Saturday, Mar 24, 2018
Subscribe to our News RSS

Featured Story

College to host Startup Weekend Orlando

The Center for Economic Development at Seminole State College of Florida will host Startup Weekend Orlando at its Heathrow Campus on April 12-14, 2013.

Startup Weekends are weekend long, hands-on experiences in which developers, designers, marketers, product managers and entrepreneurs come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. Typically, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, and the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open-mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their teams. On Saturday and Sunday, teams focus on product development, proof of concept, lean startup methodologies, and a viable product. On Sunday evening, teams demo their prototypes and receive feedback from a panel of experts. They also get a chance to win prizes ranging from cash through a one-year lease at the Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center.


  • What: Startup Weekend Orlando
  • When: April 12-14, 2013
  • Where: Seminole State College, 1055 AAA Drive, Heathrow
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in
  • Cost: $99 for general public; $50 for students, including high school juniors and seniors as well as college and university students

Registration is required.

Since March 2012, Startup Weekend Orlando has conducted five events hosting 448 participants and 74 mentors, with 141 ideas pitched and 44 teams formed. Several of the startup ventures currently under way have secured private equity and are advancing beyond prototype stage.

Seminole State College's Center for Economic Development has been helping local business owners, entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs attain success since 1993. The center focuses on developing and enhancing the Central Florida business community through its Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Advisory Board Council, Incubator, and workforce education programs.

Education News »

2 Seminole State honors students named to 2018 All-Florida Academic Team

2 Seminole State honors students named to 2018 All-Florida Academic TeamTwo Seminole State College of Florida students — Rafael Braga Gomes and Desiree Mazza — have been named to the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Florida Academic Team.Read More »

Raiders Athletics »

Seminole State softball Head Coach Courtney Miller achieves 1,000 career wins

Seminole State softball Head Coach Courtney Miller achieves 1,000 career winsThe Seminole State College of Florida Raider Softball team swept visiting Lakehawks from Lake–Sumter State College during a doubleheader on Saturday, March 17. The two wins also earned Head Coach Courtney Miller a coveted 1,000 career win milestone.Read More »

Campus Announcements »

Hispanic Heritage scholarship deadline March 30

Hispanic Heritage scholarship deadline March 30Applications are being accepted for $5,000 scholarships from the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando.Read More »

Our Social Media

Featured Video

View All Videos »

Submit a News Story

Do you have a story that you would like us to cover? Send us the info and, if available, a related photo.

Submit story and/or photo Submit story
and/or photo

Media Relations »