Many organizations locally, statewide and nationally offer resources and funding to help innovators turn ideas into products. Explore funding opportunities and resources such as facilities, market-research databases and professional-development groups.
A guide to business library information sources for UF’s technology community, including market research, company and industry profiles and more
An incubator program providing an innovation ecosystem for connecting all the elements critical to creating and supporting high-tech companies
A fully equipped bioscience incubation program
Provides growth capital to early-stage information technology and healthcare companies primarily across the Southeastern U.S.
Seeks out innovative, scientific breakthroughs addressing unmet medical needs, particularly in oncology. The MPM team is exceptionally skilled at working with world-class scientists to create companies with the potential to change the face of medicine. Excels in translating the breakthroughs into clinical results.
Invests in proprietary healthcare innovation. Target sectors include medical devices, diagnostics, consumer/OTC health, patient care products, mHealth and Health IT that directly impacts patient treatment or care. Especially interested in innovations that provide benefits that can be quantified in terms of both improvements in patient care and outcomes, as well as healthcare economics.
A private-equity medical technology development company. Synogen’s consulting group provides services to medical and cleantech companies, and Synogen’s venture fund partners in the creation of selected medical technology companies.
Repayable loans ranging from $50,000 to $300,000 to qualified Institute companies. In order to qualify for consideration for this program, companies must meet the criteria at http://www.florida-institute.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=funding.scap.
The Florida Angel Nexus (“FAN”) powers angel investment groups statewide.
New World Angels (NWA) is a group of private investors dedicated to providing equity capital to early-stage entrepreneurial companies in Florida.
A $43.5M source of funds for emerging Florida companies from the Enterprise Florida-managed Florida Opportunity Fund providing equity investments and convertible debt instruments with emphasis toward transactions within Florida’s targeted industries
Member-managed angel funds that focus on early stage companies that are developing leading-edge products, or proprietary technologies that possess the potential for rapid growth in significant markets.
A family of angel funds organized to invest in early-stage, high-potential, accelerated-growth companies.
A group of private accredited investors dedicated to providing early-stage capital to entrepreneurs
A private-equity firm that invests in healthcare companies
The enticement and welcome portal for Alachua County, Florida
A grassroots movement built on collaboration between scientific and academic research and a thriving tech and health economy
Community initiative to harness innovation to create jobs and educational opportunities.
Incubator providing early-stage technology startups with tools, training and infrastructure
Connects employers and job seekers
Council for Economic Outreach
Alachua County’s designated economic-development entity
The venture capital industry’s source for advocacy, networking, professional development and information
The trade association of leading angel investment groups in North America
Works to advance innovations in the healthcare, agriculture and energy sectors
The Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology (CERHB) stimulates promising research and facilitate commercialization of technologies that will provide treatments and cures for human diseases, as well as create new companies and high-wage jobs for Florida.
Serves as Florida’s primary organization devoted to statewide economic development
CFO Jeff Atwater’s Quarterly Newsletter
A strategic partnership of education, business and government formed to advocate knowledge-based economic development in Florida.
A nonprofit organization that assists entrepreneurial ventures
Fosters the growth of the life-sciences industry in the Southeast
Supports and promotes medical device companies in the Southeast.
Provides professional development and networking opportunities for technology transfer professionals
A society for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals
Organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship