GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch

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August 22, 2023 – Orlando, FL – GrowFL is proud to announce the finalists for the 13th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Awards. This prestigious recognition program celebrates high-performing second-stage companies that demonstrate innovative business strategies and excellent potential for future growth. Duke Energy and Perspective CFO & Strategic Services present the 13th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch. This collaboration is made possible with the support of the Edward Lowe Foundation.

“The companies selected as Finalists are a testament to the resilience and creativity of Florida’s entrepreneurs.
“They are thriving in an ever-changing business landscape,” said Jennifer Taylor, President and CEO of GrowFL. “Their accomplishments inspire others to strive for excellence,” stated Jennifer Taylor, President and CEO of GrowFL. Each finalist has demonstrated outstanding growth and innovation, positioning them as leaders within their industries. Year after year, we feel honored to celebrate the exceptional success of the entrepreneurs in our state.”


The prestigious award selected Young Innovators Academy as the sole education company among the 50 companies.
Marnie Forestieri, a nationally recognized operator of large child-care centers who has presented at national conferences and authored books for parents, children, administrators, and educators, leads the Young Innovators Academy. At the academy, Marnie guides a team comprising university professors, entrepreneurs, child-care professionals, marketing experts, and engineers. Marnie is passionate about using research to develop content that introduces young learners to the mindsets and skills that will help them become the fearless problem solvers of tomorrow.

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