TiE Tampa Bay Announces Present Your Startup Finalists!
TiE Tampa Bay is thrilled to announce the ten Florida startups selected as finalists for the Present Your Startup competition — a prestigious forum that gives brands exposure to TiE’s extensive global network. This October 15, at TiEconFL, the finalists will present their companies to an audience of active investors and entrepreneurs.
Three of the ten finalists will be chosen to present to the TiE Tampa Angel Forum — a group of accredited investors and TiE Tampa Charter Members. The TiE Tampa Angel Forum invested in the early rounds of capital raises in LumaStream and flexReceipts, among others. The top three selected startups will also have their elevator pitch shared with the TiE Angels Alliance — an alliance of 3000+ Charter Members/Investors in 60+ TiE Chapters in 17 countries.
So who are the BIG TEN this year?!
In alphabetical order, the ten Present Your Startup Finalists are:
Judging the presentations is an esteemed panel of startup experts, investors and serial entrepreneurs. TiEconFL 2016’s Present Your Startup judges: BV Jagadeesh, Managing Partner, KAAJ Ventures, and Exodus founder; Meera Kaul, Partner of the Angel Forum and serial technology entrepreneur; Saru Seshdari, President and CEO of Ultramatics, Inc; Dr. Susan Amat, founder of Venture Hive; and Sarah Perez, writer for TechCrunch.
TiEconFL will be held on Oct 15, from 8am until 10pm at the Embassy Suites, USF Tampa. Meet the incredible local entrepreneurs featured in the Present Your Startup competition, and many other phenomenal innovators and investors, at the 14-hour entrepreneurial extravaganza that is TiEconFL. In the evening, be sure to attend the TiEBall: a stunning banquet with magical Bollywood entertainment, and the TiEtan Awards Ceremony.
TiEconFL & TiEBall are FREE to TiE Tampa Bay members; non-members and guests are welcome. Remember to register to claim your spot. Spaces are filling up fast, and last year, TiEconFL sold out. Don’t miss out!