GROWING OUR INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

Orlando Tech Council

Growing Our Innovation Community

The Orlando Tech Council is composed of private industry, resource organizations and public partners that work to develop new programs with the core objectives: strengthen the Orlando region’s innovation resources, create new opportunities for companies to scale, and to amplify the region’s success stories, raising the global profile of Orlando as a leading community for entrepreneurship and innovation.

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    Strengthen the Orlando Region’s Innovation Resources

  • Create New Opportunities for Companies to Scale

  • Amplify the Region’s Success Stories

executive tech leaders in the region

What Is the Orlando Tech Council?

The Orlando Tech Council consists of entities and companies who will each contribute a $2,500 sponsorship to participate in the council programs, events and oversight that will be available for the community.

All council members must serve in an executive technology or innovation role within their organization (CIO, CTO, etc.). Three seats on the council will be given in-kind each year to members of the community, nominated by the steering committee.

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

Lillian Myers
Chair-Elect
Executive Director
Starter Studio

Programming committee

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

Charlie Lewis
Programming Chair-Elect
Founder & CEO
BlueWave Resource Partners and Project Orlando

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

Matthew Broffman
Marketing Co-Chair
Director of Innovation – Digital Platforms
& Service Design
City of Orlando

Kelly Trace
Marketing Co-Chair
Founder
Reach & Headquarters Coworking

“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 at Massey Services

Get Involved

Why Join?

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

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

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Synapse Orlando

Day-long symposium of entrepreneurship and thought-leadership showcasing the region’s innovation ecosystem.

“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 at Datanautix and member of the Tech Council

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Connect With Us

Reach out to Orlando Economic Partnership Vice President of Innovation Sheena Fowler for more information on the Orlando Tech Council.

Sheena Fowler

Vice President of Innovation Orlando Film Commissioner

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