Saturday, July 4, 2020

For 15 minutes on the road, UberPitch connects entrepreneurs, investors

The entrepreneurs gathered their ideas, opened their Uber apps and fervently hoped to snag a ride with one of the 10 investors riding around Tampa Bay listening to 15-minute pitches on...

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...

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...

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...

Florida Institute Receives Economic Development Award

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced today that it received the 2015 Distinguished Organization Award from the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. Select individuals and organizations were...

Budding entrepreneurs can hop on Uber to make a pitch

Tampa’s drivers and its economic drivers are joining forces. Anyone with a business idea and the Uber app can request an audience with Tampa Bay area venture capitalists from 11a.m. to 2...

Meet Our Startup of the Year Competition Semifinalists: LiveAnswer

From apps to hardware, to KickStarter successes and international startups, we’re inching closer to finding out who will take home the title of Startup of the Year competition at our annual Celebrate...

How Shark Tank spurred this C. Fla. firm to upgrade its website

What do you do when you know guests are coming to visit your home? You prepare by cleaning up. A local entrepreneur is sort of doing the same thing, only it's his...

Access to capital top issue for Florida small businesses, Florida Chamber says

The top issue facing Florida small businesses is access to capital, according to the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Index survey, released Monday. Twenty-three percent of small businesses said the top issue they...

Innovation drives biofuel industry investments in Tampa Bay region

Renewable energy industry thought leaders in the Tampa Bay region and beyond are enthusiastic about developing biofuels because doing so represents a relatively affordable, accessible solution toward cleaner and potentially cheaper...
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