CenterState Bank, StarterStudio and Embry-Riddle Partner to Support Local Entrepreneurs | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



“StarterStudio’s approach to training, mentoring and funding is holistic and provides local businesses with all the resources they need to be successful,” Sleaford said. “They have a great support system in which the collaboration is very evident.”

In 2017, Embry-Riddle selected StarterStudio (then named FireSpring Fund) to receive $ 1 million to support and support technology start-ups at MicaPlex as one of the original Resident Nexus Partners.

“StarterStudio has played a transformative role in accelerating new businesses in Central Florida, including promising start-ups at MicaPlex,” said Cruise. “And CenterState Bank, with its commitment to the region’s business community, recognizes the importance of StarterStudio’s efforts in stimulating the economy of Central Florida.”

About the John Mica Aerospace Engineering and Innovation Complex (MicaPlex)

The MicaPlex is the cornerstone of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Research Park in Daytona Beach, Florida. Named in honor of former U.S. Representative John Mica (R-Florida) in honor of his key role in supporting the university’s teaching and research efforts, the MicaPlex presents a unique opportunity for businesses and the academic community to collaborate, develop, refine and bring new technology products and services to market.

As an incubator space, MicaPlex facilities and tenants provide a network of resources that includes Nexus and Resident Partners, the Daytona Beach, Fla. And Prescott, Ariz. Campuses, and the extensive network that is the global campus.



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