FIU Americas Venture Capital Conference 2012 to Bring Innovative Ventures, Capital to Miami

MIAMI, Mar 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Florida International University’s College of Business Administration will host the 2012 Americas Venture Capital Conference: An International Summit of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Nov. 14-15, 2012.

This third annual conference, presented by FIU’s Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center, will take place at the JW Marriott Hotel, 1109 Brickell Ave., in Miami.

“The Americas Venture Capital Conference is one of FIU’s signature events,” said FIU President Mark Rosenberg. “We are proud to host first-rate speakers, innovative firms, and venture capitalists who will ensure a conference of high visibility and great value to attendees.”

Entrepreneurial firms doing business in Latin America and South Florida are invited to apply to present their businesses to an audience of leading venture capitalists and other strategic investors.

AVCC presenting firms and participating companies have created high paying jobs and gained the attention of the Silicon Valley investment community while advancing Miami’s stature as a crossroads for Latin American business and venture capital investment.

The third AVCC will be co-chaired by Jerry Haar, associate dean of FIU’s College of Business Administration and director of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, and Faquiry Diaz Cala, CEO of Tres Mares.

It will feature an exciting program designed by top entrepreneurs and investors from South Florida and Latin America. The program will include expanded networking sessions and The International Demo Day, a fast-paced startup debut event.

The conference will once again showcase two tracks of companies: the Top Global Innovative Ventures, more-established and developed businesses, and the Top Global Emerging Ventures, companies of potential interest to investors looking for early-stage opportunities.

Companies seeking to present will be asked to submit a dynamic two-minute video about themselves and a PowerPoint presentation. For more information about attending and applying to present at the conference, visit www.avcc.fiu.edu .

SOURCE: Florida International University College of Business Administration