Donna Mackenzie is the Executive Director for FireSpring Fund and Starter Studios. FireSpring directly addresses the critical gap in seed funding which is the largest barrier faced by Central Florida’s technology entrepreneurs. FireSpring Fund is available to any Central Florida technology company, but extra emphasis will be placed on applicants that have completed the Starter Studio Accelerator or UCF I-Corps program. Starter Studio provides education, mentorship, legal and financial resources, networking opportunities, and the right culture to help innovative solutions grow. Donna comes on the show to talk about the resources startups in Orlando have at their disposal and the role FireSpring and Start Studios have played in helping evolve Orlando's startup ecosystem.