Orlando, Florida

According to Time Magazine in 2017, Orlando ranked 9 out of 60 cities in the nation for tech growth. Orlando’s government offers tax refund incentives, credits, and grants to startups and new tech companies in specific industries, including the cleantech, biotech, and optics and photonics industries. Along with a moderate cost-of-living and a growing population, Orlando is also the location of Universal Studios and Disney World.

Government & NGO ServicesGrants / FundingEnterprise Florida Grants
Chamber / City OrganizationsOrlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
Co-Working SpacesCanvs
EventsFuture of Education Technology Conference
OrlandoiX 2018
Central Florida Innovation Connection
1 Million Cups
Executive Exchange of Central Florida
Central Florida Social Enterprise
Orlando Tech Meetup
UniversitiesTop UniversitiesUniversity of Central Florida
Valencia College
Startup ProgramsUniversity of Central Florida: Business Incubator
University of Central Florida: Florida Small Business Development Center
University of Central Florida: GrowFL
University of Central Florida: I-Corps
University of Central Florida: UCF Venture Accelerator
Accelerator / IncubatorsBurnout Game Ventures
National Entrepreneur Center
Starter Studio
The GuideWell Innovation Center
Venture ScaleUP
Innovation HubsCentral Florida Social Enterprise
News OrganizationsOrlando Business Journal
Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Tech Newsletter
FundingVenture CapitalFlorida Capital Partners (FCP)
Florida Funders
Florida Venture Forum
Inflexion Fund, L.P.
South Poplar Ventures
The FAN Fund
Angel InvestmentBlackwood
Florida Angel Nexus
New World Angels
Convention & Vistors BureauOrlando Convention & Visitors Bureaus
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort
Largest EmployersWalt Disney Company
Adventist Health System
Publix Super Markets Inc.
Orlando Health
McDonald's Corporation
Best Buy Co. Inc.
Marriott International Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Darden Restaurants Inc.
Harris Corp.
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Inc.
Health First Inc.



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