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New social 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: Innovative Technologies, Startups & Entrepreneurship

Orlando ranks No. 3 in Startup Density

Posted by Hannah Akil on May 24, 2017 9:48:05 AM

Orlando ranks third in the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity in terms of Startup Density. The Kauffman Index is a series of studies measuring the results of entrepreneurial activity in a metropolitan area. The Index is a great predictor of an area’s growth because it measures “new business creation, market opportunity, and startup density.” The Index examines business activity in thirty-nine metropolitan areas by sampling and analyzing three components: rate of new entrepreneurs, opportunity share of new entrepreneurs, and startup density.

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Topics: Rankings, Startups & 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, Startups & Entrepreneurship

TechMatch “couples” Orlando tech companies and corporate buyers

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jan 19, 2017 5:00:37 PM

More than 72 vendors met with 16 corporate buyers representing companies and organizations like EA Sports, Verizon, Akerman, Universal Orlando, Massey Communications, and Skanska at the 2nd annual Florida TechMatch. TechMatch, hosted by Orange County and Echo Interaction Group, is an event that gives local technology companies the chance to build relationships with national industry leaders. 

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startups & Entrepreneurship

Innovative technology companies thrive in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 29, 2016 10:19:55 AM

This week at VISIT FLORIDA’s Digital Innovation Forum in Orlando, travel technology start-ups from all over the U.S. present their innovative products.

As a low cost, high opportunity market for technology (JLL Technology), Orlando hosts diverse clusters of cybersecurity, game, mobile app and software development, data analytics, financial technology, and more. Three of the thirteen startups presenting at the Digital Innovation Forum are located in Orlando. These companies include:

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Startups & Entrepreneurship

Orlando sees largest gain in national startup list

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 26, 2016 1:38:25 PM

Orlando saw the biggest jump in rank in this year’s Kauffman Index of Startup Activity State and Metro Trends report of any other large metro area. The Orlando region landed at the No. 21 spot, up significantly from last year’s ranking of No. 33. This jump was the highest in rank out of all of the metro areas ranked by the index indicating an increasing pace of growth in the Orlando startup community.

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Topics: Rankings, Startups & Entrepreneurship

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