Monday, March 25, 2019

Here’s what it may cost to bring Google Fiber to Orlando

If Orlando wants Google's much sought after ultra-fast Internet connectivity, it's going to cost us — big time. "Fiber cost about $15 a foot. laying down 4 miles of it would be costly for...

Orlando’s co-working space helping attract tech talent

Co-working spaces in Central Florida are proving that Orlando doesn’t need giant buildings and fancy office suites to draw in more tech entrepreneurs. With news of downtown Orlando’s popular co-working space Canvs...

Entrepreneurial institute explores starting South Florida chapter

The Founder Institute, a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur training and start-up company program, is exploring the feasibility of launching a chapter and program in the Boca Raton-Fort Lauderdale area. "South Florida is quickly...

Push is on to expand area’s biotech workforce

For four years, life-science entrepreneur Steve Glover used to travel every week from his home near Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco. That's where he could find people with the skills he...

University of Tampa opens new home for entrepreneurship program

Doors opened Thursday morning on a new Innovation and Collaboration Building at the University of Tampa, giving the school’s blossoming entrepreneurship program and its start-up incubator a brick-and-mortar location. Start-up incubators are...

UF awarded $8 million toward Phase II of Innovation Hub

The University of Florida will receive $8 million in federal funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration toward construction of Phase II of the Florida Innovation Hub, a 50,000-square-foot building adjoining...

Magic Leap files 97 patent applications in August

Magic Leap, the secretive Dania Beach-based company developing “mixed reality,” filed 97 new patent applications between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27,  including one for a contact lens. The company, which raised more than half a...

Why this Orlando tech firm may move to Silicon Valley

Orlando entrepreneur Darren Wendroff has created essentially an Uber-like service for caregivers, and while it has gained some popularity throughout Florida by helping more than 700 families find caregivers, getting funding for he company hasn't...

Innovation Hub to double with federal grant and UF match

The University of Florida will double the size of the Florida Innovation Hub with another $8 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, providing more space for technology companies to...

Entrepreneurship booms: Record number of Americans starting businesses

The percentage of Americans involved in starting or running a new business rose to 14 percent last year, the highest rate ever recorded by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. The report found that 24...
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