Sunday, May 26, 2019

How the SEC Just Changed Fundraising Forever

In perhaps the biggest change to hit small business fundraising in the last 80 years, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted on Friday to enact the final rules of the Jumpstart Our...

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...

​Women-owned businesses ramp up in Jacksonville

With Northeast Florida’s growing reputation for innovation these days, there are certainly more opportunties for female entrepreneurs. Figures issued this month by the U.S. Small Business Administration bear out the trend,...

Orlando pursues Apple expansion, on heels of Amazon snub

The Orlando Economic Partnership will pursue Apple regarding the consumer tech icon’s plans to expand in the U.S. and add a new corporate campus, officials confirmed Friday. Interest in Apple follows...

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...

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...

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,...

‘I feel like I was ripped off!’ The Fresh Diet closes without alerting employees,...

In an abrupt decision, Miami-based The Fresh Diet, a gourmet food delivery service, closed shop Friday without informing most employees and clients, many of whom paid for the service months in...

Kairos funded by Florida Institute, 500 Startups

Kairos, a Miami-based human analytics company, found mentorship, a support network and most of its angel investors in the Sunshine State. Now – with a little help from YouTube – the...

Cade Museum announces 4 finalists for annual prize

Four innovative companies from the Tampa-St. Petersburg and Orlando areas are the finalists for the 7th annual $50,000 Cade Museum Prize for Innovation. The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention on Wednesday...
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