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Enterprise Development Corporation Unveils Panelists for 15th Annual Emerging Technology Business Showcase (ETBS)

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:00 am

The Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida (EDC), a non profit organization specializing in incubation and business development services for emerging science and technology companies, reveals panelists for its 15th Annual Emerging Technology Business Showcase (ETBS). The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Deerfield Beach located at 100 Fairway Drive from 9am to 4:30pm on Friday, November 30th.

ETBS is South Florida’s premier “tech startup” event catering to local business leaders, investors and service providers, delivering an exciting venue to preview the regions hottest startups and discover new partnership opportunities. Entrepreneurial and tech communities from across our region convene for one day to watch 12 minute investor pitches and product demos from 18 of South Florida’s most promising early stage companies. The showcase will also feature a luncheon panel discussion, sponsor and presenter exhibits, and valuable networking opportunities.


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Mark Arnold , Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP and serves as a Director on EDC’s Board.



John Duffy – Founder and CEO, 3Cinteractive.  A highly awarded serial entrepreneur and investor.


Raj Kulkarni – A highly successful senior executive, investor, mentor. Founder of GemStone Systems.  Active member of The Indus Entrepreneurs, New World Angels and the Miami Innovation Fund.


Richard Licursi- Founder of 5 companies, with many successful exits, raising over $70 million in venture capital.   Managing Partner of venVelo, a seed stage fund and venture accelerator.


Casey A. Swercheck – Associate with Florida Growth Fund, and Hamilton Lane’s Fund Investment team.



The following companies will be presenting and exhibiting at this year’s ETBS:


  • Bimotics, Ft. Lauderdale
  • BizHappy, Ft. Lauderdale
  • DormDuels, Boca Raton
  • HulaDrive, Boca Raton
  • Indira, Miami
  • Kairos, Miami
  • Kipu, Miami
  • Lazo, Boca Raton
  • LinguaSys, Boca Raton
  • LiveNinja, Miami
  • MediaAmplify, Boca Raton
  • mLabs, Boca Raton
  • Neocis, Miami
  • SafeMedia, Boca Raton
  • SpendLo, Delray Beach
  • Stadson Technology, Boca Raton
  • SyncPad, Miami
  • University Research & Review, Boca Raton


“By giving our presenting companies more time this year, we hope to demonstrate the breadth and quality of some of South Florida’s most promising companies”, said Mr. Strandberg, President & CEO, Enterprise Development Corporation (EDC). “Our format is a little different this year, we hope to engage the audience and allow them to really get to know some great entrepreneurs”.


For more information about ETBS or to register, visit

About EDC:

Founded in 1994, EDC is a nonprofit organization that provides early stage companies across multiple industries with the tools they need in order to grow and succeed by leveraging our vast resource network to provide mentoring, business incubation, introductions to capital and company visibility through our showcase events, creating a vibrant, innovation-based economy in our region. EDC provides entrepreneurial support services to high growth potential companies through four major initiatives including: BusinessLINC mentor/protégé program; Business Incubation; production of two major conferences and management of New World Angels.  EDC's overall economic impact in the region is in excess of $350 million. For more information, visit

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