Orlando searches for funding ideas for local tech groups


The city of Orlando has decided to seek ideas on how to best support the local burgeoning tech community.

Initially, the city was going to give $115,000 from its fiscal 2017-2018 budget to downtown Orlando co-working space Canvs and tech accelerators FireSpring Fund and Starter Studio. However, after suggestions to the city council in September from Dennis Pape, owner of Orlando co-working space Catalyst and tech accelerator VentureScaleUp, the plans have been revised to view other organizations for funding.