BRIDG  (Kissimmee, Fla.) Diamond Sponsor
BRIDG is a not-for-profit, industry-led public-private partnership for advanced sensors, photonics and advanced nanoscale systems. BRIDG provides the research and development capabilities and microelectronics fabrication infrastructure for manufacturing processes and materials geared toward system miniaturization and smart sensor innovation. Supported by Osceola County, University of Central Florida and Florida High Tech Corridor Council, BRIDG provides the physical infrastructure and collaborative process to connect challenges and opportunities with solutions,
thus “Bridging the Innovation Development Gap” that makes commercialization possible. Located at NeoCity—a 500- acre master-planned intuitive community of innovation in Osceola County, Florida.

CareerSource Florida (Florida) Platinum Sponsor
CareerSource Florida is the statewide workforce policy and investment board. Our partners include the Department of Economic Opportunity, 24 local workforce development boards and 100 career centers throughout Florida. Together, we help connect businesses with the talented workforce and training needed to succeed and grow.

CareerSource Central Florida (Multi County) Platinum Sponsor
CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) is the Central Florida region’s workforce board, responsible for workforce planning, programs, and the labor market for five Florida counties: Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Sumter. We connect employers to job seekers in the area, provide worker resources and training, and prepare Central Florida residents for careers which meet local businesses’ needs.

Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (Multi County) Platinum Sponsor
The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast is an innovative, countywide, not-for-profit partnership between the Brevard County Commission and the Space Coast business community. Business leaders, chambers of commerce, local and state government leaders, and community organizations contribute to the overall mission of the EDC.
The EDC is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high tech companies.

Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County (Sarasota County, FL) Platinum Sponsor
The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County is a successful public/private partnership focused on growing and diversifying the economy of Sarasota County, while enhancing the county’s unique natural and cultural environments. The EDC is the catalyst for creating a vibrant economy that is sustainable and globally competitive. A rich resource for entrepreneurs considering sites for new enterprise, as well as for existing business owners exploring relocation or expansion, the EDC is ready to serve.

Enterprise Florida (Florida) Platinum Sponsor
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.

Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity (Flagler County, FL) Platinum Sponsor
The mission of the Department of Economic Opportunity is to facilitate the expansion and diversification of Flagler County’s economic base with targeted businesses that provide sustainable employment opportunities for residents.  It partners with local governments and municipalities to create a network of resources to assist businesses in all their needs. Flagler County’s professional team is trained to assist company executives and site consultants in every aspect of the site-selection process.

CAE USA (Tampa, FL) Gold Sponsor
CAE USA is a leading provider of a range of simulation and training solutions to the U.S. military and other international customers. The company designs, develops and manufactures the most advanced modelling, simulation, training and mission rehearsal systems for a range of weapon systems, including full flight simulators for fixed wing and rotary wing military aircraft, land forces, unmanned systems, and more. CAE USA also builds a variety of other training devices, including maintenance trainers, part task trainers, and reconfigurable trainers. In addition, CAE USA offers a full complement of training support services, including courseware development and simulation instruction and maintenance. In addition, CAE USA operates a C-130 training center in Tampa, Florida.

CareerSource Brevard (Brevard County, FL) Gold Sponsor
CareerSource Brevard administers The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Welfare Transition programs in Brevard County as well as grants and other employment support activities, advised by a Board of Directors comprised of leaders of the community, with more than 40% representing private industry.

CareerSource Flagler Volusia (Multi County) Gold Sponsor
We believe in coupling the power of the region’s job creators with the the power of talent to advance every enterprise and open the door to life-enhancing economic opportunities for individuals, businesses and communities.

CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County, FL) Gold Sponsor
CareerSource Tampa Bay offers a full range of career planning services for professional and entry level candidates, including career orientation; turnkey resource centers that assist in the candidate’s job search; career fairs; interviewing techniques; labor market information specific to occupations and industries in demand as well as resume building tips, salary and wage information and more; and professional networking.

Catalina (St. Petersburg, FL) Gold Sponsor
Catalina, the market leader in shopper intelligence and personalized digital media that converts shoppers into buyers

Central Florida Development Council (Polk County, FL) Gold Sponsor
The mission of the CFDC is to grow an economy based on high-skill, high-wage sustainable businesses. We focus on domestic and international business recruitment and expansion, business advocacy and facilitating collaborative partnerships in Central Florida’s Polk County.

