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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PlanSource reels in $12 million investment round

PlanSourceORLANDO - Orlando-based PlanSource, a cloud-based, on-demand technology company that provides  benefits administration, insurance exchange, payroll, and HRIS solutions to employers through its insurance carrier and broker partners, announced that it has completed a $12 million Series B Investment Round with its existing investors Lemhi Ventures and Timucuan Asset Management.

Game on! 9th annual Otronicon returns to Orlando Science Center

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ORLANDO - For the ninth consecutive year, multiple industry partners join Orlando Science Center to celebrate the role interactive technology has in the way we live, learn, work and play during Otronicon January 17–20, 2014. The event has the opportunity to inspire a child’s interest in science and tech careers through the appeal of video games, interactive technology and virtual reality.

New partners Microsoft and Sony join the likes of Walt Disney World Resort, EA SPORTS, Florida Hospital for Children, Lockheed Martin and the University of Central Florida to demonstrate Orlando’s impact on the world of entertainment, simulation, education, training, health care and more.

KYN Demo Day 2013 (Photos)

Photos from KYN's Demo Day 2013. Three Jacksonville startups took the stage in front of a audience of peers, investors and community supporters.

TapShield raises $750,000 funding round

TapShield splashORLANDO - TapShield, an Orlando-based security company specializing in mobile emergency reporting and response, announced today that it has raised $750,000, a combination of private investment and public funding from the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research.

The funding will allow TapShield to scale its operations to meet existing demand from higher ed and corporate institutions. The company plans to hire additional leadership, including sales and marketing support, to accompany recent hires that include Ben Boyd as Head of Technology. Ben recently left Discovery Communications in New York to join the TapShield team.

The Institute is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to support new company creation and growth based on publicly-funded research across Florida. TapShield is incorporating technology developed at the University of Florida as part of its mobile inbound alert system, and in order to qualify for Institute funding had to raise private matching investment capital. This use of leading-edge indoor positioning and location tracking technology will allow the company to advance solutions that reduce emergency reporting and response time.

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

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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.