Venture Bridge Florida is the Official Soft Landing Program
The State of Florida Soft Landing Program stands alone as a world-class support service ecosystem. This program is supported through the leadership of Enterprise Florida, and with the support of our networks of Foreign Trade offices, Consul General offices, Sister Cities International links, The Florida Chamber of Commerce, and 78 bi-national chambers of commerce. Rather than have founders or their US representatives blindly enter a market, our soft landing programs begin with virtual training to prepare companies for US market entry through Florida.
About Enterprise Florida
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. In pursuit of its mission, EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.
About Venture Hive
In 2013, Venture Hive began with one accelerator as a proof-of-concept to support economic development through entrepreneurship education. Five years later, Venture Hive has developed and built the top software for running innovation and entrepreneurship programs (getflitepath.com), built an international brand for itself and Miami as a tech hub, supported entrepreneurs from more than 60 countries, created incubators for both government and private efforts in four continents, and run more than 30 live and virtual accelerators through our program and innovation management platform.
The Venture Hive team trains program directors at incubators, accelerators, universities, and within corporations to run data driven, sustainable programs using our innovator and entrepreneur development content and software. Entrepreneur-clients range from idea stage beginners to serial entrepreneurs with nine-figure exists from across the globe. More than 90% of the entrepreneurs enrolled in Venture Hive programs are from emerging markets and only 55% are tech businesses. Additionally, companies including Microsoft, Walmart, and the US Veterans Administration have run innovation programs with Venture Hive. Our companies and Miami benefit from this by having access to international market opportunities, an international network of mentors and advisors, and key access to pilots in companies all over the globe.
About The National Entrepreneur Center (NEC)
Founded in 2003, through the collaborative efforts of Walt Disney World, Orange County Government and The University of Central Florida, this “shared facility” and collaborative approach to small business development has attracted national attention for its financial efficiencies and the ability to leverage the resources and skills of each resident organization. Additionally, the center provides easy access to these business assistance organizations for local entrepreneurs. Since inception, the resident organizations have trained and counseled Central Florida businesses in record numbers, while creating nationally recognized business development programs. This innovative approach to economic development through small business, known as “Main Street Gardening,” has been instrumental in earning Central Florida recognition from Entrepreneur Magazine and Biz Journals newspapers, as one of the best places in America to start or grow a small business.