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The Entrepreneur’s Library: Resources for Startups in Florida

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Coworking: Miami Shared

MiamiShared is a modern coworking space located in a luxury high-rise in downtown Miami. MiamiShared is a hybrid of home + cafe + office in that they combine the amenities of a modern office (WiFi, workstations, conference rooms, plasma TVs, VoIP, copy/fax/print center, receptionists, etc.) with the community aspects of a cafe, and the freedom and flexibility of working independently.

Events: Florida Networking Events

The goal behind Biz to Biz networking is to create the best environment for networking throughout South Florida.

Events: Startup Weekend Tampa

Startup Weekend Tampa is an intense 54 hour event where a community of entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, developers, designers, marketing gurus and anyone interested in building a business come together over the course of a weekend to share ideas, form teams, and launch a startup. No Talk, All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours.

Incubators: University of Central Florida Business Incubator

"A University-driven community partnership providing early stage companies with the enabling tools, training and infrastructure to create financially stable high growth enterprises."

Investors: VentureSouth

"VentureSouth is one of the largest angel investment groups in the United States. We develop and manage angel groups and funds comprised of more than 200 accredited investors across the Southeast."

Local News: Florida Trend

"Business and political decision-makers look to Florida Trend to learn what's happening throughout the state, but even more to understand it."

NCSU Extension Program

State and federal resources, specific to small businesses, that may help answer many of the questions that arise when starting up.

Organizations: Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) is Florida's One-Stop-Shop for investors and entrepreneurs who seek to identify new opportunities based on technologies developed through publicly-funded research. The Institute facilitates new venture creation through commercially-viable technologies in major industries that are driving the global economy, including clean energy, life science, information technology, aviation and aerospace, homeland security/defense, and other emerging sectors. Enter here to discover what Florida has to offer!

Organizations: Florida Venture Sourcing

Florida Venture Sourcing offers Florida's technology startups a free page to describe their company, their product or service, and the markets they address. Free pages are also devoted to startup investors and mentors. For the Florida technology venture community, it is the only place in Florida where all the news, events, and deals associated with technology startups are reported. There is also a place to find service providers and jobs in the startup community as well.

Organizations: Rollins Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship

The CFAE provides a variety of practical experiences, both in and out of the classroom, to promote successful entrepreneurship. Several resources and programs are available to help you advance and grow your business. In addition, MBA students are available for internships and consulting projects, at no cost to you.

Organizations: SCORE - Atlanta

The local SCORE office for Atlanta entrepreneurs. SCORE offices help startup companies get through the startup phase with various classes and information sessions some basics of starting a business.

Organizations: Small Business Development Center: Tampa Bay

"The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is a statewide partnership between higher education and economic development organizations dedicated to providing emerging and established business owners with assistance enabling overall growth and increased profitability that contributes to the economic prosperity of the state".

Organizations: Tampa Bay Partnership

The Tampa Bay Partnership is the regional organization that works with its partners to market the region nationally and internationally, to conduct regional research and to coordinate efforts to influence business and government issues that impact economic growth and development.

Organizations: The Small Business Resource Network

"The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN), a public-private partnership of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network and member firms, is a free information clearing-house to connect small businesses with government and non-profit agencies and the fee-for-service professional expertise they need to achieve their business goals."

Resources: The Florida High Tech Corridor Council

"The Florida High Tech Corridor Council's mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and the workforce to support it within the 23-county Florida High Tech Corridor."


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