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Coronavirus has sickened the global economy, and the region’s tech sector isn’t immune.  Fears related to a global coronavirus outbreak, which has generated 132,000 cases and nearly 5,000 deaths worldwide as of March 13, has hammered U.S. and international markets. For example, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 2,350 points on March 12. Read more here. Source: Orlando Business JournalAuthor: Alex Soderstrom
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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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