If you don't know Dan Rua, know that he is a Venture Capitalist who invested in PayPerPost, an Orlando-based business. He's a Managing Partner of Inflexion Partners, "Florida's Venture Fund", and a part-time blogger. In addition to geeky stuff, he also posts about biotech and UF/Gainesville (his alma mater) quite often.
In light of John Rife's blog today about Central Florida's Early-stage Venture Needs, I got to thinking about how we can further encourage such an event. I'd like to nominate Dan to be on the planning committee for the first Florida Creatives Summit, which I would love to happen some time in the next 6-9 months, sooner if possible. He should definitely attend a Florida Creatives Happy Hour like the one on August 20th or Sept 17th. I'll accept BarCamp Orlando or BlogOrlando as well. Mostly, I'd like to speak to a real live VC guy from Florida.
Dan, I'd just like to have you as a contact more than over MyBlogLog. How's that sound?
Here are some events we're holding in the near future, but they happen each 3rd week of the month.
Friday, August 17th
8:00 - 11:00 AM
B & S Daily Market
47 E Robinson St
Florida Creatives Happy Hour
Monday, August 20th
6:00 - 9:00 PM
50 E Central Blvd
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