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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 Innovation Center. The company uses patented motion sensor devices and software,...

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.  5G is an emerging mobile network featuring...

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.  L3Harris Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LHX) won the contract for...

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.  The day after it ended was the first time...

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 Seedfunders — which originated in St. Petersburg but has two...

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

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

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

When Melissa Gross and Claudia Paskauskas launched InNovo Partners LLC in 2017, they started in an office with one laptop and no furniture.  Three years later, the Orlando-based tech company and former UCF...

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 newest product isn’t the tool of an Orwellian state, CRO Joel...

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 invests in Florida startups, as the state lags behind places...

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

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.  Ruth, the CEO of Orlando health tech...