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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8 Ways to Kick-Start Your Startup in 2017

Pensacola business financing expert reveals various funding methods. Whether your business is in the startup or scale-up phase, raising capital is a challenge you will encounter throughout the life cycle of your business venture. 

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Pensacola entrepreneur credits 2014 Innovation Awards for bringing his tech startup to life

Lloyd Reshard, CEO of Cognitive Big Data Systems, said competitions, like the Innovation Awards and Get Started Pensacola, forced him to think through key issues in his business model and learn how to pitch it to an audience.

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Accountingfly members, PNJ file photo. Joseph Baucum looks at the Innovation Awards: With the deadline for companies to register to compete at this year's Innovation Awards fast approaching, the PNJ's Joseph Baucum talks to organizers and past winners. Go To Link »

Landrum Human Resources Companies Steps Up to Support Veterans: Landrum Human Resources Companies is recognizing the talent that resides in Northwest Florida's military community by committing $10,000 to sponsor the Innovation Award's Landrum Veterans Award.  Read More »

Innovation Awards Registration Deadline January 31: Innovation Awards registration deadline is January 31, 2017. 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 »


Innovation Awards Registration Deadline
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The Innovation Awards can set the stage for your company’s success story. If you are ready to take your startup to the next level, you can sign up using our online application until January 31, 2017. 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.