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The Naples Accelerator

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Let your business reach greater heights with the Naples Accelerator


Don't miss 1 Million Cups® Naples! Florida entrepreneurs and startups present their innovative businesses from 9-10 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month.

The coffee is free, provided by and paid for by sponsors. Just bring your advice and questions!


Naples' top business hub for stellar entrepreneurial results

 Southwest Florida's No. 1 business accelerator. A joint government and non-profit community of entrepreneurs, inventors, investors, pioneers, students and technologists. 


If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
            Henry Ford


The Naples Accelerator, located at 3510 Kraft Road, Suite 200, off Pine Ridge Road in the Kraft Office Center, is a public-private partnership between Collier County's Office of Business & Economic Development and non-profit Economic Incubators Inc. It's Southwest Florida's top business accelerator. Since it opened, it's assisted 121 companies and brought in more than $12.2 million in venture and capital investment. 

The 10,000-square-foot business accelerator provides companies with offices, conference rooms, networking, mentoring and training to grow their startups and small businesses and brings businesses closer to sources of funding by offering its own venture funding angels, the Adrenaline Venture Fund, an affiliate of the Tamiami Angel Funds. Now, it's also an event venue for  1 Million Cups® Naples, where entrepreneurs and startups pitch their businesses and products to an audience of investors, startups, entrepreneurs, business people, the public and others from 9-10 a.m. the second Wednesday each month.

Our businesses have received mentorship from industry leaders, pitched to numerous well-connected, successful CEOs and entrepreneurs and have gained access to numerous investors and sales leads. Read about one here. Our current members are local and global, coming from as far away as Finland, Norway, Hungary, Slovakia, Britain, Germany, France and the Ukraine to get their start in the Southwest Florida area.

Training and mentorship:

Our members receive training from a variety of leaders in technology, business and public administration. We're partners with the Collier County Office of Business & Economic Development, Naples SCORE and the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University. In addition, under a three-year agreement, experts from the University of Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Southwestern State College and Hodges University will provide assistance to help grow our startups, as well as the culinary startups at the Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee.

Twice a year, companies from the French government's incubator network, Retis and Val d'oise Technopole, come for a boot camp and to pitch services and products, and remain in touch with us through online workshops offered on GoToMeeting by the county's Office of Business & Economic Development.

Network and publicity:

Our clients gain access to an extensive network of entrepreneurs, developers and planners, including recurring opportunities to present and participate in various Southwest Florida events, conferences and symposia.


Accelerate your business:

Our members have access to:

  • SBDC at FGCU and Naples SCORE representatives 

  • The Adrenaline Venture Fund, the accelerator's group of angel investors

  • global-support specialists

  • business-plan specialists

  • client-support specialists

  • web-architecture specialists

  • social-media advisors


  • Single or shared hard-walled and furnished offices
  • Half-offices and double-offices
  • Open-desk work spaces
  • Contemporary cubicles
  • Sit-stand desks
  • Virtual and co-working memberships


Members Enjoy:

  • Large executive conference rooms with high-quality teleconferencing and A/V equipment
  • Shared kitchen, free snacks, coffee and water, depending on membership levels
  • Private conference rooms
  • Copy machine, break-room, coffee, snacks
  • Large meeting room event space with large A/V screen
  • Free onsite parking
  • Networking opportunities, including workshops
  • A prestigious Naples office address
  • General research and social media/marketing/website guidance
  • Consultations with SBDC and Naples SCORE
  • Weekly catered lunches delivered to their desks for $12




Need more information?

Learn more about our options and pricing. Contact us for more information, a tour or to talk: info@naplesaccelerator.com239-249-5911, or call toll free, 855-949-5911

You can fill out an application here.

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Updated Jan. 29, 2019

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