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Orlando Tech Council

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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.

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    No. 1 Fastest-growing City for Entrepreneurs

    Linkedin News, 2021

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    No. 1 Best Place to Work in Tech

    Yahoo Finance, 2021

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    No. 2 Fastest-growing Salaries for Tech Workers in 2020

    Dice.com, 2021

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    No. 2 Most Startup Activity based on Average Startup Formation Rate

    Roofstock, 2021

2022 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 membership is $2,500 per company, allowing up to two 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, and are approved on a case-by-case basis by Orlando Tech Council leadership.

Strenghtening Resources

Support the regional tech and innovation economic development strategy

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

Identify and share key resources for companies of all sizes to utilize

Creating New Opportunities

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

Create meaningful events and programs to drive connection across the region

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

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“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

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Orlando Tech Hub

A centralized digital platform where all our region’s innovation and technology enthusiasts can learn, share, connect and thrive.

Orlando Tech Council Leadership

Lewis Charlie PPT 27

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

MEMBERSHIP committee
capone thomas PPT 29

Thomas Capone
Membership Chair

Vice President, Business Development

Parker Troy PPT 31

Troy Parker
Membership Co-chair

CTO & Co-founder

STARTUP committee
Hall Ken PPT 33

Ken Hall
Startup Chair
Vice President
DeepWork Capital

Folkes Gordon PPT 35

Gordon Folkes
Startup Co-chair
Archer First Response Systems

growth committee
Ramesh Rekha PPT 37

Rekha Ramesh
Growth Chair
Chief Digital & Information Officer Tupperware Brands Corporation

Sorrell Drew PPT 39

Drew Sorrell
Growth Co-chair

Shareholder & Chair, Data Governance Group

enterprise committee
Carbonell Carlos PPT 41

Carlos Carbonnell
Enterprise Chair


Barrows Jennifer PPT 43

Jennifer Barrows
Enterprise Co-chair
Business Development Executive


“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

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Orlando Tech Council

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