IDEA Fund Partners
Located in Research Triangle Park, IDEA Fund Partners provides seed and early stage equity funding along with company building expertise to IT, materials technologies and medical device companies in North Carolina, as well as the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Currently investing out of its first fund, IDEA Fund Partners has invested in ten companies since 2006. Learn more at www.ideafundpartners.com.
Rollins Crummer School of Business
The Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business provides top-quality graduate and continuing education for professionals ranging in age and experience from recent college graduates to seasoned executives. The Rollins MBA is nationally ranked and considered the #1 MBA in Florida by top publications. It’s among an elite group of business schools to receive international accreditation by the AACSB. Learn more at www.rollins.edu/crummer.
Community Foundation of Central Florida
The Community Foundation of Central Florida is a public grantmaking foundation established in 1994 as a home for Central Florida philanthropists. Today, thanks to the generosity of hundreds of individuals, families and corporations, the Community Foundation has grown to hold nearly 400 named charitable funds with assets of more than $41 million, and has awarded cumulative grants of more than $21 million. By managing and investing donor funds, connecting donors with projects they felt passionate about and enabling donors to make informed decisions through research, the Community Foundation fulfills its mission of "Building Community by Building Philanthropy." Learn more at www.mycfcf.org.
Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) is one of four lines of business of the Central Florida Partnership and is specifically focused on Regional Entrepreneurship. A “Five-Star Chamber” – the highest level of achievement awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – the organization is positioned to serve the growing needs of businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the Central Florida Region. Working together with BusinessForce (Public Policy Advocacy), myregion.org (Regional Research & Resolves) and Leadership Orlando (Regional Leadership), the Central Florida Partnership is moving “Ideas to Results.” Learn more at www.orlando.org.
Metro Orlando EDC
The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a not-for-profit, private/public partnership. The EDC serves Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando in Florida. Since its start in 1977, the EDC, with the support of its community partners, has assisted thousands of companies relocate, expand and grow in the four-county Metro Orlando (Florida) region. This has led to the creation of more than 164,000 jobs; over $8.85 billion in capital investment; and almost 77 million square feet of office and industrial space leased or constructed. Learn more at www.orlandoedc.com.