Launch Florida, a new and inclusive statewide innovation coalition, officially launched this week with a mission to foster collaboration between entrepreneurs, policymakers, business leaders, venture capitalists, philanthropists, and other stakeholders in order to make Florida the worldwide capital for innovation in the 21st century.
Launch Florida represents 51 different organizations from coding schools to universities, technology associations to startup accelerators. The coalition approach has built a network benefiting the state by increasing grassroots mobilization and knowledge sharing. The coalition meets to promote events and successes throughout their statewide community, as well as collaborate together to advance towards a more innovative Florida.
Launch Florida is a product of collaboration and advocacy in our communities and aims to further Florida’s economy through innovation,” said David Glass, founder and executive producer of OrlandoiX. “It’s an opportunity to foster shared ideas and goals in order to benefit Floridians locally and statewide.