$3.25m in funds available at One Spark

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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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Jacksonville's KYN Accelerator seeks startups for Spring class

KYN Logo transparent 150wJACKSONVILLE – KYN, an accelerator and apprenticeship program for startups, has opened applications for its Spring 2014 program. Launched in August 2013, KYN is a unique opportunity for small businesses in Florida and throughout the southeast to access funding for growth and be mentored by fellow entrepreneurs in a 16-week program.

Each startup accepted into the KYN accelerator is provided with $35,000 in seed funding and $50,000 in tools and resources to aid the business in achieving long-term sustainability. The KYN program provides accepted startups with access to mentors, developers and designers, workshops, workspace and a collaborative community. Members of the KYN team work hands-on with accepted startups on a daily basis to achieve each business’ individual goals and fulfill needs required to take the company to the next level upon completion of the program.

Photos: Starter Studio Demo Day 2013

Starter Studio Demo day was the culmination of three months of hard work inside the Orlando tech accelerator. Seven startups took the stage to highlight what they’ve accomplished, pitch their business, and show you why their startup will succeed.

FTJ documentary project gives voice to Orlando's 2nd largest industry, technology

ORLANDO - Orlando is staking ground as one of the nation’s top technological hubs. As the region’s second largest industry sector, behind tourism, technology is a $14 billion business for Orlando. And within the next few months, the techies will have a new marketing piece in the form of a documentary called “Orlando Rising”. The film highlights the top innovators in the region working towards creating one of the nation’s top creative and tech cities, while providing the public an inside look into this thriving, collaborative and innovative culture.

Photos: Service Design + Tourism Conference

SDT 2013 gathered designers from various disciplines, travel and tourism industry professionals, and faculty and graduate students from tourism and hospitality, design, and business schools to explore the practical application of service design thinking within the travel and tourism industry.

The conference was held November 7-9 at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota.

7 Orlando tech startups to pitch at Starter Studio demo day

Seven Orlando tech startups that participated in the first Starter Studio accelerator class will showcase products and solutions to an audience of about 200 tech enthusiast, peers, civic leaders and investors on Wednesday night in downtown Orlando.

Starter Studio is a three-month mentor and program-driven accelerator for Orlando technology startups. The program is a project of Envy Labs and Code School.

TapShield raises $600K equity round

Orlando-based mobile safety platform TapShield has completed a $600,000 equity round.

TapShield's enterprise mobile safety applications help citizens collaborate with police to build safer communities. The mobile safety application, available on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry, acts as a personal emergency device that provides instant two-way communication with first responders.