Covian Consulting CEO Signs Professional Book Deal with Worldwide Audience

ORLANDO, Fla. — The president of Covian Consulting, the Orlando firm which helps community based organizations and small businesses develop successful research, program evaluation, communications and staff development strategies, has signed a professional book deal. Chances are you won’t find Culturally Competent Program Evaluation: How to Evaluate Hard-to-Reach Populations touted on the “New Releases” shelf at […]

Silicon Valley Tech Execs Launch Winter Springs Firm to Battle Facebook, Twitter…

Winter Springs, Fla. — Two former Silicon Valley technology executives have launched a Winter Springs startup with big plans: to steal some thunder from Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, TripAdvisor and other social media outlets so businesses can solve consumer issues ‘in the moment’– before ‘viral’ social media outbursts tarnish a company’s reputation and wreak havoc on […]

Two Incubator Companies in the Running for $50,000 Cade Museum Prize

GAINESVILLE, FL– The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention * is pleased to announce the Final Four competitors for the 7th Annual $50,000 Cade Museum Prize for Innovation. Named after the Dr. J. Robert Cade, who led the team that invented Gatorade in 1965, the Prize is an annual competition for early-stage inventors and entrepreneurs […]

New Wet Lab Space – part of $5 Million Expansion and Renovation of UCF Business Incubator in Research Park – is already fully occupied

ORLANDO, Fla.  – The long awaited wet lab¹ space at the UCF Business Incubator at Research Park opened earlier this year and four client start-up companies moved in almost immediately. Carol Ann Dykes, site manager for the Research Park incubator, said the wet lab space allows the innovative companies to expand their R&D operations. The […]

Program Works – a UCF Business Incubator Graduate Company In Winter Springs – Lands Major U.S. Contract with Global Potential

Winter Springs, Fla. — Program Works, a home-grown technology company that got a big boost from the University of Central Florida Business Incubator in Winter Springs, has signed a major U.S. contract that could go global and involve more than 50 companies on two continents. Rob Catron, CEO of Program Works, said the firm’s contract was […]

Covian Consulting earns Technical Assistance Contract to Support Wraparound Grantees Nationwide

Orlando, Fla. — Covian Consulting was recently awarded a year-long contract with the University of Maryland to support Wraparound Programs across the country. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and supported by the University, a Wraparound Program is an intensive, individualized, holistic […]

Orlando-Based REDCON Secures Federal Contract Worth Up to $2.5 Million

Orlando, Fla. – Redcon Solutions Group (REDCON) recently announced that the multifaceted service-based company has been awarded a five-year contract by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Orlando-based Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business has the potential to earn up to $2.5 million from the Blanket Service Agreement (BPA), in which […]

Alpha Proto Offers Powerful Asset: A Machine That Can Make Almost Anything

Orlando, Fla. — Alpha Proto boasts an asset that has engineers buzzing: a four-axis CNC gantry-style vertical mill that can carve virtually anything out of wood, plastics, aluminum, or mild steels. Used for fabricating prototypes of technology tools, parts and equipment from engineering and design specifications, Alpha Proto’s four-axis vertical mill can carve objects up to […]

Orlando-Based Serious Simulations Selected to Present at ‘Veterans Business Battle’ in Houston

Orlando, Fla. — Serious Simulations LLC in Orlando was recently selected to present their business before 100+ investors in the “Veterans Business Battle” in Houston. Sponsored by the Entrepreneur’s Organization of Houston (EO Houston), Rice University, local banks and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Veterans Business Battle screened more than 130 veteran-owned startup companies […]

Orlando Tech Company Semplastics Wins $750,000 Grant to Develop Next-Generation Mirrors for Space Exploration

ORLANDO, Fla. — Semplastics, LLC, a graduate company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, recently earned a $750,000 U.S. Small Business Research and Innovation (SBIR) grant to develop lightweight, highly durable and highly precise mirrors for use in space exploration. Semplastics CEO Bill Easter said the new mirrors represent the next generation of space […]