Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“Shark Tank” challenge motivates young entrepreneurs

When you think about high school students starting a business, you probably imagine something simple, like a car wash. But Brevard County high school students participating in the annual "Be Entrepreneurial" Business Plan Challenge held Thursday at...

Former Mako Surgical CEO to lead Israeli company

Mako Surgical's former chairman and CEO Maurice R. Ferré will lead Insightec, an Israeli medical technology company. Ferré had been serving as Insightec's chairman.

Best Under the Radar Business Incubators

Just because you don't live in Utah -- our pick for best state for small business -- doesn't mean you can't thrive. In fact, thanks to Joe Mancuso's idea from 1956, it's possible to build profitable companies inside of one building. A former hardware store manager, Mancuso bought a vacant 850,000 square foot building in Batavia, N.Y, divided the space up, and filled it with an eclectic mix of tenants including a winery, a charitable group and a chicken company. With shared office resources, capital assistance, and plenty of advice, the little chicks of the Batavia Industrial Center hatched, both literally and figuratively, inspiring universities, government groups, and investors to copy Mancuso's incubator model.

Why Shark Tank stars are investing in this local tech firm

Sales spiked big time for a local tech firm that appeared on the popular TV show Shark Tank, and the timing couldn't be better. Orange City-based Signal Vault appeared on ABC's hit show Shark Tank Sept....

MentorDay: How Miami leaders are paving the way for entrepreneurs

Wow! Thirty less headaches for Miami entrepreneurs, and a $50,000 prize. Twenty-two industry experts helped 30 entrepreneurs solve their business problems  in 45 minute sessions for high impact mentorship across 4...

Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurial ecosystem? It’s still young and could use a boost, new study...

A deep-dive analysis of the state of Tampa Bay's young "entrepreneurial ecosystem" — the foundation of services that supports innovative business start-ups here — finds the region is making fair progress. But...

Burgeoning tech-hub area continues to thrive

The Launchpad program for student entrepreneurs moved into the University of Florida's new Infinity Hall in August. Just four months later, the fast growth of one of its tenant companies prompted the...

Orange County gives $100K to Orlando’s startup seed fund

The Orlando startup community's plan to create an evergreen seed fund to help early-stage entrepreneurs receive funding they need to grow their business just got a boost from the Orange County. The...

WeVenture, a women’s entrepeneur program, to shut down Orlando site

A program that provides help and resources to women entrepreneurs will shut the doors of its Orlando location next month. Melbourne-based WeVenture, which in 2015 expanded into Orlando for the first time, will...

Photon-X deal may draw Fortune 100 firms to Osceola

A local company that boasts Fortune 100 companies as clients may start bringing some of those firms to Central Florida, a move that would create high-wage jobs in the region. Photon-X, a...
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