Building Business with Purpose
ELEVATE exists to help budding entrepreneurs as well as established companies looking to fully launch their great idea. We seek to accelerate business growth and develop successful individuals, business, and ideas here in our backyard, Central Florida, as well as around the world. The core aim of ELEVATE is to transport ideas from promise to product.
What We Do
ELEVATE is a world-class think-space purposefully designed to foster creativity and innovation in the transportation industry, specifically in aerospace and logistics. Combined with the amazing talent and experience of the extensive mentor network available through the Aerospace Center for Excellence, we have built a community to foster and develop ideas into enterprise.
How We Do It
ELEVATE leverages several strategic partnerships to bring maximum value to our members and maximum impact to our community and industry. ELEVATE is owned and operated by the Aerospace Center for Excellence, a highly effective non-profit focused on engaging, educating, and accelerating the next generation of aerospace professionals. We are also financially supported through the generous support of grants from Polk County and the City of Lakeland, Florida.
Why We Do It
ELEVATE exists to develop and incubate local talent and local ideas with the clear intention of retaining the best and brightest Central Florida has to offer. We seek to enrich our industry through the inception and growth of new ideas, products, and companies. We want to develop Central Florida as the destination for innovation in aerospace and logistics. Understanding that aerospace and logistics are global industries, we also welcome interested parties from outside Central Florida who want to collaborate and take their business to the next level.
What We Offer
ELEVATE memberships range from virtual engagement with mentors to private office space for companies who are ready to take the next step. We also offer open coworking and dedicated-desk memberships. We offer membership discounts and scholarship opportunities to students enrolled in higher education as well as to our military veterans. Members can enjoy a dedicated “think tank” with floor-to-ceiling dry erase walls, a video-enabled conference room, high-speed internet access, and (of course) free coffee, soda, and snacks!