Tampa Bay Inno: Tampa Bay Wave reveals its next batch of women-led tech startups

The next wave of women-led technology startups looking to get a boost in business has arrived.

The Tampa Bay Wave unveiled its second TechWomen Rising cohort on Thursday, which stemmed out of a $500,000 two-year grant from JPMorgan Chase given to the Wave and Tampa-based Embarc Collective in 2020.

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Tampa Bay Inno: Tampa’s Diamond View gives $500K in tech to USF for virtual production

The University of South Florida has received roughly $500,000 worth of technology from one Tampa Bay studio. 

Diamond View Studios and its sister company Vū Technologies donated roughly $500,000 worth of state-of-the-art virtual production technology and camera equipment to the USF Foundation Wednesday. The in-kind donation will go to the College of Arts and Sciences, supporting virtual production training and education in the Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications.

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Orlando Inno: VenVelo rolls out second Central Florida startup fund

One of the startups invested in by venVelo’s first early-stage startup fund that launched in 2012 was Orlando-based Fattmerchant (now called Stax), which went on to become one of Central Florida’s fastest-growing firms. VenVelo hopes to replicate the success of its first fund and further build up the region’s startup community with a second fund now underway, venVelo President and CEO Richard Licursi told Orlando Inno

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Orlando Inno: Haptics glove startup kicks off sales after CEO relocates to Orlando

When it came time for VRgluv LLC to bring its haptics gloves to market, Chris Taylor saw Orlando as a “gold mine” for the company. That’s why Taylor in April moved from Atlanta, where VRgluv is based, to Central Florida. Taylor operates out of the University of Central Florida’s Research Park Business Incubator, and in June delivered its first pair of high-tech gloves to a customer.

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