Florida Technology Journal’s David Glass and FilmScape Production’s Kai Isaac have teamed up to set Orlando as a top tech-city in the nation with their documentary project “Orlando Rising”.
Public and private sector innovators throughout the region are aiding the growth of Orlando into a city recognized nationally and internationally as a creative center and a tech hub. Along with Lake Nona and Creative Village, programs like FIEA, Full Sail, Rollins College and Valencia College are producing future leaders. Orlando continues to innovate and create.
“Orlando Rising” will take a closer look at the city of Orlando and dive into one of its least recognized communities – the startup community. By creating this film, Isaac and Glass hope to show that startup success is possible thanks to the vast amount of resources available.
The film will feature interviews with many of this $14 billion creative technology sector’s thought leaders, including: Ted Murphy, chairman and CEO of Izea Inc.; Leslie Hielema, vice president at the Florida Institute of Technology Orlando Center; Philip Holt, co-founder and CEO of Row Sham Bow; Craig Ustler, developer of Creative Village; and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
Embracing the community culture of Orlando’s tech startups, “Orlando Rising” is hosting a crowdfunding campaign where Orlando residents are encouraged to donate any dollar amount they can. All in an effort to support “Orlando Rising” and make the city a nationwide tech hub. Check out their project on RocketHub.
Watch the trailer of “Orlando Rising”:
Click here to learn more about the film from the Orlando Business Journal.