Florida SBDC (Small Business Development Center) at FIU

Are you an entrepreneur? Looking to grow your business? FIU’s College of Business and the Florida SBDC Network have joined forces to introduce you to a team of knowledgeable business consultants offering confidential, no-cost advising. The team is comprised of experienced professionals with expertise in: government contracting and procurement; international business development and trade; online marketing, social media and web development; finance; marketing, branding and communications and more. They aim to assist business owners in overcoming obstacles, leading to increased profitability and success.

The Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center

The Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center fosters new technology firms, strengthens existing family-owned and -managed firms, encourages new community enterprises to improve the economic vitality of South Florida and the Americas, and develops entrepreneurial leaders in all areas. Educational programs and networking events provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge and connections to lead them toward their business goals.


The University’s dedicated innovation hub, StartUP FIU was founded on the principle that entrepreneurship and innovation are the keys to building financial independence and prosperity for individuals, their families, and by extension, their communities.

Organized into three strategic pillars- Research Commercialization, Student Entrepreneurship and StartUP FIU Local - our programming is carefully designed to empower our diverse users with the knowledge, resources and networks necessary to successfully scale their ideas, develop cutting-edge technologies and establish future-ready companies.

The Metropolitan Center

The Metropolitan Center has provided training to many agencies and municipalities locally over the past 10 years in topics as diverse as essential customer service skills to creating organizational performance measures. The Training Institute is committed to providing high quality training programs at reasonable cost to state agencies, local government and nonprofit organizations in South Florida.