Sunday, May 26, 2019

Boca Raton drone-security company wins $50,000 venture showcase prize

A Boca Raton company that’s developing technology to make drones more useful to rescuers and police has been named one of the winners in Florida Venture Forum’s 2016 VentureTech Showcase. EagleEye one word/mhp Intelligence...

Stay and fight! Orlando entreprenuers talk tech scene growth

Improving Orlando's tech scene is a hot topic as city and business leaders often review strategies to attract more talent and major companies. While small startups have more than a few rough...

Energy-focused private equity firm in Tampa raises $46.5M for first fund

A Tampa private equity company that invests in energy projects in Latin America and the Caribbean has raised $46.5 million for its debut fund. It’s the first time the firm, WRB Serra...

Orlando ranks No. 2 in Florida in venture capital activity, report says

Orlando ranked second in the state in venture capital investment last year, according to a new industry report. The report from the National Venture Capital Association says eight companies in Orlando raised a total...

Tampa tech incubator launches effort to boost startup support, funding

An organization that gives members a front-row seat to view new technologies developed by Tampa Bay startups is up and running. Friends of WaVE, a membership program and support organization for Tampa...

Studer: Access to capital crucial for start-up success

When I meet with our local small business leaders in our Studer Community Institute round table sessions, there are typically two prevailing challenges: how to attract and retain talent and how to...

Central Florida’s Joi Scientific lands $5M venture capital deal

Investors are catching wind of a Central Florida energy firm that may revolutionize how vehicles are powered by using clean energy. Joi Scientific, a company based at Kennedy Space Center, announced on Feb....

Social-media scouring startup snares funding from Boca Raton nonprofit

Remember that photo taken of you in college? The one where you’re at a tailgate and guzzling two Bud Lights through a funnel? The one you thought was buried under years...

BuzzPrize Expo coming to Sarasota on Friday

A showcase for entrepreneurs and business innovators, tied into the RocketHub crowd-funding site, is scheduled to take place Friday at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. The Exhibition Hall with breakout sessions is...

Small business battle names four finalists in Orlando

Four early-stage companies based in Central Florida hope to land some cash at a Rollins College business competition. Rollins’ Venture Plan Competition has whittled a field of 60 down to four finalists...
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