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Foreign Innovation and Global Soft Landing

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Transport your foreign or out-of-state company to a soft landing in paradise — Naples, Florida!

  The Naples Accelerator


A Hub for Stellar Entrepreneurial Results:

Southwest Florida's Top Business & Tech Accelerator


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 Naples Accelerator

The Naples Accelerator's  global soft-landing program helps international firms — and domestic companies headquartered outside the region — quickly adapt and connect to the Southwest Florida business community and the US.

Global entrepreneurs seek business opportunities in the U.S. due to its vast markets, economic opportunities, investment dollars and firmly established intellectual property protection laws. The Naples Accelerator is managed by the Collier County Office of Business & Economic Development.  It's a certified soft-landing space that offers cost-effective market entry for small to midsized, high-growth companies planning to expand their marketing reach in the U.S. The accelerator provides a dynamic business environment of contemporary offices, shared office spaces, reserved modern work cubicles, sit-stand desks, conference rooms, event space, a kitchen with dining space and common areas.

The Naples Accelerator, a member of the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA),  is Southwest Florida's top business accelerator. Since its opening in late 2014, it's helped 121 businesses that have garnered more than $12.2 million in venture investment. 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 and the U.S.

Our team ensures that international businesses can easily expand in the U.S. We can provide an accelerated introduction to local and national business practices, regulations and culture. Our soft-landing program can accelerate a foreign company's learning process, help it make contacts here more quickly and efficiently and provide access to the resources needed to meet business goals.

We're partners with the Collier County Office of Business & Economic DevelopmentNaples SCORE and the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University. In addition, under a three-year agreement, experts from the University of FloridaFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityFlorida Southwestern State College and Hodges University provide assistance to help grow our startups.


Foreign Companies Can Expect:


• A focus on global opportunities and soft-landing services
• Domestic market research and entry assistance
• Access to capital and venture/angel funds
• Help with government regulations
• Help with import/export laws
• Help adapting your business plan to the North American marketplace                          


Options and Pricing:

  • Single, half-, double- or shared hard-walled and furnished offices
  • Reserved contemporary cubicle spaces
  • Reserved sit-stand desk areas
  • Open-desk work spaces
  • Virtual and co-working memberships
  • View our pricing options here.



 Members Enjoy:

  • Large executive conference room with high-quality teleconferencing and A/V equipment
  • Shared kitchen and dining area 
  • Free water, coffee, cappuccino, chai latte, hot chocolate and more!
  • Private conference rooms
  • Copy machine, break room
  • Plaza lobby with internal meeting space
  • Free onsite parking
  • Networking and funding opportunities
  • A prestigious Naples office address
  • Monthly general research and social media/marketing/website guidance
  • Various events
  • Consultations with SBDC at FGCU and SCORE, and full-office members can have consultations with our mentors and team.


If you have any questions or want to tour the accelerator and discuss your needs, please call 239-252-2227, Ext. 2, or email

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