By Deborah Johnson
Enterprise Development Corporation launched a new series of investor/startup events meant to provide entrepreneurs valuable funding insights. The series combines one-on-one investor/startup introductions with a reception for a broader audience of entrepreneurs. The objective of these “capital Introductions” is to both help startups acquaint themselves with active Florida and non-Florida early stage investors and help investors identify South Florida’s best emerging investor-ready companies.
The series launch event featured New World Angels (NWA) and their new president, Steve O’Hara. Mr. O’Hara met in the afternoon with five NWA selected companies from a growing event database of over 30 companies. Each company received feedback on their presentation, an initial interest level and specific advice in applying for formal consideration by NWA.
The five companies selected were: Recordgram – a mobile music and video recording studio that allow for instant song collaboration; BBConnect – a cloud based reservation and marketing solution for the $3B B&B industry; Cargo42 – an on-demand marketplace for local trucking scheduling; YouCloud – a digital coach for team effectiveness; and Magneceutical Health – Magnetic Resonance Therapy addressing chronic stress and related conditions.
These 1 on 1s were followed by an evening reception where Mr. O’Hara shared with the audience general funding guidance for entrepreneurs as well as specific insights into NWA’s selection and funding process.
Future events in this series will be ongoing throughout 2017, with the January investor announced soon so please check www.enterbusiness.org for updates.
For entrepreneurs wishing to participate in future events, please submit an executive summary and investor slide deck to email@example.com.