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Monday, February 12 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Money for Your Startup: How to Successfully Raise Venture Capital

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Discover the steps and strategies necessary to raise venture capital for your startup.

Venture capitalists from across the country will share what they look for when evaluating a business for funding, and startup founders will offer insights about what it is really like to go through a successful funding round. 

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Marc Blumenthal

Partner, Synapse Florida & Florida Funders
Marc is a seasoned entrepreneur, and a partner with Florida Funders, a Florida focused venture capital firm that blends the best of traditional, committed fund venture capital with a "curated" crowd of accredited investors.

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Sean Barkman

Principal, Ballast Point Ventures
Sean Barkman is a Principal at Ballast Point Ventures.  Prior to joining Ballast Point Ventures in 2011, Sean spent three years in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Raymond James where he was actively involved in both mergers and acquisitions and capital raising efforts... Read More →
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David Etheredge

CEO, SavvyCard
David is CEO and Co-Founder of SavvyCard, a digital marketing startup servicing the Real Estate industry based in St. Petersburg Florida. David serves as a Board Member for Tampa Bay Wave, one of the leading Entrepreneurial support organization in Florida. David has more than 20 years... Read More →
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Jonathan Gordan

Managing Director, Stage 1 Ventures
Jonathan Gordon and his company Stage 1 Ventures invest in early stage technology companies.  Mr. Gordon uses investment strategies that draw upon his more than 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive, and investor.  The main goal of his organization is to identify... Read More →
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Karen Griffith Gryga

Chief Investment Officer, Dreamit Ventures
Karen is currently Chief Investment Officer of DreamIt Ventures in charge of DreamIt Funds. DreamIt Ventures is a top startup accelerator which brings in promising early-stage companies for a 4 month program where we focus on validating and de-risking the business opportunity through... Read More →
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Julie MacGregor

President & CEO, Global Safety Management
Julie MacGregor, MS MBA, is President and CEO at Global Safety Management, a provider of innovative regulatory compliance software and solutions.Julie has an MBA from the University of Florida, an MS from the University of South Florida, and is finishing her MS in operations management... Read More →
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Edward J. Buckley, III, PhD

CEO, Peerfit
Edward J. Buckley, III, PhD, is the CEO of Peerfit, a digital platform that makes it easy for insurance carriers, brokers and employers to offer local fitness classes to their clients and employees. Ed leads Peerfit’s expansion strategy by driving national partnerships, business... Read More →

Monday February 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
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