GROWING OUR INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

Orlando Tech Council

Growing Our Innovation Community

The Orlando Tech Council, a core component of
the Orlando Economic Partnership, is a group of
private industry, resource organizations and
public partners that collaborate with the singular
focus of organizing and aligning our region’s
resources to accelerate progress towards an
innovation-based economy.

  • No. 1 for STEM Job Growth in the U.S.

    Forbes, 2018

  • $6B+ Annual Simulation-related Contracts in the region

    National Center for Simulation, 2019

  • 38K+ Qualified Tech Workers in Orlando

    JobsEQ, 2020

2021 Objectives

Leverage partnerships to broaden and deepen the innovation ecosystem​

Develop and activate tech leaders within the community

Identify and fill in the gaps in the tech ecosystem

Increase diversity in the region’s tech community

Elevate the region’s profile as a tech and innovation hub

Get Involved

Why Join?

The Orlando Tech Council offers the opportunity to be engaged with regional tech and innovation leaders and to help establish and grow Orlando’s tech and innovation ecosystem.

Annual sponsorship is $2,500 per company, allowing up to three members to participate in the council. In-kind seats are extended to non-profit organizations or startups contributing to the tech ecosystem and government partners of the Orlando Economic Partnership. 

Strenghtening Innovation Resources

Be part of the regional economic development strategy

Publish a roadmap of the ecosystem with research and data on the region’s resources

Partner with local organizations to deliver programming focused on scaling companies

Creating New Opportunities

Deliver programs including First Customer Program, Orlando Tech Grant and others

Partner with national partners to grow regional profile

Strengthen opportunities within key sector verticals such as autonomous vehicles

Amplifying Success Stories

Capture and distribute stories of innovators, founders, contracts and partnerships through local and national channels

Deliver a framework to leverage national tradeshows and conferences to feature key industries

“Council members combine field expertise and business acumen to propel the region’s next generation of tech leadership forward…”

– Adam Scheinberg

Vice President of IT, Massey Services

Become a Council Member

Join the Orlando Tech Council to help guide the development and interconnectivity of the regional innovation ecosystem.

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Council Leadership

Rajiv Menon
Chair
Founder & CEO
Informulate

Charlie Lewis
Council Chair-elect
Founder & CEO
BlueWave Resource Partners and Project Orlando

Programming committee

Chris Morton
Programming Chair
Operating Partner, Orchid Black
Co-Founder, NanoPhotonica

Kelli Murray
Programming Chair-elect
CEO
MedSpeaks | Health Innovators

ecosystem committee

Andrea Wesser-Brawner
Ecosystem Chair
Chief Innovation & Emerging Technologies Officer
Orange County Government

Renuka Sastri
Ecosystem Chair-elect
Co-Chair
100 Women Strong

Marketing Committee

Thomas Capone
Marketing Chair

Vice President, Business Development
Concepta

“The Orlando Tech Council has the most promise of supporting the local tech ecosystem than any other organization I’ve been a part of in the last 20 years….”

– Sanjay Patel

CEO, Datanautix and member of the Tech Council

orlando tech council staff

Connect With Us

For more information on the Orlando Tech Council, contact Lindsey Sandrin.

Lindsey Sandrin

Director, Innovation & Orlando Film Commission

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