Monday, February 18, 2019

UM seeking $10 million from the county to expand its biotech park

The University of Miami wants to expand its Life Science & Technology Park— and it wants county taxpayers to help pay for it. The university, through its partner developer, Wexford Miami LLC,...

Orange chips in to help keep tech companies here

Orange County will kick in $100,000 to a venture-capital fund to keep home-grown tech companies from leaving town. The fund, known as FireSpring, was started with a $250,000 grant from the Economic...

Orlando tech firm planning 85,000 SF HQ

An Orlando-based global data center company is planning a major expansion in Central Florida after cutting the ribbon on a new headquarters just a little over a year ago. HostDime.com Inc. plans to...

Orlando software firm creating jobs after $70M investment

An Orlando-based software company is planning to double its workforce within three years, thanks to a recent investment by a Boston equity firm. PlanSource Holdings Inc., which on Aug. 24 announced it received...

New co-working space coming to Dr. Phillips area

As Central Florida becomes a hub for entrepreneurs to grow and sustain their business, more co-working spaces are popping up, giving small business owners and startups a flexible alternative to office...

FIU unveils its new Tech Station

With a ribbon-cutting and an open house with executives from South Florida’s largest technology companies and promising startups, Florida International University inaugurated its $3 million Tech Station on Wednesday. The new 8,000-square-foot...

3 lessons from Bidtellect’s $22M capital raise

Delray Beach-based Bitellect successfully closed a $22.35 million capital raise - in about half the time it typically takes most startups. That’s one of the highest venture capital deals in South Florida...

Orange County gives $100K to Orlando’s startup seed fund

The Orlando startup community's plan to create an evergreen seed fund to help early-stage entrepreneurs receive funding they need to grow their business just got a boost from the Orange County. The...

South Florida’s consumer product makers are on the ball

“We kept hearing ‘you really have something here.’ If you hear that enough, you can’t give up,” said Joseph Signorile, who is part of a team developing an innovative fitness product. Signorile...

Green product businesses get help at EcoTech Visions

Everything was humming along for Barbara Jacques (pictured above), who followed her passion and started Jacq’s Organics at her kitchen table. She was selling her all-natural skin, bath and body care products online,...
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