Are you ready to take your manufacturing company to the next level?

GrowFL, in partnership with FloridaMakes and the Edward Lowe Foundation, is kicking off the next cohort for the Manufacturers Business Growth Program. This program, designed especially for second-stage manufacturers and manufacturing-related companies will begin in September 2018. Only 15 slots will be available for and the deadline to apply is October 12, 2018.

The Manufacturers Business Growth Program includes a year-long curriculum for CEOs, presidents or business owners, and their sales and marketing teams, who are looking to grow their company or address challenging business problems.

DEADLINE: October 12, 2018

“The concept behind the program is to help second-stage companies grow their top-line revenue,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “This way companies can create more jobs that will help the economy prosper,” he said.

Participants can choose to participate in the Virtual Roundtable only, or both the Virtual Roundtable and the Strategic Research Marketing and Sales Program. The roundtables are also available in the traditional in-person format located in Florida’s major markets. The Virtual Roundtable program allows you to participate, no matter where in Florida you are located. GrowFL is seeking participants for this program who are exclusively in manufacturing and manufacturing-related industries.

Cost to sign up for the Virtual CEO Roundtable is $1,000 per company. Limited to CEO, president or business owner of a manufacturing company. There is an additional cost for the Strategic Research of $7,500 per company. Each company will have an opportunity to evaluate the Strategic Research for applicability and apply for a grant to help offset a portion of the cost of this part of the program.

Want to Learn more?  Watch the webinar below and hear from a CEO that has experienced the power of the Virtual CEO Roundtable program.

The schedule of meetings is noted below.


  • Be a company with at least 6 employees, but not more than 150
  • Have revenue of at least $750,000, but not more than $100 million
  • Be headquartered in Florida
  • Be in a manufacturing or manufacturing-related industry.

Meeting Schedule – 2nd Thursday of Each Month (subject to change once all participants identified)

November –  Welcome Webinar

1/10/19 – 2-hour Virtual Roundtable Meeting

2/14/19 – 2-hour Virtual Roundtable Meeting

3/14/19 – 2-hour Virtual Roundtable Meeting

4/11/19 – 2-hour Virtual Roundtable Meeting

5/9/19 – 2-hour Virtual Roundtable Meeting

6/13/19 – 2-hour Virtual Roundtable Meeting

7/11/19 – 2-hour Virtual Roundtable Meeting

8/8/19 – 2-hour Virtual Roundtable Meeting

9/12/19 – 2-hour Virtual Roundtable Meeting

10/10/19 – Wrap-up Webinar