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Magic Leap in Florida Funding Round

Florida-based Magic Leap lands $793.5 million in mega-funding round

Magic Leap’s future is coming into focus, as a historic mega-round of funding could sharply accelerate its path to commercialization. The secretive South Florida technology company working on a computing platform that simulates reality has raised $793.5 million in a new round of venture capital financing led by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. In the […]

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Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Program for Veteran now accepting applications

New statewide initiative offers accelerated entrepreneurship education to Veterans at no cost The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, a new statewide initiative that offers qualified veterans the opportunity to receive an accelerated entrepreneurship education at no cost, is now accepting applications. The pilot program will begin its first phase in March. The program is available to […]

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2015 Kauffman Index featuring Orlando

Orlando gains steam in latest Entrepreneurial Index

Orlando ranks right after Indianapolis and just ahead of Atlanta in small business activity, according to the Kauffman Main Street Entrepreneurship Index. The City Beautiful came in at No. 26 out of the top 40 metros in the annual report put out by the Kauffman Foundation, a nonprofit that studies entrepreneurship trends nationally. Orlando ranked […]

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Starter Studio Demo Day 2015

Starter Studio presents Demo Day #4

Starter Studio Demo Day #4 Demo day is the culmination of three months of hard work inside our tech business accelerator. Ten of our startups will take the stage to highlight what they’ve accomplished, pitch their business, and show you why their startup will succeed. Join us downtown at the historical Cheyenne Saloon & Opera […]

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Orlando based HotSwitch accepted into leading accelerator

An Orlando entertainment tech startup has been accepted into a six-month program that will give it access to mentors from Silicon Valley. HotSwitch, a mobile-app based firm that provides a social viewing platform for television programs, was accepted into the Alchemist Accelerator in California, its founder told the Orlando Sentinel. The company has been part of […]

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