Florida’s Leading Startup Event

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October 21-22
Alachua, FL

Two days of interviews, pitches, music, and great food: Startup South 2021 is a program full of guests, panels, experiences that you can live immersed in the greenery and technology of San Felasco Tech City.

Startup South 2021 is safely bringing together Florida’s leading founders, investors, executives, and media for a curated gathering and celebration at San Felasco Tech City in Alachua, FL. Our bread and butter are early-stage ventures making this planet just that little bit better, but our startup demographic spans industries and stages.



The most founder-focused event in Florida


A curated group of investors from pre-seed to growth


Experience the heart of the startup ecosystem

Showcasing Artists

Celebrate the magic of live music

Pitch Showcase

Florida’s top early-stage startups together on one stage

Product launch

Launch your product on-stage at Startup South 2021

Showcase at Startup South 2021

Startup South brings together artists, industry professionals, and music lovers from around Florida to make connections and celebrate the magic of live music. Not limited in genre or region, audiences can enjoy a vast variety of musical styles at Startup South. It’s home for independent rock, pop, hip-hop, folk, electronic, Americana, Latin, world and traditional, singer-songwriter, experimental, and everything in between.

Startup South 2021 Panels

Startup South 2021 Panels

Startup South 2021 Panels

Startup South 2021 Panels

Startup South 2021 Panels

Presented by

How to Scale Down Your Negative Environmental Impact as Your Business Scales Up

Jennifer Moreau (Florida For Good), Lauren Dube (Climate First Bank), Sarah Goff (The Repurpose Project)Moderator: Anna Sampson (We Are Neutral)

Arts, AI, and Community Well-Being

Heidi Boisvert, Tina Tallon, Fatimah Tuggar, Qudus OnikekuModerator: Oṣubi Craig

Building, nourishing and growing a local community

Jacob Larson, Anthony Lyons, Mitch Glaeser

Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) - the new college athletics experience

Sam Hyde, Evan Worth

The Year of the NFT: Building Bridges to the Real World

Gerard Bencen, Alex Copeland

Full List of panels coming soon