Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Bill would put Uber under state regulations

Renewing a high-stakes debate, a House Republican on Monday filed a proposal that would prevent app-based services such as Uber and Lyft from being regulated like taxicabs. The bill (HB 509), filed...

Prescription for economy: Healthcare startup energy

South Florida’s history of healthcare entrepreneurship has received a shot of new startup energy, and some business leaders see it as the prescription for a healthier local economy. Consider these developments: ▪ Startupbootcamp, Europe’s...

Startupbootcamp chooses Miami for first U.S. accelerator

Startupbootcamp, Europe’s largest business accelerator operating in eight countries, will launch its first U.S. program in Miami, with $2 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The organizations...

Startup Weekend: Event aims to encourage entrepreneurship, create sense of community

The Volusia-Flagler area has seen a number of business rags-to-riches stories over the years, ventures begun in a spare bedroom, garage, or in the case of Hawaiian Tropic, the back of...

Accelerators help entrepreneurs prepare for unexpected

Felix Mercado is a pro when it comes to the fashion industry. He has dressed some high-profile musicians, comedians and television hosts and has even worked a red carpet or two. But...

How the SEC Just Changed Fundraising Forever

In perhaps the biggest change to hit small business fundraising in the last 80 years, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted on Friday to enact the final rules of the Jumpstart Our...

Looks like South African tech firm is coming to Orlando

Good news, Orlando: We may have successfully attracted a major South African tech firm to build its U.S. headquarters here, a deal that will create more than 100 jobs. "I can confirm that...

Uber’s Shark Tank-style promo coming to Orlando

Orlando entrepreneurs, time to start practicing your pitch — a Shark Tank-on-the-go is coming to the City Beautiful, and it could be the best opportunity to land a deal. Ride share service Uber announced...

​How Google Fiber could be a game-changer for Jacksonville

It’s been compared to driving a horse-driven buggy on a dirt road versus racing a Ferrari down the Audobon. That’s how huge a difference a full build-out of Google Fiber in...

Enterprise Florida releases report on job creation by region

Enterprise Florida on Wednesday outlined, by region statewide, the job creation projects with incentive funds in escrow, including eight in Central Florida. Combined, the statewide projects will create more than 21,000 jobs for...
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