UCF Graduate and Serial Entrepreneur Launches New Venture – BlurtBox.com

Orlando, Fla. (May 11, 2015) — UCF Rosen School graduate Julien Meyer has launched yet another online venture. BlurtBox.com provides restaurants and hospitality companies the opportunity to receive customer feedback via a “direct line” that is anonymous—something customers like—and private—something owners like even more. “Private” is important.  Sites such as Yelp, TripAdvisor, Urban Spoon and […]

Geocove Inc. graduates from UCF Business Incubation Program, Opens New Offices in Orlando and Buffalo

Orlando, Fla. / Buffalo, N.Y. (May 7, 2015) — Geocove, Inc., a leading provider of GIS-based technology that helps disaster management teams assess the magnitude of storm destruction and plan damage control and recovery operations, is opening new offices in Orlando and Buffalo. Karyn Tareen, chief executive officer of Geocove and a graduate of the […]

Nano Discovery to Showcase Newly Developed Early Cancer Test at TechConnect World Innovation Conference

Orlando, Fla. (May 5, 2015) — UCF researchers who discovered how to use gold nanoparticles to create an accurate, inexpensive early cancer test have been invited to showcase their invention at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Qun Huo, associate professor in the NanoScience Technology Center at the University of […]

Orlando-Based Coaching Firm to Present Accredited Awareness Centered Leadership Program Virtually beginning May 13

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (April 30, 2015) – Total Alignment Partners, an Orlando-based executive coaching firm, will present a 10 week self-paced, accredited on-line program including live support from two experts beginning May 13. Preregistration starts Monday, May 4. The virtual class – titled The Awareness Leadership Experience – will be led by Debbie Forcier-Lynn and […]

iCheckContractors.com Founder and Homeowners Activist to Address Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference in May

ORLANDO, Fla., (April 24, 2015) – Kia Ricchi, founder of iCheckContractors.com, was invited to address the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference May 14, at 3:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Ricchi, a Florida-licensed building contractor, helps homeowners understand the “business” of working with contractors. From scope of work and contractor qualifications to […]

HyCarb, Inc’s Graphene Matrix Electrodes Promise Batteries That Last Five Times Longer, Charge Five Times Faster

ORLANDO, Fla., (April 22, 2015) — A technology breakthrough by researchers at HyCarb, Inc., incorporates graphene nanotechnology to make next generation batteries last five times longer and charge five times faster. HyCarb’s Chief Executive Officer, Sigrid Cottrell, said her company developed a battery anode made from graphene nanoparticles. “Within a battery, almost all of the […]

CEO of AceApplications Shares His Inspirational Story to Encourage Students to “Dream Big and Work Hard”

Orlando, Fla. — Courtney Powell, president and CEO of AceApplications, an Orlando software development and IT consulting firm, had to make his own toys growing up in Jamaica because his family couldn’t afford to buy any. But he didn’t let that stop him from achieving his dreams of going to college and becoming a successful […]

Extreme obstacle races… for families?

We’ve all seen posts by those crazy friends doing an obstacle race — one of those mud runs where they jump into icy pools of water, climb over high walls and army crawl under barbwire. Pure torture! Now, you can sign up for these — and bring the children! Read more.

New Optical Tracking System developed by Vision Engineering for UCF being considered for deployment on the International Space Station

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 16, 2015) — Vision Engineering Solutions, LLC recently completed development of a powerful new Optical Tracking System that cuts costs in half and precisely monitors satellites, missiles, drones and a wide range of projectiles. Ed Logue, chief executive officer of Vision Engineering, said the device was developed for the UCF CREOL College […]

UniKey Adds Strategic Investors in Series A Round to Drive Smart Locks in New Markets

WINTER PARK, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UniKey, the smart lock category creator and industry leader in smart access control technology, today announced it has secured $10M in an oversubscribed Series A round from renowned investors: Asset Management Ventures, AXCIT, Broadway Angels, CBRE, ff Venture Capital, Samsung, Haas Portman, Oriza Ventures and other prominent global investors. The investment will […]