News Release — Boca Raton, Tampa and Miami, FL — November 7, 2017 — The Florida Venture Forum has selected 17 Florida-based or operating companies to present at its 2017 Florida VentureTech Showcase, being held at FAU Tech Runway on November 16, 2017.

In addition to company presentations and other programming, the event will feature $25,000 cash awards provided by Space Florida to two winning companies, for a total of $50,000. Presenters were selected from a pool of over 70 applicants by a committee of active angel and venture investors. Selected companies will present to an audience of investors, other deal professionals and entrepreneurs.  The 17 presenting companies are listed below, by region:

Central/East Central Florida
Bomax Hydrogen, LLC., Lake Mary (, formed in 2014, developed a patented photobiocatalytic systems that uses light activated nanoparticles coupled with bioinorganic molecules to generate 100% clean hydrogen.

FreshSurety Corporation, Altamonte Springs (, is transforming the produce industry with accurate, real-time product quality and shelf life information anywhere in the world for a few cents per carton. Their proprietary IBIS 4D Holospectral Imaging system measures fresh produce airborne metabolites to directly determine freshness status.

Mend, Orlando (, is a healthcare communication and engagement platform. Mend can connect to patients and/or providers anytime, anywhere, and with any device through messaging, video, forms, or other content.

Pheronym, Inc., Gainesville (, is an agricultural biotech company that uses pheromones for crop protection. Pheronym specifically uses pheromones of microscopic round worms, called nematodes.

Thor ORE, Orlando (, Thor ORE’s Atomic curation (Nano Extraction) process allows our customers to selectively capture and release metals of choice in the mining, recycling and remediation industries.

Weintraus, Inc., Daytona Beach (, Weintraus’s mission is to build a reusable and re-supply capable space tug having the ability of capturing, servicing, refueling, and maneuvering multiple spacecraft in orbit. Weintraus aims to do this with Hercules’ ability to scale into different markets from the same spacecraft platform.

Central West Florida
eTeki, Inc., Tampa (, is a technical interviews-as-a-service company, helps recruiters and hiring managers separate the contenders from the pretenders for critical IT job openings.

Preferhired, Palm Harbor (, is an HR Technology software company, has built the first online candidate referral marketplace that empowers everyone to help their friends and colleagues find jobs while rewarding them throughout the recruitment process.

TSOLife Inc, Tampa (, focuses on creating innovative ways to preserve legacy and pass down life stories. Their unique solutions create the most personalized way to document personal stories that loved ones will share and cherish for future generations.

Southeast Florida
Aquaco Farms, Lake Worth (, is a state-of-the-art inland recirculating aquaculture facility that has been designed with proprietary components throughout. They have solid relationships with key Industry research partners such as MOTE Marine Research and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.

Gaming Frog, Boca Raton (, is an eSports platform that allows users to compete on skill based online video games for money and prizes. This platform allows users to interact with others by competing, messaging, and by sharing accomplishments and videos through the application with other users.

Neocis, Inc., Miami ( ), creates a robotic guidance system for the dental implant market. It reduces surgeon time and improves clinical performance through a minimally invasive approach.

Tellus, LLC, Deerfield Beach ( ), provides comprehensive solutions to extend healthcare beyond the hospital walls. Their tools are SaaS-based applications designed to help their clients leverage the use of mobility allowing patients to interact with providers without taking a trip to the hospital.

Voyhoy, Miami (, is a multimodal travel platform in South America, helping people compare and buy their tickets on buses, planes, ferries and trains.

Northeast Florida
LocalPet Inc. dba as LocalPetRx, Jacksonville Beach (, provides their partners with an exclusive pet pharmacy network that provides them with the latest pet compounding formulas and techniques, supportive sales and marketing systems, and cutting-edge technologies to help them earn the trust and loyalty of their Veterinarian Community.

Trintals, Jacksonville (, provides the only comprehensive solution for owners and Real Estate agents to manage all aspects of the rental property online.

Northwest Florida
Sensatek Propulsion Technology, Inc., Tallahassee (, The average gas turbine engine manufacturer maintains 500 engines within operation, yielding a $1.5 Billion price tag in maintenance costs from services contracts. Their wireless solution replaces the calculation of combustion firing temperatures with a direct measurement, providing real-time information needed to extend maintenance intervals and avoid maintenance costs and outages.


About The Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping emerging Florida companies connect with sources of capital from across the country. The organization provides numerous programs statewide throughout the year including the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition and the Early Stage Capital Conference. Please visit for more information.

This event is open to the public. For registration information and event details go to the event link.