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Innovative Collaboration Drives Orlando Regional Transportation Priorities

Posted by Justin Braun on May 10, 2019 9:13:12 AM

Transportation doesn’t start or stop at the county line. It impacts everyone. That’s especially true when the Orlando region is experiencing exponential growth. With more people on the roadways, regional and state transportation leaders are coming together and shifting their focus toward multimodal infrastructure solutions fueled by public-private partnerships with an emphasis on future-forward, big-picture thinking.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startup

Venture Capitalists Connect Orlando Startups with Seed Funds

Posted by Justin Braun on Apr 30, 2019 2:29:35 PM

Orlando-based startup AireHealth took the $100,000 prize at the Rise of the Rest® pitch competition and earned its place among some of the country’s most innovative companies within the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund®. The company’s portable, connected nebulizer technology that could revolutionize patient care and drug delivery drew the judges’ attention due to its potential to “… positively impact 100 million people in the US who live with respiratory illness through a more proactive approach and patient engagement.”

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startup

Rise of Orlando: Startups Take Center Stage

Posted by Justin Braun on Apr 2, 2019 11:33:39 AM

Following the announcement that the Rise of the Rest Road Trip will kick off its eighth annual tour in Orlando, regional entrepreneurs submitted 152 pitches for the competition. Today, the Rise of the Rest investment team announced eight regional startups as finalists for the pitch competition.

Led by AOL co-founder and Revolution Chairman and CEO Steve Case and his group of iconic entrepreneurs, the tour will visit local startups, hear directly from entrepreneurs and, at the end of the tour, invest $100,000 in the most promising local startup through a pitch competition.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startup

Fantasy Meets Reality: Iron Man Robotics Come to Life in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Sep 11, 2018 3:43:09 PM

Imagine the look on a child’s face when the impossible happens.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Medical Technology, Visionary

Orlando: A Prime Destination for STEM Workforce

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Aug 30, 2018 12:32:13 PM

Manufacturing leaders repeatedly identify the skills gap as the most urgent problem facing U.S. manufacturing today. According to Deloitte, by 2025 about two million manufacturing jobs will be unfilled because employers will not be able to find enough qualified workers with the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills needed for operating increasingly sophisticated, high-tech equipment.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Workforce and Talent

Orlando is No. 1 for STEM Job Growth [Context]

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on May 25, 2018 10:53:49 AM

Orlando ranks six among Forbes’ 15 Best Big Cities for Jobs in 2018. Forbes cited Orlando’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) job growth in recent years as one contributing factor, explaining “Orlando (is) actually now adding STEM jobs at a faster clip than the Bay Area metros”. So how much faster than the rest of the country is Orlando’s tech economy growing? And what is fueling this surge? A quick dive into occupation data reveals answers specific to Orlando’s STEM[1] job growth since 2010.

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Topics: Rankings, Innovative Technologies, Research, Workforce and Talent, Major Employers

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