Startup U: How to land a patent, from an Orlando patent owner

Startup U: How to land a patent, from an Orlando patent owner

Startup U. is an ongoing series that asks entrepreneurs and subject matter experts in the community to share their best business tips. The intent is to create a resource for new entrepreneurs, as well as those who might need a...
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Using simulation, UCF simplifies what could have been chaotic COVID-era check-ins

Using simulation, UCF simplifies what could have been chaotic COVID-era check-ins

UCF turned to simulation software to simplify what could have been a chaotic check-in when students returned to campus this month. The results appear to have been a success. A survey distributed to students found 97.3 percent satisfied with the...
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Madden NFL 21, built in Maitland, set to debut Friday. Fo’ shizzle.

Madden NFL 21, built in Maitland, set to debut Friday. Fo’ shizzle.

The highest-profile video game built in Central Florida returns for its 28th year on Friday. The latest entry in Electronic Arts’ Madden NFL series, built in Maitland, will include a bonus for hardcore gamers. Those who buy the game for...
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Luminar Technologies to go public after merger with special acquisition company

Luminar Technologies to go public after merger with special acquisition company

The autonomous vehicle firm Luminar Technologies will merge with special purpose acquisition company Gores Metropoulos. The company will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol LAZR. A press release that announced the deal placed its value at $3.4 billion....
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Limbitless’ mission to help children with missing limbs goes virtual in pandemic

Limbitless’ mission to help children with missing limbs goes virtual in pandemic

The Orlando company that develops prosthetics for kids with missing limbs has resumed its work after coronavirus-driven slowed it down. Limbitless Solutions CEO Albert Manero said the company will change how it gathers feedback to protect workers and patients ...
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Orlando cybersecurity startup makes top 100 list

Orlando cybersecurity startup makes top 100 list

An Orlando cybersecurity startup has been recognized as one of the top young companies in the space. Fortress Information Security, which protects supply chains from attacks, landed on Cyber Defense Magazine’s Top 100. The company has more than 100 emplo...
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Orlando video game music group goes virtual for next concert

Orlando video game music group goes virtual for next concert

A group that organizes concerts of bands that perform video game music will go virtual this weekend. Ongaku Overdrive, which has hosted video-game themed concerts in Orlando since 2013, will feature four acts on its Twitch channel. Ongaku founder Kent...
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UCF research receives $1M grant to study AI, cyber attacks

UCF research receives $1M grant to study AI, cyber attacks

A UCF researcher has landed a $1 million DoD award to develop a defense against cyber attacks on AI-based systems. The money will provide engineering professor Mubarak Shah resources to study cyber defense strategies. Shah and a team has been...
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JourneyLabs in Lake Mary names former GE leader CEO

JourneyLabs in Lake Mary names former GE leader CEO

A Lake Mary medical tech firm named a former GE official to be its new CEO last month. Tim Bush took over the leadership role of JourneyLabs in Lake Mary last month. Bush helped GE launch its virtual hospital platform...
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10 Orlando tech firms hit annual Inc. 5000 list, which measures growth

10 Orlando tech firms hit annual Inc. 5000 list, which measures growth

A Winter Garden ad agency that runs Facebook campaigns for law firms broke the top 200 on the Inc. 5000. The list is the business publication Inc. Magazine’s annual recognition of the 5,000 companies that showed the most growth in...
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