Wednesday, April 5, 2023

In Business, Don’t Underestimate the

Future Technologies

Remember those days before COVID when Zoom was a tool not many people used?

According to Forbes, by December 2019, Zoom had 10 million daily participants. However, by October 2020, the video conferencing platform had 300 million users who were logging in to this virtual platform of human communication while being isolated or quarantined in their homes because of the rapidly unfolding pandemic. Who would have thought the growth of this company would have exploded from such a tragic moment in history? After a such moment, we cannot take things for granted. As a business consultant, I feel the need to educate myself and our clients on emerging technologies that will affect the way we conduct business in the cyber world. There are a lot of technologies that are emerging that, like Zoom, will have a significant impact if an opportunity arises. Given that a third of my career has been in the banking system I would like to expand on Cryptocurrency and the Metaverse.

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New Clients

Join us in welcoming:

Raw Surf Adventures Inc. to our Downtown Incubator. Learn more about its psocial platform designed to connect surfers and photographers in a unique and dynamic space. here.

Now Hiring

Kismet Technologies is hiring for an Industrial Engineering and Microbiologist Intern.

In the News

UCFBIP is seeking mentors for its 2023 Spring/Summer Mentorship Cohort Program

2023 Innovators to Watch: Christina Drake, Founder of Kismet Technologies

Finalists Announced for 17th Annual RFID Journal Awards

Synapse Announces Lauren Prager as Incoming CEO

NSF SBIR/STTR Cohort Now Accepting Applications 

iSportz wins 2023 Orlando Inno Madness: See what it's up to next.

Sustainable materials startup Timeplast lands crowdfunded investment dollars as it looks to add jobs

Orlando Magic to work with startups at Lake Nona sports tech accelerator Lead

Tech Rage IT's Matt Rose Featured Speaker at Right of Boom Summit 

Black Ambition 2023 Prize Competition Accepting Applications.$1,000,000 Grand Prize

Capacitech Energy wins Most Innovative Technology Award

Kismet Technologies Amongst Top Three Teams to Move to Final Round of 2023 Annual Venture Plan Competition! Register to Attend Finals.

Shari Dingle Costantini joins other entrepreneurs in new venture to help more Orlando startups grow

Tech Rage IT ranked as a Central Florida Top Technology Company for the 4th consecutive year

How Orlando entrepreneur Maryann Kilgallon landed on new Comcast NBCUniversal documentary series 'Founding in Color'

Volusia County Business Incubator Launches WoW Fridays

Upcoming Events



Business Ethics 2023

On the first Wednesday of every month, we will explore how Stoicism can help in setting business goals and managing growth. This course is focused on Sales & Marketing. This series is designed for business CEOs, managers, and entrepreneurs in Central Florida. The goal is to focus on stoic leadership.



Government Contracting: Overview

The “Government Contracting Overview” seminar, presented by the APEX Accelerators at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting.



How to Start Your Business

If you’re thinking of starting a business, it’s important to take the right steps. This three-hour in-person seminar will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success. Learn about the journey from pre-venture to start-up to opening your business!



One Million Cups

1MC takes place every Wednesday morning at our Orlando Incubator.

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SBA Workshop: The NEW Veteran Small Business Certification Program

The SBA became responsible for the Veteran Small Business Certification Program (VSBCP) in January 2023. Now that the dust has settled on the new portal, learn about the new program, the steps to apply, and the eligibility criteria to be able to certify your business as a veteran-owned small business concern.


14, 21, 28

Fundamental of Raising Angel Venture Capital and Crowdfunding Funds - Series

This Bootcamp will help you to understand everything about how to fund your business, seeking external funding from bankers and investors. This event is free to attend.



Proposal Writing for Government Contracting

Juliet Fletcher, Founder of Writing is Easy, will present a framework for developing a government solicitation response. She will discuss key sections of a proposal including the Statement of Work (SOW), Instructions/Conditions/Notices, and Evaluation Factors. Juliet will also discuss some of the key differences between federal, state, and local proposal expectations.



eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas is the premier technology conference transforming Miami into a global tech hub. Attracting venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and technology innovators from across the world to our vibrant shores, eMerge offers a unique tech event in one of the world’s most diverse locales.



Business Ethics 2023

On the first Wednesday of every month, we will explore how Stoicism can help in setting business goals and managing growth. This course is focused on Project Management. This series is designed for business CEOs, managers, and entrepreneurs in Central Florida. The goal is to focus on stoic leadership.

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