orlando's only nonprofit 501(c)(3) tech accelerator




StarterStudio supports Central Florida tech startup founders with the robust and comprehensive educational programming, coaching, funding, and other resources they need to build successful companies locally.

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Our Mission

StarterStudio is a 501(c)(3) that works with partners throughout Central Florida to strengthen the tech startup ecosystem and to elevate the region in the eyes of investors, educating them about the advantages of investing locally in tech startup companies. The combination of educational programming, industry-specific and startup-specific mentoring, and seed funding makes StarterStudio a unique and powerful asset to the economic development of the region. It is only through support of others - including local government, academic institutions, corporate sponsors, individual donors - that StarterStudio's important mission is fulfilled.


At StarterStudio, we build founders. Our programs equip you with business competencies and soft skills essential to succeed in any venture. From the first spark of an idea, we empower people to discover their potential, take risks, test ideas, and take action.

Impact by the numbers


Accelerator Cohorts


Startups Supported




invested from our Evergreen Fund



of Mentorship provided yearly

Upcoming Events and Workshops

[VIRTUAL] Small Business Innovation Research: The Right Fit For You?



In this session, learn what federal agencies offer SBIR funding, why SBIR companies have a competitive advantage over other government suppliers, and why do prime contractors seek out SBIR companies to collaborate with.

[VIRTUAL] The New Normal: Opportunities in the Healthcare Space



This session is focused on the essential infrastructure requirements for addressing this pandemic as we return to the workplace to support: symptom checking, triage of site of care, clinical capacity exchange, track and tracing, support of quarantined patients in their homes, and to draw comparisons to requirements for managing chronic disease and short term disability with these same infrastructure and the benefits for health plans, providers, and employers.

[VIRTUAL] How To Pitch Your Ideas and Win



(THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT and will not be available in person at StarterStudio) Learn this audience-tested practical pitch blueprint, for a step-by-step guide on how to craft a powerful pitch. You will be learn how to speak with confidence, charisma and irresistible messaging for your target audience.

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Join an Accelerator

We provide the connections and educational resources for tech starters and the entrepreneurial-curious.  Our programs guide entrepreneurs along a continuous development path, whether beginning from the idea, build, or seed stage.

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Become a Mentor

If you are a serial entrepreneur, C-suite executive, or expert who would like to share your knowledge and experience with the tech startup community, sign up to become a StarterStudio mentor. We offer a variety of mentoring roles to suit your interests and availability.

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Join our Speakers Bureau

If you are a local starter, expert, executive or tech leader who wants to engage and educate the tech community, sign up to become a speaker at StarterStudio.

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Donate Time or Treasure

Connect with emerging entrepreneurs and contribute to the growth of our region’s economy by investing in its tech startup ecosystem. The individuals and businesses who support our mission are essential to our success.

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Become a Member

For payments as low as $100/month, you can gain access to our collaborative space and the resources that will help you launch your tech idea and take it to a minimum viable product and build a sustainable business.

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