Category Archives: Entrepreneurs

Deadline approaching for innovative TechMatch program.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The deadline to apply for an innovative partnership fostering partnerships between emerging companies and establishing corporations is coming soon. The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC), Orange County, the Orlando Tech Associ ...

Miami art startup Blackdove? You get the picture.

MIAMI, Fla. — A new tech startup is hoping to put art worldwide in the palm of your hand. Blackdove is a digital art platform featuring a vast, growing collection of cutting-edge works by the world’s most innovative artists. Users curate personalized ...

UF a hotbed for tech transfer.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some 16 startups based on University of Florida research discoveries were launched by the UF Office of Technology Licensing in fiscal year 2014 alone. That puts UF into the top 10 in the country when it comes to tech transfer. Accord ...

MyNP: Palm Beach nurse practitioner making house calls.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — West Palm Beach Nurse Practitioner Michelle Trueman is bringing back house calls and she’s getting rave reviews. Trueman established My Nurse Practitioner last year and brings 20 years of experience in acute and hospice ca ...

Cupcake Wars baker LA Sweetz rising in Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla. — You’ve seen them on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars now you can taste the sensation that is LA Sweetz with the company expanding to Orlando. The popular Miami cupcake shop is coming to Central Florida, openings its first franch ...

TransferWise banking on 250 jobs in Tampa.

TAMPA BAY, Fla. — London-based financial tech firm TransferWise is expanding to Tampa with plans for 250 new hires during the next three years. CareerSource Tampa Bay will assist in adding to the 50 employees already at the Americas Operations Center a ...

UCF student innovation changing police work.

ORLANDO, Fla. — An innovation by a University of Central Florida student is helping law enforcement’s war on drugs. Identifying illegal drugs rapidly, accurately and safely in the field is a challenge for law enforcement and forensic analysts, and ...

TigerDirect Tech Bash to hit Miami — VIDEO.

MIAMI, Fla. — From humble beginnings, the TigerDirect Tech bash has made it to the major leagues and Miami Marlin’s Park. Now in its fourth year, the TigerDirect Tech Bash has grown from a small technology get together in the Miami Design District, t ...

Cowork Annex set for Pensacola.

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Summer 2016 is the date for a new coworking community to come to Pensacola’s One Palafox Place. Cowork Annex is an unconventional shared workplace environment led by six Pensacola investors — Michael Murdoch, Joel Smith, Bobby ...

UCF entrepreneur changing world one screen at a time.

ORLANDO, Fla. — One University of Central Florida student’s “junk pile” has changed the life of a five-year-old. David Shamblin used an old 13-inch LCD screen from his “junk pile” to create a box gadget at home, which has given Edw ...

Pensacola bracing for Xtreme Rush.

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A new $6 million fun center is slated for Pensacola’s Navy boulevard that could add nearly 200 jobs to the community. Gregory and Rebecca Drake are planning the West Navy Boulevard project which is expected for completion next su ...

EntreCon to give Pensacola startups a leg up.

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Starting a business is hard, but plenty of people have done it before and can help shorten the learning curve. That’s the idea behind EntreCon, which is bringing some of the nation’s top entrepreneurs to town to share their st ...

FSU entrepreneurs DivvyUp success.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – What began as a class project in March 2014 has become an entrepreneurial success with a social conscience. Gov. Rick Scott recently recognized two Florida State University undergraduate students, Jason McIntosh and Mitch Nelson, wit ...

Orlando moves closer to digital city hall.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando is innovating to make the business of government easier on everyone. The City of Orlando recently announced the launch of a Small Business Digital Permitting. Orlando’s Small Business Digital Permitting is a web-based tool de ...

Life sciences accelerator ready for Florida startups.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A life sciences accelerator services consulting firm has opened in Palm Beach Gardens to help startups claim a piece of a $37 billion pie. Delta G Ventures opened its offices this week to prepare both early stage and establi ...