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January 12, 2024
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Jacksonville Business: The Weekly Scoop

TLDR:

  • This Week in Jacksonville: Business Edition discusses the importance of venture capital in starting a business.
  • The Jacksonville Venture Competition, an early-stage funding competition and conference, is scheduled for March 12-13 at EverBank Stadium.
  • The competition aims to bring together Jacksonville startup companies, venture capital and angel investors, and the community to promote innovation and elevate the mission of nonprofits.
  • The conference has an emphasis on empowering women and promoting diversity in the business world.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting the competition and have partnered with several events to support entrepreneurs.
  • To learn more or purchase tickets, visit jaxvc.com.

In the latest episode of This Week in Jacksonville: Business Edition, the importance of venture capital in starting a business is discussed. The podcast features Matthew Chang with Chang Industrial and Timothy Gibbons, the editor of the Jacksonville Business Journal, who are both involved with the upcoming Jacksonville Venture Competition. Scheduled for March 12 and 13 at EverBank Stadium, the competition is an early-stage funding competition and conference aimed at bringing together Jacksonville startup companies, venture capital and angel investors, and the community to promote innovation and elevate the mission of nonprofits.

Chang and Gibbons highlight the emphasis on empowerment of women and diversity in the conference. They note that the conference aims to address the challenge of getting investors and innovators in the same place in Northeast Florida, as in the past local entrepreneurs had to travel to other cities to connect with venture capital. By hosting this competition in Jacksonville and supporting local ideas, it will help grow an entire ecosystem for startups in the area.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting the competition and have partnered in several events to inspire and assist entrepreneurs. The competition will platform nonprofit voices, female voices, and minority voices. Additionally, it will provide education on early startup investing to bridge the gap in startup investors in the city. Venture South, the lead investor partner, will lead this component of the conference. Those interested in learning more or purchasing tickets can visit jaxvc.com.

Overall, the Jacksonville Venture Competition aims to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and the community to support startups and promote innovation and diversity in the business world. With a focus on empowering women and elevating the mission of nonprofits, the competition is an opportunity for startups in Jacksonville to gain early-stage funding and build connections within the local ecosystem.

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