$3.25m in funds available at One Spark

Entrepreneurs and creatives with ideas in art, innovation, music, science and technology have a few additional reasons to …

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Jax Accelerator seeks startups

KYN, a Jacksonville-based accelerator and apprenticeship program for startups, has opened applications for its Spring 2014 program.

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Film highlights Orlando as tech hub

Orlando is staking ground as one of the nation’s top technological hubs. As the region’s second largest industry …

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IndieNomicon gaming developer expo draws capacity crowd

ORLANDO - The first IndieNomicon gaming developer expo drew a capacity crowd of over 250 independent game developers and designers on Thursday night in downtown Orlando.

Fifteen independent gaming studios and developers showcased twenty games at the event. Games showcased at the expo included strategy, mobile-based and augmented reality.

Jacksonville's KYN accelerator to showcase startup class at Demo Day 2013

KYN Logo transparent 150wJACKSONVILLE – KYN, an accelerator and apprenticeship program for start-ups, is hosting a Demo Day for the companies in its 2013 fall accelerator class on Thursday night at the Jacksonville Main Library in downtown Jacksonville.

The evening will be an opportunity for the start-ups from the accelerator to network with local investors, and for Jacksonville business leaders to generate new support and plan for the expansion of the city’s start-up community.

Orlando's indie game developers to showcase projects at Indienomicon Expo

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ORLANDO - If your a developer, designer, artist or gamer you won't want to miss Indienomicon Expo 2014.

About 15 gaming projects developed by small gaming studios and independent developers across Central Florida are planned to be showcased to a audience of 150 attendees. The expo will be held this Thursday night at Envy Labs in downtown Orlando.

Creator registration opens for One Spark 2014

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JACKSONVILLE - Got a project or startup that needs funding? Apply now to showcase your idea at One Spark 2014 to be held April 9 - 13 in downtown Jacksonville.

The One Spark crowdfunding festival is a five-day event for artists, entrepreneurs and innovators, who will display projects the need funding in a 20-square-block, multi-venue gallery in downtown Jacksonville.

Hollywood's Prolexic acquired by Akamai for $370 million

prolexic logoHOLLYWOOD – Akamai and Prolexic Technologies, announced today that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Prolexic, a Hollywood-based provider of cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from attacks.  

Under terms of the agreement, Akamai will acquire all of the outstanding equity of Prolexic in exchange for a net cash payment of approximately $370 million, after expected purchase price adjustments, plus the assumption of outstanding unvested options to purchase Prolexic stock.  The closing of the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, is expected to occur in the first half of 2014.

2014 Cade Museum Prize seeks applicants, $50K up for grabs for tech innovation

Cade museum logoGAINESVILLE - The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention invites applications for the 5th Annual $50,000 Cade Museum Prize competition. The Cade Museum Prize, open to all Florida residents and Florida-based companies, rewards innovation and invention from entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors.  

The Cade Museum Prize awards both cash and in-kind incentives to academics, entrepreneurs and proof-of-concept or early-stage companies for advancing creative ideas into the marketplace. Judges will look at how creative and innovative idea is, what demonstrable change the invention will have, and how far away the invention is from being a commercially viable product or service.