Zynga Leases Orlando Studio

Zynga, the company behind such games as Farmville and Words With Friends, has signed a lease for office …

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Digital Festival Adds Producer

OrlandoiX, the organization driving the five-day technology and digital arts festival of the same name, has announced the …

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Orlando Tech Week Planned

The Orlando Tech Association, along with over a dozen community partners, has begun planning for Tech Week, a …

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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.

Creator registration opens for One Spark 2014

one spark 2014 creatorregistration opens

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.

Study: UCF Incubation program has $620 million impact from 2011-13

UCFTI logo hdrORLANDO - A Regional Economic Impact Study of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program shows that the 14-year old network of economic development partnerships between private enterprise and local governments in Orlando, Sanford, Winter Springs, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Apopka and Daytona Beach has helped create literally thousands of new jobs with substantially higher wages than area medians.

Fusion Point, a new venture support organization launches in Naples

fusionpoint logoNAPLES – Newly-formed venture development organization Fusion Pointe shared its mission with an enthusiastic, at-capacity audience of entrepreneurs, investors and civic, philanthropic and business leaders last Monday evening. The group's mission is to to encourage, accelerate and expand the innovation economy in Southwest Florida.

Fusion Pointe hopes to open its doors to high growth tech entrepreneurs in Spring 2014.