Sunday, May 26, 2019

6 Orlando business leaders vie for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Florida...

Six Central Florida entrepreneurs are among the finalists for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award in Florida, a statewide distinction that recognizes leaders of innovative, high-performing companies. The 30...

This tech firm is disrupting the way you pay traffic tickets

When entrepreneur Chris Riley was pulled over for going 44 miles per hour in a 35 MPH zone, he was frustrated that he was fined hundreds of dollars. But instead of taking the...

Knight Foundation donates $741,000 to local tech, innovation projects

The Knight Foundation has donated $741,000 to projects aimed at fostering a diverse South Florida technology industry. The nonprofit organization will boost a number of local initiatives, from a workshop designed to...

Wynwood software company helps connect tech workplace community

Growing up, Antonio Mañueco always dreamed of representing himself as his own brand. Now that his Wynwood-based software company, Blubeta, is thriving, he’s helping connect other individuals with similar interests and...

AppBurst Acquired by Smart City Holdings

AppBurst, a West Palm Beach mobile application development and internet marketing company specializing in the event and conference industry, has been acquired by Orlando's Smart City Holdings, the nation's leading telecommunications and technology...

BarCamp moves away from ‘elevator pitch’ culture of startup ecosystem

Tampa Bay has a bustling startup ecosystem, and with the rate of growth and interest in tech, events to ease the hunger of the community are becoming frequent. But BarCamp organizers...

Blackstone invests in Broward tech startup Entic

When a satisfied customer becomes an investor, that’s a good day for any early-stage company — especially when that customer is a giant private equity firm. Entic, a South Florida technology company...

Area firm invests $735K in education startup

Florida Funders, a Tampa-based firm providing early-stage capital to Florida technology companies, invested $735,000 in Miami-based ClassWallet, a web-based spending management tool designed for the educational market. According to a press release,...

Timeshare mogul David Siegel: Trump is best thing ‘since I discovered sex’

There was some apprehension in Orlando about how foreign visitors would view travel to the U.S. following Donald Trump's win on Tuesday -- which could impact Orlando's massive tourism economy. But many saw reason...

Local entrepreneurs seek entry points into Florida’s growing cannabis industry

For nearly all of the entrepreneurs Pete Sessa meets, the stories start out the same. It's begins with a family member, a child or a friend. Sometimes it's a neighbor or a...
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