Orlando Startup & Entrepreneurship News

Discover recent buzz from around the web related to Orlando startups and entrepreneurship.

StarterStudio Executive Director Donna Mackenzie Hands Off Leadership to Lilian Myers

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StarterStudio Executive Director Donna Mackenzie leaves to launch new venture, longtime board member Lilian Myers to serve as interim executive…
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Demo Day Recap: StarterStudio

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Recap by Kim Johnson Thank you to the organizers, sponsors, and community for putting together such a powerful event on…
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Celebrating 100 Employees and Continued Growth: Fattmerchant

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Fattmerchant, Orlando’s fastest-growing payment technology company, celebrates reaching 100 employees. They’ve come a long way since they launched in 2014…
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Synapse Orlando Event Recap

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A message from David Brim: I want to give props to everyone that came together to make the Synapse Orlando event a…
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But first, let me take a Selfie, at Wall Crawl Orlando

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It’s time to re-vamp your Instagram with some photo [worthy] shots! Orlando welcomes Wall Crawl, a new photo studio on…
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Congratulations to Capacitech Energy for Winning 2nd Place at Florida Venture Forum

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Congratulations to Capacitech Energy LLC for receiving 2nd Place at the Florida Venture Forum (2019). Founded by CEO, Joe Sleppy, Capacitech Energy is an…
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Orlando startup scene builds momentum as Rise of Rest finalists compete for $100k

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Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, is visiting cities around the country to find markets ripe with entrepreneurial talent that have…
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O’Dang Hummus founder, Jesse Wolfe, shares his experience with entrepreneurs seeking to grow with Walmart

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We received an update from local food entrepreneur Jesse Wolfe this evening, which can be seen below. It is great…
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Capacitech Energy Gains Momentum after Funding from Varnadore Financial

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We are excited to share that local energy startup Capacitech has received funding from Varnadore Financial. We received word about this…
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WAWWE, Healthy-living App Wins 2019 UCF Joust Venture Competition

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Senior Rafaela Frota developed the idea for Wawwe, Inc. (We Are What We Eat) when she was 14. Now she's…
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Orlando based PlanSource Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

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Orlando, Fla. – March 25, 2019 – PlanSource, a leading provider of cloud-based benefits administration technology, today announced it has…
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8 finalists announced for Orlando $100,000 ‘Rise of the Rest’ competition by AOL’s Steve Case

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By Marco Santana   The traveling road show that will come through Orlando this month and reward tech startup with…
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GuideWell Innovation Taps Kirstie McCool-Chadwick as Innovation Executive Director

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GuideWell Innovation is pleased to announce that Kirstie McCool-Chadwick has joined the organization as Executive Director. Kirstie’s role will be…
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Nintex acquires EnableSoft, an Orlando automation company.

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Nintex, which develops an intelligent automation suite used by more than 8,000 clients across 90 countries, today announced that it…
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Steve Case, former CEO of AOL, commits $100k for Orlando’s most promising startup

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Orlando’s startup community received a boost Friday in its effort to shift the city’s business image from one that highlights…
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Capacitech Energy One of Three U.S. Companies Selected for Elite International Competition

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Capacitech Energy One of Three U.S. Companies Selected for Elite International Competition - University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program…
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Orlando reaches INC’s Top 10 List of Best Places in America to Start a Business

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Where should you go to start your next business, expand your company, or find the best job candidates? Here's your…
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Polyblox Totems launches innovative teaching toy. Partners with local tech firm Leap with Alice.

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Learning how to read and write can sometimes be a tough challenge for children, especially those who have some form…
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Orlando Veteran Business Resources to Support your Entrepreneurial Mission

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  Today is Veterans Day, and this particular Veterans Day marks 100 years since the end of World War I. Over the…
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Lift Orlando’s West Lakes Food Business Accelerator Pitch Night – November 16th, 2018

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Lift Orlando, the West Lakes Business Partnership and Rally invite you to the first West Lakes Food Business Accelerator Pitch…
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Orlando Children’s Business Fair

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Don’t miss the Orlando Children’s Business Fair this upcoming Sunday (November 11th). Our areas finest young entrepreneurs will be showcasing…
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City of Orlando Testing Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology

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Amazon’s facial recognition software, called Rekognition, analyzes footage from video surveillance and works to identify the people in it by…
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Orlando Startup Weekend 2018 is Approaching. (November 16th-18th)

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Attend Techstars Startup Weekend Orlando on November 16th, 2018 in Orlando. Learn to build a startup by being an entrepreneur!
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StarterStudio Mentor Appreciation Night

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This past Wednesday I attended the StarterStudio mentor appreciation night. During this event, a new class of StarterStudio companies pitched their…
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Orlando’s 10 Best 2019 Tech Startups According to Tech Tribune.

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The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Orlando, Florida. In doing our research, we considered several…
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From Shark Tank to over 1 million users – How Phil Dumas & team brought UniKey to market

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When Phil Dumas was young, he knew there had to be a better way to open the front door to…
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Walmart showcase to include Orlando Shark Tank star O’Dang Hummus (founder Jesse Wolfe)

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The Orlando company has signed distribution deals with multiple stores in the past few months.
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Orlando’s own Jerry Ross, President of the National Entrepreneur Center, shares his story on the Smart Hustle Podcast

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Jerry Ross, president of the National Entrepreneur Center (NEC), is a serial entrepreneur who wants to help....everyone.Under his leadership, the…
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Orlando Recently Ranked #4 in the Nation for Healthcare Startups

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As it stands, Orlando recently ranked #4 in the nation for high-growth healthcare startups and #...
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How Innovation and Tourism Work Side By Side in Orlando

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The success of Orlando’s theme park industry and cross-disciplinary technology innovation have led to the region becoming a leading destination…
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