| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Business consultant Kathy Chiu just became a good person to know in Orlando’s growing tech and startup industry.
Chiu started work on Monday with Florida Angel Nexus (FAN), one of the few locally based investment firms that seeks out Florida...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
When T-Mobile announced the other day that it would exempt streaming music services from its wireless data caps, I thought it was the best reason yet for Washington to stop the company from being swallowed up by Sprint. But some consumer advocates thought...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:32 PM
U.S. and Japanese regulators are investigating the collapse of the world's largest exchange for trading bitcoins, the virtual currency that has grown in popularity among technophiles for buying products and services online.
The separate investigations...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The first six months of the small business development initiative has largely been a fact-finding period in Arlington Heights, officials said.
This month, Jim Platt, the business development director with the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Peter DiPrinzio interviewed for jobs with big finance and consulting firms in his senior year of college in Vermont. Then he heard about a fledgling effort to send talented new graduates in a different direction — to jobs at startup companies in...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Orlando's Starter Studio program for new entrepreneurs cleared its fundraising hurdle Thursday morning, beating its goal of $10,000 in contributions through Kickstarter.com.
The Silicon-Valley-styled "accelerator" for tech startups weighed in with $10,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:30 AM
NBCUniversal is trying to transplant some Silicon Valley culture to the East Coast.
The media company Monday announced the launch of the 63,000-sq.-ft. NBCU Technology Center in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., which will house about 340 staffers by the end of...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Let's be honest: the startup life isn't for everyone. People romanticize the sleep-in-the-office, order-pizza-daily, build-the-next-Google kind of life these days.
The fact is, most people shouldn't work for startups. (Click...
| Feb 9, 2014
The gig: Jessica Herrin is founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a fast-growing company that sells fashion jewelry, handbags and other accessories online and via direct sales.
Stella & Dot salespeople, called stylists, pay a minimum of $199 for a...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:20 AM
A Boca Raton venture group that has been presenting startup companies to investors for some 30 years will hold its first startup Expo on Feb. 26, the group announced Wednesday.
The Expo, which will feature startup companies from around the state, is...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Walt Disney Co. is giving 10 startup companies the chance at $120,000 to develop their ideas and receive mentoring from top company executives.
The three-month mentorship and seed-stage investment program, called Disney Accelerator, begins June 30,...