2019 | 2020 | 2021
INVEST IN FLORIDA INNOVATION
SPACE COAST TO THE GULF COAST
what is upsurge Florida?
an upward surge in the strength or quantity of something; an increase
Powered by a grant awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, UPSURGE is a movement - the start of a wave, of capital and innovation growth throughout central Florida. The initiative provides investor access, education, and investment opportunities into Florida's early stage tech ecosystem - from Florida's Space Coast to the Gulf Coast, and all points in between.
Anchoring this movement are two of the leading non-profit tech accelerators in Florida - Orlando's Starter Studio and the Tampa Bay Wave. These organizations are working closely together and with central Florida's major universities, entrepreneurial support organizations, and economic development organizations to increase the awareness and investment into central Florida's most innovative early stage companies.
There are already several great organizations teaming with talent in central Florida from NASA, to Disney, to U.S. Central Command - and THREE major research universities. The region boasts several recently anointed 'unicorns' - tech companies that have achieved a value of $1B or more and there are 15+ tech accelerators in the region developing talent and the next great central Florida tech companies...