The Golf Coast Venture Capital Association will be hosting the 2015 edition of its expo on Feb. 24 from 4 – 9 p.m. The event will host more than 70 exhibitions and feature two panels discussing entrepreneurial and investment issues. Gunster is a sponsor of this event, as it has been for many years.
Gunster attorney and technology and entrepreneurial companies practice leader David Bates is the chairman of the organization. Bates was named the 2013 corporate West Palm Beach Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers and focuses his practice on client counsel in venture capital, licensing and distribution, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and securities. Bates also serves on Gunster’s board of directors.
Gunster is a platinum sponsor of the organization and attorneys are involved with the organization throughout the year, apart from the expo event. Last year’s event featured more than 20 Florida-based start up companies. Bates said the expo is a way to showcase support, education and opportunities for growing companies in the state.
This year’s start-up companies that will be at the event include: Accredify, AdMobilize.com, Asana, Blue Gas Marine, Bluvision, Boxycharm, Candidate.Guru, Dealvector, EcoTech Visions, EnergyBionics, Entic, EonCoat, Everyware, Glip, Hatchery, Klear Kapture, Klink, LiveNinja, MyGreenPayback, NVBOTS, Owl Tutors, Prometheon, Raw Shorts, SmartRazor®, Socially Buzz, So Stereo, SpeedETab, TAO Connect, Inc., Tinker University, uRemix, UseMyBenefits.com and Videoo.
The expo will also feature two panels of speakers including an accomplished journalist and Tedx Speaker, the co-founder and CEO of Rokk3r labs, the founder and managing partner of Scout Ventures and many more. There is a fee associated with the event and walk-ins are accepted at the event. There is a discount on tickets available for those with a GCVCA membership.
The GCVCA has been dedicated for more than 30 years to providing a forum for entrepreneurs, investors and service providers in Florida’s Gold Coast to grow and learn information that is pertinent to them.