May 22, 2022

Technology/Innovation

Kiwibot aims to expand its fleet of robots by 1,200

Kiwibot, a robotic delivery service startup founded in Colombia and now headquartered in Miami, closed a $20-million contract with Sodexo, a Fortune 500 food services company... Read more »
Published on 5/19/2022

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

When it comes to cars, how fast can Florida really go electric?

Sales of electric vehicles are growing in Florida, but EVs still amount to less than 1% of registered vehicles, cost about a third more than gas cars, and charging stations are far from universal. How fast can Florida really go electric? Read more »
Published on 5/9/2022

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

April is Tech Month in Miami

INNOVATION Tech Time April is the inaugural Miami Tech Month, with dozens of conferences and events on the calendar. The eMerge Americas tech conference, launched by tech pioneer Manny Medina... Read more »
Published on 4/20/2022

Building designers create panels that resemble stone, brick or marble with a versatile lightweight concrete

INNOVATION Versatile Concrete In the last few years, Jacksonville-based prefabricated concrete company Gate Precast has experimented with a versatile lightweight architectural concrete layer. Designers can create concrete panels that resemble... Read more »
Published on 4/19/2022

Akron Bio expands gene therapy, vaccine production with new Sarasota facility

Akron Bio has opened a state-of-the-art plasmid DNA manufacturing facility. Read more »
Published on 4/13/2022

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

Shrimp cocktail

Growing up in a Chicago suburb, Chris Daniels was always entrepreneurial. At 16, he acquired a hand-me-down truck and started Mulch Maniacs, employing his football-player friends. By the time he graduated high school, he had sold that business to another Chicago area landscaping company, using the proceeds to help pay for college. Read more »
Published on 4/12/2022

St. Petersburg has first ever NFT home sale

INNOVATION Crypto Home A 71-year-old Gulfport house has sold at auction in a very 21st-Century way — as a non-fungible token (NFT). The bidding started at $650,000 for the four-bedroom,... Read more »
Published on 4/11/2022

Staking a claim to tech

I had the pleasure of participating in the Synapse Summit in Tampa in February. More than 5,600 people attended the summit, which connects entrepreneurs, investors and others in an effort to accelerate Florida's thriving tech sector... Read more »
Published on 4/1/2022

New Florida charter school blends classic education with AI and VR

A new statewide charter school will meld classical education and the Great Books with artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Read more »
Published on 3/16/2022

The pandemic has led to a re-evaluation of alternative forms of Florida education

The pandemic led many parents and students to re-evaluate their attitudes toward alternative forms of education, including online instruction. Read more »
Published on 3/14/2022

Cutting edge profiles of Florida architecture from around the state

Winter Park Library & Events Center / Winter Park Architect: HuntonBrady Architects; David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates (lead designer) Winter Park unveiled its $42-million library and event center complex in... Read more »
Published on 3/14/2022

Osceola County lands promising new business partner at high-tech hub NeoCity

After two false starts, Osceola County hopes the current semiconductor shortage will give legs to a high-tech chip-making project it has been pursuing for a decade. Read more »
Published on 3/9/2022

Infrastructure: Critical strategies Florida can implement as it grows

Florida is projected to gain 2.5 million new residents by 2030. Here's what that means for schools, roads, homes and other infrastructure needs Read more »
Published on 3/8/2022

Two UF graduates launch tech solutions that improve lives of people with disabilities

People with disabilities depend on assistive technology to do their jobs, get an education and enjoy a better quality of life. Yet, Patil says, “there has been a lack of innovation while the rest of the technology is making leaps. It is a huge waste of human potential and human resources when a large part of the community cannot contribute to society through jobs or education because of a lack of assistive technology.” Read more »
Published on 3/7/2022

Researchers at FSU and Florida A&M develop a better design for a low-gravity space simulator

Existing space flight simulators that use free-fall to generate near-zero gravity are restricted by size and typically have short low-gravity durations — from only several seconds to a few minutes — making them unsuitable for experiments that require long observation times... Read more »
Published on 2/23/2022

CarLife connects car dealers with photographers

Even with a shortage of new and used vehicles, dealers still find it helpful in selling autos to get a magazine-quality photo or commercial video of the actual vehicle out on social media rather than stock images... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

Red 6 aims to use augmented reality and A.I. to train U.S. military pilots

A Florida company run by a former British air force pilot wants to use augmented reality and artificial reality technology to train U.S. military pilots... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

Dr. Ahmed Osman leads the way with clinical trials for irregular heartbeat treatments

Broward Health Medical Center's leading light for treating heart rhythm disorders, Dr. Ahmed Osman, continues to guide the hospital's build-out in treating irregular heartbeats with new tech and as principal investigator in clinical trials... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

Florida's history as a military training ground now includes providing a base for ‘hostile' air forces

Florida's history as a military training ground now includes providing a base for ‘hostile' air forces... Read more »
Published on 2/16/2022

Limbitless Solutions creates personalized bionic arms for children

Limbitless' bionic arms build on electromyography (EMG) technology, the tech that makes prosthetics mobile. Read more »
Published on 1/18/2022

Miami-based company targets productivity with AI

In the past two decades, the construction industry has seen an average annual increase in worker productivity of only 1%... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Osceola County is near 'NeoCity' deal with South Korean semiconductor firm

Under an agreement approved in September, DSUS will purchase the land for $14.1 million and transform it into a 3.1 million-sq.-ft., development... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

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Boeing Starliner successfully launches for the International Space Station
Boeing Starliner successfully launches for the International Space Station

Boeing successfully launched its multi-billion dollar Starliner space capsule from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Thursday evening.

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