Webinar Series

Join the Florida Venture Forum and the Florida Venture Education Foundation for live webinars to keep you up-to-date and informed. These webinar series will feature special guest speakers who share their industry expertise on topics from social media to sales tax laws and everything in between!

Tune in for the Forum’s live webinar series, “Capital Matters” featuring Carolyn Mathis, partner at Harbor View and Kevin Burgoyne, president & CEO of the Florida Venture Forum, as they discuss the pivotal role that investment bankers play in the funding process on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST!
 
Topics Covered include:
What does an investment banker do?
What is the state of the current M&A environment?
How can they help companies make growth decisions?

As part of Florida Venture Forum’s weekly webinar series, on Thursday August 13 2020, join us for CAPITAL MATTERS  featuring a panel of experts who will discuss “Venture Debt Financing: DO’s & DON’Ts”.

  • Moderator: Kathleen Swan, Partner, Locke Lord
  • Andy Kirk: Managing Director, CIBC
  • Blake Reid, Senior Director, BridgeBank
  • Casey Swercheck, Dir. of Capital Strategies, Capitala

Hear from companies in KEY SECTORS that successfully offer an AR/VR experience that provides an informative, efficient, and educational experience on the next “Capital Matters” live webinar on July 16th, 2020 from 11AM – NOON EDT. Featured Speakers Include:

  • Sonia Schechter, Chief Marketing Officer, Marxent

Watch the “Diversity & Inclusion in the Funding Ecosystem” Capital Matters live webinar series Thursday, June 25th from 11AM-Noon EDT as panelists discuss diversity & inclusion within the funding ecosystem. Featuring:

Watch the “Capital Matters” live webinar featuring featuring Kathy Chiu, Managing Parter, Deepwork Capital, Rebecca Danta, Managing Director, Miami Angelsand Steve O’Hara, President, New World Angels and Kevin Burgoyne, president and CEO of the Florida Venture Forum on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT!

Watch the “Capital Matters” live webinar featuring Frank DiBellopresident & CEO, Howard HaugExecutive VP, Treasurer, & Chief Investment Officer and Todd Romberger, VP Commercial Space of Space Florida and Kevin BurgoynePresident & CEO of the Florida Venture Forum on Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hear how they are making Florida the Place for Space!

Watch the “Capital Matters” live webinar featuring Scott Moody, co-founder, CEO, and chief member advocate of , K4Connect and Kevin Burgoyne, president & CEO of the Florida Venture Forum, on Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Prior to K4Connect, Scott was the co-founder and CEO of AuthenTec – the fingerprint sensor technology company acquired by Apple, the only public company ever acquired by Apple and now the foundation for Apple’s Touch ID!

Watch the “Capital Matters” live webinar featuring Frank Dalton, founder and general partner of Fulcrum Equity Partners and Kevin Burgoyne, president & CEO of the Florida Venture Forum, on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Florida Venture Forum and the Florida Venture Education Foundation will be featuring investors, successful entrepreneurs, and other high-level guests as part of its “Capital Matters” live webinar series.EDT.

Watch the “Capital Matters” live webinar featuring Travis Milks, managing partner, Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners and Kevin Burgoyne, president & CEO of the Florida Venture Forum, which took place on Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT. The Florida Venture Forum and the Florida Venture Education Foundation will be featuring investors, successful entrepreneurs, and other high-level guests as part of its “Capital Matters” live webinar series. Each week featured guests will share their insights on the venture capital landscape, as well as practical operating advice during the current crisis and beyond.

Watch the “Capital Matters” live webinar featuring Mark Volchek, founding partner, Las Olas Venture Capital and Kevin Burgoyne, president & CEO of the Florida Venture Forum, which took place on Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT. The Florida Venture Forum and the Florida Venture Education Foundation will be featuring investors, successful entrepreneurs, and other high-level guests as part of its “Capital Matters” live webinar series. Each week featured guests will share their insights on the venture capital landscape, as well as practical operating advice during the current crisis and beyond.

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FEATURED REPORTS

2021 Bridge Bank Life Sciences Markets to Watch
Bridge Bank’s Life Sciences Group is a team of experienced bankers with a national footprint. We work with
biotechnology, medical devices, pharma and diagnostics/tools in all stages of development.
Q1 2021 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor
Mega-deals dive further into the mainstream. 167 VC deals at or over $100 million closed in the quarter representing $41.7 billion in capital investment, which puts 2021 on track to easily set a new annual record for mega-deals on both a count and value basis.
Q2 2021 PitchBook Analyst Note Crossing Over Into Venture
As companies wait longer to go public, investment firms traditionally focused on public markets are increasingly crossing over to the private markets to prevent losing out by waiting for an IPO.

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About The Foundation

The Florida Venture Education Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation) provides aspiring and current entrepreneurs and growing entrepreneurial companies with educational programs, seminars, tutorials, one-on-one counseling and other programs that teach and hone effective strategies for the creation, growth, and success of entrepreneurial ventures.

The Foundation conducts entrepreneurial education directly, and through supportive partnerships with other non-profit organizations such as incubators, educational institutions, and other organizations focused on helping promote entrepreneurship. Core to the foundation’s mission is to support entrepreneurship as a career choice for underrepresented population segments that might otherwise not be exposed to resources necessary for developing entrepreneurial businesses.

The Foundation utilizes subject matter experts, including successful entrepreneurs seeking to “give back,” current funders, professionals (accountants, lawyers, etc.) and other professional and educational resources such as the National Venture Capital Association, the Angel Capital Association to provide budding and current entrepreneurs with a solid knowledge base before and during the complex process of funding and growing a business.

Educational events and activities employs various mediums, including in-person events and other live fora where industry experts and other professionals can share their expertise and perspective with entrepreneurs, online tutorials and web chats, a dynamic website highlighting available resources, and one-on-one mentoring.

The Foundation’s board is comprised of senior-level, community-minded individuals from many professions including investors, bankers, successful entrepreneurs, academics, and legal and accounting professionals, who have expertise and are supporters of the Foundation’s mission.

Activities will be conducted primarily in the State of Florida, with particular emphasis on communities currently underserved by other providers of entrepreneurial education.