orlando's only nonprofit 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] How to Supercharge Your Sales with Magnetic Storytelling



(THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT and will not be available in person) Your story matters. Mark will show you a proven, step-by-step template to start sharing your story now. And how it weaves organically into the story of your business. Your clients will become the heroes and you a trusted guide.

[VIRTUAL] Responding Effectively to the Difficulties of Entrepreneurship



(THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT and will not be offered at StarterStudio) The session will discuss strategies that entrepreneurs can use to increase their ability to be self-directed during their entrepreneurial journey. Specifically, the session will offer cognitive and emotional tools that allow self-determined responses to the daily challenges that entrepreneurs face.

[VIRTUAL] Get More Done With Less: Outsourcing For Less Than $4/hour



(THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT and will not be offered at StarterStudio) The biggest challenge every entrepreneur faces is limited resources, time, and money. How do you find outsourced workers below budget that are trustworthy, talented, and reliable?

Get Involved

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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