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27 Graduated the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Programs’s Education Phase at UCF Business Incuba

15-week Education Phase Concludes with 3-Tiered Pitch Competition ORLANDO, Fla. – Directors of The UCF Business Incubation Program, in partnership with the statewide Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program recently presented graduation certificates to 27 military veterans, which concluded Phase 1 of the program providing free counseling, mentoring and training to veterans who want to launch and grow their own business. The entrepreneurs learned to apply innovative strategies to design, pivot and build their businesses quickly and efficiently using the Business Model Canvas and Lean Startup Methodology. “The first graduates are on the way to the next level of their business,” said Ricardo

Del Webb Bexley Opening in 2019 in Tampa in the Latest Newland Master Planned Community

Tampa, Fla. -- Del Webb, one of the nation’s leading builders of active adult communities, continues its expansion into Florida’s Gulf Coast region with its first lifestyle-driven, 55+ community in North Tampa at Bexley, Newland’s newest master planned community located just off the Suncoast expressway in Land O’ Lakes. Bexley is owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. Newland is well known

SavvySuite’s Interactive Software for Florida Bar Foundation Touted at National Conference Florida P

ORLANDO, Fla. – SavvySuite, a client of the UCF Business Incubation Program in the Central Florida Research Park, designed a system for the Florida Bar Foundation that recently received national attention. Eli Mattern, co-founder and CEO of SavvySuite, a software solutions company serving the needs of the legal field, said the Florida Bar Foundation’s Director of Pro Bono Partnerships Ericka Garcia was a speaker at the 2017 Equal Justice Conference in Pittsburgh, co-sponsored by the American Bar Assn. and National Legal Aid & Defender Assn. The presentation underscored that Florida is building a statewide, web-based network that efficiently connects more disadvantaged individuals with skil

M/I Homes Breaks Ground on Heritage at Plant Street its Newest Community in the Downtown Winter Gard

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. --- M/I Homes recently started development of Heritage at Plant Street its newest community of high-end townhomes and single-family homes on E. Plant and E. Newell Streets near downtown Winter Garden. David Byrnes, area president of M/I Homes, said the homebuilder will offer 41 single-family homes and 43 townhomes. Two models are expected to be completed by December. Byrnes said Heritage at Plant Street will include a centralized recreation area with a pool and cabana, along with pedestrian walkways and shared open spaces throughout the development. Heritage at Plant Street is adjacent to West Orange Trail the 22-mile, multi purpose recreational greenway that runs through

DiVosta Adds Another Villa Design to the New Home Selections at Winding Cypress in Naples

NAPLES, Fla. – DiVosta has released a new attached villa design – Cressida – at Winding Cypress its gated community located on Collier Blvd. between Verona Walk Blvd. and U.S. 41 in Naples. The Cressida is a 1,579+ square foot attached villa with two or three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a spacious gathering room with adjoining dining area that flows seamlessly into the kitchen. “It’s perfect for entertaining,” said Josh Graeve, vice president of sales for DiVosta in Southwest Florida. “Spacious outdoor living provided by its covered lanai and multiple pool options should make the Cressida very appealing to homebuyers,” he added. Cressida joins the Serenity attached villa at Windin

Pulte Homes Starts Construction at Shoreview at Lakewood Ranch Waterside, Two Models Underway in New

Lakewood Ranch, Fla. – Pulte Homes started construction in Shoreview at Lakewood Ranch Waterside, the homebuilder’s newest community featuring single-family homes with expansive lake views in the award-winning master planned development in Sarasota and Manatee counties just east of I-75 south of Tampa. Josh Graeve, vice president of sales for PulteGroup’s Southwest Florida division, said Pulte plans to build 246 one- and two-story homes at Shoreview at Lakewood Ranch Waterside, one of the newest Lakewood Ranch sections situated in Sarasota County. New Pulte homes nestled around 144 acres of existing lakes ranging from approximately 2,488 square feet of living area to over 4,500 square feet o

Dr. James L. Cairns, Physicist, Inventor, Author, Honored by Volusia County UCF Business Incubator w

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --- Dr. James L. Cairns, the entrepreneur who shares his money and vast knowledge and experience with students and innovators through The Cairns Foundation, and as advisor to the Volusia-UCF Business Incubation Program, was recently surprised with the unveiling of a special wall of recognition in the Incubator at 601 Innovation Way. After sale of his Daytona Beach firm Ocean Design to Teledyne and with a desire to give back to the community, Dr. Cairns established his Foundation and later partnered with the Volusia County -UCF Business Incubator on the Innovation Challenge initiative. The popular event is held annually to help bright students from local colleges and univ

Feynman Nano’s Co-Founder, Scientific Entrepreneur Brandon Carpenter Named to Prestigious Forbes 201

– Brandon Carpenter, co-founder of Feynman Nano LLC a new company that developed a proprietary, cost-effective production process for producing nanostructure arrays, was named to Forbes’ prestigious 30-under-30 in Science listing for 2017. Every year Forbes engages an all-star group of 30-under-30 alumni and industry leaders to select noteworthy innovators and entrepreneurs making an impact in business and society. According to their website the Forbes staff determined this year’s acceptance rate was under four percent, making it tougher to achieve than getting into Stanford or Harvard. Carpenter, 25, is a graduate of the UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership’s Upstarts Accelerator Prog

U2 Cloud Teams with Global Technology Integrators to Provide the Military and Law Enforcement with R

Jacksonville / Orlando, Fla. -- U2 Cloud in Jacksonville, recently formed a partnership with Global Technology Integrators, LLC (GTI) headquartered in Orlando to develop a groundbreaking cloud platform for the military and law enforcement. Joe Solano, president of U2 Cloud, said his firm has designed a cloud platform for GTI, integrating its services for software delivery, software management and result storage with GTI’s Escalation of Force Live Fire System to be utilized by military and law enforcement The U2 cloud platform enables GTI to provide a very unique scoring and capturing of Live Fire Escalation Force training scenarios. GTI and Troysgate developed the Escalation of Force Live F

NAI Realvest Negotiates Acquisition by Arthur Murray Dance Studio Franchisee of a free-standing buil

Lake Mary / Orlando, Fla. – NAI Realvest recently negotiated the acquisition of a free-standing building with 4,990 square feet at 840 Currency Circle in Lake Mary. Mary Frances West, CCIM, Vice President at NAI Realvest represented the Buyer Mohic LLC d/b/a Arthur Murray Dance Studio who paid $973,050 for the property. The Seller Beaver Dam Development, LLC of Raleigh, N.C. was represented by Mark Harkins of Harkins Commercial Real Estate. West also represented Arthur Murray Dance Studios in leasing locations in Dr. Phillips, Waterford Lakes and Winter Park. * * *

 

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