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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.