The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is the primary resource for entrepreneurship education and student-led startup support at UCF. However, there are other great resources on campus that can help students understand problems, create solutions, and develop startup proposals.
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Library Reference Desk
Great tool for students that are constantly looking for market, and industry research, as well as, patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Sarah Norris: Copywright ONLY: Sarah is the Scholarly Communication Librarian for the University Libraries. In this role, she...
Texas Instruments Innovation Lab
The Texas Instruments Innovation Lab is a space hosted by The College of Engineering and Computer Science at UCF that allows student entrepreneurs to use state of the art equipment to work on their business venture.
The CECS Founders Academy zero-credit hour, 7-week/semester course is offered over the fall and spring semesters each academic year for students who want to learn how to potentially bring a product or concept to market.
Venture Launch Program
Learn about a new start-up resource now available for UCF researchers, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, students and staff inventors.
To help nurture companies during their most fragile stage, business incubators provide a support process that accelerates the successful development of startup and fledgling companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources and...
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 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 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...
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...
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...
NASA Technology Transfer
NASA's Technology Transfer Program ensures that innovations developed for exploration and discovery are broadly available to the public, maximizing the benefit to the Nation.
The Startup Studio
StartupStudio is a forward-thinking and results-oriented incubator and accelerator that can materialize your ideas faster than you can imagine.
Orlando Opportunity Fund
A private investment fund based in Central Florida focused on converting unrealized capital gains into investments in commercial real estate and early-stage companies.
Florida Funders is a hybrid of a venture capital fund and an angel investor network that discovers, funds, and builds early-stage technology companies in Florida and beyond
A company that provides strategic guidance activated through creative, marketing, printing and technology solutions to help businesses and nonprofits prosper on 6 continents and in all 50 states.
One Million Cups
Every Wednesday over 160 communities meet to give each other support, encouragement and feedback over a cup of coffee
SeedFundersOrlando is a member-owned operating company that invests in pre-revenue Central Florida technology startups selected by our members.
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
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.
Small Business Development Center at UCF
The Florida SBDC Network (FSBDCN) delivers, through certified professionals, training and information to help businesses succeed and create positive impact for the Florida economy, while providing value for our stakeholders.
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.
National Entrepreneur Center (NEC)
The NEC provides connections to lots of helpful resources that provide excellent business advice and support, whatever your business or industry.
Our mission is to grow high tech industry and innovation – and the workforce to support it – in a 23-county region spanning the state.
We are committed to creating a cohesive & abundant entrepreneurial ecosystem that will put Orlando on the map as a top location for founders to start, grow and reinvest.
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.
Hispanic Chamber Orlando
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) is the largest business-related organization representing the Hispanic community in Central Florida. Since 1993, HCCMO has represented the interest of Hispanic small business owners and professional.
Asian American Chamber of Commerce in Central Florida
For three decades, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce in Central Florida (AACC) has been the leading voice developing, promoting and advocating for local Asian businesses in Central Florida.
Our staff and coaches encourage students to be resourceful by using free resources available on campus, in our community, and online. This page features some of the resources we recommend to our LaunchPad clients to address their startup challenges. Use the “Categories” sorting feature at the top of the page to focus your search on the resources you need to reach your next milestone and gain momentum.