Lake Nona is preparing for the next wave of sports innovators as a new sport and human performance-centered office complex will soon break ground in the community’s Sports & Performance District.
The two-story building will provide 50,000 square feet of tailor-made spaces for sport and performance industry partners to house their businesses, research or product development spaces. This will be the third office in the Sports & Performance District, which is being recognized as a forward-thinking destination for sports and performance-related organizations in training, nutrition, and health technology.
These pioneers are coming to Lake Nona to take advantage of technology resources like the gigabit fiber network, to synergize with the nearby Lake Nona Medical City, and of course to be close to the buzzworthy anchors: USTA National Campus and Orlando City Soccer Club’s training center and elite youth academy.
More announcements are just around the corner as new tenants continue to strengthen and diversify our local economy. Strong early interest has already led to preliminary designs for a second complementary building to serve as the launching pad for even more new innovations here in Lake Nona.
Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, the popular mainstay of the Park Avenue food scene, recently announced its plan to open a new location in Lake Nona later this year. The 3,818-square-foot space will be the first restaurant in the Lake Nona Town Center.
Anyone who has been to the Winter Park or Dr. Phillips locations will anxiously anticipate the authentic experience and the colorful, flavorful plates. The hollow bread lavas, kebaps and lahmacun (Turkish style pizza) are all fan favorites, and will be welcome additions to the Lake Nona food culture.
Co-owners Doved and Tammy Sexter looked to Lake Nona for their third Central Florida location because of the area’s growing population that is hungry for additional sophisticated dining options. Their success in Winter Park and Dr. Phillips made our community a natural next step.
Medical City’s tenants also played a role, with Sexter citing corporate events and international tours driving the need for a private dining space.
Join us in giving Bosophorus a hoşgeldiniz (welcome) to Lake Nona. We look forward to being a misafir (guest) at the grand opening in late 2016.
There’s a new home for health start-ups and entrepreneurs in Lake Nona following the March 15th opening of the GuideWell UST Global Innovation Center at Lake Nona.
Creative thinkers, tinkerers and entrepreneurs often need a place to build and test their ideas, but rarely can they find all the necessary experts and resources housed in one city, let alone one location. GuideWell Innovation, a sister company of Florida Blue and its parent company GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, now offers that one-stop-shop solution for entrepreneurs with their new 30,000-square-foot CoRE facility, which stands for Collaborative Resource Ecosystem.
The new co-working space, which occupies the first floor of the new Medical City facility, offers cutting edge resources and tools required at each stage of the startup lifecycle, from laboratory facilities and 3D printers to prototyping systems needed to make research and health innovation a reality.
But in a market where even big ideas need an extra nudge to get them into consumers’ hands, collaboration, connections and partnerships are important to a start-up’s development.
To help bridge those gaps, GuideWell has partnered with Edison National Medical, a Charlotte, N.C.-based company that helps health care inventors and entrepreneurs connect with manufacturing and health care partners to bring their ideas to life, and then on to market. Similarly, GuideWell partnered with health care technology services company, UST Global, to provide health care information technology services. These collaborative opportunities at GuideWell are an ideal fit as Medical City and GuideWell itself continues to attract new companies and innovators looking to make their mark on tomorrow’s health solutions.
Innovators and entrepreneurs start with an idea, but need tools, time and relationships to reach their potential. With the resources and partners available at GuideWell, the next wave of trend-setting medical devices, wearables and health technologies are being developed right here in Lake Nona.
For more information visit GuideWellCenteratLakeNona.com and GuideWellInnovation.com.