Space Florida Looks Back on a Busy Year

EXPLORATION PARK, Fla. (December 23, 2020) – Today, Space Florida shared the many accomplishments of Florida’s aerospace and commercial space industry in 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida’s Cape Canaveral Spaceport kept launching rockets. In May, the world watched as American astronauts lifted off from Florida for the first time since 2011, marking a new era of human spaceflight and commercial space exploration. The aerospace industry represents a key part of the State’s strategy for post-pandemic economic recovery, and Space Florida has good reason to be enthusiastic about the future of aerospace.

“Despite the challenges that COVID-19 brought to the State, our industry and our organization, Space Florida is pleased to have had a successful year of growth within the aerospace industry here in the State of Florida, with support from Governor DeSantis as well as our Board Chair and Lieutenant Governor Nuñez,” said Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello. “Space Florida is working with other economic development partners to create an energized driving force in recruiting these companies to the Sunshine State. The future of this industry is very bright, representing an increasingly important segment of Florida’s economy.

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Space Florida, Florida Venture Forum Announce Winners of Aerospace Innovation & Tech Forum

Exploration Park, Miami and Tampa, Fla. (Space Florida/Florida Venture Forum PR) – Space Florida and the Florida Venture Forum are pleased to announce Archangel Lightworks, Agriculture Intelligence, Inc., and Vital Vio as the top three winners, respectively, of the 2020 Aerospace Innovation & Tech Forum.

Aerospace and innovative tech companies from related industries were invited to apply to present in a first-ever web-based competition for the Space Florida Accelerating Innovation (AI) awards, totaling $100,000. Twenty presenters were selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants by a committee of active venture investors.

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Space Florida, Florida Venture Forum Announce the 2nd Annual Aerospace Capital Forum

Miami, Exploration Park and Tampa, Fla., September 11, 2019 (Space Florida/Florida Venture Forum PR) – Space Florida and the Florida Venture Forum, Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, are pleased to announce the Florida Aerospace Capital Forum, taking place on November 6th at the Guidewell Innovation Center in Lake Nona, Florida.

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Florida Venture Forum to Host 10th Annual Florida Early Stage Capital Conference

Early Stage Companies can compete for up to $150,000 in CASH Prize Money Provided by Space Florida

Orlando, FL (March 1, 2017) –The Florida Venture Forum is calling for early stage companies to apply to present at the 2017 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, on May 19, 2017.

The Conference, now in its tenth year, is one of the largest gatherings of angel and early stage investors in the Southeast, and features panel discussions, speakers, and presentations by some of Florida’s fastest growing private companies.

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