Funds up to $225k per team
Funds 12 startups per year
FireSpring Fund is a seed fund and accelerator for technology companies that is focused on providing that first seed funding for companies that want to grow and thrive in Central Florida.

This six-month program is a mentor-driven program that provides early-stage companies the best possible chance of success. We all know the dismal stats on startup company success, and we also know, if you plan, engage the right resources, and execute, the opportunity of success increases dramatically. We partner with experienced and successful entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and others that have experience growing and scaling tech companies as mentors. We are a mentor-centric and mentor-driven fund and accelerator that understands learning from those that have walked the path before are the best of Sherpas.

FireSpring Fund was founded in April 2015, organized as a 501(c)3, through a grant from the US Economic Development Administration along with support from key local partners inc...
FireSpring Fund is a seed fund and accelerator for technology companies that is focused on providing that first seed funding for companies that want to grow and thrive in Central Florida.

This six-month program is a mentor-driven program that provides early-stage companies the best possible chance of success. We all know the dismal stats on startup company success, and we also know, if you plan, engage the right resources, and execute, the opportunity of success increases dramatically. We partner with experienced and successful entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and others that have experience growing and scaling tech companies as mentors. We are a mentor-centric and mentor-driven fund and accelerator that understands learning from those that have walked the path before are the best of Sherpas.

FireSpring Fund was founded in April 2015, organized as a 501(c)3, through a grant from the US Economic Development Administration along with support from key local partners including University of Central Florida, Rollins College, City of Orlando, Orange County, Starter Studio and many others.

We are located in the downtown Orlando tech focused co-working space, Canvs. Canvs is a not-for-profit space that focuses on making it easy for founders to start. Partnerships with other organizations that have the same mission give strength to us all and are key to the success of entrepreneurs.

If you are a tech startup company with a broad national or international reach and high growth potential headquartered in Central Florida, this is the place for you. We invest in companies that utilize technology in it’s core offering. Upon acceptance, $25,000 will be awarded with an additional $200,000 for a total of $225,000 available upon reaching success metrics agreed upon when entering this program.

Our investment, as our program, is entrepreneur friendly. We are a community fund, providing funds by our community to help companies start here, grow here and stay here. The goal is two-fold, to build more investment ready companies in our community and to activate more funding in our community.
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Andrew Benson Greene CEO at B-Gifted Foundation

1st seed-funding is the maiden catalyst that propels companies to stand on their feet and reach their dreams. FireSpring is growing the next cohort of companies with the backing needed for success and growth. They hold high the touch of hopes for aspiring tech companies.

Andrew Benson Greene CEO at B-Gifted Foundation

A great mentor is indispensable for the success of a startup and FireSpring Seed fund and accelerator offers an array of mentoring possibilities amidst the resources, financial muscles, networking opportunities and the conducive learning environment needed to uplift startups and bring these burgeoning new ideas to scale and success.