Photos: Inside Orlando's New Startup Hub

Canvs, a new non-profit tech startup hub in downtown Orlando will open on August 11. The 15,000 square …

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PHOTOS: Starter Studio Demo Day 2014

Starter Studio, a Orlando-based mentor driven tech accelrator program held demo day for its second class on Wednesday, …

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One Spark Announces 2015 Dates

One Spark Co-Founder and CEO Elton Rivas and One Spark Executive Director and COO Joe Sampson announced One …

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Orlando Tech Association planning Orlando Tech Week

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ORLANDO - The Orlando Tech Association, along with over a dozen community partners, has begun planning for Tech Week, a collection of events hosted by organizations and businesses from across Orlando’s technology industry from September 27 - October 3. Partners range from the Orlando Science Center to local grassroots Meetup groups, and topics include programming; big data; space technology; gaming; laser and photonics; STEM education; medical technology; simulation; and tech business development, among others.  

OrlandoiX adds to production team, names associate producer

Jill-Healey orlandoixORLANDO – OrlandoiX, the organization driving the five-day technology and digital arts festival of the same name, has announced the appointment of Jill Healey to the position of Associate Producer. In her role as associate producer of OrlandoiX, Healey will lead festival sponsorships, partnerships, exhibitor sales, marketing, and communications.

“We are excited to bring an Associate Producer on board to propel us forward as we focus on developing partnerships, generating a buzz about OrlandoiX and creating unique sponsorship opportunities for our partners. Jill’s experience and strategic approach are an asset to both our partners and our organization”, said David Glass, Executive Producer of OrlandoiX and publisher of the Florida Technology Journal.

Canvs, opening in August, will be Orlando’s largest tech co-working space


ORLANDO – With the goal of helping Orlando become a top 10 city nationally for tech startups and to assist in the creation of 5,000 high-wage tech jobs over the next decade, Canvs will open its doors this summer. The coworking space will be located on the first floor of the Church Street Exchange building. Demand has led Canvs to add additional space to their lease one month after initial commitment, for a total of 17,189 sq. ft., which will accommodate 164 entrepreneurs and technologists.

Viggle Acquires Miami's Choose Digital

choose-digital-logoNEW YORK - Viggle, a mobile entertainment marketing and rewards platform, announced today that it has acquired Choose Digital, a Miami-based digital marketplace platform that allows companies to incorporate digital content into existing rewards and loyalty programs in support of marketing and sales initiatives.

Kony rings in $50 million for app development

KonyLogoORLANDO - Orlando-based mobile application development platform, Kony has raised USD 50 million in Series E round led by Softbank Capital. The other investors Insight Venture Partners, Telstra Ventures, Georgian Partners, Delta-v Capital and Hamilton Lane have also participated in the round.

Venture Forum Announces Presenting Startups for Seventh Annual Early Stage Conference

floridaventureforumMIAMI – The Florida Venture Forum announced its selection of 20 Florida-based companies to present and two Florida-based companies to exhibit at its Seventh Annual Early Stage Capital Conference. The event takes place May 15 at the Reunion Resort in Orlando.

The 20 companies, considered among the state’s best early stage prospects for equity financing, will each deliver six-minute presentations to an audience of venture capitalists, private equity investors, angel investors, investment bankers, financial intermediaries, and entrepreneurs.

Starter Studio names startups for second accelerator class

Starter-Studio-LogoORLANDO – This summer six carefully chosen startups will be working together as Starter Studio’s Second Class. Starter Studio is a tech business accelerator program that provides startups with free workspace, mentorship, and a range of events designed to help starters further develop their businesses.

Events include Monday Night Founder Talks and Brown Bag Lunches, which are open to the community. The intensive program culminates in Starter Studio’s final pitch event, Demo Day.