The Enterprise Development Corporation in Partnership With the South Florida Technology Alliance to Host Conference Featuring Local Emerging Companies Bringing Their Innovation To The Stage

BOCA RATON – October 24, 2013 — The Enterprise Development Corporation, in partnership with the South Florida Technology Alliance will host the 16th annual Emerging Business Technologies Showcase (ETBS) titled: “South Florida’s Got Talent.” At the event, entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and service providers will have the opportunity to network and learn about South Florida’s most promising technology startups. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach.

Local emerging companies will showcase their innovative technologies on stage at this year’s “South Florida’s Got Talent” in the areas of medical technology, avatar text-to-speech technology, B2B mobile apps and more. ETBS presenters are entrepreneurs carefully selected by the Enterprise Development Corporation. Additionally, attendees will learn how last years’ presenter, Kipu Medical Systems went from 1 to 50 clients in a matter of months, and how out-of-the-box thinking resulted in $1.5 million funding for, a startup that endeavors to turn the web into TV.

Keynote speakers:

  • Dean Hovey, CEO of Digifit, an app company that offers health and fitness solutions using sensors and wearable technology integrated with mobile devices and the cloud. Mr. Hovey will share his years of experience as entrepreneur, VC, co-founder of IDEO, and as the investor and designer of Apple’s computer mouse.
  • Dr. Alejandro Badia, Head of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and entrepreneurial surgeon. Dr. Badia served as chief of hand surgery at Baptist Hospital of Miami and recently inaugurated OrthoNOW, a center that is successfully franchised domestically and internationally.

WHAT:             16TH Annual Emerging Technology Business Showcase: “South Florida’s Got Talent!”

WHO:               The Enterprise Development Corporation and South Florida Technology Alliance

WHEN:            8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013

WHERE:         The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Deerfield Beach, 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, 33441

COST:              Full day conference pass: $200-$75; Entrepreneur showcase pass: $175; After hour event pass:          $50


CONTACT:    Linda Gove: (954) 239-9739; E-mail:      

                       Christine Burres: (561) 620-8494; E-mail:

MEDIA:         To coordinate interviews, journalists may contact Christine Burres: (561) 620-8494 or e-mail:

About the South Florida Technology Alliance

The SFTA promotes the growth, success and awareness of the South Florida technology community. Its member roster includes South Florida’s leading high-tech, high-growth companies. Through events, networking, programs and education, the SFTA provides south Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, and entrepreneurs with an active forum to grow the business of technology. For more information visit

About Enterprise Development Corporation

Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida (EDC) is a 501 c(3), non-profit organization dedicated providing entrepreneurial support services to high growth potential companies throughout South Florida. Founded in 1994, EDC assists over 300 companies annually and has achieved an overall economic impact is in excess of $500 million. Through our key initiatives and vast resource networks, EDC provides companies the tools they need in order to grow and succeed.  For more information visit


Editor’s Note:               Panelists are available for media interviews. Complimentary media passes available upon request.



South Florida Technology Alliance
Linda Gove

Enterprise Development Corporation
Christine Burres


About the SFTA

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, we provide south Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region.


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