Angel Forum of Florida is a Not-For-Profit Organization that facilitates interaction between individual investors and Florida entrepreneurs through Member networking and our monthly meetings and presentations. The Angel Forum of Florida, formerly known as AIFFL, was established in the fall of 2005 to facilitate the interaction between Florida Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors and to help promote business growth in Florida. Register for our events at: www.aiffl.org; (561) 247-3017
The InternetCoast mission is to be a catalyst for thought, analysis, and action for innovation and tech driven job creation. It will achieve its mission by collaborating with leaders in business, academia, research, investment, and nonprofit sectors to assess our challenges, build consensus on the best strategies for response, and work on solutions together.
The InternetCoast website includes customized search capability for events and news by industry sector and topic of interest; benchmarks for regional and statewide innovation performance; and a database of sources of funds for R&D, proof of concept, and commercialization of innovative products and services.
The South Florida Technology Alliance is the only organization devoted solely to fostering the growth of IT hardware, software and services firms headquartered in the region. The non-profit business forum seeks to maximize the success of those who own, operate and support technology companies from Jupiter to Homestead by offering educational, networking and business development opportunities. Visit our Web site at http://www.southfloridatech.org/ for more information or contact Executive Director Tracey Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association for Corporate Growth is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions for mid to large companies. Leaders in corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms focused on building value in their organizations belong to ACG. They recognize the multiple benefits of networking within an influential community of executives growing public and private companies worldwide. For 50 years, ACG members have focused on strategic activities that increase revenues, profits and, ultimately, stakeholder value. www.acg.org/southflorida/
The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida is a volunteer, not-for-profit chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum. It is dedicated to promote and strengthen innovation and growth of technology industry and businesses throughout the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. http://www.mitforumfl.org/
The Florida Institute is a non-profit organization that supports new company creation based on publicly-funded research. Leveraging a $2B research base, the Institute works collaboratively with technology licensing officers across the state to create new companies and jobs in industries that are driving the global economy. The Institute’s proven, two-pronged approach includes both company building and seed capital programs, ensuring that the most promising start-ups receive the support that they need in order to grow. With funding from the State of Florida through the Department of Economic Opportunity, and through the generosity of mentors, advisors and donors, the Institute connects the dots between research, discovery and commercialization to build companies that are solving some of today’s toughest challenges.
Enterprise Development Corporation Florida (EDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides advisory and support services to help position entrepreneurs, investors, and partners for success and grow South Florida’s start-up ecosystem. As part of its mission, the nonprofit organization actively facilitates connections between entrepreneurs and investors, organizes impactful events, attracts capital, and helps shape a regional agenda to strengthen the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Since 1994, it has helped more than 300 companies per year, and its total economic impact in South Florida has exceeded $500 million.
The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member based organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering, and effective networking. The Forum hosts the annual Florida Venture Capital Conference that has been instrumental in helping Florida based entrepreneurs achieve over $3 billion in funding to date. Additionally, the Forum hosts the Early Stage Conference, which has helped presenting companies obtain over $15.5 million in funding to date! The Florida Venture Forum in conjunction with the Early Stage Conference also hosts the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition, which has given students the opportunity to raise their level of real world professional focus and funding for their ventures. To date, winning competitors have raised nearly $2.9 million in funding.
The Florida Angel Nexus (FAN) serves a network of angel groups and funds. It supports investors in small groups of their own choosing achieve highly individualized goals while enjoying the scale efficiency and effectiveness of investing with much larger groups. Visit FloridaAngelNexus.com for more information.
TiE Tampa Bay is a not-for-profit organization, tax-exempt under Section 501(c) (6), created to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, and education in Florida. TiE Tampa Bay’s leadership is comprised fully of accomplished volunteers with a successful track record in entrepreneurship, and a willingness to help other entrepreneurs. Membership fees and non-dues revenues are channeled entirely towards TiE Tampa Bay’s various programs and events designed to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem through education, mentoring and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs. TiE Tampa Bay is part of the global TiE group, the largest not-for profit organization promoting entrepreneurship globally. This allows for TiE Tampa Bay to offer unique programs that bring to Florida world-class expertise and thought-leadership from around the globe. TiE is an entrepreneurship organization led entirely by volunteers, and TiE Tampa Bay is proud to bring the dedication of its volunteers to serve Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Contributions to TiE Tampa Bay will generally be tax deductible, however we advise contributors to consult a professional tax advisor. Learn more at tampa.tie.org.
The Palm Beach Technology Association, or “Palm Beach Tech” (PBT), is a non-profit 501(c)6 the membership association uniting and building the innovation, creativity, software, mechanical & electrical engineering, and technology industry throughout Palm Beach County.