Friday, August 18, 2017

Accelerate Orlando’s role as a hub for social enterprise

There’s great discussion in our community about how we must diversify our job base, increase higher-wage skills and move historically disadvantaged populations up the economic ladder. It’s important we continue to lure...

New Lake Nona accelerator and pitch competition for entrepreneurs focused on aging

GuideWell Innovation has launched an accelerator program and pitch competition aimed at ventures focusing on aging well. Health+Accel is a one-week, intensive workshop for entrepreneurs with innovations that help individuals age with...

St. Petersburg-based startup accelerator expands into Jax, Orlando

Caregiver Accelerator, a St. Petersburg-based nonprofit that coaches entrepreneurs on how to grow caregiving-focused businesses, is expanding to Jacksonville in partnership with ElderSource Institute. Approximately 54 percent of Jacksonville residents have been...

Alumnus ignites social entrepreneurism

Startup fever is in the air and growing in Miami. The 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity named it the top city in the country for new companies, outpacing hotbeds such...

Social Enterprise Accelerator In Central Florida: The Lynch Pin Of A New Hub?

Central Florida’s economy depends a lot on tourism. But a growing number of movers and shakers in the region are trying to diversify by turning the area into a social entrepreneurship...

New business accelerator comes to Orlando — here’s what its leaders want

Rob Panepinto knows there's a handful of accelerator and incubator programs in Central Florida, but he felt like something was missing. Being on the board for co-working space Canvs and FireSpring Fund, he sees...

New Rollins partnership is Shark Tank for social entrepreneurs

Hoping to make Central Florida the nation’s hub for social enterprise — business ventures that both make money and address society’s ills — local leaders announced a new initiative Wednesday to...

Believe it! UrbanTech accelerator program attracts global attention for Tampa

Tampa has a shot at becoming the main technology hub for the southeastern United States, predicts Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director of Dreamit, a top-10 ranked global accelerator and venture capital firm...

With Jeff Vinik’s blessing, Dreamit accelerator urges best urban tech startups to step up

What are the most pressing problems re-emerging urban downtowns like Tampa must overcome to blossom into a place people, businesses and investors will want to pour their hearts and money into? Established...

How to be selected for cohort 3 at StartUP FIU

StartUP FIU has just opened applications for the third cohort of its Empower Accelerator. The first two cohorts each received over 150 applications and we expect the same number by the June 11 deadline....
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