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Does your company have a great story to share? Does it need money?

If the answer to either of those questions is yes, then the Florida Venture Forum has the solution. It's the 26th annual Florida Venture Capital Conference, scheduled for Feb. 2-3 at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando. The forum seeks 20-25 later stage companies to get in front of a national audience of venture capitalists, business professionals and private equity and angel investors. Florida-based companies receive priority review at the conference, according to a statement.

Based in Tampa, the Florida Venture Forum is one of the largest statewide support organizations for investors and entrepreneurs. Presenters at past Florida Venture Capital Conferences have raised about $3 billion in equity capital, the release adds. More than 500 people attended the 2016 Conference, including at least 200 private equity investors.

Companies in all industries with dedicated management teams, proprietary technology and high growth potential are encouraged to apply, say Florida Venture Forum officials. Companies chosen to present will have access to the following opportunities:

• One-on-one meetings with potential investors;

• Investor attendee list beforehand;

• Marketing and media coverage upon selection, during and after the event; and

• One-on-one coaching opportunities from successful investors and industry professionals.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, Dec. 9. A committee composed of active venture capitalists and private equity investors will review applications. For an application or more information go to:


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