About Florida APEX
Accelerator

Government Contracting Consulting and Resources for Businesses

YOU X APEX

YOUAPEX

We are your force multiplier.

As specialized business consultants and mentors, we harness the potential of American entrepreneurs.

We guide entrepreneurs through the intricacies of government contracts and as part of the national network of APEX Accelerators, we provide the knowledge, resources and relationships needed to accelerate impact and growth in an ever-changing marketplace. All at no cost.

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Opportunities for Underserved Businesses

We prioritize assisting underserved businesses that are eligible for specific government solicitations to promote diversity, inclusion and equity, offering comprehensive guidance throughout the entire process. Those include:

  • Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs)
  • Historically Under-Utilized Business Zones (HUBZones)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOSBs)
  • Women-Owned Businesses (WOSBs)
  • Other underserved businesses
Opportunities for Underserved Businesses
Government Opportunities

Government Opportunities

As part of the national APEX Accelerators network , we also provide Florida businesses with emerging opportunities at the Federal level, including expanding training opportunities on cybersecurity, risks of foreign ownership, control and influence, intellectual property protection and more. We also can assist with government-led innovation programs.

The APEX Promise

We act with integrity at all times and are committed to providing each client with clear, credible expertise and connections to a wealth of resources that will equip them to succeed.

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As part of our service offering, our team of specialized, professional consultants will help you:

Match your businesses with contract opportunities

Help prepare bids and navigate requirements

Deliver after winning contracts

Apply for certifications, including minority-owned, veteran-owned, woman-owned,
or HUBZone businesses

Keep your information confidential throughout the process

MISION

We catalyze the success of Florida businesses to strengthen America’s industrial base. As part of the national APEX Accelerators, we equip businesses with the knowledge, resources, and relationships needed to scale, innovate, and contribute to America’s industrial base and Florida’s economy. We achieve this by helping leaders navigate diverse avenues of opportunities to support resilient and diverse supply chains.

VISION

We envision a mutually beneficial alliance between the Department of Defense and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem — a future where businesses thrive, local communities flourish and America’s industrial base is bolstered by a diverse, resilient and innovative network of small business partners.

Success Stories

Learn how APEX sparked a series of chain reactions that led to our clients’ success.

JIRACOR becomes an established defense contractor

JIRACOR becomes an established defense contractor

Brevard Company wins contracts worth more than $4 million

Brevard Company wins contracts worth more than $4 million

Leverage Our Strong Network of Partners

The Florida APEX Accelerator is powered statewide by the University of West Florida and funded in part by the State of Florida, local partners and through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.

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APEX Accelerators

Accelerating American entrepreneurship by providing the education and training to ensure that all businesses become capable of participating in federal, state and local government contracts.

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Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network

The largest network of small business consultants in Florida, providing access to no-cost consulting, affordable and high-quality resources, innovative tools and the knowledge of experienced small business experts.

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University of West Florida

A public research university in Pensacola, FL with other regional locations and a growing global online program. UWF believes in the power of higher education to drive change.

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Florida A&M University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a public, historically Black university located in Tallahassee, Florida. it’s the highest-ranked HBCU for five consecutive years.

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University of North Florida

An urban public research university in Jacksonville, Florida, known for providing students with transformational learning experiences — research with faculty and community-based learning or studying abroad.

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University of Central Florida

A metropolitan public research university in Orlando, Florida. UCF is the largest university by enrollment in Florida and one of the largest universities in the nation.

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University of South Florida

A public research university in Tampa, Florida at the forefront of cutting-edge research in medicine, science, engineering and technology.

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Indian River State College

A public college in Fort Pierce, Florida offering high-quality, affordable and accessible education through traditional and remote delivery.

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Florida Gulf Coast University

A public university in Lee County, Florida that is a catalyst for the area's economy and a cultural hub for the community.

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Florida Atlantic University

A multi-campus public research university in Boca Raton, Florida, that pursues excellence in research, teaching and active engagement with its communities.

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Florida International University

An urban public research university in University Park, Florida FIU is a South Florida anchor institution. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission.

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DEFENSEWERX

A 501 (c)(3) organization headquartered in Niceville, FL that enables agile innovation for our government partners through innovation hubs across the country.

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