Coastal Cloud (Multi State) Gold Sponsor
Coastal Cloud is the only platinum Salesforce consulting partner headquartered in Florida. We use our expertise in and to help our clients move away from inflexible, costly, legacy systems and business models, and towards a new generation of solutions that are flexible, affordable, mobile and social. We partner with our clients to plan and execute a migration to next-generation systems that focus on our client’s mission, not on systems issues. We are experts at program management, project execution, business analysis, data modeling, data migration, user training and the skills necessary for a successful migration to next-generation technologies.

Elevate Lake (Lake County, FL) Gold Sponsor
The Lake County Office of Elevate Lake is an office of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. With a mission to aggressively retain, attract and grow jobs in Lake County, we are relentlessly focused on being the most proactive County in Florida for economic development and business friendly practices. Our professional staff is dedicated to providing excellence in service and is fully trained to support businesses of any size and across all industries.

National Center for Simulation (Orlando, FL) Gold Sponsor
A non-profit national organization with government, academic and industry members operating as an open consortium.

The mission of NCS is to serve as the nation’s focal point and as a catalyst for the development, understanding, and advancement of simulation and related technologies; to improve defense readiness and facilitate space exploration; to support education and training initiatives; and to extend useful applications of simulation.

ECS (Orlando, FL & Huntsville, AL) Silver Sponsor
With experience in over 45 locations CONUS and OCONUS, ECS is a workforce provider of training, coaching, staffing, and managing the team that augments the Joint Military Service Staffs.

MetLife Global Technology & Operations (Tampa, FL) Silver Sponsor
MetLife’s Global Technology & Operations Division is home to over 7,000 employees. Together, our engineers, developers, business analysts, and project managers are committed to working together to deliver a world-class customer experience by leveraging cutting-edge technology. MetLife as a larger organization has served over 100 million customers globally for over 150 years while operating in 47 countries.

Duke Energy  (Multi-State) Bronze Sponsor
We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, providing electricity to 7.6 million retail customers in six states.

Central Florida Health (Multi County, FL) Bronze Sponsor
Central Florida Health (CFH) is a locally owned and governed not-for-profit healthcare system and the largest, most comprehensive provider of healthcare services in the region. CFH provides services to Lake, Sumter, and Marion counties through inpatient acute hospital services at The Villages® Regional Hospital (TVRH) and Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC), inpatient rehabilitation services at TVRH Rehabilitation Hospital, geriatric-psychiatry services at the LRMC Senior Behavioral Health Center and diagnostic laboratory services at several locations. As a premier healthcare provider, CFH takes pride in providing progressive, innovative technology, along with building strong relationships with patients, families, physicians and residents of the communities we serve. To learn more, visit

Alluvionic Inc. (Melbourne, FL)
Alluvionic is a solutions provider that services clients through project management, process improvement, and engineering product design. We help companies learn and implement Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®), to enable companies to receive an accreditation often required for government projects.

Avancent (Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta)
Avancent is an IT Solutions provider. We offer consulting, IT Staffing and Managed Services. Avancent is a reseller for Microsoft, Cisco, VMWare etc.

B.Braun Medical (Daytona Beach, FL)
B.Braun Medical develops, manufactures and markets medical products and services to the healthcare industry. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. The B.Braun Group of companies employs more than 56,000 employees in more than 60 countries across the globe. The Daytona Beach facility will manufacture IV fluids, both large and small volume parenterals.

Brevard Public Schools (Brevard County, FL)
Brevard Public Schools is the 49th largest district in the U.S. and the 10th largest district in Florida. As the largest employer in Brevard County, BPS employs approximately 9,300 staff members serving over 75,000 students annually. With 82 schools, 10 special centers, and 11 charter schools, the district educates its students in 17 different municipalities across the Space Coast. Brevard Public School’s goal is to serve our community and enhance students’ lives by delivering the highest quality education in a culture of dedication, collaboration and learning.

Embraer (International)
Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

Fermitron (Orlando, FL)
Established in 2010, FermiTron, Inc. is a full service electronics products design corporation which provides support to companies ranging from promising entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 firms. We have the capability to provide full turnkey product development or targeted assistance on a project depending on customer needs. FermiTron, Inc. transforms customers’ innovative concepts into high quality products on schedule and on budget.
FermiTron, Inc.’s services include: electronic circuit design, RF/wireless, PC board layout, firmware development, prototyping & test services, production & production support. FermiTron, Inc. has qualified and experienced designers to help our customers successfully bring their products to market.

