Monday, July 22, 2019

What one man’s private equity career change means for Florida startups

There’s a shift in leadership at an investment firm that oversees a multimillion-dollar fund injecting capital into tech companies in Florida. Greg Baty, who led the team that manages the Florida Growth...

UWF Center for Entrepreneurship names director

The University of West Florida announces Joel R. “Rick” Duke as founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of West Florida College of Business. In July 2015, UWF announced...

Groundswell Will Serve and Grow Local Startups, Renovating Melbourne Riverfront Building

Groundswell Startups Inc., a Space Coast based nonprofit founded by local entrepreneurs and private equity investors to serve and grow local startups, will begin this week to renovate the old skate...

Viera teen lands deal on ‘Shark Tank’

Nothin' but net for Nohbo Ball! Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and one of the Sharks on ABC's hit reality show "Shark Tank," agreed to invest in 16-year-old Ben Stern's product. Ben,...

FAU Research Park helps more businesses grow

Three decades ago, Florida Atlantic University joined with Palm Beach and Broward counties to build FAU Research Park in Boca Raton, and the tenants keep coming. "We've never had to do anything proactive to find...

UF entrepreneurs honored at 2nd Annual Gator100 Awards

The University of Florida welcomed 57 new companies to the Gator100 family during the 2nd Annual Gator100 Awards today at UF’s Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. More than 500 guests attended the luncheon...

AGTC Selected to the University of Florida’s 2016 Gator100

Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq:AGTC), a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare diseases, today announced that the company has been...

Orlando Magic partner with tech group for innovative biz ideas

The Orlando Tech Association is partnering with the Orlando Magic and the Solar Bears to brainstorm and create innovative ways to enhance fan engagement and compile useful data. The organizations are hosting...

Blacktech Week: Innovating, scaling, giving back

Frederick Hutson, founder and CEO of Pigeonly, spent five years in prison and launched his startup while in a halfway house in Tampa. Today it’s a multimillion-dollar company that offers tech...

Investing in economic development incentives will boost Florida’s economy

Florida TaxWatch, the state’s premier government watchdog group, today released a report calling for the Legislature to invest in the state’s economic incentive programs to continue to grow the economy and...
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