Tech & Innovation

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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Starter Studio Orlando Tech Accelerator

Starter Studio grads now employ more than 100 in Orlando

Officials with Orlando’s Starter Studio said last week that graduates have raised a combined $3 million and have employed more than 100 people since it opened its doors in 2013. The news comes as the downtown program prepares to welcome its fifth class of startups, a group that will include businesses in the wearable, travel and […]

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Orlando Gaming at GDC 2016

Orlando’s rockstar gaming community headed to GDC 2016

Metro Orlando’s video-game professionals have their eyes set on one of the largest industry conferences in the U.S., in an effort to grow the community here. Officials with Indienomicon, a group of independent video-game developers, have spearheaded an effort to get representation to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The group hopes to raise […]

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UCF Downtown contribution

UCF Downtown receives its first major pledge

The University of Central Florida officially has its first big donation for the creation of a downtown Orlando campus. The Orlando Magic have donated $1.5 million, Chad Binette, university spokesman, told Orlando Business Journal. This is the first major private donation of the $20 million fundraising effort of the UCF Foundation. “A strong, vibrant, dynamic […]

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UCF Downtown Creative Village

UCF Downtown’s 1st Phase to have $205M economic impact

A new economic impact study shows that the revised plans for UCF Downtown can create a big wave for Orlando. During Orlando Business Journal’s Doing Business in Downtown event on Dec. 4, University of Central Florida Provost Dale Whittaker said the revised plans for UCF Downtown will yield about 2,000 new direct and indirect jobs, […]

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Florida TechMatch 2016

Apply to be a part of the 2016 Florida TechMatch

Orlando Trep is proud to be partnering with Orange County, the Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC), the Orlando Tech Association, Orlando Sentinel, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, and Echo Interaction Group to bring together the first ever Florida TechMatch. This B2B matchmaking event will be held immediately following the 2016 Orange County Economic Summit. […]

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2015 Entrepreneur of the Year

2015 Entrepreneur of the Year: Rasesh Thakkar The Harvard professor and economist Theodore Levitt once commented, “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” In the whole of the Southeast, it is doubtful you will find a more dramatic mosaic depicting the union of creativity and innovation than the community in east […]

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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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Florida Venture Forum

VC Bootcamp Orlando October 15th

Local entrepreneurs searching for a way to land venture capital may want to mark their calendars for an upcoming event in Orlando that major investors will be attending. Florida Venture Forum, a statewide member-based organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding, is hosting Venture Capital Bootcamp on Oct. 15 at the Citrus Club in Orlando. The […]

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Orlando Tech Weekend Launch

Start something new at Weekend Launch

Mark your calendars and buy your tickets. Weekend Launch is coming! Over the course of three days, starting Friday November 6th, you will have the opportunity to bring your startup ideas to life. Weekend Launch will begin with 60-second idea pitches on Friday, and culminate in launching your startup on Sunday evening. In between, you will […]

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