Sunday, May 26, 2019

Winter Park’s venVelo to re-invest in 4 local startups

Winter Park investment firm venVelo is ready to do a little gardening — meaning a few of its portfolio companies are looking for more money to grow. "We water the flowers, rather...

How new technology is reviving this Orlando medical firm’s revenue

A local medical device company that's been in business since 1985 may soon get a new sense of life, thanks to a redesigned product with a touch of modern technology —...

Florida’s top economist diverges from Gov. Rick Scott in job growth strategy

While Gov. Rick Scott was in New York recruiting jobs Thursday, the state's top economist was in Tallahassee telling lawmakers that Florida's strategy for growing the economy is off-base. Economist Amy Baker...

STEM jobs: Tampa Bay leads Florida but can it become a bigger tech player?

If becoming a 21st century metro area means having lots of better paying technology-related job opportunities, then Tampa Bay should give itself a pat on the back — and keeping pushing...

UberPitch offers Tampa Bay entrepreneurs on-demand venture capitalists

Uber is giving potential Tampa Bay startups a shot at 15 minutes of fame, by providing on-demand face time with a venture capitalist. On Friday, select users can get the undivided attention of...

Founder Institute to open two chapters in South Florida

The Founder Institute  announced this week that it is launching two chapters in South Florida: the Miami Founder Institute and the Fort Lauderdale- Boca Raton Founder Institute. Through the Founder Institute’s four-month entrepreneur training and...

Orlando’s anti-Yelp app reaches new milestone

A local smartphone app has gotten major attention since its launch in late August, and job creation could be the next item on its agenda. BlurtBox, a mobile app that helps customers...

7 local startups your biz should keep an eye on

If top local investors and a guy who sold his tech company to Googleare taking the time to mentor a few local startups, those companies must be onto something, right? That's the idea...

Damon pairs entrepreneurial spirit with big-league drive, backs tech venture

Orlando native Johnny Damon has signed up as a partner with Direct Audio, an Orlando startup that hopes to change the way people watch sports at bars, restaurants and other venues. Damon...

Brickell startup stalls on road to disrupt car rental business

CarHopper has hit a speed bump on the road to disrupt Miami's car rental business. The Brickell startup has been trying to raise $500,000. It has been sponsoring tech community events. And...
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