The Field

The Field

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Gaming/Simulation
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Healthcare tech
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Dennis Pape @SeedFundersOrlando

Cofounder and CEO  @SeedFundersOrlando. Founder/Publisher @Florida & Orlando Venture Forum. Founder of VentureScaleUp. Cofounder/Managing Director @Catalyst Spaces.

Ben Patz

@Deepwork Capital

Managing General Parter @DeepWork Capital an early stage venture capital fund focused on deploying capital in technology and life science companies in Florida. Also, Board Member UCF Research Foundation. 

Managing Partner @DeepWork Capital an early stage venture capital fund focused on deploying capital in technology and life science companies in Florida. MIT undergrad and Stanford MBA. 

Aia Sarycheva @Revolution

Senior Associate at the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund at Revolution - a Washington, DC based investment firm founded by Steve Case in 2005. 

Revolution’s mission is to build disruptive, innovative companies that offer consumers more choice, convenience, and control in their lives.

TOm Wallace  @Florida Funders

Managing Partner at Florida Funders. 25 year veteran of angel investing (Tribridge ($150m tech services firm), Q-Link (sold to Adobe), RedVector (recapped at $268m) and many companies

Josh Hamrick

@healthEdge

Vice President of HealthEdge, a private equity fund focused on Healthcare, Josh is responsible for originating deals, overseeing due diligence, valuation, financing, transaction structuring, add-on acquisitions, and fundraising. 

Diane Court

@Neoware Studios

As an advisor and subsequently Executive Director of the Orlando Digital Mainstreet, Orlando Tech Association, she led initiatives to strengthen the local network of creative entrepreneurs, tech starters, and leaders of established technology companies. 

She cofounded software development firm, Neoware, which offers coworking environment, Neoware Studios, which Neoware launched at Oviedo Mall to serve freelancers, entrepreneurs, remote workers, work-at-home professionals.

Kelli Murray

@Medspeaks

Spent her career helping hospitals improve their performance and bottom lines. Now she helps young companies and startups navigate this complex, high-touch industry while identifying their unique strengths, value, and placement.

Co-Founder of Carve Communications.

For more than 20 years, David Barkoe has been developing, managing and executing successful PR campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands and most promising start-ups. 

General Partner with Arsenal, responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, as well as portfolio development and support.  Maintains firm wide responsibility for state-specific mandates.  She has spent the last fifteen years working closely with early-stage companies in a variety of technology markets.  

Robin Cowie

@Helo

26 year veteran producer of games, movies, television, theater,  and theme park experiences. His first film, The Blair Witch Project lead to hundreds of creative endeavors culminating in his role as the Director of Experience Technology for the global creative agency Helo.

Benjamin Noel

@UCF

Executive Director - Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) at UCF.

Former Vice President and COO for Electronic Arts studios in Austin, TX and Orlando, FL developing some of the world's best known products for leading brands EA Sports and EA Games, with top-selling products such as Madden NFL Football and Ultima Online, the world's first massively multiplayer online experience.

Rupert Meghnot

@BurnOut Game Ventures

Successfully founded & operated multiple businesses: video games; simulation; consulting consumer electronics & ornamental metal
Raised $18+ million for various enterprises (including my own)
 Mentored/consulted 500+ (mostly high-tech) companies and startups
Orlando Business Journal "40-Under-40" Award (1998)
Patents in consumer electronics, simulation & VR
Taught technology at bachelors & masters levels for 12 years (at top schools)
Conducted my Meal with a Mentor™ program with 230+ entrepreneurs 

Jim Thomas is an international speaker, futurist thought leader, and entrepreneur. During Jim’s eight years in Central Florida he has served as the Executive Director of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce as well as the CEO of the Central Florida Tech Alliance. Jim now leads the Central Florida Tech Fund in partnership with Kirenaga Partners which is dedicated building early-stage capital and community throughout the seven counties of Central Florida

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