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Meet 5 of Central Florida’s promising young entrepreneurs and techies (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on October 19, 2022 in Uncategorized,

A few Central Florida entrepreneurs and technologists have built a process for turning ocean plastic into clothes, developed a multimillion-dollar video game and led teams at the nation’s fastest-growing startups — all before their 25th birthdays. These are examples of Orlando Inno‘s 2022 Inno Under 25 honorees. The annual feature honors five Central Florida innovators making waves […]

Orlando serial entrepreneurs reunite as top execs at computer vision startup (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on October 11, 2022 in Uncategorized,

Sighthound offers artificial intelligence-based solutions that can identify vehicles, read license plates and remove personal information — such as faces — from videos. These computer vision products are possible because Sighthound trains computers by feeding millions of images, some annotated by humans, to algorithms that operates similar to a human brain, rewarding a computer when […]

Florida electric aviation startup VerdeGo Aero to hire after investments from Raytheon, Stetson alumni (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on September 9, 2022 in Uncategorized,

VerdeGo Aero was founded to provide technologies to electrify both civilian and defense aircraft. The company’s hardware enables hybrid-electric aircraft by using both electric motors and sustainable liquid fuels, sometimes considered competing methods to making aircraft more sustainable. The company of roughly 20 people already has begun its search for the first five positions it wants […]

Florida sports tech firm plots expansion into security (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on August 25, 2022 in Uncategorized,

In the days following the deadly May 24 school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Kevin Davidson’s thoughts turned to the camera technology used by his sports firm — and how it could protect students like his 8-year-old son. The CEO of Orlando-based DS Sports Ventures called his partner and company president, Joe Sleiman, and told him the company […]

Florida education startup Meta Humans eyes HQ, expansion in Orlando (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on August 25, 2022 in Uncategorized,

Class is nearly in session for a Central Florida education startup that lets children run a business, develop products and study cybersecurity. Meta Humans this fall will open its first science and tech-focused education center at 2175 Aloma Ave. in Winter Park. However, it’s just the start of Meta Humans’ plans, which include opening more […]

NASA’s Florida moon mission powered by dozens of local firms (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on August 24, 2022 in Uncategorized,

The prime contractors for NASA’s Artemis mission and related programs are tech giants like Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Jacobs, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. However, 3,800 suppliers across the U.S. also are working on the program. NASA’s Artemis program will put humans back on the moon for the first time since 1972.   http://NASA’s Florida moon […]

BREAKING: Orlando airport leader wants on-site K-12 school as part of 10-year plan

Posted on August 18, 2022 in Uncategorized,

The Orlando International Airport leadership set big goals for its 10-year discussion — including the possibility of an on-site K-12 school. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, the governing entity of the airport, went through a wishlist of wants for the airport over the next decade during its Aug. 17 meeting. Most of the requests were […]

Universal patent may let you add flair to Harry Potter wand spells (by Richard Bilbao)

Posted on August 9, 2022 in Uncategorized,

Universal Orlando Resort’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter land is all about making guests feel as if they are wizards, and a new patent aims to help them do it with flair. The patent, “Variable Effects Activation in an Interactive Environment,” aims to allow an interactive environment activated via a device — such as a […]

Space Florida Eyes Playing Bigger Financial Role (by Jim Turner)

Posted on August 1, 2022 in Uncategorized,

 Space Florida Eyes Playing Bigger Financial Role Jim Turner | News Service of Florida | 8/1/2022 Florida’s aerospace agency wants to expand its role from helping companies finance rocket and satellite projects to more directly getting money into the hands of firms seeking to move burgeoning technology to the launch pad. Space Florida President and CEO […]

NCS Announces 2022 Class for Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame

Posted on June 17, 2022 in Uncategorized,

NCS Announces 2022 Class for Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame  The National Center for Simulation (NCS) announced it will induct two new members — Dr. Winston “Wink” Bennett and Dr. James (Jim) Wall — to the NCS Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Hall of Fame. The ceremony is Oct. 24, 2022, at the Orange County […]

Inside EA’s new downtown Orlando studio: 3 cool things at the gaming giant’s downtown campus (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on June 6, 2022 in Uncategorized,

With a colorful mural and an animated video screen adorning the outside, Electronic Arts Inc.’s new downtown Orlando office stands out. Still, it’s no less impressive inside the 175,000-square-foot office and studio where EA (Nasdaq: EA) makes Madden NFL, NBA Live Mobile, EA’s returning college football game and other sports titles.

