Digital health company PT Genie opens headquarters in Lake Nona

PT Genie, a national provider of home-based physical therapy, has relocated its headquarters from Cleveland, Ohio, to Lake Nona Medical City at GuideWell...

AT&T launches 5G in Orlando. Here’s how that will boost business.

AT&T Inc. launched its 5G network in Orlando on June 29, offering accelerated data transfer that stands to speed up local industries. 

L3Harris scores $900M local simulation deal

One of Central Florida’s biggest employers has landed a $900 million contract to overhaul the U.S. Air Force’s simulator arsenal. 

No trade shows, no problem: Sim tech powers virtual job fair

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) hosted a virtual conference alongside its in-person Veterinary Meeting & Expo in Orlando from Jan. 18-22. 

Fund launches to give an early boost to black startups

Recent nationwide protests around racial inequality triggered a conversation at Florida early-stage investment group Seedfunders.  That’s because investors at...

Why this internet pioneer moved his cyber firm here with plans...

Roughly half of all businesses fail within their first five years, but Sergio Heker’s first venture became one of the biggest commercial internet...

Here’s how this tech firm uses AI to speed up traffic...

When Melissa Gross and Claudia Paskauskas launched InNovo Partners LLC in 2017, they started in an office with one laptop and no furniture. 

How and why this firm built mask-detecting software

The software can scan crowds of people for masks, check their temperatures and measure their heart rates.  But CodeFirm’s...

Tips from a VC firm on building a more inclusive portfolio

Startup investment firm DeepWork Capital operates on a theory of investing in underinvested places.  That’s why the Orlando-based firm...

Looking to partner with local tech firms? This new program can...

After Orlando’s Rise of the Rest pitch competition in April 2019, first-place winner Stacie Ruth was invited to the Orlando Economic Partnership’s board meeting. 

Central Florida counties join the Space Force HQ race

The bids of three local counties for the future Space Force headquarters are a go for launch.  Brevard, Orange...

Local accelerator, incubator partner to boost startup growth

Two months after Jarin Eisenberg became chief operating officer of tech incubator Groundswell Startups in November 2019, one of the first people she...

Autonomous vehicle firm to accelerate operations

When Joe Moye took part in a virtual panel about automated driving systems on June 17, he was joined by representatives of other leading...

Don’t touch: These local firms offer contactless tech

Businesses from restaurants to theme parks are again open in Central Florida, but coronavirus hasn’t gone anywhere.  That means...

Coronavirus Chronicles: Business slowly returns for distressed manufacturer

The days are looking more and more normal for Harry Arnon.  The CEO of Hernon Manufacturing Inc. ate dinner last...

How this tech firm drives transportation innovation

Nearly three years of transportation work by Omnimodal LLC started with a cold call.  CEO David Thomas Moran called the operations...

Pandemic accelerates defense opportunities for sim companies here

The last three months have required some shifts at Raytheon Technology Corp.’s training headquarters in Orlando.  That’s because Waltham,...

How this game studio drew up new biz in animation

More than a decade ago, Steamroller Studios’ eventual founders were working on dream projects.  Adam Meyer oversaw a design company...

Investor: Here’s how to build more inclusive startups and more

David Mullings believes the world is in a tech-driven industrial revolution, but there are some flaws. For example, the Orlando-based...

Raytheon lands $288M in local defense deals

It’s been a big month so far for Raytheon’s Orlando operations, which landed two defense contracts worth a combined $143 million.