A successful Florida Venture Capital Conference

February 7, 2014
Kevin Burgoyne, FVF President, addresses conferees

Kevin Burgoyne, FVF President, addresses conferees

Last week’s Florida Venture Capital Conference in Orlando enjoyed record attendance and a keynote address from Governor Rick Scott.  First-time financing were up in 2013, both in Florida and the nation.  “Contrary to the headlines, the ecosystem is working,” said John Taylor, head of research at the National Venture Capital Association.

Venture capital investment has risen sharply in our state and reflects the rise of the high-tech South.

Our state and region enjoy several advantages familiar to NVSE readers: growth-oriented tax policieslower public sector debt burdens, stronger job creation, the best climate for entrepreneurs, and a superior overall business climate.  (The actual climate happens to be conducive to a great quality of life as well.)

We hope to see you again this March 3 at 1Q VenturePitch Orlando at The Abbey in downtown Orlando.  Come out to meet central Florida’s newest start-ups and participate in a discussion with keynote speaker Mike Mason, the “ZEO” of Zentila – a platform that enables corporate planners to plan, price, and book meetings.

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