Two local investors reveal what captures their interests — and money 10.9.15

Matthew Richardson Reporter Orlando Business Journal   If you're a local entrepreneur looking for funds to propel your startup forward, it helps to know what investors in Central Florida are looking for during a business pitch. Luckily, we spoke with a couple of investors to find out...

Guest Post: Keys to Success of the Florida Patent Pro Bono Program 7.6.15

June 28, 2015Dennis Crouch Guest Post by Jennifer McDowell, USPTO Pro Bono Program Coordinator and Courtney Caliendo, Florida Patent Pro Bono Program Manager Florida may have been among the last states to offer Patent Pro Bono services to qualified inventors and small businesses, but it was...

How this CEO overcame “ugly-baby syndrome” and got $2M in venture capital 3.23.15

Matthew Richardson Reporter-Orlando Business Journal Some people say there's not enough venture capital to go around in Florida. But others say the problem really is "ugly-baby syndrome" — people so in love with their business idea that they don't understand why it's not attractive to...

Miami life science startup raises funding, grows team 2.25.15

BY NANCY DAHLBERG NDAHLBERG@MIAMIHERALD.COM 02/24/2015 5:47 PM   02/25/2015 8:09 AM Read more here: Matthew H.J. Kim, who founded Vigilant Biosciences, and serves as the company’s chairman and CEO, is shown with Dr...


How do you know when changes in the market help you pivot to a better solution? Ask Jamie Grooms. He is the CEO of the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research, a non-profit organization that assists new companies during their creation process. The institute leverages $2...


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