Friday, August 23, 2019

Florida could lose ground in economic development race, researcher says

Florida needs to fight the national rumors that it's "out of the economic development business," public policy researcher Dale Brill said during an interview Wednesday. "They can't do that fast enough. Competitors...

UCF Joust competition names four Orlando tech firms as finalists

Orlando has dozens of small tech firms, each working on an innovative product or service. While some of them fizzle out due to an idea that won't work or a lack...

Sighthound founder invests in space-related business

An Orlando tech entrepreneur has invested in his second space-related business in roughly three months. Jonathan Taylor, whose company Sighthound serves as the anchor to a Winter Park coworking office, announced on...

Orlando’s FireSpring Fund accepting applications from tech firms

Orlando's evergreen seed fund to attract and retain promising early-stage tech firms in Central Florida is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs. Orlando Mayor Budd Dyer announced the start of the application process for FireSpring...

FireSpring Fund, accelerator opens doors to applications

Companies in need of early stage funding have a new option in Orlando. Mayor Buddy Dyer announced during his state of the city address that the early stage funding program  FireSpring Fund has opened...

Deadline approaching for local startups to pitch to dozens of investors

The deadline is quickly approaching for startup companies wanting to present their company to dozens of investors at a major conference. Florida Venture Forum will host its ninth annual Florida Early Stage Capital...

Florida’s solar amendment designed to mislead voters

So much for Florida’s rooftop solar movement. In November, when Floridians see “Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice” on the ballot, they’ll probably assume they’re voting on that solar power...

Rhys Williams to lead FAU Tech Runway

Rhys L. Williams, the co-founder and former president of New World Angels, has joined Florida Atlantic University as its new associate vice president and managing director of FAU Tech Runway. Williams succeeds...

Seeking maturity: Orlando’s tech startups need to grow up

The lakeside deck on Richard Daley's Orlando home serves as a reminder of what a successful tech startup can become. It was here in 2004 the serial entrepreneur and four others –...

Rhys Williams to lead FAU’s Tech Runway

Rhys Williams, president and co-founder of the New World Angels investor group in Boca Raton, has been named associate vice president and managing director of Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway program, which...
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