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The GCVCA - The Gold Coast Venture Capital Association

Founded in 1984, the GCVCA's mission is to provide a forum to share information that is pertinent to and develop relationships among entrepreneurs, investors and service providers in Florida's Gold Coast, roughly defined as Palm Beach to Miami.  

GCVCA programming varies from meeting to meeting and includes speakers of regional or national renown, panels on topics of interest to the regional entrepreneurial community,  and "pitch meetings" where local start-ups and earlystage entrepreneurs present their business plans and potential investment opportunities to GCVCA members and guests.  The GCVCA also hosts an annual Expo, showcasing start-ups from around the State of Florida and beyond, and Meet the Angels, a gathering of investors and investment organizations from throughout the state.  Both the Expo and Meet the Angels attract over 500 people annually.  

GCVCA meetings are typically held the last Wednesday of each month, except there is no meeting in November and we meet the first Wednesday of December, both of which are done to accommodate the holidays. While GCVCA meetings are typically held at the Embassy Suites in Boca Raton, conveniently located in the heart of the Gold Coast, we host events in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties as well.  Please check the calendar for upcoming meeting times, locations, and formats.  


Feb. 24, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Embassy Suites, Boca Raton
  • 30 well-curated start-ups
  • 40 corporate sponsors

  • Two panels on topics of interest

  • Expect 600-1,000 participants


Sponsorship opportunities still exist. Click here to download the brochure.


Eventbrite - GCVCA - EXPO 2015


Benefits of Membership/Sponsorship


Depending on member/sponsorship level

  • Exclusive access to member and guest contact information

  • Discounted admission to all GCVCA events

  • Discounts for sponsoring GCVCA events

  • Logo and link to sponsor's website
  • Access to member/sponsor only events
    Click Here to Learn More

From GCVCA's president, Bob Fitts:


The GCVCA is pleased to launch its new website and new logo. We hope you'll find the new website to be a more effective and user friendly tool to communicate with our organization. Check here for upcoming event information, links to content from past events, to connect with members and sponsors, and to learn about other events in the area.


The launch of our new website is another step in making the GCVCA a more important and relevant part of the burgeoning South Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem. While we've had great successes this past year with Expo 2014, Meet the Angels, An Evening at the Omphoy with EarlyShares and a slate of great events throughout the Gold Coast, we're not done yet - expect bigger and better things in the future. 

And please mark Tuesday, February 24th on your calendar for Expo 2015. Last year's inaugural Expo attracted some 350 people and we've secured more ballrooms and we'll have nearly double the number of exhibitors this year, so we expect 500-750 to attend the state's best showcase of start-up, earlystage growth companies, investors and service providers in the South Florida ecosystem at Expo 2015. Corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact me for details. Thanks again for your past support of the GCVCA. We look forward to seeing you at another GCVCA event in the near future. Bob Fitts President Gold Coast Venture Capital Association