Remember that cuddly plush robot from Startup Weekend, Kickstarter, Starter Studio, and Orlando called TROBO? We’ll TROBO hits Shark Tank this Friday, April 8th at 9/8c PM on ABC. This is great new for entrepreneurs and fathers, Chris Harden and Jeremy Scheinbery, who invented the idea over a weekend at Startup Weekend Orlando. As a Startup Weekend organizer, TROBO Kickstarter backer, father, and educator, I’m proud to see these guys
The Orlando tech scene continues to explode and grow. Many of my favorite places have been established or built in just the last year. Now let’s get right to it! My 5 favorite tech spaces in Orlando. 1. FACTUR It is Orlando’s latest Maker Space that is not for your basic hobbyist. Doug Brown, Founder, says, “Factur is many things. We are a classroom, both formal and informal. We are a
Annual tech conference and showcase Otronicon, held at Orlando Science Center from Jan. 16-19, took games, robotics and simulations seriously. This year, the event, drew more than 12,000 attendees and has an economic impact of $1 million, gears itself toward making science, technology, engineering and math education fun for both kids and adults. Otronicon helps to electrify the Orlando STEM community: Otronicon helped bridge that gap by having interactive exhibits
It’s always hard to figure out what events to attend or not attend in Orlando, especially with the amazing growth our tech community has had in the last few years. I’m involved in many communities from educational technology to wearable technology to startups. Here are my 5 tech events in Orlando not to miss in January. Orlando Tech Meetup (Thursday 1/15 – 7PM) Each month Orlando Tech Associate host an audience of
Imagine being on the job and having a device that serves to protect and educate you. As if this weren’t enough, imagine that this very device is something you can wear. It’s portable and it’s there to provide you with a helping hand at the drop of a hat. Don’t actually drop this hat though, because it is the very device that is keeping you on top of your tasks.
Seeking learning opportunities outside the classroom provides an important way for students to advance their knowledge and skills. But real-life learning isn’t limited to traditional internships. In this two-part post, I’ll introduce three ways students can learn outside the classroom. 1. Startup Weekend This non-profit is in more countries than Starbucks. From Orlando to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe come together for a weekend to