Incubating a Startup Scene: Creating a vibrant atmosphere for tech and biotech firms to grow in Jacksonville

(courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) When Jim Stallings founded PS27 Ventures five years ago after retiring from IBM (NYSE: IBM), his goal was simply to invest in and support local companies. Today, his incubator supports eight to 10 companies and employs full-time staff to help those companies vet their ideas, mature their product offerings, find new customers … Continue reading Incubating a Startup Scene: Creating a vibrant atmosphere for tech and biotech firms to grow in Jacksonville

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Jax-based tech firm to go public after merger

(courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) A company in line to receive $500,000 in incentives for bringing 100 workers downtown will be going public as part of a reverse triangular merger with a Denver company that provides videoconferencing service and support. SharedLabs Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to be acquired by Glowpoint, a … Continue reading Jax-based tech firm to go public after merger

Chamber offers solutions for Jacksonville’s IT labor shortage

(courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) Florida needs to fill more than 22,500 IT positions this year. It would take Florida's colleges nine years to meet that demand, based on the current graduation rates of Florida's computer science degree programs. "The problem is the demand," Dale Johnston, senior vice president and chief information officer of Regency … Continue reading Chamber offers solutions for Jacksonville’s IT labor shortage

Role Models Symposium Focuses on College and Vocational Careers

(courtesy of jacksonvillefreepress.com) The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project Duval Chapter hosted its 3rd Annual Student Symposium and Luncheon at Florida State College Downtown Campus. The event focused on the importance of starting early on developing a post-secondary education also known as the organizations’ “Success Plan.”  The event takes into consideration that not all students … Continue reading Role Models Symposium Focuses on College and Vocational Careers

General Dynamics adding Jacksonville jobs

(Courtesy of Financial News and Daily Record) General Dynamics Information Technology is adding jobs at its North Jacksonville operations center. A “virtual hiring event” is scheduled 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday for prospects “to learn about endless opportunities in Information Technology, Sales, Accounting, Finance, Customer Service, Human Resources, Engineering, and Clinical as well as so much … Continue reading General Dynamics adding Jacksonville jobs