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Presenting Companies at the 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

The following companies were selected to present at the 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference. Management Company for InnoVision, a regional provider of eyecare and eyewear through 8 vision centers in the Tampa Bay area.

Florida Venture Capital Conference Presenters Announced

Florida Venture Blog

Florida Venture Forum just anounced their Christmas present to some worthy Florida technology companies -- presentations at the Florida Venture Capital Conference at Sawgrass. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

Florida Venture Capital Conference Recap and Best of Show

Florida Venture Blog

2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference wrap-up Boca Resort venue was awesome, particularly for those who participated in the resort course golf tourney. Our lunch speaker was Florida CFO Alex Sink , who did her best fielding venture-related questions less than 30 days into office.

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Selections Announced for 2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

Congrats to all of the entrepreneurs selected to present at this year's Florida Venture Capital Conference. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

New Tampa Firm to Fund Distressed Healthcare Companies

Florida Venture Blog

I don't know the distressed PE business, but more risk capital for area entrepreneurs is better than less. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC claims $20M closed and more to come. Dingle and Anderson said the firm will make investments of $5 million to $10 million in existing companies that have revenue of $10 million to $100 million. They are looking for companies that are struggling but not failing."We're

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Best Places to Launch: 5 Factors to Consider

Inc Startups

But before packing your bags for Tampa, Florida or Omaha, Nebraska, here are a few things to consider about what makes a city great for first-time founders. Availability of capital. Where is the best place to launch a start-up? Depends on who you ask.

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GUT II - Even Bigger than Last Time

Florida Venture Blog

Consumer Generated Advertising If you're anywhere within a couple hours of Gainesville (hello Orlando, Tampa and Jax), make the trip to see what GUT is all about! Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

Airplane Thumbing

This is going to be BIG.

In fact, it’s pretty rare that I write much of anything that’s not about technology, venture capital, or occasionally politics here. Plus, at least with venture capital and tech I feel like I have some clue what I’m doing. I did go down to Tampa earlier this year for a guy trip to watch Spring training on a bachelor party trip. I wrote this post yesterday on the plane flight from Chicago.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Dedicated To Steve Jobs, Reinforcing Mission To Restructure Capitalism

ReadWriteStart

The reinforcement of his example, in hours of darkness, has offered me light and direction to take on a big, bold idea: restructuring capitalism through the 1M/1M program. This is where numerous ventures fail. And finally, we have defined 1M/1M as a framework for capitalism 2.0,

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Where's Dan Now? #2

Florida Venture Blog

UPDATE, 02-27-08: Congrats to Kris for guessing my Tampa, FL location -- looking out from the downtown Bank of America. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! As I shared in my first Where's Dan Now? post, I'm on the road a lot.

Cloverfield Reviews from 1-15-08 Screenings

Florida Venture Blog

If you attended one of tonight's Florida screenings in Tampa, Orlando, Aventura, Jacksonville, or West Palm Beach, I'd like to see/link your review from my prior review. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! OK, blame it on my BLOG260 commitment or my love of ARGs, but this is yet another post about Cloverfield.

Where's Dan Now?

Florida Venture Blog

Because Florida has great entrepreneurs spread across hotspots around the state, any given day can find me in Orlando, Ft Myers, Boca, Melbourne, Tampa, Miami, Gainesville or anywhere in between. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

Floridian Judging Next "American Inventor"

Florida Venture Blog

Clearwater, FL native, runner-up on " The Rebel Billionaire " and inventor of Spanx body shapers, Sara Blakely , recently spoke with the Tampa Tribune about her experience judging " American Inventor ". Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

100th 1M/1M Roundtable: Dedicated To Steve Jobs, Reinforcing Mission To Restructure Capitalism

VentureWoods

The reinforcement of his example, in hours of darkness, has offered me light and direction to take on a big, bold idea: restructuring capitalism through the 1M/1M program. This is where numerous ventures fail. It simply means that our methodology prepares them better if they do decide to raise capital, as well as calibrate their fundability at different points of the journey. And finally, we have defined 1M/1M as a framework for capitalism 2.0,

I Was Robbed

Florida Venture Blog

Amid a roomful of attorneys, accountants, teachers and a dentist, my old buddy Jarrett Seal won for being part of the Tampa Police Bomb Squad. Everybody applauded when they heard the job "Bomb Squad", but had they announced "Venture Capitalist" the room would have fallen silent, puzzled (with one guy in the back clapping until he realized he was alone). You say that's just one company, OK, consider that the NVCA reports 700 venture capital firms in the US.

Parkour and Entrepreneurs

David Teten

ff Venture Capital built our “ fitness office ” precisely because we want to make staying fit as convenient as possible for our employees and founders. Parkour is to entrepreneurs as golf is to (some) corporate executives. Previously posted at Forbes.).

SEBIO Update: Florida Catches North Carolina

Florida Venture Blog

The conference offers an “early stage” event focused on newly emerging companies along with a “presenting” companies event for those ventures that have completed at least one round of institutional funding. This can be an excellent learning opportunity as early stage participants receive direct feed back from venture capitalists and business advisors as they go through the conference process. Petersburg , FL Intezyne Technologies , Tampa, FL Lakewood-Amedex Inc.

Spread the Wealth: The Gasparilla Experiment

Florida Venture Blog

Last weekend my family drove down to Tampa to see the Gasparilla Parade (there's another next weekend ). Having grown up in Tampa, attending the parade is a 30+ year tradition for me and we always have a great time.

Spread the Wealth: The Gasparilla Experiment

Florida Venture Blog

Last weekend my family drove down to Tampa to see the Gasparilla Parade (there's another next weekend ). Having grown up in Tampa, attending the parade is a 30+ year tradition for me and we always have a great time.

We Don't Serve Your Kind Here

Florida Venture Blog

The Tampa Bay Business Journal just carried a story on the SBIR/VC-ownership debate and I've seen it kicked around enough now that I have some thoughts. Around 2001, the SBIR program ruled that startups who were 51%+ owned by venture capital funds no longer qualified for the innovation grants. If those small companies are able to leverage venture dollars along the way then more power to them and, hopefully, better solutions for the world's ills.

blogorlando -- I'll Be There!

Florida Venture Blog

Tommy Duncan, of Sticks of Fire , is 'the' Tampa blog maestro. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I'm attending the blogorlando "unconference" tomorrow afternoon and hope to see ya there.