Thursday, April 18, 2019

BLUE ECONOMY: Venture proposes processing entire fish

If you are killing a fish mostly to get its valuable eggs and turn them into an expensive delicacy, what do you do with the leftovers? Healthy Earth, a newly formed private venture in sustainable seafood, thinks it has the answer.

Winter Park social media firm Izea settles patent lawsuit

Winter Park advertising firm Izea has settled a three-year-old patent lawsuit with Dallas-based Blue Calypso. Izea specializes in sponsored social advertising, where celebrities or social media stars endorse products and services in exchange for a fee. It also features an online marketplace for writers and bloggers for hire. Izea was being sued along with Groupon, Yelp, Foursquare and MyLikes. According to the federal court docket in the case, Izea was the only company to settle recently in the ongoing case.

Tallahassee is starting up

Tallahassee is shedding its lacquered image as merely a government city. That's partly due to a steady uptick in start-ups. Entrepreneurs — college students, tech heads and residents jump-starting new careers — are hungry for opportunities. Insiders say more resources around Tallahassee start-ups signals a promising direction.

Video game jams showcase tech skills to companies who need them

As Lisa Soros showed off the video game she and her team built this weekend, it started to act up. The animal characters, which players had to lure toward cages using bait, hit a certain spot and were then stuck in place.

Orlando firm one of five winners in Open Innovation Challence

Semplastics LLC of Orlando was named one of five winners in the inaugural Open Innovation Challenge sponsored by GE and Statoil, a Norwegian-based energy company. Along with companies from Montreal, New Brunswick, South Carolina and North Dakota, Semplastics was selected from a pool of 100 submissions from applicants in 30 countries.

Small Business Fort Lauderdale Alliance to host international startup event

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance will be a host sponsor of an international conference for entrepreneurs and investors. SUP-X: The StartUp Expo, is scheduled for Feb. 16-17 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward CountyConvention Center.

MassiveU entrepreneur shares success secrets at Paragon Pavilion

Angelo Biasi isn’t ashamed of the madness that consumes his life. In fact, he celebrates it and encourages others to take hold of theirs as well. The entrepreneur and founding CEO of...
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