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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One Spark executive director resigns

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JACKSONVILLE - One Spark executive director and COO Joe Sampson will be leaving One Spark to pursue other opportunities the crowdfunding festival announced.

Sampson has served as executive director since the inception of the annual crowdfunding festival which began in 2013. CEO and co-founder Elton Rivas will step into the role of interim director while Joe transitions out at the end of 2014.

TBTF announces new Executive Director

TAMPA - Daniel James Scott has been named new Executive Director of Tampa Bay Technology Forum. He will be joining TBTF on January 5, 2015. In this role, Daniel will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for TBTF’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. He will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans. He will report directly to the Board of Directors.

Starter Studio, Canvs seek $500K grant to fund Orlando tech startups

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ORLANDO - It was announced today that Starter Studio and Canvs are working together to seek grant funding to help establish a second-stage accelerator and seed fund in downtown Orlando. The new fund, called StarterCorps, would fill a gap in early-stage funding for tech startups in the Central Florida area.

The federal Economic Development Agency grant would provide for the expansion of Starter Studio to include more advanced programs and resources, as well as the creation of an evergreen fund for new tech companies. Starter Studio recently announced that UCF Venture Lab's former director Kirstie Chadwick will lead the third class, and that the accelerator will move to a new home at the Canvs tech coworking space in January.   

Knetik Media closes $1 Million financing

knetik-media-identity-mainORLANDO - Knetik Media has raised $1 million in financing, the company announced August 11.

Knetik, which offers the Knetik Platform to monetize and distribute content in the video, broadcast, magazine and game publishing industry, raised $800,000 in capital and $200,000 in debt conversion in a deal that formally closed June 30.