Premier Startup Conference in the Southeast, SUP-X: The StartUp Expo, Announces Startup Competition Contestants

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50 Startups from 28 North American Cities to Compete for $50K in Prizes on February 16-17 in Ft. Lauderdale

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Our investor attendees will get to meet a great crop of some of North America’s most promising early-stage companies.

SUP-X: The StartUp Expo, the premier annual conference that brings together startups and investors from across North America, today announced the 50 semi-finalists for its startup competition. Chosen from hundreds of online applications and via accelerators, angel groups and venture funds from throughout the US and Canada, the fifty startups have earned a booth on the 30,000 square foot SUP-X exhibit hall floor and the right to compete for $50,000 in prizes at SUP-X: The Startup Expo, on February 16-17 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The event closes with a fast pitch competition of five finalists chosen from the 50 startups announced today.

The 2016 SUP-X StartUp Expo pitch competition semi-finalists are:

  •     SquareOffs; Kansas City, MO
  •     JINGLZ; Boynton Beach, FL
  •     BioLum Sciences; Dallas, TX
  •     NERv; Waterloo, ON, Canada
  •     Doc-Quick; Boca Raton, FL
  •     Select; New York, NY
  •     Zive; New York, NY
  •     Torch; Chattanooga, TN
  •     AdeptTrends LLC; Jacksonville, FL
  •     BlackDove; Miami, FL
  •     RawShorts; Miami, FL
  •     WatchRx; Acton, MA
  •     LeadBase; Redmond, WA
  •     Autography; Tampa, FL
  •     Moondog Animation; Charleston, SC
  •     Fattmerchant; Orlando, FL
  •     Doc24seven; Birmingham, AL
  •     Thrive GPO; Charlotte, NC
  •     FlyInStyle; Miami, FL
  •     Aventusoft; Boca Raton, FL
  •     FounderSuite; New York, NY
  •     Empty Cubicle; Toronto, ON, Canada
  •; New York, NY
  •     Lane; Toronto, ON, Canada
  •     Fundmetric; Halifax, NS, Canada
  •     BDEX, LLC; Coral Springs, FL
  •     Alta5; Miami, FL
  •     Tone-y-Bands; Boca Raton, FL
  •     Hitch.Al; Stuart, FL
  •     GenSmart LLC; Miami, FL
  •     IvyCreative Labs, Inc.; Gainesville, FL
  •     PikMyKid; Tampa, FL
  •     Everyware; Boca Raton, FL
  •     PortNexus; Hollywood, FL
  •     Room2Care; Miami Beach, FL
  •     Talon Simulations, LLC; Orlando, FL
  •     Apellix; Jacksonville, FL
  •     Arctic Solar; Jacksonville, FL
  •     EnergyBionics; Wellington, FL
  •     Mend; Orlando, FL
  •     GoGig; Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  •     KynderMed; St. Petersburg, FL
  •     GasNinjas; Miami, FL
  •     Car Payment Services; Charleston, SC
  •     Fantasy6; Vancouver, BC, Canada
  •     Tip Hive; Charleston, SC
  •     Mindful Scientific - Halifax, NS, Canada

“We had a great group of applicants this year, from Vancouver to Nova Scotia, Texas to New York and all the way down to Florida. These startups span hardware, software, apps, B2B, B2C: a really diverse group of talented companies and entrepreneurs, said Bob Fitts, founder and producer of SUP-X and president of the Boca Raton, FL, based Gold Coast Venture Capital Association. “Our investor attendees will get to meet a great crop of some of North America’s most promising early-stage companies and the event is also a great opportunity for the startups to exhibit and meet more than 500 angel investors and venture capitalists from throughout the US and Canada.”

SUP-X: The Startup Expo will take place on February 16-17 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Entrepreneurs, investors and those interested in startups and entrepreneurship are encouraged to attend. SUP-X features a women’s forum for women entrepreneurs and investors, workshops for entrepreneurs, and over a dozen panels comprised of accomplished investors and entrepreneurs discussing topics that are relevant both to investors and entrepreneurs. Gary Bredow, host of the PBS TV series “Startup” will emcee the event and Jim Jensen of Ultimate Software and serial entrepreneur Rachel Braun Scherl will give keynote addresses. Tickets to SUP-X range from $59 to $399. For additional information and to register, visit

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About SUP-X: The Startup Expo
SUP-X: The Startup Expo is the premier annual conference that brings together startup and early-stage entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors and related service providers from throughout North America. The expo provides unique and exclusive opportunities for investors to meet fellow investors and find startups from throughout North America, developing deal flow and partnership opportunities. SUP-X will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For more information, visit

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