Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tech Check: Orrett Davis, Orlando Tech Association

Orrett Davis has been the only executive director the Orlando Technology Association has known. During his tenure, the organization has expanded sponsorships, grown its memberships and held a number of events aimed...

Miami Mini Maker Faire, now a 2-day festival, announces dates, new venue

Maker movement enthusiasts of all ages, save the dates: The Miami Mini Maker Fairereturns for  a  two-day festival Feb. 20-21, 2016. Expecting more than 5,000 attendees, the third Maker Faire will gather at the...

Jacksonville Community of Entrepreneurs accelerates businesses with ‘Exceleration’ program

It’s starting up the startups, literally. The Jacksonville Community of Entrepreneurs — an organization designed to help startup businesses — was created within the past year as a response to Jacksonville’s...

Ditching the suit and fighting vampires: 8 takeaways from OBJ’s biz of tech event

Harry Ellis warned a room full of local business leaders and entrepreneurs that they must protect themselves from vampires — sort of. "When it comes to data breaches, I take the vampire approach,"...

Celebrity in the house: Daymond John shares his advice at Thrive Seminar

Daymond John started his $6 billion clothing empire FUBU in his mother's basement with just $40. Thursday, the celebrity Shark Tank host and author came to Miami to share some of his secrets...

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...

South Florida’s consumer product makers are on the ball

“We kept hearing ‘you really have something here.’ If you hear that enough, you can’t give up,” said Joseph Signorile, who is part of a team developing an innovative fitness product. Signorile...

Green product businesses get help at EcoTech Visions

Everything was humming along for Barbara Jacques (pictured above), who followed her passion and started Jacq’s Organics at her kitchen table. She was selling her all-natural skin, bath and body care products online,...

A sampling of resources for South Florida’s product entrepreneurs

Get out of the garage — and into a maker space, incubator or entrepreneurship program. For consumer product startups, there’s no reason the journey needs to be solitary. A growing number entrepreneurial...

The survey says … Miami a C+ for business friendliness

Miami earns average ratings for its business friendliness but gets a poor grade for the ease of starting a small business, according to Thumbtack’s annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. Nearly 18,000 U.S....
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