Saturday, October 19, 2019

Techstars firm Joicaster changes name as focus grows

An Orlando-based startup will come home from a 12-week accelerator program with a new name. Officials with the company that had previously been known as Joicaster said they had changed the name...

New type of business accelerator launches in Fort Lauderdale

A new type of business accelerator in South Florida will aim to develop innovative products with less risk for entrepreneurs and investors. The accelerator on Monday announced its new headquarters at General...

Tampa philanthropists put a unique spin on ‘Shark Tank’ for nonprofits

The Tampa Bay chapter of a national philanthropic organization is bringing a staple of the venture capital world — a quick pitch for funding to a room full of investors —...

FIU to launch three incubator locations

Florida International University in Miami-Dade County is joining a growing list of local universities launching incubator programs for startup businesses. StartUP FIU, which will include incubators in three locations, is designed to support...

VentureScaleUp Accelerator to Provide Access to Seed Capital and Opens Applications For its Spring...

VentureScaleUp, an Orlando mentorship-driven accelerator, announced today that it is partnering with the online investment platform Florida Funders to provide access to seed capital to support the startup companies accepted into its 2016...

SIlicon Valley accelerator relocates HQ to South Florida

South Florida’s startup community is set to get a dose of Silicon Valley with the relocation of NewME, an accelerator focused on kick starting minority-led companies through mentorship, coaching and community...

Accelerators help entrepreneurs prepare for unexpected

Felix Mercado is a pro when it comes to the fashion industry. He has dressed some high-profile musicians, comedians and television hosts and has even worked a red carpet or two. But...

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...

500 Startups to launch startup growth-marketing program in Miami

500 Startups, a Silicon Valley venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator, is doubling down on its interest in Miami. In March, 500 Startups and its founder Dave McClure brought its PreMoney conference to Miami, its first foray outside Silicon Valley with that event. Thursday, the organization announced that it will launch a 10-week growth marketing program in South Florida beginning Sept. 28.

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...
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