Archer moves toward drone deployment for medical supply delivery

Archer moves toward drone deployment for medical supply delivery

Gordon Folkes started his Orlando company Archer First Response Systems to use drones in new ways.  Thanks to a partnership with Tampa General Hospital, he has started to execute that plan. Archer could soon be delivering medical supplies to those...
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Epic grant helps Talon, partners cross funding gap on VR

Epic grant helps Talon, partners cross funding gap on VR

Orlando tech company Talon Simulations has been working in VR for several years. But CEO Brandon Naids says being on that cutting edge can present a challenge when trying to raise money. They need funding to build but investors often...
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Orlando’s Talon Simulations lands grant from video game giant Epic Games for VR

Orlando’s Talon Simulations lands grant from video game giant Epic Games for VR

An Orlando VR company has landed part of a grant from one of the video game industry’s biggest firms. Talon Simulations announced this week a partnership with haptic glove manufacturer BeBop Sensors on a grant from Epic Games. Epic developed...
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Orlando storage startup led by Marriott, House of Blues veteran relaunches after pandemic-driven delay

Orlando storage startup led by Marriott, House of Blues veteran relaunches after pandemic-driven delay

Dustin Gimbel says he has some “startup idea skeletons” in his closet. Many entrepreneurs do. But he says ideas that do not pan out often contribute to the next idea. “You say, ‘Why didn’t this work?’” Gimbel said. “Then you...
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Orlando-built device would enhance privacy, security in smart devices

Orlando-built device would enhance privacy, security in smart devices

Adam Bellas paid close attention to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal around the collection and use of people’s private data. As a systems architect for multiple businesses including, at one point, Full Sail University, privacy has become something of...
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Lake Nona biotech lab will help expand cancer-treatment research, trials

Lake Nona biotech lab will help expand cancer-treatment research, trials

A new medical lab in Lake Nona will help in the effort to expand treatment and trials for cancer research. The biotech company behind the lab, Protean BioDiagnostics, moved there in January. The company will hire between 12 and 15...
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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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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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