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New Meetup: Growing Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - $50 OFF FOR OUR MEETUP MEMBERS

From: Praveen Y.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:34 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for SSVN / MIAMI Entrepreneurship!

What: Growing Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - $50 OFF FOR OUR MEETUP MEMBERS

When: Friday, November 12,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Deerfield Beach Hilton
100 Fairway Drive east side of 95 @ Hillsborough
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Enterprise Development Corp. of South Florida
13th Annual Emerging Technology Business Showcase

"Growing Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem"

(ticketing & contact info on bottom of this page -- LIMITED DISCOUNTED TICKET AVAILABILITY, SIGN UP SOON)

Friday, November 12, 2009
Hilton Hotel
100 Fairway Drive
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

(directions to hotel: )

ETBS is South Florida's premier event for science and technology startups will convene for one day to preview 12 - 15 of the most promising young companies in our region, and participate in meaningful networking opportunities throughout the day.

This year for the first time we are partnering with the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (FEGI) to include a track for second-stage companies, those companies who are generating $1 - $25 million in revenue and who employ 10-50 employees. Economic Gardening was pioneered by Chris Gibbons in 1989 in the city of Littleton, Colorado. It is an innovative entrepreneur-centered economic growth strategy that was launched in Florida in 2009 with funding from the Florida Legislature, and offers companies that have grown beyond the startup phase a suite of high-end, high-speed technical assistance and business tools.

Now in its 13th year, ETBS will provide both 1st and 2nd stage entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and service providers a venue to learn about the latest advances in science and technology, hear from industry veterans who have started and grown successful companies, and discover new partnership opportunities.

Opening Keynote Address by Michael Margolies, CEO of LittleBanc

Presentations by 12 - 15 of Most Exciting New Companies in Our Region

Luncheon Keynote Address

Panel Discussion: "Florida Investing: New Initiatives to Foster Growth"

Special "Entrepreneur Clinic" for first-stage companies

Special "GrowFL CEO Summit" for second-stage companies

Great Visibility and High-impact Networking & Collaboration

Detailed Agenda

8:00am ? 1:30pm Registration Open

9:00am - 4:00pm ETBS Exhibit Showcase Open

9:15am ? 10:15am Opening Remarks - Jane Teague, Executive Director, EDC of South Florida, Inc.
Welcome on behalf of EDC Board of Directors - David Bates, President, Gold Coast Venture
Capital Association, Vice Chair, EDC Board of Directors and Shareholder, Gunster
GCVCA Update - Hamon ?Francis? Fytton, Director, Gold Coast Venture Capital Association
Morning Keynote: Michael Margolies, Founder & CEO, Littlebanc Advisors, LLC

10:15am ? 11:30am 3-Minute Pitch Presentations by Science and Technology Entrepreneurs
Company Introductions by Ed Quinones, J.D., Ph.D., Senior Associate, Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

11:30am ? 12:30pm Luncheon Sponsored by New World Angels
Featuring Rhys L. Williams, MBA, J.D., President & Co-Founder, New World Angels, Inc.

12:30pm ? 1:00pm Dessert / Networking - Exhibit Area (for Early -Stage attendees only)

1:00pm ? 2:15pm Panel Session: ?Florida Investing: New Initiatives to Foster Growth?
Sponsored by Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
Moderator: Mark Arnold, Associate, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
 Bob Barrett III, Senior Advisor, Cross Keys Capital
 Bob Fleming, Managing Director, Inlet Partners
 Bard Geesaman, M.D., Ph.D., Managing Director, MPM Capital

2:15pm ? 3:00pm GrowFL Overview/Second Stage Company Pitches (open to all attendees)

3:00pm - 5:00pm Track I Entrepreneur Clinic for Early-Stage Companies Only

3:00pm ? 5:00pm Track II GrowFL Program for Second Stage Companies Only

5:00pm ? 6:00pm Joint Networking and Reception (open to all attendees)

Contact: Christine Burres
Phone:[masked] x10
Email: [address removed]

Corporate Price: $150.00

Government / MEETUP GROUP Price: $100.00

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