Execs: Why supporting Orlando’s tech industry is key for the economy, and how to do it


Ben Patz sees Florida’s startup community as a jigsaw puzzle, with Orlando as one of the many pieces that can support tech innovation.

The managing general partner of Orlando-based Deepwork Capital — one of Florida’s most active venture capital firms — keeps his ear to the ground for hot startups. But because the Sunshine State’s tech clusters are so spread out, it’s hard to spot who is building the best technology. Going to Miami is a chore, but getting around neighboring Georgia is much easier, he said. Read more here.