Date: September 27, 2012
Modernizing Medicine, the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant(TM) (EMA), a cloud-based specialty-specific EMR application, announced today that it has been named the #1 “Top Mobile Startup in South Florida” by the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA).
The SFTA promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, the SFTA provides South Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in the South Florida region.
Modernizing Medicine was named a “Top Mobile Startup in South Florida” along with Voispot, a social talk platform for people to have group conversations about common interests, and AppwoRx, who has changed the field of clinical photography for physicians through the use of mobile and cloud based technologies, who claimed the #2 and #3 spots. The top three were chosen from a long list of impressive startups headquartered in South Florida. Read more here.
Date: August 3, 2012
The Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida (GrowFL) announced today that $2M in funding, authorized during the 2012/2013 Legislative session, has been finalized by the State of Florida. The GrowFL program, originally piloted in 2009, will continue to cultivate entrepreneurial growth through support and funding by the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Since its inception in 2009, GrowFL has worked with hundreds of second-stage companies providing assistance under the economic development methodology known as Economic Gardening.
“We are excited about the continuation of GrowFL services on a statewide level,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, Executive Director of GrowFL and Associate Vice President at the University of Central Florida. “Our proven approach creates jobs.”
Continued support from DEO affords GrowFL the ability to administer the state’s program in conjunction with 10 Entrepreneurial Support Organizations (ESO) throughout the state. An ESO can be an economic development organization, chamber of commerce, or other organization that considers itself a supporter of small business. Each ESO will market and advocate for economic gardening in their regional area, as well as provide a local venue to host CEO Roundtables and CEO Forums. Read more here.
Date: February 7, 2012
MCLEAN, VA, Feb 07, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Marc Randolph, co-founder and former CEO of Netflix, will share his entrepreneurial and investment experiences with hundreds of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and technology executives at the 6th Annual Southeast Venture Conference (SEVC), taking place Feb. 29-March 1, 2012 at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
Randolph launched Netflix in 1997 along with co-founder and current CEO, Reed Hastings, creating one of the Internet’s most iconic brands in the process.
Prior to founding Netflix, Randolph was on the founding team of more than half a dozen other successful start-ups in the e-commerce, media, enterprise software and portable device markets — all of which went on to IPOs or other successful exits. He is currently an active Silicon Valley angel investor and executive mentor for a number of tech startups.
“To get Netflix off the ground it took eight months, more than a dozen people, and several million dollars,” said Randolph. “Today, any reasonably competent team of twenty somethings could do the same thing in a long weekend. But while the speed, ease and cost-efficiency of starting companies has dramatically increased the number of new businesses, it has created a whole new set of challenges for those of us tasked with actually making those companies successful — not to mention the people responsible for funding them.” Read more here.
Date: December 22, 2011
Spectrum Bridge, Inc. today announces the launch of its TV White Space (TVWS) platform as the first solution approved to provide service in the United States. The company’s cloud-based spectrum management platform gives wireless broadband service providers access to TVWS frequencies while protecting TV broadcasters and other incumbent operations. This approach is essential in allocating additional unlicensed spectrum for wireless applications.
“We have taken a major step forward in advancing technology solutions that manage wireless frequencies,” said Rod Dir, CEO of Spectrum Bridge. “Now that the solution is approved by the FCC, TV White Space will be the proving ground for showing the market how our solutions can be used for other spectrum bands in the US and globally.”
The first TVWS network is being deployed with devices manufactured by KTS Wireless, the first product approved to operate in conjunction with the Spectrum Bridge TVWS platform. Read more here.
Date: October 31, 2011
The Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF), Florida’s largest and most influential association of technology professionals, today announced the selection of its new CEO and president and 2012 board officers. Heather Kenyon, who served as TBTF’s vice president of development until her departure in 2008, will become CEO and president on Nov. 14. Steve Hasselbach, senior solutions architect with Peak 10, has been elected 2012 chairman of the TBTF board of directors. Kathy Killingsworth, managing director, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) of Tribridge, will serve a vice chair; Charlotte Baker, CEO of Digital Hands, treasurer; and Dan Rodriguez, CEO of Veredus Corporation, secretary.
“We’re very excited to bring Heather back and leverage her passion, vision, and deep knowledge of the Tampa Bay technology community to dramatically increase TBTF’s role in growing the state’s technology industry,” said Anand Pallegar, president of atLarge, Inc. and chairman of the TBTF board. “In the years Heather served TBTF — from 2003 to 2008 — she distinguished herself as an outstanding fundraiser and co-creator of high impact programs that contributed greatly to the success and sustainability of this organization. She has the drive, heart, and expertise TBTF needs as we move forward.”
Kenyon will be responsible for increasing the visibility and influence of the organization, raising funds, creating value for members and sponsoring organizations, and cultivating strategic partnerships and alliances. She will also serve on the board of the TBTF Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth and preparing them for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read more here.