January 6, 2017

Startup Sector Expects to Flex More Muscle in 2017

When Matthew Kim, founder and CEO of Vigilant Biosciences in Fort Lauderdale started his company in 2011, he quickly found funding to be a serious challenge. Ultimately, he persuaded an out-of-state investor to help, but in his most recent financing round, he received support from…


October 31, 2016

If I Knew Then: Matthew H. J. Kim

The Mistake: I fell in love with a technology before understanding the impact or value the technology can have in the real world. In my prior medical startup, I created a drug delivery platform which had a very novel way of delivering medication to the…


October 17, 2016

Save Lives With Simple Oral Cancer Screenings

According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 529,000 new cases of oral (lip, oral cavity, and pharynx) cancer each year worldwide, with mortality rates reaching up to 292,000 deaths each year.1 In the United States, more than 48,000 individuals will be diagnosed…


October 14, 2016

MoneyTree Report: Florida’s Venture Dollars on Track to Surpass 2015

Florida’s startup and expanding companies so far this year have raised $1 billion in venture capital and angel investments, more than double 2015’s total of $459.89 million, according to a MoneyTree Report released Friday. While on track for the best year since 2000, Florida companies’…