ABOUT THE EVENT 🚀
Join us for the inaugural Ignite Florida Startup Summit!
We are helping launch international Global Entrepreneurship Week this year with a startup summit the weekend before. We will celebrate entrepreneurship with founder journey stories, exclusive hands on workshops, panel discussions, fireside chats, and pitch contests. Oh, and don’t forget the after party wine down! We invite anyone from across Florida to join us as we #IgniteFlorida this November!
🚀 WEEKEND AGENDA
Friday, November 11th:
*In honor of Veteran’s Day, all our speakers, panelists, and startups will be ex-military.
5:00 PM | Check-In & Networking
5:30 PM | Opening Remarks & Special Veteran’s Day Presentation
6:00 PM | Keynote Speaker – Rhys Williams: Venture Finance Expert
6:30 PM | Startup Pitches (veteran-owned) – Apply to pitch! (see below)
7:15 PM | Tech Hub Message & Weekend Overview
7:30 PM | Startup Founder Story – Steve Edwards: CEO @ Premier Virtual
7:50 PM | Pitch Winner Announced!
8:00 PM | Happy Hour, Networking & Tours of Campus
9:00 PM | End of Day #1
Saturday, November 12th:
8:00 AM | Check-In & Breakfast
9:00 AM | Keynote – Danielle Mousseau, Manager, Economic Development @ 35 Mules
10:30 AM | University/Early-Stage Startup Pitches (Apply To Pitch!)
11:30 AM | Lunch Break
12:30 PM | “Failing Forward to Success” – Brittany and Dave Fox – Founders @ Focus GTS
1:30 PM | University/Early-Stage Startup Pitches (Apply To Pitch!)
2:30 PM | Panel Discussion – “Problem to Purpose – South Florida Entrepreneurs”
3:30 PM | Startup2Company Startup Pitches (Apply To Pitch!)
4:45 PM | Panel Discussion – “Value of Accelerators & Incubators”
5:30 PM | Pitch Winner Announced!
5:45 PM | After Party, Networking and BRIC Campus Tours
8:00 PM | Close of Event