Opinion: Pitch night a much- needed collaboration as Orlando tech seeks new ‘normal’

Opinion: Pitch night a much- needed collaboration as Orlando tech seeks new ‘normal’

I need to get two things out of the way . Drive-in Pitch Night had its flaws. Also, it did not show that pitch nights were “better than ever,” as the Meetup.com invitation boasted. I mean, pitch nights represent my...
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Organizers say Drive-in Pitch Night will return; Home Lending Pal wins first competition

Organizers say Drive-in Pitch Night will return; Home Lending Pal wins first competition

Lana Udalov received a, well, different response to her business pitch Friday night. As she finished her presentation on her hotel management startup HKeeper, a chorus of cars in a downtown Orlando parking lot honked their horns in approval. Udalov...
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The seven startups pitching at Drive-in Pitch Night on Friday

The seven startups pitching at Drive-in Pitch Night on Friday

A small semblance of normality – albeit in an altered state – returns Friday when seven local startups participate in Drive-in Pitch Night. The event will give young companies a chance to share what they are working on and receive...
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Orlando-area seed investment group finalizes founders, seeks to invest in local startups

Orlando-area seed investment group finalizes founders, seeks to invest in local startups

An investment fund that has put money into a handful of Florida tech companies – including one in Orlando – has its initial founding group. The 14 founding members of SeedFundersOrlando include several entrepreneurs with early stage business experi...
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Startup U: What to show potential investors in a pitch

Startup U: What to show potential investors in a pitch

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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Startups to head downtown for unorthodox drive-in pitch night

Startups to head downtown for unorthodox drive-in pitch night

It’s going to be unfamiliar. It’s going to be a challenge. But at least it’s going to be a pitch night, an event that helps young companies gain much-needed exposure. Starter Studio has partnered with Project Orlando, the Orlando Economic...
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OTN Sunday Chats: CEO tells how Datanautix landed Red Lobster as a client

OTN Sunday Chats: CEO tells how Datanautix landed Red Lobster as a client

DATANAUTIX CEO SANJAY PATEL The Winter Springs data analytics company Datanautix’ website boldly asks business owners: “Ready to read your customers’ minds?” Well, it doesn’t exactly work that way. But the company’s AI product does give businesses ...
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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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Elevator Pitch: PaperStac is like an ‘eBay of mortgage notes’

Elevator Pitch: PaperStac is like an ‘eBay of mortgage notes’

The downtown Orlando-based startup PaperStac has been building a strong business around mortgage note transactions. While building, the company has often found itself a huge audience at conferences. To do that, the company has to have its elevator pitch down.....
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Startup U: Student entrepreneurs have unique view of education

Startup U: Student entrepreneurs have unique view of education

Support for student entrepreneurs can be one way to ensure an ecosystem thrives and survives. A steady stream of new businesses and tech startups coming from schools only means more potentially successful companies. In addition, it’s more lessons from th...
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