A little about the Gold Coast Venture Capital Association

The Gold Coast Venture Capital Association was founded in the fall of 1984 as a not-for-profit corporation to assist the entrepreneurial community of South Florida.

A dedicated group of business executives, professionals and entrepreneurs have been involved since the early stages helping the Association develop and realize its potential.

Although the Association does no direct funding or matching of investors with those seeking funding, it develops and presents monthly programs which are designed to provide information and assistance to start-up, emerging and established growth companies while offering a unique venue for entrepreneurs, investors and service providers to come together.

Today the GCVCA is viewed throughout the state as one of the most active and successful organization’s serving the entrepreneurial community.

The Board of Directors continues to develop new programs and to build upon existing programs to assist start-up and emerging-growth companies.


The Association acts as a catalyst to bring together investors, entrepreneurs, institutional and private investors, financial institutions, business professionals and leaders in the business community by:

  • Providing a forum where investors, entrepreneurs and professionals can meet and network
  • Informing and educating entrepreneurs and private investors on the venture capital process
  • Encouraging the growth and successful development of entrepreneurial businesses in South Florida
  • Providing investors (venture capital companies, small business investment companies, corporations interested in emerging-growth companies and private investors) with a window on opportunities in South Florida.


Matthew Bordy

Current President

Founder of Prototype House, Matthew Bordy brings creativity and a unique view on the world of product development. Matthew’s is experienced in product development management and manufacturing from consulting new startups and running a product design group for a fortune 500 company. He has lead and participated in numerous programs with national and international brands, such as: Office Depot, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Lowes, BMW Design works USA, ACCO, V-Tech, Li & Fung, Big Red Roster, Emerson, SanDisk, Skill, Craftsmen, Husky, Workforce, Case Logic, and various private labels.

Adam Yormack

Vice President

Yormack & Associates, P.A. is a boutique law firm founded by startup and real estate lawyers with entrepreneurship in their blood and business always on their minds. Our team consists of Adam Yormack, Esq., Aviv Hillo, Esq., Mary Wolff, Esq., Alejandro Fernandez-Lovo, J.D., and Carlos Alvarez (J.D. Candidate 18’).

Mark Jhonson

Board Member

Mark C. Johnson, Esq., managing member of The IP Law Firm, is a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a licensed attorney with the Florida Bar. Mark also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Johnson and the Firm's primary focus is to assist all clients in the protection, prosecution, and preservation of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and other Intellectual Property matters.

Felix Ojeda

Board Member

Felix Rene Ojeda, Esq., is an attorney who has spent time at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the federal courthouse in the Southern District of Florida. He is also a Miami born resident who actively participates in South Florida's growing startup ecosystem, connecting entrepreneurs and investors

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