Start-ups & Entrepreneurs


Canvs is a nonprofit coworking space for tech startups in downtown Orlando. Its mission is to make it easier for anyone to start and grow a company in Orlando.


Catalyst is a collaborative workspace community located in the heart of downtown Orlando where entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers and creative professionals can work, learn, engage and thrive.

Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship – CFAE

The objective of the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship (CFAE) is to educate and connect students and alumni with advanced entrepreneurs. CFAE is located in the Bush Executive Center/Crummer Hall of Rollins College.

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center – FLVEC

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center’s (FLVEC) mission is to make life easier for new entrepreneurs, local businesses and companies expanding or relocating in Florida by providing a one-stop directory they can use to find and get connected with resources and information to aid and accelerate their success.


Today, GrowFL has assisted more than 800 companies through their Strategic Research and CEO Roundtable programs and recognized 200 successful entrepreneurs through their annual awards program, Florida Companies to Watch.

National Entrepreneur Center – NEC

The National Entrepreneur Center (NEC) provides easy access to business assistance organizations for local entrepreneurs.

Starter Studio

Starter Studio provides education, mentorship, legal guidance, financial resources, networking opportunities and the right culture to help innovative solutions grow.

UCF Business Incubation Program

The UCF Business Incubation Program has helped hundreds of early-stage businesses develop into financially-stable companies by providing the tools, training and infrastructure that help facilitate smarter, faster startup growth.


weVENTURE’s (formerly Women Business Center) mission is to accelerate sustainable business growth for women entrepreneurs by providing customized coaching, business education, mentoring and purposeful networking programs. weVENTURE is powered by the Florida Institute of Technology.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council – WBENC

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is dedicated to advancing the success of corporate members, certified women’s business enterprises and government entities in partnership with its Regional Partner Organizations.

Arsenal Venture Partners

Arsenal Venture Partners partner with passionate entrepreneurs and strive to build extraordinary companies.


Crowdfunding is the process of raising money to fund what is typically a project or business venture through many donors using an online platform, such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Crowdfunder.

Florida Angel Nexus

The Florida Angel Nexus strives to reduce the barriers Florida entrepreneurs face moving from the idea stage to growth & sustainability.

Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking.

Hispanic Business Initiative Fund – HBIF

The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF) is the leading Hispanic economic development, nonprofit organization specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida.


Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.

LFE Capital

LFE Capital invests in businesses with revenues of $5 to $50 million that need capital to support a plan of rapid growth.


RocketHub is the world’s crowdfunding machine. The site supports a diverse funding ecosystem for art, science, business and social projects.

Tamiami Angel Fund

The Tamiami Family of Funds are Angel Funds organized to allow high-net-worth individuals and family offices an opportunity for active involvement in a diversified capital investment process with a portfolio of emerging growth companies.

Venture Capital

Venture capital is a type of equity financing that addresses the funding needs of entrepreneurial companies that for reasons of size, assets or stage of development cannot seek capital from more traditional sources, such as public markets and banks.


venVelo identifies growth companies and mentors those companies to increase the likelihood of their success.

Vital Resources

Vital Resources is an award-winning technology services provider that specializes in solutions that optimize business efficiencies enterprise-wide for public and private sector organizations.

Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida – WFSF

The Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida (WFSF) will make significant and sustainable investments in collaborative partnerships, create and fund innovative solutions to complex problems and deliver measurable impact.