Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Did Florida Jump the Gun on Patent Reform?

Multiple patent reform bills targeting patent trolls, entities that gather patents to enforce with no intent of commercial use, are currently under debate in Congress, but many states are choosing not...

​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,...

FIEA gives Orlando video-game development students ‘hands-on’ experience

When the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy opened its doors, Ben Noel said the general public had a misconception about video game developers. But 10 years later, the school's executive director says it...

Tech startup secures naming rights to downtown St. Pete office tower

A new sign will be emblazoned on the St. Petersburg skyline in the coming weeks — one that a local technology CEO says will provide credibility for not only his company,...

3 things to know before you go to OrlandoiX

Orlando's first digital festival modeled after the popular Austin, Texas-based South By Southwest interactive event is less than a month away, and it's shaping up to be something that local business...

Why Entrepreneurs Are Flocking to South Florida to Start Companies

It wasn't long after Brad Saft, a lifelong New Yorker, launched his education-focused startup in the Northeast that he found his attention drifting south. After several trips to South Florida, he became...

Tampa technology company adds 147 jobs through incentives

ConnectWise, which bills itself as the most successful technology company in the Tampa Bay area, has hired 147 new employees since February 2014 using state grant money as an incentive to...

Flow of private equity deals in Florida slows

The flow of private equity into Florida is slowing after a record number of deals in 2012, according to a recent report from Miami-based investment banking firm Cassel Salpeter & Co. Just...

Florida Tech’s WeVenture Impact Summit Attracts International Audience

WeVenture’s second annual IMPACT Business & Leadership Summit had a turnout of more than 225 business leaders and entrepreneurs. WeVenture, a division of the Florida Institute of Technology, brought in U.S. and...

Here’s what it may cost to bring Google Fiber to Orlando

If Orlando wants Google's much sought after ultra-fast Internet connectivity, it's going to cost us — big time. "Fiber cost about $15 a foot. laying down 4 miles of it would be costly for...
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