Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ironhack’s Hackshow: Students shed their pasts for a future in tech

In the past, computer science and coding were seen as uncreative and uninspiring; a niche area best left to the experts (and the geeks) but in the 21st century, this is...

Orlando’s Craft-A-Brew scores big on Kickstarter

Entrepreneur Kyle Westfall's Kickstarter campaign has become one of Orlando's most successful ever — raising $270,000 in a few weeks. Westfall, 28, is founder and president of Craft A Brew, based out...

Boca Raton company app combines gaming with shopping

Gaming and shopping. For consumers and entrepreneurs with those passions, it's an intriguing combination. That's what Boca Raton startup business Social Voucher is counting on to draw players for its new...

These Central Florida entrepreneurs are using an app to make running a virtual reality

  A pair of Lakeland entrepreneurs want to turn your routine run into a trip through the Redwoods country of Northern California, a Dublin pub crawl or a fantasy jaunt with Alice...

Clothes that soak up sun could power phones, UCF professor hopes

A University of Central Florida professor says his research could lead to the day when you can charge your phone by slipping it into your shirt pocket. Jayan Thomas, an associate professor...

FIEA grad students launch digital media art house in Orlando

Most video game firms need artists to create characters and environments players interact with. A new art house created by University of Central Florida students hopes to become a viable choice for...

‘Shark Tank’ to feature third Central Florida company this season

For the third time this season, a Central Florida company will make its pitch to the sharks on the ABC television show “Shark Tank.” On the show, entrepreneurs try to attract money from high-profile investors....

Manny Medina to lead new multinational cybersecurity company in Miami

Tech pioneer Manny Medina will lead a new multinational data center and cybersecurity company based in Miami. Medina Capital, a Miami-based private equity firm led by Medina, and global private equity firm...

Daymond John kicks off entrepreneurship contest, but first some Shark Tank advice

The American Entrepreneurship Award, a new contest for early-stage Miami-Dade entrepreneurs, used some celebrity magic to draw a standing room only audience to its launch event: Daymond John. The Shark Tank star entertained and inspired...

The Fresh Diet sold back to founder

An investor group led by Fresh Diet founder Zalmi Duchman has acquired The Fresh Diet from the publicly traded Innovative Food Holdings that purchased the homegrown national gourmet meal delivery company...
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