We put the CEO at the center of everything we do.
Vision: To be the leading organization supporting second-stage companies, serving as a world-class model across the United States and beyond.
Mission: To provide timely and focused strategies, resources, and support to second-stage companies for accelerated next level growth.
Value Proposition: To support and accelerate the growth of second‐stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second‐stage company leaders, and to professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second‐stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy.
GrowFL was created in 2009 and is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and to professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy. Second-stage growth companies have at least 10 employees and a $1 million in revenue and possess an intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage.
Today, GrowFL has assisted more than 1000 companies through our Strategic Research and CEO Roundtable programs and recognized 450 successful entrepreneurs through our annual awards program, Florida Companies to Watch.
It’s about the strategy.
It’s about sustainable growth.
Identifying the core business strategy of a company helps determine if they are in the right market; what type of product or service they have and is it sustainable; and how can they tap into the most successful market at the lowest cost. GrowFL experts work directly with a CEO and his or her team to answer these questions and provide the clearest path towards increasing their top line revenues.
Second-stage companies are identified as somewhere in between a startup and a large firm and have one basic commonality – they are poised for growth. Focusing our efforts on these companies means strengthening the economy of the region and supporting the entrepreneurs who live among us.
GrowFL is driven by one goal – to cultivate second-stage growth companies across the state. Second-stage companies are the backbone of Florida’s economy and the definition of economic growth and prosperity. GrowFL, through our nationally certified team of experts, provides proven methods to help overcome unique challenges facing second-stage companies as they grow.
As the only statewide organization focused exclusively on second-stage and emerging second-stage growth companies, GrowFL’s philosophy is to identify, serve and celebrate these companies that have the best potential to contribute to Florida’s economy.
Working with statewide partners and entrepreneur support organizations, we are committed to local delivery of services to help these companies achieve their potential.