Orlando ag tech company Kalera to build new growing facility near airport (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on June 2, 2022 in Uncategorized,

An Orlando-based company’s newest high-tech, indoor vertical farm is in the works. Kalera Inc. seeks a conditional-use permit from the city of Orlando to allow for indoor lettuce growing in a warehouse at 6843 Conway Road, near Orlando International Airport. The company aims to convert 33,100 square feet inside the 101,000-square-foot warehouse into a vertical […]

Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Fund targets up to 4 more startup investments this year (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on June 2, 2022 in Uncategorized,

An Orlando-based fund that launched with the goal of raising and investing $30 million has a few more deals up its sleeve this year. The Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Fund likely will invest in three or four more startups before the end of the year, Principal Thomas Rudy told Orlando Inno. That means a few companies, and […]

Orlando sets out to cement itself as the center of the metaverse (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on May 10, 2022 in Uncategorized,

The masters of the metaverse are in Central Florida. That’s according to the Orlando Economic Partnership, which is spearheading an initiative to establish the region from Orlando to Miami as the “MetaCenter,” the national hub for technologies that power the metaverse. They include gaming, simulation, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Central Florida is moving to […]

C2TI Grows Advisory Board with Former CAE, USA President 

Posted on May 4, 2022 in Uncategorized,

C2TI Grows Advisory Board with Former CAE, USA President  C2 Technologies Inc., an internationally recognized leader in education, immersive learning (AR/VR/XR, Metaverse), MODSIM, Aviation training, and Digital Transformation announces its newest advisory board member, Raymond “Duke” Duquette. The former president and general manager of CAE, USA, Duke has more than 30 years of experience in the […]

VirTra Appoints Director and Military Simulation Training Expert John Givens as Co-Chief Executive Officer

Posted on May 2, 2022 in Uncategorized,

TEMPE, Ariz., May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VirTra, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTSI) (“VirTra”), a global provider of judgmental use of force training simulators, and firearms training simulators for the law enforcement and military markets, has appointed John Givens as co-chief executive officer (CEO), effective today. Givens has been a member of the board of directors for VirTra since […]

Unreal Engine 5

Posted on April 29, 2022 in Uncategorized,

The release of Unreal Engine 5 is making waves across many industries. Its potential to change the face of next-generation game development is clear, while creators in film and television, live events, architecture, automotive, and more all have much to celebrate. But groundbreaking new toolsets for generating highly realistic, high-accuracy, massive Open Worlds are equally applicable to […]

C2 Technologies Opens Center for Immersive Learning Tech & MODSIM in Orlando

Posted on April 27, 2022 in Uncategorized,

C2 Technologies Opens Center for Immersive Learning Tech & MODSIM in Orlando  Orlando, Fla. (April 26, 2022) – C2 Technologies, a global aerospace and defense company specializing in immersive training through technology, has opened its Center for Immersive Learning Tech and MODSIM in Orlando, through the UCF Business Incubation Program’s Soft Landing program at the Research Park Incubator.   […]

New Sanford HQ where drone startup Hoverfly will create jobs (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on April 27, 2022 in Uncategorized,

Drone startup Hoverfly Technologies Inc. is nearly doubling in size. Hoverfly on April 25 cut the ribbon on its new 20,500-square-foot headquarters in Sanford after moving from its previous 11,000-square-foot building on March 1. The facility, which acts as Hoverfly’s primary research and design/design space, means the company will add 50 workers to its staff […]

Alice Cooper, Lee Westwood and other celebs compete on HypGames’ mobile virtual golf game (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on April 25, 2022 in Uncategorized,

The reason HypGames Inc. wanted to get celebrities like pro golfer Lee Westwood, rock star Alice Cooper and “Seinfeld” actor John O’Hurley on its mobile golf game was simple. HypGames created that game, Ultimate Golf, so users could play rounds of virtual golf in interesting places with interesting people, co-founder and CEO Mike Taramykin told Orlando Inno. What’s more interesting than competing against […]