Wednesday, May 22, 2019

3 lessons from Bidtellect’s $22M capital raise

Delray Beach-based Bitellect successfully closed a $22.35 million capital raise - in about half the time it typically takes most startups. That’s one of the highest venture capital deals in South Florida...

Orange County gives $100K to Orlando’s startup seed fund

The Orlando startup community's plan to create an evergreen seed fund to help early-stage entrepreneurs receive funding they need to grow their business just got a boost from the Orange County. The...

South Florida’s consumer product makers are on the ball

“We kept hearing ‘you really have something here.’ If you hear that enough, you can’t give up,” said Joseph Signorile, who is part of a team developing an innovative fitness product. Signorile...

Green product businesses get help at EcoTech Visions

Everything was humming along for Barbara Jacques (pictured above), who followed her passion and started Jacq’s Organics at her kitchen table. She was selling her all-natural skin, bath and body care products online,...

A sampling of resources for South Florida’s product entrepreneurs

Get out of the garage — and into a maker space, incubator or entrepreneurship program. For consumer product startups, there’s no reason the journey needs to be solitary. A growing number entrepreneurial...

The survey says … Miami a C+ for business friendliness

Miami earns average ratings for its business friendliness but gets a poor grade for the ease of starting a small business, according to Thumbtack’s annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. Nearly 18,000 U.S....

Orlando tech firm raises $70M to expand biz

An Orlando-based software firm is planning to boost sales and product innovation with a big investment by a Boston-based private equity firm. PlanSource Holdings Inc., a tech firm located inside downtown Orlando's...

Enterprise Florida releases economic development results for 2014-15

Enterprise Florida on Aug. 20 released updates on economic development efforts in its 2014-15 fiscal year, which included the creation of more than 33,0000 total jobs and $2.74 billion in capital investment...

Sime MIA announces conference dates, expanded focus

Sime MIA, the conference that has explored technology trends by bringing in speakers from Singularity University, Hollywood and the Oslo Freedom Forum, is returning to Miami Beach for a third year...

FAU Tech Runway Announces Open Call for Startup Applications

Applications are being accepted for the third class of Venture Vintage companies at Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway. Startups are sought in all industries with an emphasis in technology. The deadline for applications is Friday, Aug. 21. The program application process includes a business plan, pitch deck, three letters of recommendation and a bio for each founder. The criteria for evaluation will include, but is not limited to, the market opportunity, distinctive competence/competitive advantage, financial understanding of revenue model and investment potential.
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