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A bear market didn’t dampen the mood at the Florida Bitcoin & Blockchain Summit (FBBS), as its myriad of speakers focused on new achievements rather than price fluctuations.

Friday’s summit was a decidedly scaled-down version of the inaugural Tampa event, held at Amalie Arena last November. Chris Krimitsos, founder of the FBBS, expressed his sincere excitement to see everyone filling the Holiday Inn Westshore’s conference room, as the occasion was about the people that continue to believe in the new technology’s applications rather than a venue.

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor kicked off the event by once again welcoming attendees to the city…

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A bear market didn’t dampen the mood at the Florida Bitcoin & Blockchain Summit (FBBS), as its myriad of speakers focused on new achievements rather than price fluctuations. Friday’s summit was a decidedly scaled-down version of the inaugural Tampa event, held at Amalie Arena last November. Chris Krimitsos, founder of the FBBS, expressed his sincere excitement to see everyone filling the Holiday Inn Westshore’s conference room, as the occasion was about the people that continue to believe in the new technology’s

How does a region attract technology events? Just ask Tampa Bay, the tech capital of Florida. Some cities like Baltimore invest time and resources into attracting more tech, but Tampa has no such problem. Gone are the days of Silicon Valley’s status as the mecca of the industry. The empire has crumbled. In its place, new leaders arise – coastal superstar cities like Seattle, New York, Austin and now, Tampa Bay. One major event is the Synapse Summit, which boasted an attendance

Christina Drake originally wanted Shari Dingle Costantini to join her company as a strategic adviser, but she quickly realized Costantini offered a lot more to Kismet Technologies LLC. After the pair began working together four months ago, Costantini took up the title of president and co-founder of the 3-year-old startup. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE  

It has been a whirlwind 24 hours for former SpaceX engineer Tim Balz, who now leads Melbourne-based Kalogon. Not only did the company punch a ticket to be a presenter at Synapse Florida next month by impressing a distinguished panel of judges during an event in downtown Orlando Thursday night. But the company also shared news Friday morning that it had raised $1.9 million for its medical-tech company. SeedFundersOrlando led the round, with Sawmill Angel Network, venVelo and DeepWork Capital also joining. Kalogon uses

University of South Florida (USF) President Rhea Law joined University of Central Florida (UCF) President Alexander Cartwright, Ph.D., and University of Florida (UF) President Kent Fuchs, Ph.D., last month at Synapse Summit 2022 to celebrate a 25-year legacy of innovation as partners in the Florida High Tech Corridor and unveil a commitment to “unleash the region’s ‘expotential.’” The three university presidents participated in a discussion moderated by The Corridor CEO Paul Sohl, retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, about their hallmark partnership approach,

Florida is home to a powerhouse State University System, with the University of South Florida, the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida leading the way as partners driving the Florida High Tech Corridor. In this special episode captured during Synapse Summit 2022, hear from presidents of our three partner universities as they join The Corridor’s CEO Paul Sohl for a discussion about their hallmark partnership approach, the role of universities in Florida’s innovation economy and how their universities are preparing the next generation of innovators. In

The Orlando technology scene is on fire. As someone burrowed in the ecosystem for eight years, I have been waiting for a unified front. I thought this was missing and, frankly, I understood why that was. How do you get a series of disparate industries to pull toward the same goal, one that revolves around location and place rather than industry in an effort of making Orlando one of the best tech communities in the state, much less the country? The obstacles to that

For the first time in two years, robots, simulations and video games will take over the Orlando Science Center in a fully onsite and in-person Otronicon. The annual science and technology expo, started in 2006, will feature interactive technology exhibits, workshops, shows and competitions from Feb. 18-21. Exhibitors range from The Walt Disney Co., Central Florida’s biggest employer, to Winter Garden-based exoskeleton startup Rake Technologies Inc. Otronicon often draws a wide array of attendees, including families and students. For the businesses and

The 5th annual 2022 Synapse Summit returned to Tampa’s Amalie Arena this February calling together Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, which consists of startup founders, funders, tech talent, executives, educational institutions, support organizations and local/regional/state government entities, especially the economic development boards. Synapse Florida, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, expertly designs the annual event to Celebrate, Discover, & Engage the Florida innovation community. Acting as a powerful catalyst, Synapse brings in all community stakeholders together to enable chance meetings, meaningful dialogues, opportunities to brainstorm, be inspired and

As travel demand picks up, group trips are on the horizon again and a St. Pete entrepreneur hopes his new app will make planning a little easier. The app Takeoff just launched last week to help plan itineraries and split payments for group travel. The startup’s founder and CEO Chase Harris said his own rescheduled group trips due to the pandemic made him realize there was a gap to fill. "A lot of, like, my bachelor parties and group trips like that got pushed to 2021, which ultimately