Sunday, July 12, 2020

For Many Startups, Innovating And Lobbying Now Go Hand In Hand

“Founder,” “CEO,” “President,” and “Chairman” are all familiar lines on the business cards of today’s startup whiz kids but increasingly, writes Cecilia Kang of The New York Times, they might as well...

John Rutherford files bill for entrepreneurial visa reform

Tuesday saw U.S. Rep. John Rutherford file legislation to reform America’s entrepreneurial visa program, a bill which would create a pathway to legal immigration for “job creators.” The bill, per a press...

Lights, camera, incentives: Industry leaders focus on creating new film funding program

Florida’s once-thriving film incentive program is dead, but John Luxisn’t giving up on efforts to create a new one. In the last three years, Florida lost more than 50 film and TV projects...

Florida film industry’s future in the balance as state tax credits dry up

When Live by Night opens in movie theaters in 2017, viewers will be treated to the sights and sounds of Ybor City in the middle of Prohibition. Only they won't be looking at the...

Rick Scott agrees to sign $83 billion state budget after reaching deal with Corcoran,...

Ending months of bitter political warfare, Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran publicly made peace Friday after striking a deal in private to spend more money on schools, jobs...

Lyft, Uber regs among new Florida laws going into effect Saturday

Rideshare services, such as Lyft and Uber, will have to comply with statewide rules, and students and teachers will be allowed to express their religious beliefs at public schools, under new...

Proposal allowing computer coding as foreign language advances

A controversial idea to allow high school students to count computer coding classes toward foreign language credits cleared its second committee in the Florida Senate on Wednesday -- but senators did not...

Medical marijuana looks like cash crop to Miami’s entrepreneurs

Real estate speculators stake out territories for what’s to come, infrastructure builders and lawyers queue up for business, investors jostle to get in on the ground floor, and tech startups seek...

President Obama’s Top 10 Actions To Accelerate Entrepreneurship

On Wednesday, the White House released a list of the “President’s Top 10 Actions to Accelerate Entrepreneurship”.  The list highlights some important challenges that the Obama Administration has undertaken over the last eight years...

Column: Proposed federal policy would cripple university research

Over the past 20 years, technologies based on university research have launched entire new industries, cured fatal diseases and even put new foods on your grocery store shelves. Since 1996, these...
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