Emerge Americas gets $1.5M from Knight

Miami-based Knight Foundation gave $1.5 million to the eMerge Americas conference Tuesday to help the event build hype …

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Uber, Lyft now legal in Orlando

The Orlando City Council voted to approve new rules that allow ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft to operate …

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TBTF Names New Executive Director

Daniel James Scott has been named new executive director of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum.

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One Spark Executive Director Quits

Joe Sampson, One Spark Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer has resigned his post to pursue other opportunities. …

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Florida ranks #2 for tech job growth

videogame1ORLANDO - In just the first six months of 2014, Florida has created nearly as many tech jobs as the state did in all of last year.

Florida has already added 4,100 tech jobs compared to 4,500 jobs created for all of 2013.

That ranks Florida 2nd nationally for tech job creation, according to a new report from Dice, a career site for technology and engineering professionals.

Tech hiring and availability of professionals has become a campaign issue during the gubernatorial election. The focus for Florida, like many states, is on growing tech workforce and starting young with techCAMPs as one initiative.

New Statewide Tech Association Launches

Florida tech council TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Technology Council, a newly-formed association that is focused on the needs of the technology sector, today launched its campaign to advocate on behalf of the information technology industry in the State of Florida before the Legislative and Executive branches. Additionally, the FTC debuted its website and social media components that will accompany its overall effort.

“We are proud to announce our new association and its digital presence,” said Claudia Davant, chair of the FTC. “Coming together under the banner of the Florida Technology Council, it is our hope that our diverse membership will further our mission of being the unified and trusted voice state government can rely on when it comes to the technology sector in the State of Florida.”

One Spark Announces 2015 Dates and Key Improvements

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JACKSONVILLE – Today One Spark Co-Founder and CEO Elton Rivas and One Spark Executive Director and COO Joe Sampson announced One Spark 2015 will be held April 7 - 12, 2015 and several key improvements for the World Crowdfunding Festival’s third year.

Many of the changes for One Spark Jacksonville year three are centered around improving the festival experience for creators, in-line with One Spark’s mission: connecting creators and entrepreneurs with the resources they need to make their ideas a reality. The key improvements for One Spark 2015 are based on One Spark 2014 creators’ feedback via online surveys and a creator forum held in July.

iSummit 2014 to feature CTO of Mashable, founder of PriceLine.com, co-founder of 500 Startups

RobynORLANDO - Featured speakers for iSummit 2014 have been annouced for the two-day digital conference to be held September 29-30 at The Ballroom at Church Street in downtown Orlando.

The speakers are a part of a newly formatted agenda that includes presentations, topic-driven panel discussions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities focused on the latest trends, innovations and growth tactics in the digital industry.