Friday, June 22, 2018

Do entrepreneurs make good politicians? CEOs discuss the pros and cons of the issue

This week’s question: Do you think business people make good politicians? Why or why not? ========== When business issues such as budgeting, debt, economic development, and trade agreements are to be addressed, there are...

Event Marketing Company Feathr Expands, Moving to Office Space in Innovation Square After Receiving...

After receiving $2M in recent funding, emerging event marketing application Feathr has relocated to a larger commercial office space in Gainesville's Innovation Square to accommodate their growing size. Feathr partnered with commercial real...

New PowerMoves program in Miami helps black and Hispanic entrepreneurs

PowerMoves, an organization that works with budding entrepreneurs who are black and Hispanic, will start operating in Miami in February. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is investing $1.2 million...

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...

SBA expands microloan program in Florida

The South Florida District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the agency’s Microloan Program is now available to qualifying small businesses throughout the state. The expansion comes because the...

Startup Spotlight: Visual Blasters’ FlipaClip app can make anyone an animator

Company name: Visual Blasters (creators of FlipaClip) Headquarters: Downtown Miami Concept: Visual Blasters develops gaming, multimedia and animation mobile apps. “We provide high quality, intuitive apps with an eye toward making the world a better place by...

Radical Partners’ social impact accelerator reveals next cohort of changemakers

Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, co-hosted by Radical Partners and AkermanIN, is excited to announce the innovators who have been accepted into Cohort 3. Amy Renshaw, Co-founder and Executive Director of CodeArt, an organization focused on increasing gender diversity...

RedCap, Videoo rocket to top in ETBS competition, take home the big checks

South Florida tech startups are finding more opportunities to pitch their businesses – and perhaps take home some big checks. Twenty-four startups from around the state presented to a roomful of investors...

VenturePitch shows dreams do come true

Felix Lluberes is living the American dream. He grew up in the Dominican Republic, but he found opportunity in the United States and is now an American citizen. Lluberes' success story was on display at last Thursday’s VenturePitch...

WeVenture sets plans to make Orlando No. 1 for women entrepreneurs

Orlando's women's entrepreneur center is on a mission to make Central Florida the No. 1 place for women to start and grow their companies. And, thanks to some new research, the...
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