Orlando-based UniKey Receives $5 Million in Venture Capital — UCF Business Incubator Graduate to Expand Workforce, Enter New Markets, Eliminate Keys

Orlando, Fla. — UniKey Technologies, Inc., a graduate of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program and a leader in smart access control, recently received $5 Million in venture capital from existing investors, including Samsung NEXT, as well as two additional strategic investors. Phil Dumas, founder and CEO of UniKey, said his company has raised more […]

TSOLife Takes First Place in Startup Competition at eMERGE Americas

DeLand / Miami, Fla. – The Story of Life (TSOLife), the online platform for documenting life stories and preserving legacies for future generations, was recently awarded first place in the emerge Americas 2017 University StartUp Competition in Miami. TSOLife previously placed first in Volusia County’s Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge and a membership in the Volusia […]

Guard Dog Valves Launches Crowdfunding Campaign at Kickstarter.com – Taking Patented Money / Water Saving Product to Next Phase

KISSIMMEE / ORLANDO — Guard Dog Valves, Inc., headquartered in Kissimmee at the University of Central Florida Business Incubator, providing a new motion-sensor toilet shut-off valve, has launched a bid to fund commercialization of its patented, energy efficient valves at Kickstarter.com, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Now through July 15, Kickstarter.com subscribers […]

Home Automation Company Neocontrol US Accepted as Full Member of global Z-Wave Alliance

ORLANDO, Fla. – Neocontrol, a home automation company with operations in more than 10 countries and North American headquarters at the UCF Business Incubator in the Central Florida Research Park, has been accepted as a full member of the Z-Wave Alliance, an organization of manufacturers, developers and service providers who use Z-Wave, the world standard […]

Orlando-based Carter Solutions awarded GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC

ORLANDO, Fla. — Carter Solutions, a client of the UCF Business Incubator in Central Florida Research Park, has been awarded the GSA 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS II) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).  The STARS II GWAC provides federal agencies with ready access to sources of IT services as well as new technology solutions […]

Orlando-Based Semplastics Wins Grant from Space Florida to Expand Its Unique Ceramic for Various Aerospace Applications

Orlando, Fla. — Semplastics, LLC, a graduate company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, received a $250,000 grant from Space Florida for a partnership project that will further develop the company’s innovative X-MAT® ceramic material for various applications in the Aerospace industry and lead to early commercialization. Semplastics along with Nano Dimension, Ltd. […]

REDCON CEO Among Florida’s Top Emerging Leaders

Orlando, Fla. – The state’s top emerging leaders recently graduated from Connect Florida’s Statewide Leadership Institute. Among the newest alumni of up-and-comers is Kyle Evans, CEO of REDCON Solutions Group, a professional service company in the UCF Business Incubator near downtown Orlando.  The highly selective annual program helps educate, engage and inspire Florida’s emerging leaders. […]

Neocontrol U.S. Establishes Canadian Distributorship, Soft Landing Company’s First in the International Marketplace

ORLANDO, Fla. — Neocontrol US, LLC, the Orlando-based North American subsidiary of a leading Brazil-based company that provides a full range of innovative, custom wireless home automation products and systems, has signed on Toronto-based SFI-Tech, as its new distributor for international markets outside of Brazil. SFI-Tech contacted Neocontrol about distributing their product and provided market research […]

Orlando-based HyCarb Inc. Names Business Development Expert Sven Hackmann to its Board of Advisors

ORLANDO, Fla. – HyCarb, Inc., a UCF Business Incubator client in the Central Florida Research Park commercializing innovative next generation products and applications utilizing graphene and carbon nanotube technologies, recently named Sven Hackmann as a new member of their Board of Advisers. Hackmann is a business leader with an extensive background in technology innovation, business […]