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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Event spotlight: Full Sail University’s Tech Tuesday

Event spotlight: Full Sail University’s Tech Tuesday

Full Sail University recently launched a tech discussion series to highlight its alumni network to share career and industry information. Tech Tuesday brings together alumni working in specific sectors for an hourlong chat for a virtual roundtable. “I ap...
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Talon Simulations CEO jams his way through coronavirus pandemic

Talon Simulations CEO jams his way through coronavirus pandemic

Talon Simulations CEO Brandon Naids plucks his Fender, carefully sequencing notes, as he performs original instrumental music. The 29-year-old entrepreneur sits in the den of his Altamonte Springs home. On the other side of a webcam: students. Naids has return...
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VR, AR have strong home in Orlando’s gaming, manufacturing sectors

VR, AR have strong home in Orlando’s gaming, manufacturing sectors

Central Florida has the ingredients to establish itself as a virtual and augmented reality hub. That’s because several university programs, a strong gaming community and manufacturing training sites could push toward that. As more industries come around ...
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