Announced: All SUP-X 2017 Startup Competition Semi-Finalists

Fifty Startups Selected for National Startup Competition

Fifty startups from 10 states and Puerto Rico have been selected as semi-finalists in the SUP-X®: The StartUp Expo national startup competition in Fort Lauderdale in early March. The companies will each receive a free booth at the international conference and will be considered for the finals to compete for $50,000 in cash prizes.  

SUP-X: The StartUp Expo is the largest startup conference in the state of Florida and one of the largest in the country.  The two-day, international conference and expo will be held on March 6th and 7th at the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.  The conference is expected to attract approximately 1500 attendees from over 35 states and a dozen countries this year.  The purpose of the conference is to better connect and educate investors, entrepreneurs and service providers from throughout North America while further growing and enriching the Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem, explained conference founder Bob Fitts of Miami.  

“We’re excited to have these outstanding startups represent their communities in our startup competition,” said Fitts.  “We have startups coming from all over North America and the Caribbean.  The exchange of ideas, learning opportunities and chance to form relationships make for a great experience for them.  It will be interesting to see who wins, but it should be a very valuable experience for them regardless.”

In addition to its startup competition, SUP-X features a “Diversity in Entrepreneurship Forum” that seeks to address the needs of those typically under-served and under-represented in the startup and venture capital communities.  The event also has some 18 panels, speeches and keynote addresses on topics such as the importance of good design, minority access to capital, FinTech and blockchain, raising capital and becoming a better angel investor.  Speakers include Scott Decker, CEO of MDLive; Carmen Castillo, Founder, President and CEO of SDI International, the nation’s largest Latina-Owned Business; Albert Santalo, founder of CareCloud; and Shelby Gogulski and Rachel Zietz, two superstar teen entrepreneurs who both recently appeared on Shark Tank.  Nearly 100 non-profits devoted to entrepreneurship, accelerators and angel groups from around the country have partnered with SUP-X and approximately 100 startups and corporate sponsors will exhibit at SUP-X as well.  

Tickets to SUP-X range from $59-$399.  More information about SUP-X may be found at http://www.sup-x.org/ or by contacting info@sup-x.org.  

Below is the complete list of all 50 startups competing at the Startup Expo along with their city and state: 

  1. Fitspot - Atlanta, GA
  2. Goodr - Atlanta, GA
  3. Project MQ - Atlanta, GA
  4. Brobe - Austin, TX
  5. Candidate.Guru - Boca Raton, FL
  6. Honorlock - Boca Raton, FL
  7. Busy Beauty - Boston, MA
  8. Docity Health - Chattanooga, TN
  9. Episcale Corp - Dallas, TX
  10. iuzeit - Dallas, TX
  11. Slurpits - Dania Beach, FL
  12. GoGig - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  13. Paywithchip - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  14. RentLit - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  15. Winspire - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  16. Agora Organizations - Gainesville, FL
  17. Ivy Creative Labs - Gainesville, FL
  18. The Thx Co. - Hollywood, FL
  19. IntoGo - Jacksonville, FL
  20. Water Me Green - Jacksonville, FL
  21. Xen Health - Jacksonville, FL
  22. StabiLux - Kalamazoo, MI
  23. Edcoda - Kansas City, MO
  24. Audiohand - Knoxville, TN
  25. Preteckt - Memphis, TN
  26. Apollonix - Miami, FL
  27. Bid.aero - Miami, FL
  28. Cargo42 - Miami, FL
  29. Emerge - Miami, FL
  30. Gramercy.io - Miami, FL
  31. People As A Service - Miami, FL
  32. Project Ghost Studios - Miami, FL
  33. Same Day Pros - Miami, FL
  34. Symptify - Miami, FL
  35. UX Gofer - Miami, FL
  36. Prayer Deck - Naples, FL
  37. PlayDate - New York, NY
  38. edu(k)ate - Orlando, FL
  39. GoGym - Palm City, FL
  40. Hibersense - Pittsburgh, PA
  41. Ikos - Pittsburgh, PA
  42. Skycision - Pittsburgh, PA
  43. Pickk - Pompano Beach, FL
  44. Brands Of - San Juan, PR
  45. Hutch.ai - Stuart, FL
  46. NoMo Nausea - Tampa, FL
  47. Spared - Tampa, FL
  48. TorchFi - Tampa, FL
  49. Carpe Solutions - West Palm Beach, FL
  50. Jinglz - West Palm Beach, FL

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