INVESTMENTS. Founders. Opportunities.
Information on tech investments and opportunities in Central Florida
UPSURGE will support innovative startups headquartered across Central Florida, with particular focus on the 162 Opportunity Zones throughout the 13 counties directly served by StarterStudio and Tampa Bay Wave.
Championing 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...