Aerospace and innovative tech companies from related industries are invited to APPLY TO PRESENT at the virtual half day Aerospace Innovation & Tech Forum on June 10, 2021, hosted by the Florida Venture Forum and Space Florida.
Presenting companies will also have the opportunity to compete for the Space Florida’s Accelerating Innovation (AI) awards, totaling $100,000. Selected companies must have a focus in aerospace or related innovative technologies (see commercial markets listed below) to be eligible to compete for up to $100,000 in total allocated awards. The GRAND PRIZE* winning company will receive $40,000. The FIRST RUNNER-UP winning company will receive $30,000 and (TWO) SECOND PLACE companies will receive $15,000 each. NOTE: Prize determination by the judging team is FINAL. Presenter applications will be reviewed and presenters chosen by a selection committee made up of active angel and early stage equity investors.
This event is an opportunity to…
- Broaden the spectrum of early stage, Florida-based companies in the fields of aerospace and related technologies, as well as non-Florida entities with commitments to relocate to Florida, and/or other demonstrable engagement in the Florida aerospace & innovation supply chain.
- Provide an opportunity for the industry to engage with the Florida Venture Forum investment community, including private equity, venture capital and angel investors.
ALL applicants must complete the presenter application on the Forum’s application website. In addition, a one-minute compelling pitch via video must be emailed to: email@example.com. The FINAL application deadline is May 14, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as selection is made on a rolling basis.
Upon notification of selection, presenters must submit an additional five-minute video pitch (MP4 file or YouTube link) with accompanying slide deck (PPT). Five-minute presentations must be submitted upon notification to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Presenters will be scheduled to participate in a LIVE Q & A session with judges via webinar on June 10, 2021. Presentations will be shown on demand throughout the event.