Founded in January of 2017 by Pandera, a local data, and technology company with founding roots right here in Orlando. Pandera CEO Joshua Sutton had the vision to build a culture of collaboration and innovation that in return can help create awareness for the growing tech community in Orlando.

What once started as a small meetup has grown into a well-recognized platform for tech startups, professionals, businesses, and investors to connect and collaborate. With an average of 250 monthly attendees and a schedule of educational programs, hackathons, and conferences OTAB has become Orlando’s #1 technology focused community.


We took a solutions approach to OTAB. We identified a need and listened to the customer to fill that void. This meant focusing on the core of what drives a community, it’s people. This allowed us to build OTAB side by side with the people that make up our amazing tech community.

Our focus at OTAB is to help facilitate the needs of our community and the informal leaders that are passionate about its growth. Through OTAB our members are able to get access to and leverage the following:

  • Connect with local startups
  • Connect with mentors
  • Find future employees
  • Find future employers
  • Educational programs
  • Business development needs
  • Technology Advisory
  • Connect with potential investors
  • Validate your product
  • Find potential customers

CEO | Pandera
OTAB founder and strategic advisor for community development and partnerships.


Director of Marketing | Pandera
Leads the efforts in the strategy and development of the OTAB brand and community relationships.

Charlie Lewis

CEO | BlueWave
As an advisor for OTAB, Charlie assists in guiding key community and business relationships.

Andrea Espulgar
Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager | Pandera
Leads the planning and delivery of OTAB marketing and communications efforts.

Kevin McKernan

Business Development | Pandera
As Co-Organizer for OTAB Kevin helps deliver on planning and execution of all OTAB events.

Gordon Folkes

Founder | Archer
As Co-Organizer, Gordon assists with our planning and execution of OTAB events and programs.

Alfred Espidol

Founder | Launchable
As Co-Organizer, Alfred assists in program planning and brand development for OTAB.

Joe Fernandez
Community Partnerships

COO | Launchable
Assists in connecting and building key community partnerships with businesses in Orlando for OTAB.

Get Involved
If you are passionate about growing our tech community in Orlando we would love to hear from you.
We are always looking for passionate volunteers. Let's talk about how you can help.
If you or your company would like to get involved, OTAB has amazing benefits for sponsors.
Are you looking to join a community who are passionate about technology in Orlando? Look no further.