Information you’ll need to provide

  • Basic personal information including your name, email, and phone number.
  • Details about your business including business name, date of incorporation, and website. 
  • Financial information about your business such as annual gross revenue, description of your business and how you generate revenue, and the major challenges you face in growing and scaling your business. 
  • Additional information may be requested by the staff in order to process your application.

Helpful tips

  • This program is for 8 weeks and starts January 24th, 2023.
  • During this program you will organize your goals and steps needed to scale and grow. Redefine your strategies, finances, operations, and team. Learn how to access the capital needed to expand.
  • Graduates will have the opportunity to enter a $5,000 pitch competition.
  • If your business is located in District 5, there are other opportunities available throught the Elevate District 5 small business initiative.

About this program

Provided by: Idea Center at Miami Dade College  & Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins

If you have questions, you can speak with a program representative at:

Program Information: Scale Up Miami 

Additional Information: Program Brochure

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How we can help

Here is the direct contact information for Program Representatives who will answer any questions and help you apply.

  1. To get started, call or email one of the experts from The Idea Center.
  2. You might say, “Hi, I’m a small business owner and I need help applying for the ScaleUp D5 program. Can you help me apply?”

If you don’t hear back within 48 hours, send us an email at

Sissi Rodriguez, JD, Chief Program Officer

The Idea Center