Kaiser University is set to host the 4th Annual Geek Tank on September 27th.
Geek Tank affords early stage startups the opportunity to pitch for 10k in Financing and 10k in Services. It will be held at Keiser University’s Flagship Campus located at 2600 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida from 6:30pm-9pm.
Anyone with a tech driven startup or innovative idea can apply via Gust by clicking here and submitting their information through the online investment portal’s website by answering a few basic questions. The winner will be announced live at the event. Tickets are $30 until September 15th and $35 after that.
This year, four winners will be chosen from the Gust group and selected to present to a panel of early stage investors including Chris Callahan, founder of Startup Palm Beach Capital, Jack Karabees, co-founder of the Miami Innovation Fund, and Andrew Heitner, principal at Alcon Partners. In addition, Howard Gitten, technology lawyer at full service, international firm Locke Lorde, is organizing and sponsoring the event with $5,000 credit in a legal retainer, enough to help incorporate and/or advise as needed, and Peter Haines, of Horizon Growth Advisors, is providing $5,000 in-kind consulting services to the winner. MIT has hosted this event 3 times in the past, featuring angel backed fintech startup Waleteros out of Miami in 2014, who received a $25,000 term sheet but declined the aggressive valuation.
Register for the Event
To Attend the Event: bit.ly/GeekTank2016
To Apply as a Startup: bit.ly/GeekTank10KChallenge
About MIT Enterprise Forum
The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida is an entrepreneur support organization comprised of technology enthusiasts from Jupiter to Miami. They host 10 events per year including CEO Roundtable Breakfasts, high-tech Demos, panels, and holiday parties. The non-profit was formed in 2003 with a mission to provide educational programs and services that promote and strengthen innovation at the intersection of business and technology.
This will be the largest business plan competition and idea accelerator in Palm Beach County, which is becoming a hotbed for entrepreneurs. Both the private and public sector are collaborating to ensure we do not continue to suffer from brain drain or lack of infrastructure.
The recently formed coalition Palm Beach Technology Association is helping unite the voices and provide discounted rates to coworkers in Downtown West Palm Beach. The City of West Palm Beach is doing its part with the support of the Business Development Board and the Economic Council, who are headed on a Leadership Trip to Denver, Co. for Startup Week. The upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Week in November is in its 5th year fostering collaboration not only to showcase entrepreneurs but also to help catalyze new companies at Startup Weekend.
Keiser University – Directions & Accommodations
Exit at Okeechobee Blvd. West (Exit 70). Head West approximately 2.5 miles to Military Trail. Take a right (North) on Military Trail. Proceed about 1/2 mile to campus entrance which is on your right.
From the Florida Turnpike
Exit the turnpike at Okeechobee Blvd. (Exit 99). After paying the toll, take a left (East) on Okeechobee Blvd. Proceed approximately 2 miles to Military Trail. Take a left (North) on Military Trail. Proceed 1/2 mile to campus entrance which is on your right.
From State Road 80
Take State Road 80 to Military Trail. (State Road 80 will turn into Southern Blvd. as you approach West Palm Beach). Turn left (North) on Military Trail. Continue on Military Trail pass the Okeechobee Blvd. intersection, once you have passed this intersection the campus entrance is a 1/2 mile on the right.
To access Keiser University’s DeVos-Cook Academic Center
The DeVos-Cook Academic Center is the first building you will pass on your left after entering campus.
Park in the parking lot up ahead on the left.
Registration will be held in the main lobby of the building.