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Tech Matching Grant Pilot Program

Overview

The Orlando Technology Community Support Pilot Program (Tech Matching Grants) expands the City of Orlando’s continued commitment to creating an environment for entrepreneurship as a critical component of the region’s innovation ecosystem. In collaboration with the Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership), the grant program provides matched-funding support for Orlando technology focused events and programs. Four key goals provide a framework for the pilot effort:

  1. Increasing the connection and collaboration among start-up and existing tech companies;
  2. Building the tech talent pipeline;
  3. Catalyzing private capital investments; and
  4. Increasing Orlando’s reputation as a tech hub

Tech Matching Grants Application Form

Funding

The Orlando Technology Community Support Pilot Program will provide lump-sum, matching grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 from a total pool of $65,000 (pilot year) to help organizations and companies develop tech focused event and programs that will unite the tech workforce and community.

Award Process

Applications must be submitted through the designated page within the Partnership web site by midnight on Friday, June 29, 2018. Only complete applications conforming to the specified format and requirements will be evaluated and eligible for funding.

Evaluation

This is a competitive grant program. Applications will be assessed by a panel of five volunteer judges recruited by the Orlando Economic Partnership to reflect breadth of expertise in areas considered critical to assessing the viability of the event.

For in-depth details on Tech Matching Grants funding, eligibility requirements, the award process, evaluation and grant payment, please visit the Orlando Economic Partnership

Please contact Sheena Fowler at sheena.fowler@orlando.org for more information.