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Data That Heals: Orlando's Innovators Push Into Healthcare's Frontiers with High-Tech Advances

Posted by Michael Keller on May 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When Dr. Vanaja Ragavan began building a mobile device to quickly diagnose infectious diseases and other acute illnesses using sound waves, she didn’t expect to move to a different city.

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Topics: Medical Technology, Wellness Cloud, Entrepreneurship

Welcome IN Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Oct 27, 2017 11:06:06 AM

As one of the world’s top tourism destinations, Orlando is no stranger to people of all different backgrounds, ethnicities and gender identities. Orlando is a community built on inclusion; by welcoming so many visitors from so many different places, the city has grown into the diverse melting pot that it is today.

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Topics: Inclusive, Diversity, Entrepreneurship

67 Orlando Companies Make the 2017 Inc. 5000 List

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

A record 67 Orlando companies made it to the Inc. 5000 list this year. The Inc. 5000 list measures the fastest growing private companies in America. Orlando’s presence on this list has increased over the last two years, with 56 companies in 2015 and 61 companies in 2016. Orlando also surpassed metros including Kansas City (40), Portland (62) and Nashville (53). 

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Topics: Rankings, Entrepreneurship

New Enterprise Accelerator Supports Flourishing Orlando Social Business Community

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 16, 2017 11:21:59 AM

Social entrepreneurship and innovation is a global movement that applies business principles to solve for the world’s most pressing problems. Orlando is rapidly creating a name for itself in the global social entrepreneurship movement. The region already houses a core hub of social businesses, including Arrow Sky Media, Clean the World, CREDO, Fleet Farming, First Green Bank and Limbitless Solutions.

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Topics: Venture Capital, Sustainability, Inclusive, Business Growth Opportunities, Entrepreneurship

iGRO Interns Learn About Social Entrepreneurship in Orlando

Posted by Danielle Permenter on Jul 24, 2017 2:19:25 PM

Imagine walking into a coffee shop that serves quality, fair trade coffee and ordering a drink, but instead of getting a bill, the cashier asks, “How much would you like to pay?” One might wonder how such a place could exist, but it does - at Downtown CREDO, right here in Orlando. CREDO functions as a donations-only coffee shop, meaning that customers choose their own price. Founded in 2010 by local social entrepreneur, Ben Hoyer, CREDO was created not because of a passion for coffee, but to serve as a vehicle for his purpose: to make his community better.

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Topics: Sustainability, Inclusive, iGRO, Entrepreneurship

The Growth of Social Entrepreneurship in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 23, 2017 11:03:16 AM

Ten years ago, Shawn Seipler learned that the barely used bars of hotel soap he left behind during business trips ended up in a landfill. Shawn realized that these products could be recycled to prevent hygiene-related illnesses around the globe, and from this transformational idea, the organization Clean the World was born. The global benefit corporation, headquartered in Orlando, collects and recycles soap products discarded by the hospitality industry and distributes these products to the impoverished, preventing millions of hygiene-related deaths each year.

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Topics: Education, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship

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