Posted on March 2, 2021 in Uncategorized,
Local groups will grow and launch tech entrepreneurship programs after Orange County designated a chunk of cash for the purpose.
County commissioners on Feb. 23 approved a $1.95 million economic stimulus grant meant to help diversify the region’s tourism-centric economy. This money will fund tech and entrepreneurship initiatives at the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Black Orlando Tech, Rally and Starter Studio.
Black Orlando Tech: The nonprofit committed to shepherding 10,000 minorities into the tech sector by 2025 got $310,837. That money will help Black Orlando Tech provide education and training to aspiring minority tech entrepreneurs through programs like its Startup Series business accelerator and tech skills training program, Vice President Joshua Walker told Orlando Business Journal. Black Orlando Tech’s Startup Series, which launched last summer to teach business fundamentals from fundraising to marketing, was part of a new direction for the organization. It was founded as a meetup group, but Startup Series expands Black Orlando Tech’s influence even further, President Tiffany Spencer previously told OBJ.