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Jim Stallings - Event Introduction - JVC 2023



Jim Stallings, Founder and CEO of PS27 Ventures, a firm that invests in early-stage technology companies, gave an inspiring introduction to JVC 2023. Stallings emphasized the three key components necessary to create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem:

  1. a strong university system,

  2. anchor industries,

  3. and capital.

Jim pointed out that Jacksonville has all three of these components, making it an ideal location for startups and venture capitalists. The city has a vibrant university system, anchored by several Fortune 500 and 100 companies in industries such as health technology and financial services, and is now in dire need of more capital. Stallings believes that capital is like a magnet that attracts talent and more capital, making it crucial for the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Stallings believes that capital is like a magnet that attracts talent and more capital, making it crucial for the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Jacksonville has a unique advantage over other high-concentration markets, such as San Francisco or Miami, with its attractive economic environment. "The 904" offers a better quality of life with affordable housing, good schools, and less traffic congestion, making it an ideal place for young talent to work and live. Stallings believes that Jacksonville needs to exploit this advantage and attract smart and dynamic people to the city. Jim emphasized that Jacksonville has all the necessary components to create a thriving startup community, and more venture capital is needed to capitalize on this potential.


JVC 2023 was honored to have Jim Stallings' introduce the inaugural event and encourage the audience with Jacksonville's potential.

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