Expand Your Business to Central Florida

Are you thinking about expanding your company’s territory, but worried about the costly and confusing challenges associated with testing a new market or operating from abroad? Our Soft Landing Program helps international firms, as well as domestic companies headquartered outside the region, quickly adapt and connect to the Central Florida business community to help expanding companies establish a presence in one of the most thriving economic markets in the country.

Companies looking to open a U.S. subsidiary or division in Central Florida can take advantage of the Soft Landing Program’s suite of resources that are designed to help expanding firms transition to new business environments.

Soft Landing Application

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Business Incubation Program is a university-driven community partnership created to help grow successful business ventures in Central Florida. Our mission is to nurture companies who have the potential to create high-wage jobs within the Central Florida economy.Companies seeking to become Soft Landing clients of the UCF Business Incubation Program will be evaluated based on the eligibility requirements below. If you feel your company qualifies, please complete this application. Applications are reviewed on a space-available, first-come, first-serve basis.

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to be eligible for consideration, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  1. Have all valid paperwork needed to conduct business in the United States
  2. Be a for-profit business in a high-growth field
  3. Have the ability to pay monthly rent
  4. Have potential for positive economic impact on the community through:
    -A technology, product or service deemed to have a high potential impact in the marketplace
    -Potential for the creation of new high-paying jobs
Soft Landing

Program Benefits

  • Office space with flexible short-term leases
  • Connections and networking opportunities with the Central Florida business community
  • Domestic market research
  • Access to experts concerning import/export laws
  • Access to training and meeting rooms
  • Intellectual property protection assistance
  • Assistance with government documents and licenses
  • Assistance with meeting government regulations
  • Access to press release creation and distribution