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Interviews

Palm Beach

John Studdard of Achieve Agency on Passion-Driven Entrepreneurship

By | Dec 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

This week we profile John Studdard, founding Board Member of Palm Beach Tech and serial software entrepreneur here in the Palm Beaches. Take a look at what John has to say below about his business and why Palm Beach is the place to be for an…

Ecosystems

Tampa

Linda Olson of Tampa Bay WaVe: Finding a Critical Mass of Early Adopters

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Linda Olson, president of Tampa Bay WaVE, is a hurricane-like force in the local ecosystem and works hard to nurture a culture that embraces the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit. This time for the #StartupsEverywhere, series, she talks with me about building Tampa Bay WaVE, breaking down barriers,…

Cannabis

Miami

This Startup Is Bringing Coworking to Cannabis

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 10:50 am

When starting a cannabis startup, you’re at a bit of a disadvantage. Yes, the product your selling is in high demand, but confusing laws and federal disapproval lead to a dearth of business resources for growing companies. Finding mentors can be hard as few…

Diversity

Tallahassee

Lucas Lindsey of Domi Station on Building a Diverse Ecosystem in Florida

By | May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Startup activity is happening in the most unlikely of places. The #StartupEverywhere series, developed by Engine, is designed to celebrate these diverse, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems growing across the U.S. These profiles will dive into the challenges faced by these communities and look at what…

Startups & Apps

Tampa

The 9 Tampa Bay Startups You Need to Know About [Poll]

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm

This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe. CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable products and…

Startups & Apps

Miami

For Miami Coding Bootcamp Wyncode, It’s More Than Just Coding

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm

When it comes to coding, a lot of schools want to inundate you with technical jargon and raw skills. They focus on developing your coding abilities to the point of exhaustion, so it becomes second nature. But in the startup world, versatility is the…

Ecommerce

Miami

Tuck: The Mattress that Gets Shipped Right to Your Door

By | Oct 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

Last summer, Russell Suskind along with a few of his friends from Venture for America, wanted to test an idea before turning it into a full-fledged business. They ran a “proof of concept” campaign called Campus Sleep by partnering with a local mattress supplier…

Partnership

Miami

MeterHero Offers Cash For Conservation to Florida Residents

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

In honor of Earth Day, the Florida Clean Water Network and MeterHero announced a partnership to encourage Floridians to conserve water and energy by offering them conservation rebates. Homeowners across the state can now receive $1.00 for each 100 gallons of water, 10 kilowatt-hours…

Acquisition

Orlando

Orlando’s Code School Acquired by PluralSight for $36M

By | Feb 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Orlando-based computer-programming school, Code School, was bought for $36 million by Utah-based Pluralsight. Code School founder Gregg Pollack said the deal was finalized about two months ago, and that the company will essentially continue operating from Orlando. “I have a computer engineering background,” said Pollack…

Trends

Aaron LoCascio: Aggressively Pursuant of the Vaporizer

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

At the age of 19 Aaron LoCascio went on a trip to California to visit a friend that would, unbeknownst to him, change his life forever. Before he flew out though he asked his friends in Orlando, Florida if they wanted any glass –…

Fashion

Tampa

ViralStyle Beasts Their Beta Phase

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

After their bout on ABC’s Shark Tank, ViralStyle landed some one-on-one time with VC great Mark Cuban. They haven’t yet finalized a meeting time with Cuban, but they have been spending a great deal of time buffing and polishing ViralStyle for an inevitable launch out…

Funding

Miami

VenVelo Raises $1.3M to Invest In Florida Startups

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Winter Park-based venVelo announced that it had closed its latest funding round of $1.3 million. The early-stage venture fund is one of the most active in central Florida with a portfolio that includes companies from all over Florida. They include: FlexReceipts, GENICON, Kairos, mCast Networks, Spectrum Bridge,…

Business

Tampa

Viralstyle.com Scores One on One Time With Mark Cuban

By | Dec 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen cool news coming from the world of Shark Tank. However, it was recently announced that one particular startup, Viralstyle.com, has landed some crucial one on one time with one of everybody’s favorite Shark Tank investors: Mark Cuban. Based…

Ecosystems

Miami

Florida Among Top 5 States for Entrepreneurs

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

Florida ranks as the fifth most entrepreneur-friendly state nationwide; that’s according to the 19th Annual Small Business Policy Index published once a year. The index ranks all 50 states according to 42 different policy measures, including government-imposed or government-related costs that directly or indirectly affect entrepreneurship…

Art

Jacksonville

Crowdfunding Festival, One Spark, Announces 2015 Speakers Lineup that Includes Founder of Priceline

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

One Spark, one of the largest Crowdfunding Festivals, today announced the lineup for their 2015 Speaker Summit presented by Community First Credit Union scheduled for April 7, 2015 at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. The One Spark festival is an interactive experience that allows…

Co-working Spaces

Miami

Pipeline Workspaces to Open Third Location in Coral Gables

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Pipeline Workspaces, a co-working space that started in Brickell to accommodate Miami’s growing, diverse community of entrepreneurs,  is expanding with a third US location in the City of Coral Gables.  Pipeline has leased a full floor totaling approximately 14,000 square feet at 95 Merrick…

Accelerator

Orlando

Orlando-Based Freedom Audio Joins R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator

By | Nov 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Orlando-based startup Freedom Audio was accepted to the latest R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator, powered by Techstars, in New York City. The startup develops rugged speakers that are connected to music providers via built-in cellular and WiFi.   They will be joining  an exceptional group of hardware-…