Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
140 NE 1st Street,
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: 561-278-0424

Entrepreneurs

There are many organizations and resources focused on helping entrepreneurs launch and grow their business ventures from Delray Beach – “South Florida’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Community.”  In fact, did you know Florida’s thriving business climate continues to gain the attention of entrepreneurs and business leaders from all over the world as evidenced by the following rankings?

  • #2 business birthrate (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
  • #3 for high-tech establishments (TechAmerica)
  • #4 in women-owned businesses (U.S. Census)
  • #5 in attracting private equity investment (Private Equity Growth Capital Council)

In recent years, incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces have launched near Delray Beach offering access to resources such as mentors, office space, seed funding, networking opportunities and basic business services. These include:

Incubators / Accelerators

Research Park at Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

Florida Institute Commercialization of Public Research

The Center for Technology, Enterprise & Development (TED), Inc.

Co-working Spaces

Office Space at The TED Center

Office 55 Delray

The Regus Center at The Arbors

Capital & Funding

Angel Forum of Florida

Center for Enterprise Opportunity

Florida First Capital Finance Corporation - Delray Beach

Florida Growth Fund

Florida Opportunity Fund

Florida Venture Forum

Gold Coast Venture Capital Association

New World Angels

Palm Beach County Black Business Investment Corporation (BBIC)

The Business Loan Fund of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
 

Networking and Connections

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Innovate Palm Beach

Start-Up Delray

South Florida's Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs

 

Entrepreneur Assistance, Mentoring and Training

Adams Center for Entrepreneurship @ FAU Tech Runway

Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida

Palm Beach County's Virtual Entrepreneur Center