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Wed, 04/29/2015 - 16:15 -- rprice

Jaunt VR's world-class team is developing the most comprehensive toolset for creating cinematic VR. Our unique technology will enable creatives to film, edit and process live-action content for virtual reality viewers.


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's state of the city address - Orlando Business Journal

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 15:50 -- rprice

In his address, Dyer pointed to everything the city has accomplished in the last year — including drawing a record 62 million visitors, opening the arts center, rebuilding the Orlando Citrus Bowl, the launch of SunRail, attracting major employers like Red Lobster Seafood Co. to downtown and the U.S. Tennis Association to Lake Nona, and starting plans for a new University of Central Florida/Valencia College campus in downtown. Orlando startups Code School LLC and Pentaho Corp. sold for more than $600 million combined.


Dan Mcgaw Chosen as U.S. Ambassador of EntrepreneurshipOrlando Tech

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:24 -- rprice

Orlando digital marketing expert Dan McGaw, founder of Fuelzee and AmazingCorps and co-founder of StarterStudio, was recently chosen by the U.S. Consulate in Mexico as as Ambassador for Entrepreneurship at ExpoTech 2015, a technology and entrepreneurship conference in Tijuana, Mexico. Along with the keynote address, McGaw gave six presentations on marketing and entrepreneurship as well as consulting work for the Tijuana Economic Development Commission.


F.I.T. opens Women's Business Center for Orlando entrepreneurs - FOX 35 News Orlando

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:22 -- rprice

Dozens of small and medium tech companies now operate out of the old Church Street Exchange Building. But look closely and you'll see that the percentage of them owned and run by women is relatively low. Florida Institute of Technology wants to change that by helping women open new businesses in tech and across all business sectors. FOX 35's Tom Johnson spent the day with the new center's director to find out how it works.


Startup reality show to film in Orlando - Orlando Sentinel

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:21 -- rprice

"The Startup Hour" will couple a "Shark Tank"-like pitch program with new mobile technology that helps viewers who register and are accredited investors navigate compliance documents and back a startup immediately. Business owners who want to be featured on the show, which will film at Canvs coworking space March 26, should submit a video to the show's website. The show's tour kicks off at South by Southwest later this month and will visit cities like Kansas City, Mo., Boston, Pittsburgh and New York City.


Ronna-Renee Jackson from the Chattanooga Technology Council

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:49 -- rprice

Instead of thinking and acting small, companies started acting big and big things happened. There were some strong players in the mix – like EPB, who made us "Gig City". Several strong companies, such as Lamp Post Group, The Company Lab and other non-profits, were working together to redefine our future. Mayor Berke launched Chattanooga Forward. From that, a wellspring of ideas flowed and even more organizations sprouted or reimagined themselves to create a vibrant network. So, to me, the biggest change has been in attitude and spirit – we were no longer "run-down."


Faces of Tech - Orlando Magazine - February 2015 - Orlando, FL

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:26 -- rprice

they are getting help, and it comes from within the community, including the new downtown Canvs shared workspace, designed to attract and nurture early startups like Salpeter’s. With the planned Creative Village project and a larger UCF satellite campus on the drawing board, government, educational institutions and leading businesses are taking a supporting role, with the stated goal of turning Orlando into one of the Southeast’s premier startup hubs. That suits Mark Salpeter just fine. “I really like Orlando,’’ he says.


Collaboration Grows Orlando’s Tech Community - 90.7 WMFE

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:02 -- rprice

In Orlando’s tech community, entrepreneurs are shunning the idea of intellectual property and embracing collaboration. Meetups and shared spaces are the buzz-words. To talk more about Orlando’s growing tech community 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks with Greg Pollack, Founder of Orlando based Code School and tech incubator Starter Studio, Isaac Moredock, Co-Founder and CEO of the Orlando-based automated consumer intelligence software maker Tandem, and Josh Murdock, adjunct Professor and Instructional Designer at Valencia College.


Silicon Valley entrepreneur: Orlando tech scene has all the Ingredients to be great - Orlando Business Journal

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:57 -- rprice

the first thing I saw was the University of Central Florida and the research park that surrounds it. What I saw was a community that had tremendous technology industrial strength surrounding a university that's the second-largest university in the United States. Today, I got to meet some of the students, and those students have every bit as much passion and capability as any entrepreneurial students I've met.



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