Fusion Point, a new venture support organization launches in Naples

Written by David Glass.

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.

Nominations for SWFRTP Fifth Annual Awards Gala Now Open

Written by Staff Writer.

NAPLES - Nominations are now open for the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Fifth Annual Awards Gala. The deadline for nominations is 5:00pm, Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Nominations – including self-nominations – can be submitted by individuals, organizations and companies at here.

Yippy Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Written by David Glass.

yippy_clouds_logo_whiteFORT MYERS - Search engine and big data provider, Yippy announced today the appointment of Edward Noel as the Company's new Chief Executive Officer. Richard Granville, the Company's previous Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed as the Executive Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors.

As part of the process of reforming the Company's management structure, the Board recognized the need for an industry veteran to head up the Company's day-to-day operations going forward. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Noel served as a director on the Board and will continue to serve in that capacity in addition to his duties as Chief Executive Officer.

Gulf Coast Venture Forum Selects Board of Directors

Written by David Glass.

gcvf_logoNAPLES - The Gulf Coast Venture Forum selected its Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 season at their 10th Annual Member Meeting.

Several new directors were elected, including Beth Cotner, retired Chief Investment Officer, Large Cap Growth at Putnam Investments; David Diamond, co-founder of DeAngelisDiamond and VentureX; John Gleeson, Principal of CFO Vision; Sara Hand, Managing Partner of S.P. Hand  Associates; Dr. Sandra Kauanui, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University; and Colleen Kvetko, President and CEO of Shamrock Bank of Florida.

Yippy to merge with MuseGlobal

Written by David Glass.

yippy_clouds_logo_whiteFORT MYERS - Search engine and web portal provider, Yippy reported that the company has entered into an agreement to merge with MuseGlobal, a San Fransico-based provider of enterprise search solutions and content integration platforms.

MuseGlobal's data virtualization solutions support access to structured and unstructured data in both private and public networks, from enterprise class applications to social networks.

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