Entrepreneurial Services/Start-Up Business

Florida High Technology Corridor

Created by the Florida State Legislature in 1996, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council has focused on one mission: to attract, retain, and grow high tech industry in the 21-county region of the Corridor. This is accomplished through university research initiatives; the creation of workforce development projects; and joint marketing of the region with economic development, community college and industry partners. In any given year, the Council funds dozens of research projects, and an even greater number of workforce, marketing, and industry initiatives.

The Florida High Tech Corridor Council is a strategic partner with the City of Winter Springs and assists the City with marketing and development of Seminole Way, the latest component to be added to the Florida High Technology Corridor's available resources.

The Council serves a geographic region encompassing the service area of the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida. This high tech area boasts six distinct sectors: aviation and aerospace; information technology; medical technology; microelectronics; modeling, simulation and training; and optics and photonics.

To learn more about the Florida High Tech Corridor Council and how its programs can assist your technology oriented company, go to

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center

The Virtual Entrepreneur Center is a web portal designed to provide a robust and easy-to-use resource for local entrepreneurs to find information and services to support their new or growing business. Developed in partnership with the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, the Virtual Entrepreneur Center provides useful links to service providers, local governments, and other agencies to support starting up your business, expanding your business, or relocating business to central Florida!

To learn more about the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center go to


Cultivating growth companies across the state is the mission of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, funded by the Florida Legislature at the University of Central Florida and involving a host of partners committed to local delivery of statewide services to help second-stage companies achieve their potential.

Available to Winter Springs companies and companies throughout the State of Florida, GrowFL provides, at no charge, a suite of high-end, high-speed technical assistance and business resources to companies that have grown beyond the startup phase and need access to information and decision-making tools typically only available to larger companies.

A team of highly trained and experienced analysts will be deployed to function not as consultants but as an extension of your business consider them elite staff at your disposal to take your company to the next level.

GrowFL draws on the strength of its unique partnerships that includes the Florida Economic Development Council, Enterprise Florida, Workforce Florida, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council and others to help second-stage companies grow.

To learn more about the GrowFL and the economic gardening programs go to