Saturday, October 19, 2019

Multi-campus StartUP FIU gets ready for takeoff

In the culinary kitchens of Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Michael Cheng smelled opportunity. The commercial facilities were only being used about half time; as the...

Travel startup plans growth

Orlando-based tech company Zentila has plans to stay in Orlando and grow after being acquired, said company founder Mike Mason. The company, now owned by Connecticut-based software company etouches, makes a software...

Mazor Robotics inks deal with Medtronic

Mazor Robotics, which has its U.S. headquarters in downtown Orlando, has entered commercial and equity agreements with Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology. The arrangement is for the development and commercialization...

End taxpayer funding of Enterprise Florida, incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran says

Incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran said he will lead the charge to strip taxpayer funding from Enterprise Florida, saying he believes the agency has consistently failed the state. Corcoran, who will ascend...

Solving Volusia’s ‘brain-drain’ issues: Virtual startup center provides remote answer

When Art Zimmet's wife received a job promotion that required her to relocate to Florida's West Coast, it also meant Zimmet would need to resign from his job as a business...

Blue Origin clearing land for massive rocket factory

Bulldozers and excavators this week continued clearing land at Kennedy Space Center’s Exploration Park where Blue Origin will build a rocket factory rivaling the area's largest spaceflight facilities. The 475,000 square foot manufacturing...

Photon-X deal may draw Fortune 100 firms to Osceola

A local company that boasts Fortune 100 companies as clients may start bringing some of those firms to Central Florida, a move that would create high-wage jobs in the region. Photon-X, a...

Orlando sees small uptick in startup activity, still ranks low in the U.S.

Orlando's growth in startup activity increased slightly since last year, but still ranks low compared to the nation's largest metro areas, a recent Kauffman Foundation study shows. Orlando ranked No. 34 out of 40...

Weston startup helps employers test if job candidates are ‘good fit’

With hundreds of applicants for a job, employers often struggle to narrow the field to the best candidates. Weston startup business Candidate.Guru aims to solve that problem by analyzing whether an individual...

Jacksonville ranked No. 21 for most women entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Small Business Trends website and magazine put Jacksonville as the 21st best metropolitan market for female ownership of entrepreneurial businesses in the list of top 30 cities. Smallbiztrends.com noted Jacksonville had...
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