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Safe Zone Technologies Inc. expects to ship its first gunfire detection units to customers Feb. 24. The products can help save lives by reducing the time it takes for authorities to find an active shooter, said David Chitester, CEO of Seedfunders, which has invested in Safe Zone. Read more here. Source: St. Pete CatalystAuthor: Margie Manning
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Orlando and Tampa are less than 90 minutes apart, but their tech communities have some big differences. More than 7,000 people crowded Amalie Arena in Tampa on Feb. 11-12 for Synapse Summit. The annual summit, which started in Tampa and held its first Orlando version in October 2019, serves as a showcase for tech and innovation in Florida. Synapse in Tampa dwarfed Orlando’s version that hosted...
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Blue Halo Biomedical, an Orlando medical device company, was the winner of Pitch Madness at the Synapse Summit. The first-place prize comes with a $10,000 equity investment. Half of that total came from SeedFunders St. Petersburg, and the other half came from SeedFunders Orlando, said Dave Chitester. Read more here. Source: St. Pete CatyalystAuthor: Margie Manning
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Blue Halo Biomedical CEO Tony Ruben‘s calendar is full of meetings with potential investors, many of whom he met at Synapse Orlando. More than 1,000 attendees packed Orlando’s Ace Cafe on Oct. 18 for the city’s first iteration of the Synapse innovation summit on Oct. 18. Bringing the event to Orlando after it started in Tampa in 2018 forged networking opportunities for local entrepreneurs, executives and investors,...
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It may not be March, but a different form of madness has kicked off in Florida. Pitch Madness, which pits entrepreneurs against one another in bracket rounds, kicked off its first Orlando event at Synapse Orlando on Friday. Read more here. Source: Tampa Bay InnoAuthor: Lauren Coffey
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