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SUP-X Startup Expo – Ft. Lauderdale
July 25, 2019
We’re excited to announce that GrowthX Founding Partner, Sean Sheppard, will give the keynote address at SUP-X 2019! GrowthX is a Silicon Valley based venture capital fund that also operates a corporate and civic innovation practice helping companies and economies harness disruption for new profitable growth opportunities.
Sheppard believes that it used to be that technology was expensive and complex and product talent was sparse. So, the biggest risk for startups was in the product itself. But now, the costs and complexity of technology have been greatly reduced and product talent is plentiful. The risk has shifted away from product development and toward market development. However, the way startups function has not. Most founders are incredibly product-focused. Business accelerators exacerbate this problem when they help founders build their product and raise money, rather than helping founders market their product and make money. We’re now living in what he calls the “Age of Applied Technology.”
“I’m excited to deliver the keynote to the growing audience at SUP-X,” Sheppard said. “Founders in Florida should not have to leave their homes and move to Silicon Valley to build great companies. Proximity to customers is far more important than proximity to capitalists.”
JULY 25, 2019 | BROWARD CONVENTION CENTER | FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
100+ EXHIBITORS, SPECIAL EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES FOR VENTURE ORIENTED STARTUPS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS
STARTUP COMPETITION WITH $25,000+ IN CASH AND PRIZES, EXHIBITION AND PITCH OPPORTUNITIES
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