SUP-X: The Startup Expo Announces Partnership with Veteran’s Group Bunker Labs; Finalizes Women’s Forum

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Final Agenda for Women’s Entrepreneur and Investor Forum Also Unveiled

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I am honored to be a part of Sup-X, which really assists the growth of women in business by providing an audience for their ideas and access to business-building capital.

SUP-X: The StartUp Expo, the premier annual conference that brings together startups and investors from across North America, today announced a new partnership with Bunker Labs, a national network of military veteran entrepreneurs and innovators whose mission is to “empower military veterans as leaders in innovation.” As part of the partnership, SUP-X will offer all active duty, retired and veteran US Military a 50 percent discount off general admission tickets to SUP-X: The Startup Expo, on February 16-17 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

“Our current and former military servicemen and women have the skills, determination, discipline and understanding of teamwork to become successful entrepreneurs,” said Bob Fitts, founder and producer of SUP-X and president of the Boca Raton, FL, based Gold Coast Venture Capital Association. “We’re excited about our partnership with such a great organization as Bunker Labs and look forward to giving back whatever little bit we can to those who dedicate their lives to protecting our country.”

Women’s Entrepreneur and Investor Forum
SUP-X also unveiled today the final agenda for its Women’s Entrepreneur and Investor Forum on February 16, sponsored by Guidewell Innovation. Presenting the keynote address is Rachel Braun Scherl, a renowned growth strategy consultant, marketing expert, entrepreneur and public speaker. Following her keynote address is a half-day event that will consist of two breakout sessions and two panel discussions. Details include:

The Future of Innovation: Getting to the Finish Line by Redefining Success and Changing the Way You Build Companies;
Led by Yao Huang, Founder and Managing Partner, The Hatchery

Entrepreneur Breakout - Striving to Thrive: Success Secrets from Powerful Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs.
--Moderator: Angela Pate, Co-Founder Startup Quest®, Founder OwnForce.com and     CEO of Focused Management Solutions
--Panelist: Fanny Hanono, Chief Administrative Officer, Perry Ellis
--Panelist: Birame Sock, Founder, FlyScan, Inc.
--Panelist: Dr. Patti Fletcher, Board Member, Astia Angels
--Panelist: Jayanthi Narasimhan, Founder and CEO, Amethyst Software Technologies, LLC and WatchRx, Inc.

Investor Breakout - Women Led Startups: How to Invest in an Undervalued Market.
--Moderator: Natasha Petrukhin, Director and investor, Rokk3r Labs. Panelist: Brodi Jackson, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Caerus Ventures
--Panelist: Catherine Mott, Founder and CEO, BlueTree Capital Group
--Panelist: Betsy Brown, President, Pendleton Square Trust Company
--Panelist: Marcia Dawood, Board Member, Angel Capital Association and Managing Director, Golden Seeds

The XX-XY Factor: Gender Issues in the Startup-VC World: with panelists
--Moderator: Bob Fitts.
--Panelist: Marcia Dawood, Board Member, Angel Capital Association and Managing Director, Golden Seeds
--Panelist: Urvi Bhandari, Transformational Brand Leader and Social Scientist
--Panelist: Birame Sock, Founder, FlyScan, Inc,
--Panelist: Kristina Montague, Managing Partner, The JumpFund

"In my advisory work in the female health category and as a speaker to female entrepreneurial audiences, I have the opportunity to support great and talented women everywhere,” said Scheri. “I am honored to be a part of Sup-X, which really assists the growth of women in business by providing an audience for their ideas and access to business-building capital.”

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 will give keynote addresses.

A complete agenda for the expo is available at http://www.sup-x.org/agenda/. Tickets to SUP-X range from $59 to $399. For additional information and to register, visit http://www.sup-x.org.

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Tickets to SUP-X range from $59 to $399. For additional information and to register, visit http://www.sup-x.org.

About Bunker Labs
Headquartered in Chicago and founded in June 2014, Bunker Labs has chapters in Jacksonville, FL, Nashville, TN, and Washington, DC. Bunker Labs provides immersive entrepreneurship training, professional networks, co-working space, transition programs for separating service members, and advocates on behalf of military veteran entrepreneurs. Bunker Labs is a program built by veteran entrepreneurs—for veteran entrepreneurs. Visit http://www.BunkerLabs.org to learn more, apply to join, or become a partner.

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 is held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For more information, visit http://www.sup-x.org.

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