Here’s how small local firms can work with Apple, OUC, Nemours, more


    An upcoming tech event in Orlando is helping solidify big opportunities for small firms in the area.

    Florida TechMatch will host nearly 90 companies of various sizes, from early stage to large corporations, to meet one-on-one in a speed-dating format. The Jan. 19 event, held at the Orange County Convention Center in the north concourse, will feature well-known companies like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Massey Services, Nemours, Orlando Utilities Commissionand iFixYouri.

    Normally, it might be tough for small tech startups to get in front of major companies like Apple, but with events such as Florida TechMatch, it may lead to business deals that can stimulate growth in Orlando with job creation.