Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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....

Sime MIA announces conference dates, expanded focus

Sime MIA, the conference that has explored technology trends by bringing in speakers from Singularity University, Hollywood and the Oslo Freedom Forum, is returning to Miami Beach for a third year...

Idea Center @MDC, Tel Aviv University’s entrepreneurship center form partnership

  “Entrepreneurship is an experiment — if you know the results, it’s not entrepreneurship,” said Oren Simanian, who heads TelAvivUniversity’s esteemed entrepreneurship center StarTau. Entrepreneurship is ingrained in Israeli culture because people had...

Orlando tech firm CEO talks expansion, biz diversity and touring with J.Cole

There's a good chance Les Goldberg has carried multiple backstage passes to a concert featuring your favorite music artist or entertainer, but he probably wasn't there to collect an autograph. He may have been too busy calling the shots to work the lights and visual effects that his company provides. "Right now, we're touring with J.Cole," said Goldberg, CEO of LMG LLC, an Orlando-based tech firm that provides video, audio and LED lighting support for events. "I was just at his show a couple nights ago," he said about attending the popular hip-hop artist's concert in Tampa on Aug. 16.

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.

Tallahassee is starting up

Tallahassee is shedding its lacquered image as merely a government city. That's partly due to a steady uptick in start-ups. Entrepreneurs — college students, tech heads and residents jump-starting new careers — are hungry for opportunities. Insiders say more resources around Tallahassee start-ups signals a promising direction.

Video game jams showcase tech skills to companies who need them

As Lisa Soros showed off the video game she and her team built this weekend, it started to act up. The animal characters, which players had to lure toward cages using bait, hit a certain spot and were then stuck in place.

Small Business Fort Lauderdale Alliance to host international startup event

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance will be a host sponsor of an international conference for entrepreneurs and investors. SUP-X: The StartUp Expo, is scheduled for Feb. 16-17 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward CountyConvention Center.

MassiveU entrepreneur shares success secrets at Paragon Pavilion

Angelo Biasi isn’t ashamed of the madness that consumes his life. In fact, he celebrates it and encourages others to take hold of theirs as well. The entrepreneur and founding CEO of...

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.
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