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Congratulations to Capacitech Energy for Winning 2nd Place at Florida Venture Forum

Congratulations to Capacitech Energy LLC for receiving 2nd Place at the Florida Venture Forum (2019). Founded by CEO, Joe Sleppy, Capacitech Energy is an Orlando-based company that specializes in advanced energy storage technology. Capacitech Energy’s cable-based capacitor technology (CBC) is an energy storage component that is unique because it looks like a wire and…
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Orlando startup scene builds momentum as Rise of Rest finalists compete for $100k

Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, is visiting cities around the country to find markets ripe with entrepreneurial talent that have been left behind by the greater tech investment community. At each stop local entrepreneurs pitch to win a $100k investment. Case and his team visited Orlando as their first stop on their road trip to see…
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O’Dang Hummus founder, Jesse Wolfe, shares his experience with entrepreneurs seeking to grow with Walmart

We received an update from local food entrepreneur Jesse Wolfe this evening, which can be seen below. It is great to see how he and his business, O’Dang Hummus, is progressing. Several months back Jesse sat down with Josh Wilson, our podcast host for an interview that you don’t want…
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Capacitech Energy Gains Momentum after Funding from Varnadore Financial

We are excited to share that local energy startup Capacitech has received funding from Varnadore Financial. We received word about this funding from Joe Sleppy, CEO of Capacitech Energy, and learned more from a press release published on the UCF Incubator website (content included below). Congrats Joe and team! Keep rocking and making…
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WAWWE, Healthy-living App Wins 2019 UCF Joust Venture Competition

Senior Rafaela Frota developed the idea for Wawwe, Inc. (We Are What We Eat) when she was 14. Now she's achieved major praise for her nutrition-assistance app .
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Orlando based PlanSource Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

Orlando, Fla. – March 25, 2019 – PlanSource, a leading provider of cloud-based benefits administration technology, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (Vista), a leading investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses. Vista partners with management teams…
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8 finalists announced for Orlando $100,000 ‘Rise of the Rest’ competition by AOL’s Steve Case

By Marco Santana   The traveling road show that will come through Orlando this month and reward tech startup with $100,000 has named the eight finalists that will vie for the prize. Officials with former AOL CEO Steve Case’s “Rise of the Rest” tour, so-named because of Case’s belief that…
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GuideWell Innovation Taps Kirstie McCool-Chadwick as Innovation Executive Director

GuideWell Innovation is pleased to announce that Kirstie McCool-Chadwick has joined the organization as Executive Director. Kirstie’s role will be to connect Florida’s health and wellness entrepreneurial ecosystems into the state’s health care spectrum, and to lead the award-winning GuideWell Innovation Center in Lake Nona, Fla. The GuideWell Innovation Center,…
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Nintex acquires EnableSoft, an Orlando automation company.

Nintex, which develops an intelligent automation suite used by more than 8,000 clients across 90 countries, today announced that it has acquired Orlando, Florida-based robotic process automation (RPA) provider EnableSoft for an undisclosed sum. Foxtrot’s roughly 20-person workforce will join the Nintex team “as quickly as possible,” Nintex CEO Eric Johnson said,…
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Steve Case, former CEO of AOL, commits $100k for Orlando’s most promising startup

Orlando’s startup community received a boost Friday in its effort to shift the city’s business image from one that highlights tourism into one known more for technology.   Former America Online CEO and Chairman Steve Case announced that he had chosen Orlando as the kickoff location for the latest version…
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