ABOUT US

InternetCoast was founded in 1999 as a non-partisan, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.  

Mission

Cultivate Innovation Communities & Networks - Bring together innovators, public sector, private sector, academia, and non-profits to stimulate collaboration and ignite innovation.

Strategy

Foster an Environment Where Ideas and Technologies May Be Grown to Achieve Their Full Potential

South Florida Strategic Focus:

  1. Industry Partnerships that Stimulate Innovation and Development of Innovation Infrastructure
  2. Sources of Funds for R&D; Proof of Concept; Commercialization; Startup and Expansion of Innovative Products, Services, and Processes; High Growth Science & Technology Industries
  3. Benchmark South Florida Innovation Metrics with "Best in Class" Metro Areas across the U.S.
  4. Enrichment Public Sector, Academic, Nonprofit Research Organization, and Private Sector Collaboration
  5. Leverage Regional & Statewide Financial and Infrastructure Resources to Enhance Development of a World Class Workforce & Talent Pipeline
  6. Enhance K12 and Higher Education Programs in STEM, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Innovation

Statewide Strategic Focus:

  1. Industry Partnerships that Stimulate Innovation and Development of Innovation Infrastructure
  2. Sources of Funds for R&D; Proof of Concept; Commercialization; Startup and Expansion of Innovative products, Services, and Processes; High Growth Science & Technology Industries
  3. Benchmark Florida and Florida Metro Area Innovation Metrics with "Best in Class" States and Metro Areas across the U.S.
  4. Leverage Regional & Statewide Financial and Infrastructure Resources to Enhance Development of a World Class Workforce & Talent Pipeline

Advisory Board

The InternetCoast Advisory Board includes thought leaders and executives from the life science and technology industries, academic and research institutions, entrepreneurs, economic development organizations, and professional services organizations.  Currently,  the Advisory Board members include: 

  • Serial entrepreneurs
  • Angel investors
  • Executives from the cyber security, information technology, life science, software, and wireless industry sectors
  • Leaders at Florida's Colleges & Universities, and CareerSource Florida
  • Professional services providers focused on supporting the needs of entrepreneurs and emerging life science and technology businesses

InternetCoast relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government grants to fund its good works.