StarterStudio is a 12-week accelerator program for idea-stage tech startups in Central Florida to get further, faster than they would on their own.

Do you have an idea for a tech-enabled business burning inside you? Great! You have found the right home where you can hothouse your new venture. Our lean-methods based Accelerator 1.0 propels founders like you from cocktail napkin idea to a Minimum Viable Product that you can take to market in just 12 short (but very intensive!) full-time weeks. Ask any of our Starter graduates. Our goal is to create an optimal environment for Starters at their earliest stages, break down impediments to building out an idea, and give you the education and tools to go further and farther than you could on your own. Starters progress through a tested curriculum covering everything from business models and intellectual property law to funding and building a team. You get access to our collaborative works spaces (and believe us, the potential collaborators...
StarterStudio is a 12-week accelerator program for idea-stage tech startups in Central Florida to get further, faster than they would on their own.

Do you have an idea for a tech-enabled business burning inside you? Great! You have found the right home where you can hothouse your new venture. Our lean-methods based Accelerator 1.0 propels founders like you from cocktail napkin idea to a Minimum Viable Product that you can take to market in just 12 short (but very intensive!) full-time weeks. Ask any of our Starter graduates. Our goal is to create an optimal environment for Starters at their earliest stages, break down impediments to building out an idea, and give you the education and tools to go further and farther than you could on your own. Starters progress through a tested curriculum covering everything from business models and intellectual property law to funding and building a team. You get access to our collaborative works spaces (and believe us, the potential collaborators abound), ongoing mentorship and preparation for the equally delightful and daunting pitch deck for your “final exam”—Demo Day in front of hundreds of supporters, business and civic leaders, and maybe a mom or two. And did we mention, free coffee, snacks and an occasional WineDown or craft brew competition? Did we mention perhaps the most important thing? The whole program is free, gratis, no-charge and the equity stake we take is the same: zero, zilch, nada! You can bet it is a competitive application process for the two classes we hold each year. Check out our stats on the home page to see how many startups we’ve helped, the jobs they are providing, and the funding they have garnered since graduation. As they say on the recruitment posters, “We Want You!”

From 2013 to now, StarterStudio has graduated nine classes and more than 70 tech-enabled companies. Notable alumni include FattMerchant, Edukate, Switchboard Live, Shoflo, Fitbot, and Statusphere.

For more information on the accelerators or StarterStudio, please visit starterstudio.org .
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