Brevard County

Resource Agencies in Brevard County

Idea Stage

Accelerate Brevard

Linking entrepreneurs, innovators, academia and businesses with valuable resources to build the innovation ecosystem on Florida's Space Coast.
  • (321) 638-2000
  • 597 Haverty Ct. Suite 40 Rockledge, FL 32955

Florida Institute of Technology Office of Research

We support all faculty and student endeavors to explore innovative solutions to the nation's most challenging issues. As a national research university, over the past decade, Florida Tech has made major additions and improvements to facilities that enhance the research components of nearly all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education.
  • (321) 674-8960
  • 150 W. University Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32901

Hispanic Business Initiative Fund | HBIF

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida. If you are looking to start or expand your business or simply need information about small business resources in Florida, you have come to the right place!
  • (407) 428-5872
  • contact@hbifflorida.org
  • 3201 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32803

Melbourne Makerspace

We provide the general public with the required elements necessary to create their own projects using their own materials and knowledge. We do offer free educational classes to anyone free of charge. Membership is not required to attend classes.
  • (321) 426-0631
  • admin@MelbourneMakerspace.org
  • 401 N. Wickham Rd., Suite 135 Melbourne, FL 32935

SBDC at Eastern Florida State College

We provide small business training and one on one counseling at no cost for small to medium sized businesses. We offer numerous resources, services, workshops and seminars to small business owners and entrepreneurs in order to help them succeed and grow.
  • (321) 433-5570
  • pfrimmers@easternflorida.edu
  • 3865 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, FL 32935

SCORE Space Coast

We provide professional guidance and information, accessible to all, to maximize the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses
  • (321) 254-2288
  • scorechapter400@bellsouth.net
  • 1600 Sarno Road, Suite 205 Melbourne, FL

Space Coast FabLab

Bring your ideas and inventions to life at our facility. FABLABs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access for individuals to tools for digital fabrication.
  • (321) 345-7082
  • info@projects4learning.org
  • 101 W. Florida Ave. Melbourne, FL 32901

weVENTURE

Our services include start-up assistance and business planning, business coaching and training, mentoring, technical training, networking opportunities, conferences and workshops, referrals to other resources, and a professional network of contacts willing and ready to assist.
  • (321) 674-7007
  • hello@weVENTURE.org
  • 150 W. University Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32901

Formation Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to forming your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea stage. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

Florida Tech Research Park

We work with business to identify, facilitate and accelerate innovation so it can more rapidly be brought to market.
  • (321) 674-8742
  • ftrp@fit.edu
  • 1050 W. NASA Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32901

Groundswell Startups

Our goal is to help grow companies, provide access and introductions to funding sources, generate jobs, and help the Space Coast startup ecosystem realize its vast potential as one of the world’s most concentrated clusters of engineers and scientists.
  • (321) 405-5008
  • jenna@swellstartups.com
  • 1421 Gateway Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901

National Entrepreneur Center

We provide a single location where small businesses can access a variety of business resources, technology, research tools and more than eight resident support organizations who can provide assistance.
  • (407) 420-4848
  • info@nationalec.org

Launching Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to launching your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea and Formation stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

City of Cape Canaveral Business Tax Receipts

All businesses in the City are required to have a current business tax receipt.
  • (321) 868-1222
  • info@cityofcapecanaveral.org
  • 110 Polk Ave. Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

City of Cocoa Beach Business Tax Receipts

A Business Tax Receipt (BTR) is a tax that is levied on each business, occupation, or profession for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, occupation, or profession within the city limits.
  • (321) 868-3217
  • developmentservices@cityofcocoabeach.com
  • 2 South Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32932

City of Cocoa Business Tax Receipts

The Local Business Tax Receipt Program licenses businesses throughout the City of Cocoa.
  • (321) 433-8501
  • dsimpson@cocoafl.org
  • 65 Stone St. Cocoa, FL 32922

City of Melbourne Business Tax Receipts

A Business Tax Receipt is required for any business performing services or selling goods, advertising goods for sale, or advertising the performance of services for a fee.
  • (321) 608-7500
  • Community.Development@mlbfl.org
  • 900 E. Strawbridge Ave. Melbourne, FL 32901

City of Palm Bay Business Tax Receipts

You must apply for a Business Tax Receipt when you operate a business or office in the City of Palm Bay. Business Tax Receipts are valid from October 1 of the current year through September 30 of the succeeding year.
  • (321) 952-3419
  • 120 Malabar Rd. Palm Beach, FL 32907

City of Rockledge Business Tax Receipts

Businesses operating in the City of Rockledge are required to obtain a Business Tax Receipt, formerly known as an Occupational License. The purpose of the tax and the receipt is to insure the public welfare by overseeing all business transactions and operations.
  • (321) 690-3984
  • dpomichter@cityofrockledge.org
  • 1600 Huntington Lane Rockledge, FL 32955

City of Titusville Business Tax Receipts

All businesses in the City must obtain a business tax receipt. Contact the City to ensure the proposed business location is within the City limits and is compatible with zoning and land use regulations.
  • (321) 567-3758
  • 555 S. Washington Ave. Titusville, FL 32796

