Monday, July 22, 2019

Orlando tech firm planning 85,000 SF HQ

An Orlando-based global data center company is planning a major expansion in Central Florida after cutting the ribbon on a new headquarters just a little over a year ago. HostDime.com Inc. plans to...

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...

Orlando tech firm raises $70M to expand biz

An Orlando-based software firm is planning to boost sales and product innovation with a big investment by a Boston-based private equity firm. PlanSource Holdings Inc., a tech firm located inside downtown Orlando's...

Sime MIA announces conference dates, expanded focus

Sime MIA, the conference that has explored technology trends by bringing in speakers from Singularity University, Hollywood and the Oslo Freedom Forum, is returning to Miami Beach for a third year...

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.

MDC unveils animation, gaming center

Put down your controller. Pick up your pencil. The test is about to begin. Miami Dade College is launching a new academic program in animation and gaming at its downtown Wolfson Campus...

BLUE ECONOMY: Venture proposes processing entire fish

If you are killing a fish mostly to get its valuable eggs and turn them into an expensive delicacy, what do you do with the leftovers? Healthy Earth, a newly formed private venture in sustainable seafood, thinks it has the answer.

Winter Park social media firm Izea settles patent lawsuit

Winter Park advertising firm Izea has settled a three-year-old patent lawsuit with Dallas-based Blue Calypso. Izea specializes in sponsored social advertising, where celebrities or social media stars endorse products and services in exchange for a fee. It also features an online marketplace for writers and bloggers for hire. Izea was being sued along with Groupon, Yelp, Foursquare and MyLikes. According to the federal court docket in the case, Izea was the only company to settle recently in the ongoing case.

Orlando firm one of five winners in Open Innovation Challence

Semplastics LLC of Orlando was named one of five winners in the inaugural Open Innovation Challenge sponsored by GE and Statoil, a Norwegian-based energy company. Along with companies from Montreal, New Brunswick, South Carolina and North Dakota, Semplastics was selected from a pool of 100 submissions from applicants in 30 countries.
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