April 15, 2014
The Florida Institute for Commercialization of Public Research announced today its plan to launch a series of angel investor seminars dedicated to teaching participants about angel investing. The nonprofit will work with various research universities in Florida to help foster the community through the creation of new companies and jobs. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced it will grant the organization $60,000 to help this initiative.
The inaugural “Doing Well While Doing Good” seminar will take place on April 17 at the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami, and it hopes to connect university startup experts and experienced angel investors with an audience of business leaders and potential investors.
“Developing new investment activity is essential to Miami’s success as a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Matt Haggman, Miami’s Knight Foundation program director. “This series will fill a knowledge gap for investors, while helping to create a strong network of local financers, with the ultimate benefit of backing rising young companies.”
The Florida Institute for Commercialization of Public Research works to build and fund company programs for startups as a way to help spur innovation in Florida.
“This event will preview companies from both the University of Miami and Florida International University, and offer networking opportunities and education for seasoned as well as novice angel investors,” explains CEO of the Florida Institute Jamie Grooms.
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