Luminar exec to share tech firm’s growth story in UCF online symposium

Luminar's Jason Eichenholz to keynote symposium
Jason Eichenholz will keynote a UCF symposium on Wednesday.

UCF technology will host an online symposium Wednesday that will highlight Orlando’s tech community, giving a handful of UCF-connected startups a stage to show off their wares.

The daylong UCF Technology Ventures Symposium will be held as the region tries to emerge from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Because of the pandemic, Central Florida events for the last year have been largely limited.

Organizations have had to be creative to continue to help small companies in response.

That led to the online-only symposium, an effort led by UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Luminar Technologies cofounder Jason Eichenholz and Kevin DiMarzio of Made in Space will keynote the virtual event.

Luminar’s autonomous vehicle tech firm has been one of the more successful Central Florida firm in recent memory.

Made in Space, meanwhile, moved its headquarters to Jacksonville, Fla., last year.

The company specializes in support hardware for space missions. Made in Space landed a contract in 2019 to demonstrate robotic in-space manufacturing capabilities.

In addition to the keynotes, a series of panels will highlight UCF-related entrepreneurs and technologies.

The panels will lead into an afternoon pitch competition with six student teams competing for $10,000.

Orlando Tech News will follow up with a recap after the event.

To sign up, visit the symposium’s landing page here.