Public-Private-Partnership (PPP)

Startup Palm Beach is a public-private-partnership* working with the City of West Palm Beach and serving the community as an extension of the city’s economic development division. We cohost events with our partners and encourage anyone interested in entrepreneurship to attend.

*A public–private partnership (PPP, 3P or P3) is a government service or private business venture that is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies.

Business Partners

City of West Palm Beach Economic Development – View Website

As one of the three largest cities making up the South Florida region, and the central city of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach is a vibrant, growing, waterfront city that offers the business advantages available in the region, combined with a more refined and relaxed environment for living and working.

Downtown Development Authority West Palm Beach – View Website

The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was created in 1967 as an independent special taxing district to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities. We improve and maintain Downtown West Palm Beach by offering information and services to visitors, residents and business owners.

Paragon Florida – View Website

Paragon Florida, Inc. (Paragon) was incorporated as a Florida nonprofit corporation with the Florida Division of Corporations on May 10, 2006 and commenced operations in January 2008. Paragon’s initial mission was to be a financing entity in communities that are underserved by traditional financing entities and ensure a more balanced and representative playing field in Palm Beach County and the emerging biotech sector for Black-owned businesses.

Tech.Co – View Website

Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail) is a media company and events organization for startups, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts. Since 2006, its goal has been to amplify local tech communities and give entrepreneurs a place to get informed, get connected, and get inspired. Tech.Co dedicates itself to covering news, how-to’s, up-and-coming startups, and industry trends online, and hosting events in cities everywhere.

Become a Partner

We are accepting applications for partners to serve roles that support: mentorship, sponsorship, and public relations. Please email with your request and one of our staff members will contact you within 48 hours.