Florida Food Products (Eustis, FL)
Clean label solutions using the power of nature. Providing healthy, natural and on trend ingredients for over 60 years.

Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (Florida)
The Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) is Florida’s statewide association of medical technology manufacturers and allied firms. The FMMC exists to unite, promote and grow the Florida medical device industry, and to enhance the business success of its member companies. Florida is home to one of our nation’s largest medical device economies – encompassing 683 device manufacturers employing nearly 21,000 Floridians, paying an average annual wage of more than $60,000. Florida ranks 2nd nationally in the number of FDA-registered medical device establishments.

imec (Kissimmee, FL)
Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility. Imec USA, based in Central Florida, is an R&D design center collaborating with Imec’s Belgian headquarters and U.S.-based semiconductor and system companies, universities, and research institutes. We focus on R&D of imaging and sensing and communications leveraging IC design for high speed electronics and photonics solutions. Initially, imec USA will be offering IC design research for a broad set of semiconductor-based solutions in these areas.

Jiracor (Orlando, FL)
Located in Orlando, FL, JIRACOR is a certified SBA 8(a), ISO-9001:2015 and AS9100 Rev D small business principally engaged in the program management, engineering, manufacturing and product support of training and weapon systems. JIRACOR provides support in all stages of the product lifecycle.  Our staff becomes a seamless extension of our customer’s integrated product team (IPT) and supplement their programs with the expertise necessary to ensure they achieve their product’s cost, schedule and technical requirements. JIRACOR has established a highly skilled group of professionals who possess diverse perspectives and a full range of multi-disciplinary talents and skills.

Photon-x (Kissimmee, FL)
Photon-X is a high technology, research and development corporation based in Kissimmee, Florida with offices and research facilities in Ohio and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area as well. Our specialty is the furtherance of 3D optical sensing and nano-material based tagging and detection technologies. Led by Blair Barbour, the award-winning inventor of Photon-X’s patented Spatial Phase Imaging technology, Photon-X’s mission is the advancement of its proprietary technology which extracts information from the light surrounding us without scanned or structured lighting.

School District of Osceola County (Osceola County, FL)
The Osceola School District is located in the heart of Central Florida, and provides academic instruction, rigor, and support each school day to more than 72,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 60 schools. The Osceola School District is proud of its diverse mix of students who represent over 100 different countries and various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The district offers an extensive range of school choice options to nurture the talents of students who have interest and ability in specific areas. The public school system in the Osceola School District has a rich and intricate history. Built upon the efforts of many individuals who firmly believed in the importance of education to this community, public schools in this area have had a tremendous impact on the growth and economy of the region – as well as the thousands of individuals it has served. With positive educational momentum and a supportive community base, the Osceola School District has developed a three-year strategic plan, which will guide improvement efforts on the next leg of its journey to greatness.

Seminole County Public Schools (Seminole County, FL)
The mission of the Seminole County Public Schools is to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive citizens.

U. S. Army – Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC) (Orlando, FL)
Located in the heart of the Central Florida Modeling, Simulation, and Training (MS&T) community sometimes called the “Silicon Valley of Simulation” is the Army’s Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC). Since 2001, the STTC has been recognized as the Army’s premier MS&T organization for Science and Technology (S&T). The Central Florida M&S community boasts approximately 1800 Team Orlando DoD Military and Civilian workforce from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine partners. The Army STTC employs entertainment principles to physically, mentally and emotionally immerse our users for the serious job of training Soldiers by making technology more user friendly, engaging and effective. Anyone that has ever played a video game, multi-player game, had a bird’s eye view of a strategy game, been in a simulator, seen a hologram or seen individuals or teams work with robots, then you have an idea of what we do. We advance the scientific foundation of technologies for training aids, devices, simulators and simulations (TADSS) enhancing their long-term effectiveness through identification of emerging technologies, applications and experimentation. The STTC team works in partnership with academic, industry and other Army and Government agencies to share state-of-the-art laboratory space and collaborate on solutions to meet the battlefield requirements of the future.

Volusia County Schools (Volusia County, FL)
Located on Florida’s beautiful east coast, Volusia County has 47 miles of beaches and scenic rivers. Our school district has more than 60,000 students and 16 diverse communities. We believe education is an empowering and noble profession. Our district takes the approach of “investing in our own,” by helping teachers reach their fullest potential. VCS enjoys one of the highest longevity rates in the State of Florida. We believe focusing on professional growth doesn’t just make our district a great place to work, it accelerates student success, which is our greatest community investment.