The Co-working Space of Choice

Canvs is an actively growing organization making it easier for anyone to start a new business.

What is Canvs?

Our mission is to make it easier for anyone in Orlando to start and grow a company. We believe Orlando has the potential to be a nationally-recognized center for technology, and we’re working to help make that happen.

Our coworking space is home to 100+ companies working in areas of technology and supportive businesses. A healthy startup community doesn’t exist in a bubble, and we’re working to connect startups to a broader entrepreneurial ecosystem that will help them grow.

 

Modern Canvs Collaboration Space

What role does Canvs hold?

Canvs was designed to be the front door to the technology community. Anyone is welcome to stop by and learn more about Orlando’s tech startup scene. Canvs is home to the Orlando Tech Association, in addition to dozens of startup companies. Many of Orlando’s most active event organizers are Canvs members, and we make a point of knowing what’s happening around town.

Our space is located in the Church Street Exchange in downtown Orlando. The Exchange was recently revitalized as a 3-story center for technology in the heart of the entertainment district. Our building is walking distance from the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Amway Center, SAK Comedy Lab, CityArts Factory, Mad Cow Theatre, Gallery at Avalon, and plenty of bars and restaurants.

Our second location is in downtown Winter Park, close to Rollins College and Park Ave, a vibrant shopping and food district 20 minutes North of Orlando.

Dedicated Team Members

Donna Mackenzie

Donna Mackenzie

Executive Director

Haley Fielding

Haley Fielding

Community Coordinator (Downtown Orlando)

Downtown Orlando

Dayle Moore

Dayle Moore

Manager of Operations & Programming

Nina Calabrese

Nina Calabrese

Community Coordinator (Winter Park)

Winter Park

Board of Directors

Thad Seymour, Chairman
Vice Provost for UCF Downtown

Carlos Carbonell, Vice Chairman
CEO, Echo Interaction Group

Josh Brown
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Kelly Cohen
Managing Partner, Southern Strategy Group

Phil Holt
Director, ArenaNet

Donna Mackenzie
Executive Director, Canvs, FireSpring Fund & Starter Studio

Dr. Thomas O’Neal
Associate VP of Research & Commercialization, University of Central Florida

Taylor Pancake
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Rob Panepinto
President, Florentine Strategies

Gregg Pollack
Founder, Code School, Envy Labs, and Starter Studio

Jonathan Taylor
Mentor Capitalist, Entrenext Ventures

Dedicated Team Members

Donna Mackenzie

Donna Mackenzie

Executive Director

Dayle Moore

Dayle Moore

Manager of Operations & Programming

Haley Fielding

Haley Fielding

Community Coordinator (Downtown Orlando)

Downtown Orlando

Nina Calabrese

Nina Calabrese

Community Coordinator (Winter Park)

Winter Park

Board of Directors

Thad Seymour, Chairman
Vice Provost for UCF Downtown

Carlos Carbonell, Vice Chairman
CEO, Echo Interaction Group

Josh Brown
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Kelly Cohen
Managing Partner, Southern Strategy Group

Phil Holt
Director, ArenaNet

Donna Mackenzie
Executive Director, Canvs, FireSpring Fund & Starter Studio

Dr. Thomas O’Neal
Associate VP of Research & Commercialization, University of Central Florida

Taylor Pancake
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Rob Panepinto
President, Florentine Strategies

Gregg Pollack
Founder, Code School, Envy Labs, and Starter Studio

Jonathan Taylor
Mentor Capitalist, Entrenext Ventures

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