Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Meet an entrepreneur competing at TechCrunch’s first SoFla pitch-off

Jordan Shidlofsky is a sarcastic person and it often gets him in trouble via text message, where words can easily be misinterpreted. The conundrum inspired the 28-year-old to create ContextIsKey, a mobile...

Gator entrepreneurs return to Gainesville

For years, Gainesville was often perceived as the launching point for people shaped by the University of Florida, but now more entrepreneurial-minded alumni are returning to launch their global businesses from...

“Shark Tank’s” Daymond John: Barrier of entry low for entrepreneurs

Daymond John is a self-made entrepreneur, having started the clothing line FUBU in the early 1990s. Today, he’s one of the more-recognizable faces in tech entrepreneurship, thanks to his recurring role and...

Blacktech Week receives $1.2 million in Knight funding to expand entrepreneurship programs

This month’s Blacktech Weekend will bring the CEO of Y-Combinator and other tech leaders to Miami, and it is just a slice of what’s to come. The John S. and James L. Knight...

Here’s what’s driving growth — and 150 new jobs — at this Tampa IT...

ReliaQuest, a Tampa company that provides IT security for its clients, is adding at least 150 jobs in 2017. The new jobs are in addition to the more than 100 jobs the...

CareCloud founder chosen as keynote speaker for upcoming event

CareCloud founder Albert Santalo will be the keynote speaker at “Mapping Miami’s Financial Future,” the Miami Finance Forum’s signature event, scheduled to take place Feb. 24. About 200 people are expected to attend the event,...

Exclusive: Here’s what’s next for O’Dang Hummus

Sometimes business growth comes with more than a few pains. Just ask O'Dang Hummus company founder Jesse Wolfe, who found major success after appearing on ABC's hit investment show "Shark Tank" during its...

How this local drink company got its product in more than 100 ABC Fine...

When Dave Larue woke up one morning not feeling sick after a night of drinking, he screamed. "That was the day I knew it finally worked," said Larue, referring to a drink he co-founded...

Orlando startup lands Florida entrepreneur award

An award that promotes and recognizes young entrepreneurs in Florida has been given to an Orlando entrepreneur. Terrence Donnelly, who launched the mobile phone app development company Teeps in 2012, received Fla....

4 ways Orlando can boost its tech community

Orlando may have the largest tech meetup events in the Southeast, but the community still isn't widely recognized for its tech innovation. In fact, there's still much work to be done...
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