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Neocontrol U.S.  Establishes Canadian Distributorship, Soft Landing Company’s First in the Internati

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Neocontrol US, LLC, the Orlando-based North American subsidiary of a leading Brazil-based company that provides a full range of innovative, custom wireless home automation products and systems, has signed on Toronto-based SFI-Tech, as its new distributor for international markets outside of Brazil. SFI-Tech contacted Neocontrol about distributing their product and provided market research verifying their dealers’ strong interest in their innovative home automation products. “This interesting approach demonstrated SFI-Tech was already in touch with and distributing to resellers in our target market,” said Andre Comitre, chief operating officer. ‘That was a major factor in th

Orlando-based UniKey Receives $5 Million in Venture Capital -- UCF Business Incubator Graduate to Ex

Orlando, Fla. --- UniKey Technologies, Inc., a graduate of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program and a leader in smart access control, recently received $5 Million in venture capital from existing investors, including Samsung NEXT, as well as two additional strategic investors. Phil Dumas, founder and CEO of UniKey, said his company has raised more than $20 million in equity and debt since it started as an Incubator client. In 2013 UniKey partnered with Kwikset and released the Kevo, the world’s first smart lock in the residential market. Today, UniKey has 15 customers, spanning 65 countries using their smart lock technology. UniKey is now expanding into the commercia

Guard Dog Valves Launches Crowdfunding Campaign at - Taking Patented Money / Water S

KISSIMMEE / ORLANDO --- Guard Dog Valves, Inc., headquartered in Kissimmee at the University of Central Florida Business Incubator, providing a new motion-sensor toilet shut-off valve, has launched a bid to fund commercialization of its patented, energy efficient valves at, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Now through July 15, subscribers worldwide will decide whether to help finance the next phase of Guard Dog Valves, Inc.’s goal of getting its innovative technology installed in homes, apartments and businesses to eliminate waste of fresh water. The innovative technology combines both water conservation and water damage prevention

Rhodes+Brito Architects Earn Contract to Design Volusia County Schools’ First New Elementary in Year

New Smyrna Beach / Orlando, Fla. --- Rhodes+Brito Architects in Orlando was selected to design a brand new Chisholm Elementary, replacing the original building erected in the 1940s on Ronnoc Lane off of Wayne Ave. and Hwy. A1A in New Smyrna Beach. Ruffin Rhodes, co-founder and partner at Rhodes+Brito Architects, said his firm is currently underway with the planning and design of the new 85,000 square foot school to accommodate 750 students, implementing 21st century design concepts that enhance the learning experience and student interaction. The extra one-half cent sales tax in Volusia County finally raised enough funds to cover the much needed project that will revitalize the entire neighb

Orlando-Based Semplastics Wins Grant from Space Florida to Expand Its Unique Ceramic for Various Aer

Orlando, Fla. --- Semplastics, LLC, a graduate company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, received a $250,000 grant from Space Florida for a partnership project that will further develop the company’s innovative X-MAT® ceramic material for various applications in the Aerospace industry and lead to early commercialization. Semplastics along with Nano Dimension, Ltd. of Israel, are one of five partnerships awarded fourth round “Innovation Partner Funding,” in the program created by Florida and Israel nearly four years ago to elevate the Florida economy through technological innovation. Nano Dimension, who received a similar budget as Semplastics, is a leader in 3

REDCON CEO Among Florida’s Top Emerging Leaders

ORLANDO, Fla. – The state’s top emerging leaders recently graduated from Connect Florida’s Statewide Leadership Institute. Among the newest alumni of up-and-comers is Kyle Evans, CEO of REDCON Solutions Group, a professional service company in the UCF Business Incubator near downtown Orlando. The highly selective annual program helps educate, engage and inspire Florida’s emerging leaders. The Statewide Leadership Institute is designed to enhance leadership skills, provide practical experience in community service, and facilitate opportunities to interact with statewide leaders. Over a period of 10 months, Evans and the 45 other participants from Class VII of the Connect Florida program trave

Majestic Cove Waterfront Condominium in Sebring Receives Approval for VA Financing…. $0 Down

ORLANDO / SEBRING, Fla. Majestic Cove, the luxurious 69-unit condominium overlooking Lake Jackson near downtown Sebring, has been approved to offer VA financing for the purchase of its well-appointed units. David Bryant, Agent of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty the firm marketing Majestic Cove, said Peoples Bank assisted in the approval process which helped determine that the condominium community met all the VA criteria. Eligible veterans can purchase a residence at Majestic Cove with $0 down, 100 percent VA financing of the purchase price with no monthly private mortgage insurance needed. For additional financing information visit and click on Contact U

Abamis IT Solutions Graduates From UCF Business Incubator at Central Florida Research Park, Opens Of

ORLANDO, Fla. --- Abamis IT Solutions, an information technology corporation that develops software for commercial and military applications recently graduated from the University of Central Florida Business Incubator in the Central Florida Research Park. Warren Macchi, president of Abamis IT Solutions said his firm is currently engaged in the development of embedded applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), medical and entertainment fields. He also said that the company is engaged in ongoing technology projects with several clients, including current members and graduates of the UCF Business Incubation Program, developing a variety of software ranging from simulation, video, and image

M/I Homes’ First Model is Under Construction at Narcoossee Del Sol in St. Cloud.

ST. CLOUD, Fla. -- M/I Homes started construction of a model home at Narcoossee Del Sol its newest single-family home community located on Jack Brack Rd. one mile east of Narcoossee Rd. in St. Cloud. The 2,092 square foot Capistrano II is a spacious four bedroom, two-bath home with a two-car garage. The design offers optional bonus room with a fifth bedroom and third bath combining an additional 500 square feet of living area, said David Byrnes area president of M/I Homes in the Central Florida Region. Narcoossee Del Sol is now open for sales, offering 95 homesites with 50' and 60' widths on tree-lined streets. New four, five- and six-bedroom homes at the Mediterranean and Neo-classical ins


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