About StarterStudio


Startups Supported

Outside Funding Raised

Evergreen Seed Investments

Accelerator Graduates


StarterStudio is a robust entrepreneurial community for tech-enabled startups and other innovators that are adding fuel to Florida’s growing technology economy. We know that each Starter (that’s what we call them) and venture is different, so we have tons of events and programs, two accelerators (one with direct funding built-in), three (and counting) collaborative work spaces, and bushels of partners, mentors, and supporters of our community that are creating an ecosystem like no other.


Donna Mackenzie

Donna Mackenzie

Executive Director

Casey Field

Casey Field

Programming Director

Nicole Hall-Elser

Nicole Hall-Elser

Marketing Manager

Andi Earle

Andi Earle

Membership & Office Manager

Scott Ritchie

Scott Ritchie

Director of Investor Relations

Board of Directors

Terrance Berland
Managing Partner, Kirenaga Partners

Josh Brown
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Rodney Cruise
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Kelly Cohen
Managing Partner, Southern Strategy Group

Donna Mackenzie
Executive Director, StarterStudio

Suneera Madhani
Chief Executive Officer, Fattmerchant

Kirstie McCool
Chief Executive Officer, CityBuilders.co

Dom Meffe
Chief Executive Officer, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy

Andrew M. Murray, CPA
Tax Manager at Withum

Brooke Myers

Founder and President, VelocityRED

Lilian Myers
Managing Partner, EconomyFour

Taylor Pancake
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Rob Panepinto
President, Florentine Strategies

Gregg Pollack
Founder, Code School, Envy Labs, and Starter Studio

Joshua Snyder
VP, Strategic Partnerships & Business Development at PowerDMS

Jonathan Taylor
Mentor Capitalist, Entrenext Ventures

Thad Seymour, Immediate Past Chair
President, UCF

Thank You to Our Major Sponsors for Their Generous Support

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