Wednesday, June 07, 2023

New Clients

Join us in welcoming:

Nearby to our Downtown Incubator! Learn more about its user-friendly and modern app that services two types of users, parkers and listers by clicking here.

In the News

Lake County to get new UCF Business Incubator-Eustis in August

Critical Frequency Design Achieves AS9100 Certification Milestone

See Orlando Tech Community's plans to make local startup ecosystem easier to navigate

LOOLA Expands the Team with Public Relations and Communications Intern

UCF Business Incubation Program Adds Leadership Training to Services

LOOLA Expands to West Coast with New Sales Arm

Crewlink Launches New Platform to Connect Pilots with Planes

Spot Appoints Donna Rayburn as CFO and Chad Maycumber as VP of Engineering

LOOLA Brings on New Project Coordinator

Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship Orlando chapter to launch this month

Eustis Enters Partnership with UCF for Business Incubator

National Meeting Charity Turns to LOOLA for Key Event

SmartX Technology wins top prize in the global RFID Journal Awards

UCF Business Incubation Program Congratulates its Fire Award Winners

Disinfectant startup Kismet Technologies debuts new manufacturing facility near Orlando airport

Introducing Orlando Inno's 2023 Fire Awards winners

UCF Business Incubation Program Brings on New Executive

Capacitech Energy landed a $1-million grant from the National Science Foundation

Timeplast, working to eliminate traditional plastic products, raised more than $1 million through the crowdfunding platform StartEngine

UCFBIP is seeking mentors for its 2023 Spring/Summer Mentorship Cohort Program

Studio Calathea Rebrands as LOOLA

UCF Business Incubation Program Congratulates FlowIntell

UCF Business Incubation Program Congratulates Tonya Oxford, CEO, Global Technology Integrators

2023 Innovators to Watch: Christina Drake, Founder of Kismet Technologies

Volusia County Business Incubator Launches WoW Fridays

Upcoming Events



Business Ethics 2023

On the first Wednesday of every month, we will explore how Stoicism can help in setting business goals and managing growth. This course is focused on Chat GPT and AI. This series is designed for business CEOs, managers, and entrepreneurs in Central Florida. The goal is to focus on stoic leadership.




Tim Sanders of Credit Repair of Florida will give you a better understanding of how the American credit system functions and what goes into your personal credit report or consumer credit profile. He'll also share knowledge and information that will allow you more control over managing and influencing your consumer credit profile and credit scores.



Small Business Round Table: Igniting Businesses for Success

RSVP for a day of inspiration, networking, and invaluable knowledge sharing! This is your opportunity to learn from industry leaders, connect with fellow entrepreneurs, and ignite the fire of success within your business. Don't miss out on this transformative event that has the power to shape your entrepreneurial journey. This event is hosted by event curated by Olga Lucía Castaño.



2023 Fast 50 and Fire Awards

Fast 50 Awards: Join Orlando Business Journal as we honor 50 of Central Florida’s Fastest-Growing Companies, ranked by percentage of revenue growth from 2020-2022. All honorees are privately-held companies in Orange, Seminole, Osceola or Lake counties. Fire Awards: Inno on Fire is our annual celebration of the innovators, big and small, people and organizations throughout the Central Florida. Inno on Fire is designed to showcase those who are making the biggest impact on our local ecosystem.



2023 Aerospace + EmergingTech Forum

Space Florida and the Florida Venture Forum, Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, are pleased to announce the 2023 Aerospace + EmergingTech Forum. Four finalists will share $100,000 in prize money provided by Space Florida!



Marketing Basics

A webinar providing an overview of the marketing process for small business, as well as a close look at all elements of a marketing plan. Marketing is the driver of revenue growth and an imperative for small business success. Topics include the traditional four “P’s” of marketing – Product, Place, Promotion, and Price – as well as three new “P’s” with special application to small businesses – Positioning, People, and Planning.



One Million Cups

1MC takes place every Wednesday morning.

Sign up to talk about your business and share your accomplishments with the community!



SBA Workshop: Blueprint to Build a Successful Joint Venture Package

This Live workshop will provide an overview of how to build a successful Joint Venture package that conforms to SBA regulations. A joint venture agreement or JV is an arrangement between two or more businesses to team up to accomplish a particular business goal. A joint venture may be formed to fulfill a project or business activity, such as when a foreign company wants to enter the local market. Joint ventures may only be temporary, but businesses can enter a JV agreement for short-term or long-term undertakings.



Critical Conversations: Celebrating Freedom and Advancing DEI in Orlando

The Orlando Economic Partnership invites you to join in Critical Conversations: Celebrating Freedom and Advancing DEI in the Orlando region. Hear from Orange County Commissioner Mike Scott (District 6), Migdalia Figueroa, president & general manager of Telemundo Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers, and Hope Newsome, co-founder & managing partner of Virtus LLP, on leading with intentionality, operationalizing diversity and inclusion, and what businesses can do to make an impact in the Orlando community.



PS27 Black Founders Forum Presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co

Apply now to participate in the Entrepreneur Showcase. Five companies will be selected to pitch. One winner will be eligible to receive a 250,000* investment.



tenX Tech Wall Street Takeover

The Metacenter and the Orlando Tech Community proudly invites you to join a night of showcasing some of the amazing tech innovations our great city has to offer! Meet the community leaders responsible for spearheading the cutting-edge tech scene of central Florida. Featuring Black Orlando Tech, Orlando Devs, Orlando Innovation League and Central Florida Tech Grove. This tenX tech event is open to all interested in the exciting innovations coming to Orlando. You will not want to miss the big announcements we will be sharing and partnerships with the region's brightest tech organizations.



PS27 Black Founders Forum Presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co

Synapse Orlando and Immerse Global Summit are joining forces to showcase the best tech in the world beside the best innovators of Central Florida, all in one electrifying 3-day event: MetaCenter Global Week. This ground-breaking partnership will bring together global and regional leaders as we celebrate, discover, and engage with the bleeding edge of innovation in XR/AR/VR, AI, Gaming, Fintech, Space, Simulation, Metaverse & Blockchain, DefenseTech, HealthTech, Sustainability, Sports & Entertainment, Smart Cities and much more.

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Is the BIP for you?

Our award-winning program provides business development and operational support to early-stage technology and innovation-driven businesses throughout Central Florida. We offer three programs that are each designed to help businesses at different stages.

Click here to see if our Traction, Growth, or Soft Landing Program is a good fit for you!

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