Wednesday, February 8, 2023

UCF BIP Clients Announced as Semi-Finalists in 2023 Crummer Venture Plan Competition

The UCF Business Incubation Program congratulates all of the semi-finalists that will be competing for a chance to win up to $50,000!

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Now Hiring

Lit Thinking is hiring for a lead software engineer.

The UCF BIP is hiring for a Mentoring/First Customer Program Manager and an Incubator Assistant

In the News

Volusia County Business Incubator Launches WoW Fridays

Pink Lotus Technologies Inc. Founder and CEO, Maryann Kilgallon featured in Secrets of Successful Women Inventors

USPTO introduces new tool to help creators identify their intellectual property

The Orlando Technology Community Support Grant Program now accepting applications!

Maryann Kilgallon, founder and CEO of Orlando-based Pink Lotus Technologies Inc., will appear in Comcast NBCUniversal's three-part docuseries, "Founding in Color," premiering Feb. 16th on Peacock, the Black Experience on Xfinity, X1 On Demand, Xfinity Flex and the Xfinity Stream app.


Capacitech Energy Receives $1 Million Grant to Develop 'Energy Patch'

Nominate a local startup for 2023 Inno Madness by February 10th

Apply to the NAWBO PropelHER Pitch Competition

Leadership Orlando Class 104 is now open for enrollment

Orlando Tech Council Announces New Membership Structure and Name Change to Orlando Tech Community

Upcoming Events



Synapse Summit 2023

Join the innovation movement on February 14th at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL to Celebrate, Discover, & Engage everything the Florida innovation community has to offer! Get ready to make boundless connections in-person and virtually through the Synapse hybrid community feature for Florida’s 6th annual premiere innovation event!



One Million Cups

1MC takes place every Wednesday morning at our Orlando Incubator.

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



Volusia County Economic Development "Q" Breakfast

Join Volusia County Economic Development for the "Q" Breakfast for a conversation on Cultivating Innovation with its Innovation Expert Panel that includes Stephanie Miller, Ph.D., Lou Paris, and Connie Garzon, M.B.A., C.B.A.. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with elected officials, community partners and stakeholders, and to learn more about the state of Volusia County's economy.



Innovation Stories: Fintech Meets Higher Ed

Another great meetup event hosted by the Orlando Innovation League! This month, two accomplished local innovators, Jacques Fu and Luis Garcia will be opening up about their experiences in innovation with FinTech and Higher Ed. AND... networking will be ramped up this month! This event will open with an hour of structured and unstructured networking. 4 Starbucks gift cards will be awarded to folks who want to continue professional connections post-meetup!



Military Service to Business Success Summit

As in business, there is always a bottom-line. Our bottom-line is that people do business with those they know, like and trust. What better way to meet that bottom-line than to attend a summit in which you can: get to know and learn from veterans who have built incredible businesses, learn more about the opportunities in the great State of Florida, learn more about Contracting – Federal, State, Local and Military opportunities, and learn more about Commercial Supplier Diversity opportunities.



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 designed for business CEOs, managers, and entrepreneurs in Central Florida. The goal is to focus on stoic leadership.


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Introduction to Web3 and Digital Assets Series

The Introduction to Web3 and Digital Assets series in March 2023 will provide an introduction to accepting digital assets for your business, blockchain, decentralized finance [DeFi], NFT Marketplaces, the Metaverse, and Web3 Wallets.



2023 Women Who Mean Business Awards Celebration

Join Orlando Business Journal for the annual Women Who Mean Business awards celebration to honor Central Florida's 2023 women of distinction.

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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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