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Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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Chamber of Commerce Building - Complimentary Parking
75 South Ivanhoe Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32804

Contact: Kellie Pinel
Phone: 407.835.2532
Email: kellie.pinel@orlando.org
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The Innovative Ecosystem:
Growing & Retaining Start Ups in Central Florida

Donna Mackenzie
Executive Director
Canvs, Starter Studio, FireSpring Fund

Join us as we hear Orlando, Inc., Board Member Donna Mackenzie speak about her passion to grow technology companies and keep those companies in Central Florida. She currently serves as Executive Director of FireSpring Fund a non-profit evergreen seed fund and accelerator, and is active in helping our tech and most innovative companies find the place, mentorship, programs and funding so that they can start here, stay here and grow here. Throughout her career, Donna has raised more than $75M in venture capital during her career, and currently serves as an executive or board member of Canvs, Starter Studio and Orlando Tech Association, and non-profit organizations focused on providing the resources needed for a strong early-stage innovation economy.

More About MemberLink
Are you the kind of person that enjoys building productive and lasting relationships? So do the participants of this highly visible, prestigious and committed group of active members of Orlando, Inc. – representing all business sectors, membership levels and stages of the business life cycle. The primary purpose of these monthly breakfast meetings is to Link Members to Success while focusing on the work of Orlando, Inc., and the other lines of business of the Central Florida Partnership. Each month, a guest speaker provides timely insight into local and regional business topics. After the presentation, an interactive exercise allows members to create and foster connections with other participants.

Requirements for participation include:

  • Must be a member in good standing of Orlando, Inc.
  • Attend a minimum of eight meetings per year.
  • Only one representative per company is allowed to be a member of MemberLink.
  • Serve for a total of two years; allowing membership opportunities for others.
  • Members will familiarize themselves with the events, programs and initiatives of Orlando, Inc.
  • Provide valuable feedback to the chair of MemberLink and to the staff of Orlando, Inc.

Mimi Hull, Ph.D., chair of MemberLink, a member of the Board of Directors of Orlando, Inc., and president of Hull & Associates, facilitates the meetings. To learn more about Dr. Hull, click here.

No fee to attend –
Seating is limited so register by clicking the RSVP link above!
Be sure to register so we have a name badge and warm greeting waiting for all who attend.

Please contact Jim Thomas, Executive Director, at Jim.Thomas@Orlando.org or 407.563.9969.

Sponsorships are available!
Contact Jill Swidler, Director of Membership Development & Activation at 407.835.2490 or Jill.Swidler@Orlando.org.

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Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) is an important line of business of the Orlando Economic Partnership and is specifically focused on regional entrepreneurship. We serve the growing needs of businesses and entrepreneurs by Connecting our Members to Success throughout Central Florida.
Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce)  |  75 South Ivanhoe Boulevard  |  P.O. Box 1234  |  Orlando, Florida 32802-1234  |  P 407.425.1234  |  F 407.835.2500