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MITEF Geek Tank 5: Presented by Aminta Ventures
April 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) South Florida is teaming up with Aminta Ventures to present Geek Tank 5, a startup competition that will be fully funded by local South Florida female angel investors and will showcase the area’s most promising female-led, early-stage businesses. Four companies will be selected from all entrants to pitch their idea to an all-female panel of angel investors for the chance to win $15,000 in funding. The winner will be announced at the event on April 18th.
Geek Tank is an annual must-attend startup competition put on by MITEF South Florida for local entrepreneurs, investors, and the business community. In addition to learning about exciting new startups and gaining insights into how angel investors make funding decisions, this year’s audience — for the first time in Geek Tank history — will get to vote for their favorite startup in the People’s Choice category. This year’s competition marks the fifth annual Geek Tank competition. The focus of this year’s event is empowering female entrepreneurs. All competing startups must have either a female founder or a C-level executive on their team and be looking to fund a new idea or fill their Seed round.
“Women make up less than 25% of angel investors“ says Alia Mahmoud of Aminta Ventures. “This is a problem because male investors, on average, favor male founders, even though businesses with female executive leadership outperform male-only led organizations. That is why Aminta Ventures is dedicated to creating an environment for female investors to thrive in South Florida and why we’re thrilled to partner with MIT Enterprise Forum South Florida on this edition of Geek Tank to encourage more gender diversity in South Florida’s investment community.”
Apply as a Startup: http://bit.ly/geektank2018
About Aminta Ventures: Founded in 2016, Aminta Ventures comprises a diverse coalition of South Florida female business leaders who are passionate about cultivating the next generation of female investors and a more diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem in South Florida. Aminta is an organization for women that facilitates their exploration into angel investing through education, support, partnerships and a network of investors and thought leaders. For more information, visit www.amintaventures.com.
About MITEF South Florida: Founded in 2003, the MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational programs and services that promote and strengthen innovation at the intersection of business and technology. The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida is dedicated to promote and strengthen innovation and growth of technology industry and businesses throughout the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. For more information, visit http://www.mitforumfl.org.