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 […]

Sundog Software Renders Genesis Creation Story on Computer Screens with Awesome Realism

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 13, 2015) — In the beginning, Genesis tells us, God created the earth and the heavens, and the earth was covered with water. Sundog Software at the UCF Business Incubator is recreating those elements—the oceans and the heavens—with startling realism for computer screens used in the gaming industry and military and commercial […]

Sundog Upgrades Visual Simulation of Stratus and Overcast Clouds with SilverLining 4

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 13, 2015) — Sundog Software recently released version 4 of its SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud and Weather SDK for simulation and game developers. The update offers a new representation of stratus and overcast cloud layers with 3D depth, and a physically rigorous simulation of how light scatters within thick clouds. “SilverLining 4’s […]

Winter Springs-Based Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Company Adds New Channel Partner Developer to Corporate Staff

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (April 10, 2015) – Spectrum Dynamix Inc. has hired David Fonseca as senior vice president of channel development. Fonseca – who has been in the barcode/RFID item-tracking industry since the mid-1980s – previously partnered with pioneering companies such as Telxon, Symbol Technologies and Metrologic, all of which now are part of other […]

venVelo Accelerates Investment Activities in 2015

Winter Park, FL, April 10, 2015 –(PR.com)– venVelo, one of the fastest growing and most active early-stage venture funds in Central Florida, announced that it was investing an additional $1.7 million in five of its current Florida-based portfolio companies. venVelo and its Board members have invested over $3.25 million in nine Florida companies since 2012. […]

UCF Researchers Discover Accurate Early Cancer Test that uses $1 worth of Gold Nanoparticles

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 8, 2015) — A University of Central Florida research team and local startup company are developing a new and improved way to detect cancer early with a screening test that uses a drop of blood, about $1 worth of gold nanoparticles, and produces results in just minutes. Dr. QunHuo, associate professor in […]

RSS Logistics and Vision Engineering now U.S. Navy Prime Contractors

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 7, 2015) — Two technology companies located in Central Florida Research Park have earned admission to a very exclusive club—as prime contractors in the U.S. Navy’s Seaport-E program, a highly secure online community of U.S. businesses qualified to service U.S. Navy and Marine Corps programs. RSS Logistics and Vision Engineering, both client […]

Reality show auditions Orlando entrepreneurs

The producers of a new reality show think Orlando is one of the best places in the country to find talented business owners. The Statup Hour — a business-themed reality show — auditioned entrepreneurs representing 16 companies on Thursday. Read on.

Savage Race: Profile of a Company Doing it Right

In a sport often marred with races that promise greatness then on race day fall sort of expectations, Savage Race promises big and delivers. While most talk about the Big 3 as leaders in our sport, over time many of the smaller and less known races have proven they can and do put on superior […]

Life Skills Institute President Certified as Family Mediator by Florida Supreme Court

Kissimmee, Fla. (March 24, 2015) — Dr. Wanda Bonet-Gascot (“DrW”), president of the DrW® Life Skills Institute in Kissimmee has been certified as a Family Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. DrW fulfilled all the requirements provided by the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure for Certified and Court Appointed Mediators and will be serving Florida’s […]

Marketing firm recommends lots of free advertising — on social media

Small business owners, Pamela Rogan noted, often fret about how much money they need to spend on marketing – getting a message out to their prospective customers about what it is they produce. Read on.

Volusia County – UCF Business Incubator and The Cairns Foundation to Host Innovation Challenge worth $15,000

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 20, 2015) – A $10,000 first prize and a $5,000 second prize will be awarded to the winners of The Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge on April 2 when the foundation joins the Volusia County–University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program for the second consecutive year to spotlight technologies created by students […]

Winners announced for Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards

ORLANDO — Dozens of businesses from throughout Central Florida waited in eager anticipation for their name to be called a winner during our company, Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards for Central Florida. Read more.

AgileSrc wins Phase I SBIR grant from the US Navy

Orlando, Fla. (March 07, 2015) – AgileSrc, LLC, a software development firm specializing in the modeling and simulation industry, has been awarded a Phase I SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant from the Department of the Navy to develop an Extended Range Forecasting and Advanced Climate Applications Decision Support System. Mark Horn, chief executive officer […]

Orlando-based Altra Systems Showcases Batch Manufacturing Know-How at Rockwell AutomationFair in Anaheim, Calif.

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 1, 2015) — Altra Systems offered more than a little expert advice on batch manufacturing at the Process Solutions User Group (PSUG) at Rockwell AutomationFair recently in Anaheim, Calif. Altra Systems Technical Manager Armando DiFrancesco participated in a special panel discussion on Batch Manufacturing – one of more than 120 forums, technical […]

Orlando-Based Breakout Company Quatro Solutions Taking on Biggest Names in Educational Learning Tools

Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2015) — Two years ago Orlando-based Quatro Solutions Consulting Group, LLC, ranked as a promising technology startup with an admirable goal: affordable educational software to help underserved students get ahead faster. Today, the Android-powered Quatro eBolt is in full use in 16 states, from Florida to New Mexico, and the breakout […]

AgileSrc, LLC launches BlueSkies, a cloud scene simulation for Unity3D

Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2015) – AgileSrc, LLC, a software development firm specializing in the modeling and simulation industry, recently launched BlueSkies, a visually realistic cloud, sky, and weather plugin for Unity3D. Mark Horn, chief executive officer of AgileSrc, said the new plugin allows developers unparalleled control over their environments for simulations and prototypes developed […]

Orlando-based Total Alignment Partners to Present Women’s Conference April 17-19 in St. Petersburg

Winter Springs, Fla., – Dr. J.J. Meier – a nationally-known author, speaker, corporate trainer and executive coach – will be the keynote speaker at a three-day women’s retreat presented April 17-19 in St. Petersburg by Total Alignment Partners, an Orlando-based executive coaching firm. The conference, titled Let It Go and Be Authentically You, will focus […]

Orlando-Based Innovative Software Products Expands with Programming, Support for Embedded Micro Devices

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2015) — Orlando-based Innovative Software Products, Inc. has a turnkey solution that enables the newest generation of embedded micro devices — APUs, GPUs and similar enhancements — to significantly improve industrial controls and automation, digital gaming, simulation and training and virtually every other industry segment. Adam Jones, founder and president of […]

IROC Tactical’s Muzzle Device scores perfect in Testing Protocol, Earns Prestigious Certification from National Tactical Officers Assn

Winter Springs, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2015) — IROC Tactical, a Winter Springs based firm which manufactures the IROC MD muzzle device in civilian and military versions for the AR-15 weapons platform, recently got a perfect score and earned the coveted Member Tested and Recommended (MTR) rating from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). Sergie Albino, […]