Friday, June 5, 2020

Games galore and more: Inside look at OrlandoiX

The Orange County Convention Center was a geek and entrepreneur's paradise this past weekend. OrlandoiX, a five-day digital conference, kicked off its gaming experience and Startup Summit series on Oct. 3 at the Orange County...

Cubans wake to global Castro news via free internet from Miami-based nonprofit Apretaste

Within hours of the death of Fidel Castro, Miami-based nonprofit Apretastedistributed within Cuba links to international news media about the world’s reaction. Cubans awoke to learn the news through their phones, via Pizarra,...

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...

‘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....

IncubatorEDU: Fostering Collier’s Best and Brightest Entrepreneurs

Competing against 460 students with 101 different ideas, two organizations emerged victorious following the one-year program. IncubatorEDU is a pilot program which just completed its second year. The program was available in...

FAU’s Tech Runway announces new entrepreneurial class

Tech Runway, Florida Atlantic University's start-up business program, has announced its new class of entrepreneurial companies. They are The Child Resource Coalition, founded by Caroline Asher Yoost; SoFla Sunwear, founded by Thomas...

Local startup lands appearance on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ season premiere

Central Florida entrepreneur Chris Gilpin still pinches himself when he thinks about next Friday’s episode of ABC’s Shark Tank. Gilpin, 34, of DeBary, was selected from about 30,000 original applicants to be...

Inside OrlandoiX: 4 reasons why your tech product won’t sell

When Orlando entrepreneur Eric Delise asked a full room of OrlandoiX attendees if they owned a startup, nearly everyone's hand shot in the air. When he asked how many of them had revenue,...

Here are the best U.S. cities for female entrepreneurs

If you're trying to figure out which U.S. city is best for women entrepreneurs, then look no further than Alpharetta, Ga., a northern suburb of Atlanta, where 31 percent of the establishments are owned by women. GoodCall, a South Carolina company that corrals government statistics for use in business decisions, compiled the places offering the best chance for women to start a business.

South Florida startups dominate upcoming venture capital competition

Of the 22 companies that have been chosen to compete for $150,000 in cash prize awards at an upcoming startup competition, nearly half are from South Florida. Florida Venture Forum’s 10th annual...
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