Sunday, May 26, 2019

Tech startup secures naming rights to downtown St. Pete office tower

A new sign will be emblazoned on the St. Petersburg skyline in the coming weeks — one that a local technology CEO says will provide credibility for not only his company,...

Why Entrepreneurs Are Flocking to South Florida to Start Companies

It wasn't long after Brad Saft, a lifelong New Yorker, launched his education-focused startup in the Northeast that he found his attention drifting south. After several trips to South Florida, he became...

Tampa technology company adds 147 jobs through incentives

ConnectWise, which bills itself as the most successful technology company in the Tampa Bay area, has hired 147 new employees since February 2014 using state grant money as an incentive to...

Magic Leap files 97 patent applications in August

Magic Leap, the secretive Dania Beach-based company developing “mixed reality,” filed 97 new patent applications between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27,  including one for a contact lens. The company, which raised more than half a...

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...

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.

Venture for America adding 2nd class in Miami, with Knight support

Venture for America, a national nonprofit that recruits, trains and places top college graduates with startups, will send its second class of Fellows to Miami in August with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The eight new Fellows will join six current Fellows for a two-year program working for Miami-based startups. The Fellows, who will undergo a  five-week training boot camp at Brown University before joining the startups as core team members, are recent graduates of Columbia University, University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Notre Dame and Morehouse College. They will be working at local firms Rokk3r Labs, AdMobilize, Kairos and Venture Hive.
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