Community Resources
Central Florida is a vibrant, highly-regarded startup community with many resources to help support local startups and small businesses. Several of these are supported by UCF as part of our outreach and economic development efforts, and others are well-regarded local ventures with an interest in supporting innovative venture proposals. We encourage you to visit their websites to learn more about free resources and other opportunities available to local entrepreneurs and startups.
UCF Students, working at StarterStudio
Orlando Tech Hub

Orlando Tech Hub

A new tool that will help unify the Orlando region’s tech community resources, leaders, employees, students, businesses, events, news and more. The Orlando Tech Hub is a centralized digital platform where all our region’s innovation and technology enthusiasts can...

Cenfluence

Cenfluence

Cenfluence is an initiative spearheaded by the Florida High Tech Corridor Council that focuses on forging internationally recognized and globally competitive industry clusters in energy and environmental sciences; gaming/entertainment/esports; learning sciences and...

BizLink Orange

BizLink Orange

BizLink Orange is managed by the National Entrepreneur Center, which features “how-to” resource guides, personal action plans, a region-wide business calendar and a powerful resource navigator for a growing network of nonprofit partners who offer a wide variety of...

Social Impact Hub

Social Impact Hub

The Social Impact Hub is a creative space on campus that provides tools and resources to support addressing local and global social issues. This is done through hands-on learning and purposeful dialogue based on the human-centered design thinking...

The 5th Floor

The 5th Floor

The 5th Floor offers a motivating and progressive environment that encourages young talent, supports them in the development of their visions and goals and helps them to succeed. This is where you get in touch with companies that are working on the solutions of the...

Melrose Center

Melrose Center

Central Florida is a center of creativity and technology. Libraries are centers for learning. The Orange County Library System believes that we can use our experience as providers of informal learning and technology education to provide  services for community...

Rally

Rally

Rally is an international hub for social entrepreneurs to access the required knowledge, resources, and people to transform their early-stage work into sustainable ventures that create positive social change.

VentureScaleUp

VentureScaleUp

We are a scaleup accelerator that provides high-growth entrepreneurs access to role models that have built startups that have scaled. Connect to our network of experienced mentors, advisors, investors, and educators to take your startup to the next level.

Black Orlando Tech

Black Orlando Tech

The BOT Tech Skills Cohort program is an accelerated applied training program that allows participants to gain introductory to advanced level skills and certification within a particular area in technology.

Starter Studio

Starter Studio

StarterStudio 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.

Prospera

Prospera

Prospera is an economic development, nonprofit organization specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. ...

NAWBO

NAWBO

NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; with chapters across the country.

SCORE

SCORE

Our Resilience Hub offers training, resources, and remote mentoring to help your small business adapt and succeed.

The Pride Chamber

The Pride Chamber

The Pride Chamber stands in unqualified solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and actions that protest systemic racism, discrimination, police brutality, and the tragic murder of George Floyd and so many others.