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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, Startups & Entrepreneurship, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices

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

Orlando's tech scene focus of week-long showcase

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 19, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Now more than ever, Orlando’s tech scene is exploding into a thriving, bustling epicenter for innovation and creative tech fueled by Orlando’s diverse clusters of game, app and software development; modeling, simulation and training; healthcare IT; fintech and more.

Orlando's tech scene was the focus of the Orlando EDC's April "Insider Update" which featured a panel discussion with Orlando Tech Association Executive Director Orrett Davis, Fattmerchant Founder and CEO Suneera Madhani, and Co-Founder and CEO of Trobo the Storytelling Robot Jeremy Scheinberg. The event was held in conjunction with Orlando Tech Week, an annual showcase of technology, creativity and entrepreneurial clusters that connects thought leaders from a variety of sectors over the course of a week with guest speakers, workshops, meetups and other events.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startups & Entrepreneurship

Another Orlando company featured on Shark Tank

Posted by Alana Siceloff on Apr 12, 2016 4:40:18 PM

Startups out of Orlando continue to gain venture capital offers from panelists and self-made entrepreneurs on the hit TV show, “Shark Tank.” TROBO and its STEM-inspired toy robots recently appeared on the show.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startups & Entrepreneurship

Game changers – women in tech

Posted by Charlene Small on Feb 29, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Picture the typical tech entrepreneur. Did you picture a woman? If not, it may be time to change your perception.

Women make up 30 percent of the tech industry workforce, based on diversity reports published by 11 of the world’s largest tech companies last year. A strong number, but when you take a look at the top females in leadership or technical roles, it’s significantly lower in positions of influence toward the company’s product development or strategic direction.

Without diversity on the leading edges of tech and innovation how can we expect to progress forward?

In Orlando, female tech entrepreneurs are leading the way. In fact Orlando’s emerging tech scene is now home to one of the largest tech meetup groups in the country, and for every tech company you’ll find a women either in a leadership position or as a founding member. Orlando’s tech scene encourages women in tech positions with resources like WeVenture and Women & Minorities in Tech.

Meet some of the women who are molding Orlando’s tech scene:

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startups & Entrepreneurship

Orlando-based startups earn venture capital offers on hit TV show

Posted by Alana Siceloff on Feb 11, 2016 2:29:07 PM

What do a suitcase designer, credit card fraud prevention firm, smart-key inventor and hummus maker all have in common? Three things – they’re homegrown startups from Orlando, they graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and they’ve received venture capital offers from ABC’s TV show “Shark Tank.”

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Topics: Startups & Entrepreneurship, News & Media

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