Matching Companies, Investors Venture Capital Forum Showcases Local Firms

By Bryant-Friedland, Bruce | The Florida Times Union, March 4, 1997 | Go to article overview

Matching Companies, Investors Venture Capital Forum Showcases Local Firms


Bryant-Friedland, Bruce, The Florida Times Union


More than a dozen Northeast Florida companies with dreams of

becoming the next corporate giant will get the chance this week

to pitch their plans to people with their own dreams of buying

into a hot new company.

It's all part of the 1997 North Florida Venture Capital Forum,

an annual gathering designed to showcase regional firms,

particularly high-technology companies, with high growth

potential.

Venture capital is the term used to describe the investment

funds that focus on start-up enterprises. By buying a share in

an emerging company, these investors hope to make a killing if

these new businesses take off and go public.

If the enterprise fails, however, the venture capitalist is

left with nothing.

The head of Enterprise North Florida, one of the hosts of the

meeting taking place at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel tomorrow and

Thursday, says the event fits closely with his non-profit

economic development agency's efforts.

"Jacksonville is not noted as a Silicon Valley area," said Alan

Rossiter, the non-profit's president and chief executive

officer.

Economic development on the First Coast has concentrated on

providing marketing assistance, aiding firms in selling their

products overseas and recruiting well-established companies to

relocate to North Florida, he said.

Recruitment in Jacksonville often has involved the use of

government incentives.

Rossiter wants this to change.

"We intend and expect to balance what has been the traditional

focus of Jacksonville," he said.

Fast-growing high-technology companies provide the kind of jobs

needed to secure a vibrant economic base in the 21st century, he

said.

At a series of forums to be held on Thursday, 14 companies from

North Florida will present the details of their businesses to

representatives of more than a dozen venture-capital firms.

Jacksonville Jaguars majority owner J. Wayne Weaver is

scheduled to be the speaker at the forum's luncheon on Thursday.

In addition to the presentations, the forum also will feature

35 exhibition booths and a series of four one-hour seminars

geared to offering early-stage entrepreneurs insight into what

they need to know in order to get their business off the ground. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Matching Companies, Investors Venture Capital Forum Showcases Local Firms
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.