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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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A Tampa-based investment firm will expand into Orlando, potentially providing local tech companies a new option when they seek funding. SeedFunders, which started in early 2018 as a way to attract more tech companies to Tampa and St. Petersburg, recently launched SeedFundersOrlando. Read more here. Source: Orlando SentinelAuthor: Marco Santana
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A new local early-stage investment group plans to fill a gap in funding for the Orlando tech industry. The new Seedfunders Orlando plans to sign up investors to provide funding to startups that haven’t yet earned any revenue, Seedfunders Orlando CEO Dennis Pape told Orlando Business Journal. Currently, small companies not making revenue yet either are self-funded or draw funding from family, associates and/or angel investors, who usually...
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While the innovation may be there, Orlando has admittedly been a bit more discombobulated when it comes to bridging the divides that tend to arise in startups and incubators in the tech world. “We haven’t had as coherent of an ecosystem as Tampa,” Dennis R. Pape, managing director at Orlando accelerator Catalyst, said. “We haven’t had as much involvement as from what I’ve observed in...
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