April 23, 2024

Startups

Sustainable Boating

Blue Innovations Group, an electric boat startup in Pinellas Park, has unveiled its first EV boat — the R30. The 30-foot vessel can accommodate up to 12 people, has a run time of up to eight hours on a 221-kWh battery pack and can reach a maximum speed of 45 mph. Amenities include a kitchenette, a bathroom with a bidet, an expandable solar canopy and air conditioning. Read more »
Published on 3/14/2024

Rolling in Dough

Veronica Anderson began offering her cookies for sale to colleagues decades ago while working at BellSouth in Jacksonville. As word of the treats spread beyond her workplace, a business was born. Read more »
Published on 10/19/2023

Florida's Future

We asked 13 experts in their respective fields to look into their crystal balls. Here are their thoughts on the decade ahead. Read more »
Published on 7/18/2023

Engineering a Solution to Cancer

Over the course of his career as a mechanical engineer, Greg Sawyer relished working on what he thought were “the hardest problems” in engineering — controlling surfaces to make things work in challenging environments, such as space. Read more »
Published on 6/23/2023

The Futurist

By now, the usual reasons Wall Street types had for decamping to Florida during the pandemic are well-known: No income tax, an entrepreneurial spirit, welcoming policies and effusive politicians, high-growth potential and minimal regulation. Read more »
Published on 3/15/2023

Wasting No Time

About 30% of a typical city's food waste comes from restaurants. Aneshai Smith wants to do something about that while helping restaurants thrive. Her Orlando-based startup, Go See The City, offers digital coupons for deep discounts on unsold food before restaurants close for the day. Read more »
Published on 3/7/2023

Construction underway for Leon County's $24-million business incubator

Construction underway for Leon County's $24-million business incubator Read more »
Published on 12/31/2022

Fashion tech startup Fit:Match makes shopping experience more efficient with 3-D body twin avatars

Fit:Match's technology can find a customer's body twin in its digital database, accommodate for shape differences and give recommendations on what will fit and what the customer will like — in about a minute. The Backs Read more »
Published on 12/8/2022

Johnny Crowder's startup Cope Notes helps others struggling with mental health issues

Mental health advocate, metal musician and motivational speaker Johnny Crowder's peer-support startup finds a receptive audience around the world. Read more »
Published on 10/10/2022

Lifelong medical challenges inspire growth of Amelia Island Microgreens

Connor Hiebel, 17, of Fernandina Beach, combines his business acumen with a commitment to healthy eating through his business Amelia Island Microgreens, which started in 2020. Read more »
Published on 9/13/2022

As business screeched to a halt during pandemic, two entrepreneur brothers shifted from car sharing to insurance

As they were growing up, a career in technology was never in the picture for Matthew and Michael Vega-Sanz, 26-year-old twins now running one of Miami's hottest tech startups. Read more »
Published on 5/12/2022

A one-stop shop for boat buyers

INNOVATION One-stop shop for boat buyers Entrepreneurs Bryan Lenett of Hallandale Beach and Michael Muchnick of Aventura founded TreatMD, a telemedicine company later acquired by GlobalMed. Both boaters, they launched... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2022

FSU alum Joshua Esnard won a $300K partnership deal with Shark Tank investor

INNOVATION A Cut Above Florida State University alumnus Joshua Esnard, inventor of The Cut Buddy, a hair and beard grooming device, recently reached a $300,000 investment partnership deal from ABC’s... Read more »
Published on 4/13/2022

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