A new app has been launched to help homeowners and property managers find licensed handymen, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC providers, without having to appeal to your friends and family on Facebook. Homee (Website) is an on-demand home-service app that connects...
As seen in the viral video above, Mexico City has installed vertical gardens on their highway pillars, not only for aesthetic reasons but also to help the environment. Via Verde (Website), when completed, will wrap roughly 1,000 highway support pillars...
The Orlando Economic Partnership (Website) is currently accepting applications for their new pilot, the Orlando Technology Community Support Pilot Program. The program, in partnership with the City of Orlando, will provide matching grants up to $10,000 to help develop tech-focused events...
Food delivery business, Bite Squad (Website), recently released a roundup of the top ten most ordered foods in the Orlando area. According to their roundup, HERE, Orlandoans eat a lot of chicken and BBQ. Click the link to see photos...
"Where are the Amazon cameras in Orlando? Please tell." - Jack Whitemann In case you missed it last week, the Orlando Police Department made headlines after saying they were not participating and then that they were participating in a new...
Our friends at iHeartRadio released this Best Cure for a Hangover playlist this morning that's helping us shake off the long weekend cobwebs. We had to share. They recommend volume knobbing low and chilling, but we think you should turn it up...
UPDATE: Venture X is expected to open this August.    Venture X (Website), a membership-based coworking company, will be opening a new location this fall at 100 E. Pine Street in Downtown Orlando. The new 21,000 SF space will function as flexible co-working with...
Catalyst Spaces' has announced the eight participating start-ups for the spring cohort of their advanced technology accelerator, VentureScaleUp (Website). This is the fifth cohort of the program which provides mentorship and inspiration to participating organizations with a network of professional...
Nashville-based coworking chain, E|Spaces (Website), has signed on to open a new space in Downtown Orlando. Jon Pirtle, CEO of the coworking firm, confirmed the move HERE in 2017 with Orlando Business Journal. They plan to take over 29,000 SF of space...
Six local coworking spaces have announced a new collaborative initiative called the Orlando Coworking Alliance (Website). Founding members of the alliance include Catalyst, COLAB, Hub 925, Orlando Game Space, ScribbleSpace, and Starter Studios (formerly Canvs). This new organization is meant to...
Our friends at Sensarie (Website) have launched a new service that matches people with the Orlando neighborhoods that are best for them. We've written about the Orlando-based mapmakers before; whether it was to share their Florida Shark Attack Map, their...
The Rally Social Enterprise Accelerator (Website) is currently accepting applications for their second class, which will launch May 1. The program, spearheaded by the Central Florida Foundation (Website), works with local social entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into self-sustainable ventures...
Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator's inaugural cohort of do-good businesses pitched for a $25,000 prize package Thursday night to a room full of local investors. The winner of the night was Omnimodal, a local tech company looking to make...
Following the news that Orlando failed to woo Amazon into erecting their much-desired HQ2 project, it comes as no surprise that the City Beautiful has pivoted to other the next sexiest tech giant in the room. Apple, Inc. announced in...
Cyclehop (Website), the parent company of Juice Bike Share, is launching an all-in-one, open platform mobility app called HOPR. HOPR will allow users to access local bike share platforms, ride shares, trains, buses, and even water taxis using one app for...
Although not a hyper-local type of story, we covered the Pokemon Go fad quite a bit when it first launched because of its immediate impact on our public parks and streets in Orlando - there were people in them. The...
PROMO: Opendoor (Website), the real estate tech company we wrote about last August, is now officially in Orlando and ready to shake up the market. You can see the homes they've currently acquired in the Orlando area by clicking HERE....
Actress, author, and neuroscientist Dr. Mayim Bialik will kick-off the second season of the OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center on Saturday, April 14 in the Walt Disney Theater. Bialik, best known for her role in Big Bang Theory and Blossom, will explore topics...
Plastic Bank (Website) is a Vancouver-based startup that monetizes waste by paying people to collect it from the oceans. The Canadian concept was launched in 2013 and is based on a model that pays people in developing nations to collect...
The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center (Website) at the Orlando Public Library will host the Melrose Creative Expo on Saturday, February 17, showcasing local tech, creative projects, and makers. This year's event will feature something new; Virtual Karaoke. The innovative new...
Orlando's homegrown Juice Bike Share could be getting its first real competition soon, in the form of Chinese bike share company, ofo. Ofo (Website) was founded in 2014 and is arguably one of, if not the, first dockless bike sharing platform...
Amazon's Treasure Truck (Website) is in Orlando. The online retailer has launched their glorified pickup/deliver truck across the country and now Amazon users in Orlando can take advantage of the service. The Treasure Truck program allows shoppers to pick specific Treasure...
The Orlando Science Center (Website) has launched a new educational animal show that focuses on animal adaptations and real-life technology that parallels them. Examples include chameleons and their thermochromatic skin, parrots' strong beaks, heat-sensing snake-vision and more. The new show runs 1:15...
The Orlando Economic Partnership finally let their HQ2 cat out of the bag yesterday, following the big reveal that Amazon.com had passed on our offer to make Orlando the home of their second headquarters. Amazon announced their top 20 potential...
Hyperloop One (Facebook | Website), now Virgin Hyperloop One following a massive investment from Mr. Richard "Halle Berry X-Men Hair" Branson, is still 12-odd years away but you can start planning for your future trips right now. A new multimodal trip-planning app...