Saturday, December 15, 2018

Financial tech firm Fattmerchant expands in downtown Orlando, nears 100-employee threshold

Nowadays, if you want a meeting with Suneera Madhani, it had better be important. The 31-year old founder and CEO of one of the fastest-growing startups in Central Florida and one of...

Where Tampa Bay leads and lags in support of entrepreneurs

Local entrepreneurs give high marks to support organizations in the Tampa Bay area. But access to seed capital and entrepreneurship-friendly policies remain challenges, according to a survey of about 160 local entrepreneurs...

Weston company secures $10M in funding for drug to treat rare kidney disease

Incon Co., a publicly traded South Korean biotech investor, has given Weston-based Variant Pharmaceuticals $10 million in financing in exchange for equity ownership. The funding will be used to develop VAR 200...

Two Orlando-built video games earn honors at military tech show

Teams representing two video game schools in Orlando took home awards at a huge military technology conference held here last week. A game built at Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy was named best...

Tampa Bay Wave’s new board chair on what Wave needs most

It’s easy to tick off the accomplishments for Tampa Bay Wave, the Tampa nonprofit that services and houses young technology companies. The organization has doubled the number of startups it actively supports,...

For the first time, a NASA spacecraft has arrived at an asteroid — with...

After two years of traveling millions of miles through the solar system, a small spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral is reaching its destination: An asteroid that could unlock the truth about...

With women in combat, the Army needed a training dummy for medics. An Orlando...

The U.S. Army has allowed women to serve in combat for about two years now, opening up new challenges for male medics who have had little training in how to treat...

Mainframe organizer plans $10M venture capital fund for early-stage black tech entrepreneurs

A leader in Tampa Bay’s black tech community is in the preliminary stages of organizing a $10 million venture capital fund to support black entrepreneurs with early-stage tech companies. It would be...

Report: Florida film industry needs help

In Florida, film and entertainment industry jobs are present and pay well, but some advocates believe that will go away unless action is taken. A report released by Florida Tax Watch on...

CEOs: Amazon’s strong look at Miami for HQ2 made the region look hard at...

CEOs were asked: Amazon chose to go elsewhere than South Florida/Miami for its HQ2, but the deals in N.Y. and Virginia are being heavily criticized. In hindsight, is this too bad...
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