City of West Melbourne Business Tax Receipts

If you would like to operate or engage in any type of business in the City, you must obtain a business tax receipt first.
  • (321) 837-7775
  • wmarcano@westmelbourne.org
  • 2240 Minton Road West Melbourne, FL 32904

Florida Angel Nexus

We connect qualified companies with aggressive development plans to investors from the Florida community. We focus on businesses that already have some proof of concept and we will do our best to refer all Florida companies to resources to assist in eliminating the roadblocks slowing down growth.
  • (386) 530-3714
  • Info@FloridaAngelNexus.com
  • 12201 Research Pkwy. Orlando, FL 32826

Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking. The Forum's educational programs provide in-depth information on topics such as raising debt and equity capital, human resources, finance, management, term sheet negotiation, valuations, marketing and R&D.
  • (813) 335-8116
  • info@floridaventureforum.org
  • 707 W. Azeele St. Tampa, FL 33606

TrepHub

TrepHub offers affordable membership to a fully-equipped centrally located co-working space, open 24/7 without a long-term commitment. A membership with TrepHub will surround you with resources, both material and intellectual, as well as access to startup and technology-relevant events.
  • (321) 420-1900
  • info@trephub.org
  • 907 E. Strawbridge Ave., Suite 102 Melbourne, FL 32901

Growing Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to growing your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea, Formation, and Launching stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

CareerSource Brevard

We will help your business with hiring, retention and training needs. We help in periods of growth or downsizing. We’re local, knowledgeable, most services are at no cost to you, and we are connected to a cross-Florida network of resources and information you may need.
  • (321) 504-7600
  • info@careersourcebrevard.com
  • 297 Barnes Blvd. Rockledge, FL 32955

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber markets your services and products to other businesses, area residents and community visitors. We also host a variety of networking functions and programs where you will meet potential customers, community leaders and your business peers. All Partners receive a complimentary listing on our website.
  • (321) 459-2200
  • dmontano@cocoabeachchamber.com
  • 400 Fortenberry Rd. Merrit Island, FL 32952

Founders Forum

Our primary focus is to provide a forum where existing and new businesses can enhance their capabilities and broaden their network in order to successfully grow their companies.
  • (321) 433-5570
  • info@foundersforum.com

Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce

Your local Palm Bay Chamber is committed to providing our members with valuable information via workshops and educational opportunities.
  • (321) 951-9998
  • info@greaterpalmbaychamber.com
  • 4100 Dixie Hwy NE Palm Bay, FL 32905

GrowFL

We provide strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring. We help companies overcome obstacles to growth and lead them towards prosperity.
  • (407) 823-6384
  • info@growfl.com
  • 12201 Research Pkwy. Orlando, FL 32826

Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida

The Chamber is known for its outstanding events, programs, and networking functions. We connect you to opportunities and work to support a vibrant business community through networking, advocacy, education, and professional development.
  • (321) 724-5400
  • Christian@melbourneregionalchamber.com
  • 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave. Melbourne, FL 32901

Space Coast Tech Council

SCTC is a program of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, created to unite and promote all tech companies of Brevard County and surrounding areas.
  • (321) 724-5400
  • jerry@sctcbrevard.com
  • 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave. Melbourne, FL 32901

Titusville Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber hosts a variety of networking functions and programs where you will meet potential customers, community leaders and your business peers. We market your services and products to other business people, area residents and community visitors. Your Chamber membership gives you access to a variety of business resources: personal business assistance, educational seminars, and information to make quality business decisions.
  • (321) 267-3036
  • info@titusville.org
  • 2000 S. Washington Ave. Titusville, FL 32780

Optimizing Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to optimizing your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea, Formation, Launching, and Growing stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast

Through our collective experience and relationships, we help businesses get regarded for the growth they bring to our region and link them to resources which facilitate that growth. Thanks to our generous, forward-thinking investors, our services are always complimentary.
  • (321) 638-2000
  • info@SpaceCoastEDC.org
  • 597 Haverty Ct. Suite 40 Rockledge, FL 32955

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida recruits new business to the state, and works to retain and expand existing industry and business. We provide site selection services, demographic information, incentive information and much more.
  • (407) 956-5600
  • bspivey@eflorida.com
  • 800 N. Magnolia Ave. Orlando, FL 32803

Florida Economic Development Council

Since 1964, the Florida Economic Development Council has promoted economic development throughout the state of Florida. Today we are its primary resource for developing economic development professionals, issues education, networking, and recognition of excellence among members of the profession. 500+ professionals count on FEDC to educate, advocate, and connect on their behalf.
  • (850) 601-0870
  • 3551 Blairstone Road, Ste 105-138, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Florida High Tech Corridor Council | The Corridor

We are a regional economic development initiative to grow high tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce and entrepreneurship.
  • (407) 708-4630
  • randy.berridge@floridahightech.com

Space Florida

As Florida’s aerospace economic development organization, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. We arrange financial incentives, relocation support, consulting, access to workforce, educational summits, conferences and other programs.
  • (321) 730-5301
  • Info@SpaceFlorida.gov
  • 505 Odyssey Way, Suite 300 Exploration Park, FL 32953