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Jacksonville Startup Weekend Top Ideas to be presented at Florida Venture Capital Conference 2013

Florida Venture Forum, Florida’s oldest, largest and most prestigious statewide support group for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, has invited the top ideas from Jacksonville Startup Weekend to present at their 2013 Florida Venture Capital Conference. The Jacksonville Startup Weekend, a highly anticipated event in the Northeast Florida region is being held January 25-27 at UNF. iStart Jax, Northeast Florida’s business accelerator is excited about bringing this opportunity to first coast entrepreneurs and innovators by leveraging its relationship with the Florida Venture Forum. The Florida Venture Capital conference will be held from January 31st – February 1st 2013 at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach attracts hundreds of venture capitalists.

The 22nd Annual Florida Venture Capital Conference will feature expert panel discussions, exclusive networking opportunities, featured speakers and many of Florida’s top companies presenting to a national audience of venture capitalists, investment bankers and private equity investors. Past Presenters have attracted more than $2.7 billion in investments. For additional information and to register for the Conference, please call 813-335-8116 or visit the web site at

MJ Charmani, lead organizer of the Jacksonville Startup Weekend and founder of iStart Jax said “This is a win-win opportunity for the region. We are delighted about the fact that we are able to leverage our relationships for the benefit of the aspiring entrepreneurs in Northeast Florida”. Daniel Fanger, newly appointed director at iStart Jax along with Directors Sheena Koshy and Yash Nath will be coordinating the startup teams participation at the conference.

Early bird offer is expiring on Friday, January 11th 2013. You can register at  Pre-event of the Startup Weekend is on Saturday, January 12th, which offers an opportunity to network with the fellow participants, sponsors, mentors and event organizers and learn more about the event. Venue: Room B. Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32256

About The Florida Venture Forum:  The Florida Venture Forum, Inc. is Florida’s oldest, largest and most prestigious statewide support group for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneurial networking group, the Florida Venture Forum educates entrepreneurs and assists them in identifying sources of venture capital.  Created in 1984 by a group of high-level business leaders and academicians, the Florida Venture Forum helps ensure the success of Florida-based entrepreneurial ventures by offering expert counsel and educational advice. Each year, the Florida Venture Forum presents the Florida Venture Capital Conference, now in its 22nd year. Florida’s only statewide later stage Venture Capital Conference, the event has attracted more than $2 .7 billion dollars in venture capital funding for Florida-based companies since its inception. For additional information and to register for the Conference, please call 813-335-8116 or visit the web site at

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event during which developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. Startup Weekends has been conducted in 300+ cities worldwide; it has helped launch 5000+ businesses; and engaged more than 57,000+ entrepreneurs. It is a premier education experience for entrepreneurs.

About iStart Jax: iStart Jax is a Non-Profit, 501 (C)-(3), Business Accelerator for Technology based Startups in North East Florida. Our goal is to provide world class resources for aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their creative ideas into growing Tech Startups. iStart Jax offers free web applications to Crowdsource and Project Manage Startups. We host programs such as Startup Weekend, Google Boot camp, Monthly workshops to accelerate the growth of Startup community. iStart Jax partners with investors to help fund the startup ideas. Affiliated programs include Microsoft BizSpark, 1M\1M Silicon Valley Incubator, F6S and Startup Florida.


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