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.
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.
NAPLES - 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.
FORT 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.
NAPLES - Tamiami Angel Fund I has announced a investment in Fracture, a Gainesville based firm that developed digital technology to print photos on glass. It’s only the fund’s second investment, though its members have reviewed more than 400 business plans and invited over 20 companies to make pitches for financing.
Fracture, can receive up to $750,000 from the fund, which is targeted at emerging growth companies. Initially, the fund is investing $410,000 in Fracture, with more payments to come if it reaches certain performance targets over the next year.