Innovation Coast is an alliance of technology and knowledge based companies in Northwest Florida. Its mission is to grow, sustain, and showcase the region’s successful, vibrant ecosystem of technology companies, professionals, and investment opportunities.

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ITEN Wired Summit runs gamut of technology

Jobs in cybersecurity, data breaches and the increasing importance of drones were just some of the topics covered during the wide-ranging annual ITEN Wired Summit held Oct.12-14 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach.  

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Learn the basics of intellectual property law before starting a business

Local attorney, J. Nevin Shaffer Jr.,  gives startups tips on intellectual property pitfalls to avoid.

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Innovation Awards registration opens Oct. 3: Innovation Awards registration opens on Oct. 3. The Innovation Awards is Florida’s most lucrative business plan competition for technology and knowledge-based companies. The 2017 Innovation Awards will take place April 12-13 Read More »

Corporate America Magazine Names IMS ExpertServices Best Expert Witness Search Firm: This award acknowledges the efforts of individuals and firms who successfully apply their expertise to consistently deliver outstanding service to some of the most prominent organizations in the legal industry. Read More »

Venture Hive Announces 2016 Retail Accelerator Classes For Both Non-Veterans and Veterans: Venture Hive, is happy to announce that a variety of Retail Companies in the Greater Fort Walton Beach area will be selected to participate at no cost in the second 2016 Venture Hive Accelerator class that begins September 19, and ends December 9.    Read More »

Minority-Owned Software Company Earns top 500 spot in Inc, 5000 Ranking.: Pay Sell Co., a Minority-owned software company based in Pensacola, Florida has earned the ranking of #484 on the prestigious Inc. 5000. Published annually by and Inc. Magazine, Inc. 5000 is a globally recognized list of the fastest growing private companies in the US. Read More »

Small business owners get new digital tools from Gulf Power: Gulf Power recognizes that small businesses make up the backbone of our community. They dream big, take risks and create value for their customers and their employees. As part of their effort to support business, Gulf Power developed a database of free resources and organizations located here in Northwest Florida that can help you succeed. Read More »

2016 Florida VentureTech Showcase: The showcase is a capital acceleration competition and business-networking event co-hosted by Space Florida and the Florida Venture Forum. The event will feature presentations by some of Florida's most promising growth-stage companies. Additionally, a cross section of investors will be in attendance.  Troy Knauss, instructor, with the Angel Resource Institute, will be the special guest speaker. Go To Link »


A Conversation with the IHMC CEO on AI
October 26, 7:30 - 9:30 am
Please join us for a special, members-only CEO Roundtable with Dr. Ken Ford, IHMC founder and CEO. Read More »

Get Started Pensacola
November 2nd 5:30-8:00 PM
Get Started Pensacola will highlight up to five entrepreneurs who will pitch their idea to a distinguished panel of experts, including Innovation Coast board member Peter Nowak.  Read More »

About Innovation Coast


Innovation Coast provides the opportunity to converse and collaborate with other industry members about the issues and challenges facing individual organizations and the technology and knowledge based industry sectors as a whole.

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Innovation Coast is a link to technology and knowledge-based careers in Northwest Florida, recruiting talent for member companies and organizations and working to attract the critically needed workforce for the sector.

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Innovation Coast offers the opportunity to collaborative with educators to shape the programs that will train tomorrow's technology and knowledge based workforce.


Northwest Florida enjoys the friendly business environment and ample resources necessary for its establishment and growth as a hub of innovation and advancement in the technology and knowledge based industry sectors.