About Us

StarterStudio is the only 501c3 nonprofit accelerator that 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.

What We Do

Through bootcamps, accelerators, and other free or low-cost programs offered at locations throughout the region, StarterStudio guides entrepreneurs along a continuous development path, whether they are at the idea, build, or seed stage. 

StarterStudio 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.

StarterStudio’s evergreen seed fund provides founders whose companies reach certain milestones with financial support to leverage outside investment and reduce risk for other investors. 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.

Impact by the numbers: 2019


Accelerator Cohorts


Educational workshops & events



1-on-1 expert coaching



Our Amazing Team

StarterStudio's team may be small, but it is mighty! If you're interested in getting touch with us, please send us an email or fill out the contact form below.

Executive Director
Lilian Myers
Idea Stage Curriculum Leader
Bob Reed
Idea Stage Facilitator
Isabella Johnston
Operations & Programs Manager
Marelena Price Cruz
Partnerships & Marketing Manager
Nicole Hall-Elser
Seed Curriculum Leader
Scott Ritchey

Board of Directors

Our Sponsors


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