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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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Mexico’s Second-Largest Media Network Signs Deal with Orlando-Based HotSwitch for Interactive TV Apps

HotSwitch is on the rise. Orlando digital media company and StarterStudio accelerator graduate HotSwitch has signed a deal with Mexico’s second-largest media network, TV Azteca, whose TV Azteca Conecta app now runs on HotSwitch’s interactive platform. Through...

Payment Processor Fattmerchant Founder Suneera Madhani Celebrates Five Years of Rapid Growth Begun at StarterStudio

The Rise of Fattmerchant With $20 million in venture capital, $5 billion in payments processed, and nearly 100 employees occupying three floors of prime downtown Orlando real estate, flat-rate credit card processor Fattmerchant – just this month celebrating its fifth...

StarterStudio Helps Launch Cluster of Stored-Energy Startups

Four Central Florida startups are innovating energy-storage technology in ways that make it safer, more efficient, less toxic, recyclable and more widely available. Energy storage issues – from dying cell phones to massive recalls due to fire-prone battery-powered...

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