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5 South Florida startups to present at Florida Early Stage Capital Conference

The Florida Venture Forum has selected 20 Florida-based companies to present at its 9th annual Florida Early Stage Capital Conference being held at the Hilton Carillon in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, May 17.

Presenters were selected from a pool of about 100 applicants by a committee of active Florida venture capitalists and other investors. In addition to company presentations and other programming, the conference will feature a total of $150,000 in cash awards presented to the first, second and third place winning companies, provided by Space Florida.

Twenty companies were selected to present. The five from South Florida are:

Candidate.Guru, Weston (www.candidate.guru), is a paradigm changing human resource tool that uses cloud-based, big data analytics to predict a culture “fit” between job candidates and potential employers. (Also winner of the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge)

Festival Pros, Miami (www.FestivalPros.com), organizes the world’s festivals and enables commerce for event organizers and local businesses to sell any product or service, creating a one stop shop for visitors. 

Generatorsmart, Doral (www.generatorsmart.com), is a designer and manufacturer of a wide range of power generation equipment and other engine-powered products designed to be ultra light, compact and easy to use. Its hybrid drone is set to revolutionize the commercial drone market by allowing drones to fly for hours.

Streann Media, Miami (www.streann.com), provides the tools required for content providers (cable operators, TV broadcasters, mobile operators) to go “over the top” (OTT) of their current distribution technology platforms and offer their viewers the next generation “TV Everywhere Experience.”

Symptify, Sunny Isles Beach (www.symptify.com), is a virtual doctor that helps users decipher causes for their symptoms, what to do about them and where to go for help. 

More information about the conference: www.flventure.org

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