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StarterStudio is a pioneering hub for innovative and tech-enabled entrepreneurs that empowers and provides resources for entrepreneurs, creatives, and innovators to begin, grow, and flourish in Florida. Through community education programs, accelerators, funding, and collaborative work spaces, StarterStudio fosters a community—serving as a platform for the ideas of the future.


Chris Whitlow | Founder & CEO | Edukate


Mag Boron | Founder & CEO | Pangian

Rudy J. Ellis | CEO | Switchboard Live

Startups Supported

SINCE 2013

Startups Supported


Ideation and Seed Accelerators

Evergreen Seed Investments

SINCE 2015

Accelerator Graduates

SINCE 2013

Outside Funding Raised

SINCE 2013

New Jobs Created

SINCE 2013

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Press Release: StarterStudio Partners with Tampa Bay Wave to Win Grant That Will Address Early-Stage Capital Funding Gap

EDA grant and matching funds totaling $675,000 will be deployed to catalyze investment in high growth potential startups in the booming Orlando-Tampa tech corridor ORLANDO, Fla. – December 18, 2018 – StarterStudio, the nonprofit startup hub based in Orlando, Fla.,...

Class 10 is “Perfection”

In Chinese the characters 十全十美 refer to 10 and mean “perfection.” For StarterStudio, that on Monday launched Class 10 of our Ideation Stage Accelerator, we feel a sense of perfection. Not that we are anywhere near perfect or that our lean-methods curriculum for...

Why We Love Startups

Design has the ability to bring people together and create happiness in the process, and it’s no secret that it’s important to the SoFriendly team. I’ve been leading the marketing efforts at SoFriendly since the very beginning, and I’m so proud of how far we’ve come....

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