Most people who talk about Orlando rarely get past the mouse ears.
That's because it's not a secret that our city is the top tourist destination on the planet. But in the shadow of the theme parks and outlet malls that define our city to the rest of the world, we have been quietly creating a second identity for ourselves. We've designed it pixel by pixel. We've given it life with each line of code we write. We've organized hack-a-thons and built collaborative spaces to make sure it grew up big and strong.
Now, that identity is too big to ignore. Our hard work has led Forbes to name Orlando one of the next big boom towns in the U.S. We are home to a $14 billion technology sector, the second largest university in the nation and a downtown that's considered to be one of the 12 largest digital media clusters in the country. Fueled by projects like the 68-acre Creative Village, our community of innovators and entrepreneurs will continue to boom.
That's why it's the perfect time to introduce Startup Grind in Orlando!
Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Grind will host monthly events for like-minded entrepreneurs to share ideas, successes, challenges and inspirations. Each event will feature a fireside chat with a local startup innovator, food and beverages, and a healthy amount of relationship building.
Our inaugural event will feature the fearless leader of Orlando's cherished MLS team, President & Founder, Phil Rawlins of the Orlando City Soccer Club. During our chat with Mr. Rawlins, we'll discuss his life before OCSC as a successful startup founder as well as his journey in building Orlando City into one of the most popular MLS franchises.
The event takes place at Catalyst Co-Working Space in Downtown Orlando on May 12th. The event begins at 6:00pm. Tickets are available online. Catalyst Co-Working Space is located at 1 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801 (corner of S. Orange Ave. and E Central Blvd. on the 5th Floor).
For more information or to become a sponsor please contact the Orlando chapter director, Steve Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org
Startup Grind Orlando is brought to you locally by Therewolf, Catalyst, and Startup Orlando.