I showed him our Florida Creatives YouNoodle group.

He also pointed to a really interesting site: - it's pretty neat, and it makes me want to check out Boulder for sure.

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