Saturday, July 4, 2020

Orlando startup joins major ​accelerator program Techstars

An Orlando-based tech startup is one of the few that got accepted into a major accelerator. Orlando's FitBot was named as one of the 10 startups that will participate in Techstars' Chicago location. The announcement...

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...

18th annual Business Plan Challenge: And the semifinalists are…

When the Miami Herald’s annual open call for entries into the Business Plan Challenge went out, South Florida delivered — in a record-setting way. The passion poured out from the pages of the 255...

9 Orlando tech acquisitions in 2015

There were a number of acquisition deals that took place within Orlando's tech community in 2015, indicating that the area is a prime place for both business and quick, successful exits. Here,...

​Izea buys California firm for $4.5M

Izea Inc. bought content marketing technology platform ZenContent Inc. for up to $4.5 million in cash and equity, including performance-based earnouts over a three-year period. Brianna DeMike, ZenContent’s co-founder and head of business...

Details Flowers Wins $25,000+ in 2016 Rollins Crummer Venture Plan Competition

The Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business has announced Details Flowers as the 2016 winner of its annual Venture Plan Competition, Central Florida's very own "Shark Tank," where start-ups battle for funding and mentorship before the region's...

Orlando tech leaders talk challenges, capital, talent

There was once a time when tech entrepreneur Josh Brownconsidered starting his company, PowerDMS, in Tampa because he thought Orlando lacked the necessary tech scene to recruit the talent he was looking...

Miami FinTech Forum launches with pitch contest

In another new program for accelerating entrepreneurship, Citi Community Development, Village Capital and Florida International University on Thursday night kicked off a Miami Fintech Forum. About 15 financial technology startups were selected...

​Feeling sneezy? This Jacksonville startup can help

Like most startups, Benjamin Epstein and Rushab Choksi began with a problem. While the incidence of nasal allergies is on the rise, the number of allergists is decreasing every year, due in part to retirement. According...

Startups to vie for thousands in cash prizes at tech showcase

A major obstacle for most entrepreneurs — particularly first-timers — is scoring funding. That’s where venture fund Florida Venture Forum and Space Florida, the state agency for aerospace economic development, come in.
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