Monday, June 24, 2019

venVelo Announces Follow-on Investments in Three Florida Companies

venVelo, one of the most active early-stage venture funds in central Florida, announced today it had approved additional investments in three of its current portfolio companies, Spectrum Bridge, Vigilant Biosciences, and...

Innovation Connection Conference draws crowds of entrepreneurs Jacksonville’s Schultz Center

Hundreds of entrepreneurs, dozens of panelists and speakers and many local startups jostling to make their small business the next big thing in Jacksonville set the scene Friday at the Schultz...

FIRST LOOK: Magic Leap’s technology is a hive-mind that knows how you’re feeling today

A hive-mind computer system that's able to analyze and react to nearly everything in the real world, and uses the information to alter humans' perception of reality. A futuristic technology that...

Venture capitalists more likely to invest in local software firms

When it comes to getting venture capital in Florida, software firms tend to get the most love from investors. Florida saw a total of $150.8 million in third-quarter venture capital deals, but...

Florida Tech Forges Path To Manufacturing’s Future As Federal Grant Spurs Reuse of Facility

Florida Institute of Technology will use a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to launch the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design, a 100,000-square-foot facility in the...

eBay partnering with Winter Park tech firm

Major online marketplace eBay is partnering with a Winter Park public tech firm, and the deal could be a big opportunity for bloggers. Ted Murphy, CEO of Izea Inc. (OTCMKTS: IZEA), announced the partnership with eBay...

Launch a new venture in 54 hours at Startup Weekend Miami

Jeff Brown hears new startup ideas all the time. He has even had would-be entrepreneurs approach him with their idea scrawled on a napkin.   What does Brown – a self-described serial entrepreneur...

What’s in a name? For strangely branded tech startups, it turns out, a lot

KidoZen, Wekho, YADOX, webee, Entic, pikchur, Wagaduu! It might seem strange for those not plugged in to tech but, far from croakings in strange and stilted foreign language, those are the names...

New Study Unveils Economic Impacts of Institute for Commercialization of Public Research

The Institute for Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced today results of a new study conducted by The Washington Economics Group, Inc.® (WEG), a boutique economic consulting firm led by nationally recognized business economist...

How Enterprise Florida’s proposed new $250M fund will create more jobs

As news gets around that Enterprise Florida Inc. is running short of cash to close corporate relocation deals, the agency is making a move to stay competitive with a proposed new multimillion-dollar fund. Florida's business...
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