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Support the technology and knowledge based company ecosystem along the north gulf coast by joining and being active with Innovation Coast. We are an industry cluster comprised of technology-enabled companies dedicated to the expansion and growth of businesses operating in one of the most attractive and livable environments in the country. Innovation Coast is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status.

The purpose of Innovation Coast is to address the specific challenges facing local technology organizations, including a shortage of highly skilled employees, insufficient investment capital, and gaps in supply-chain and supporting infrastructure. Our focus is spreading the news about our area, building interest within the national technology talent community, mentoring startups, networking, partnering and assisting with access to capital.

Joining Innovation Coast will provide you and your firm social and professional networking opportunities, invitation to member only events, access to member web site content, short courses, leadership briefings and workshops, mentoring by senior leaders in your field, workforce development, company exposure through marketing and recruiting campaigns, participation in a member only portal for sharing resources, supply chain partnering and source expansion, joining the discussion with the hundreds of similar firms throughout the region and participating in an aggressive national talent acquisition campaign.

Membership Structure:

Membership dues (by calendar year) are based on the number of employees a member organization has in the 16-county region of Northwest Florida.


Membership Type Number of Employees Annual Dues
Executive 100+ $5,000
Corporate 50-99 $2,500
Partner 25-49 $1,250
Entrepreneur 4-24 $625
Startup 1-4 $300
Affiliate NA $2,000


Affiliate: Government entities, economic development organizations, educational institutions, business and professional services.

Individuals may volunteer and receive membership benefits in exchange for a certain level of involvement in the organization (determined on an individual basis).


Membership Application

Benefits of IC Membership

  • Networking events and opportunities
  • Increased visibility for your business and projects through Innovation Coast marketing and public relations efforts
  • Access to our job listing service and to our bank of job candidates
  • Mentorship program connecting experts and start-ups to the benefit of both
  • Insider news on projects, sites, employment, and other business developments in the IC network


Membership Application