SUP-X: The StartUp Expo Presented by TechLauderdale Powered by SFTA
Florida’s Premier Early Stage Conference: 1000+ Attendees, 6 Stages, 70+ panels, speeches, pitches, and demos.
100+ exhibitors, with special exhibition opportunities for venture oriented startups and community partners.
Featuring #Women4Women, our morning forum devoted to female founders, entrepreneurs, and investors!
Startup competition with $25,000+ in cash and prizes, exhibition and pitch opportunities.
SUP-X is Florida's premier early-stage technology and venture capital conference and is held annually in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The event is in its sixth year of production and annually attracts 1000-1500 attendees from throughout North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The all-day conference has six stages and over 70 panels, speeches, pitches and demos and a startup competition with $25,000+ in cash and prizes. Over 100 startups, service providers, non-profits and entrepreneur support organizations will exhibit at the event.
The event begins with a morning forum called #women4women, that is devoted to female founders, entrepreneurs, and investors.
#w4w features two panels and a fireside chat.
Serial entrepreneur, Joy Randels, will chair its and Randels will be curating the content and the speakers. Randels launched the first of 14 ventures at age 18. Nine successful acquisitions and two IPO’s later she exercises her passion for building high-value, scalable businesses as the founder and CEO of New Market Partners where she has helped launch 96 companies, worked with over 800 more to amplify their leadership, build scalable businesses, and transform their valuations. She is an active early stage investor and leads efforts to create opportunities for talented tech entrepreneurs worldwide.
Serial entrepreneur Sean Sheppard will keynote SUP-X. Sheppard is one of the Founding Partners of GrowthX, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund that also operates a corporate and civic innovation practice helping companies and economies harness disruption for new profitable growth opportunities. It used to be that technology was expensive and complex and product talent was sparse. So, the biggest risk for startups was in the product itself. But now, the costs and complexity of technology have been greatly reduced, and product talent is plentiful. We’re now living in what Sheppard calls the “Age of Applied Technology.” The risk has shifted away from product development and toward market development. However, the way startups function has not. Most founders are incredibly product-focused. Business accelerators exacerbate this problem when they help founders build their product and raise money, rather than helping founders market their product and make money.
THURSDAY, JULY 25
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - #WOMEN4WOMEN FORUM
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM - WELCOMING REMARKS
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM - PANEL
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM - GETITGIRL! DIVERSITY IN TECH PANEL
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM - KEYNOTE/FIRESIDE CHAT
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - EXHIBITOR SET UP
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM - TMI: AI, MACHINE LEARNING, DATA AND ANALYTICS PRESENTED BY CHERRY BEKAERT
12:00 AM - 12:50 PM - BREAK
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - KEYNOTE
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - CANNABIS PANEL PRESENTED BY BONAVENTURE EQUITY
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PANEL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - STARTUP COMPETITION FINALS AND AWARDS
KNOWLEDGE BASE STATION
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM - RAISING CAPITAL 101-301 - MARK VOLCHEK, LAS OLAS VENTURE CAPITAL
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM - GROWTH MARKETING FOR STARTUPS PRESENTED BY WINN TECHNOLOGY GROUP
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM - CROSS YOUR T’S AND DOT YOUR I’S! STARTUP LAW PRESENTED BY CHRISTOPHER & WEISBERG
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM - BREAK
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM - ZERO TO MVP PRESENTED BY VIVO LAUNCH PARTNERS
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - STARTUP ACCOUNTING, FINANCE AND VALUATION PRESENTED BY KAUFMAN ROSSIN
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM - PANEL #6 - TBD
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - EVERY HALF HOUR - 14 TOTAL
BUILDING THE FUTURE SHOW LIVE INTERVIEWS WITH KEVIN HOREK
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM -
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - STARTUP PITCHES EVERY 15 MINUTES
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - VIP PARTY LOCATION TBA
For more information visit sup-x.org