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Dignitas Technologies – a Top Simulation & Training Company

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DIGNITAS TECHNOLOGIES

DIGNITAS IS A WOMAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (WOSB) SUPPORTING THE MODELING, SIMULATION AND TRAINING (MS&T) INDUSTRY PROVIDING SPECIALIZED AGILE SYSTEM AND SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS TO GOVERNMENT AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS.

Dignitas Elizabeth Burch Innovate Orlando

In 2010, Elizabeth Burch purchased majority ownership to expand the business and provide a broader set of engineering qualifications as a woman owned small business.

As an MS&T company, we provide specialized agile system and software solutions for our government and industry customers. Dignitas Technologies wants to continue to grow and expand the business by supporting multiple military services and the commercial industries with innovative capabilities and products that provide efficient training.

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Dignitas Technologies provides system and software analysis, design, and development of military training applications. We provides solutions in synthetic environments, immersive mixed reality training, intelligent tutoring systems, cyber training, and Live, Virtual, Constructive, Gaming (LVCG) environments. Dignitas Technologies has senior staff with 30 years of experience in the MS&T industry.

Dignitas Technologies is using our Software-Centric Immersive Virtual Environment (SIVE) architecture to explore lightweight, portable point-of-need simulation capabilities leveraging low-cost hardware such as the Vive Pro virtual reality headset. SIVE is focused first on collective virtual training for major Army ground platforms like the M1 Abrams and M2 Bradley, with technology transitioning directly into the Army’s next generation Synthetic Training Environment. SIVE is currently being extended to support virtual maintenance training combined with our Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) adaptive intelligent tutoring which allows real-time feedback and tutoring to correct trainee’s actions. Using our adaptive tutoring solution, training exercises can be modified based on trainee’s skill level and performance as well as providing After Action Review (AAR) to analyze training results.

Dignitas Technologies has been named by MS&T Magazine as a Top Simulation & Training Company every year since 2010 due to our innovative approach to Modeling & Simulation. In 2018, Dignitas was a Nominee for Outstanding Innovative Product for our work on the Augmented REality Sand table (ARES) which integrates a sand table with low cost technologies in image projection allowing an interactive sand table which includes an image overlay that updates based on sand terrain features, and can display scenarios representing tactical exercises. Dignitas Technologies has also been appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 demonstrating our commitment to quality, consistency, and cost-effectiveness.

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3504 Lake Lynda Drive Building 200, Suite 170. Orlando, FL 32817
Phone: 407-601-7847
Email: pdumanoir@dignitastechnologies.com
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www.DignitasTechnologies.com

AUGMENTOR™ by Design Interactive

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AUGMENTOR™ Design Interactive guyUsingForMatt

Design Interactive CEO, Dr Kay Stanney observed how multiple industries are being impacted by the significant number of baby boomer retirements, termed the “grey tsunami” by some. The retirements of this large generation represent a massive loss of expertise in the workforce. When mass numbers of highly experienced employees leave an industry, a knowledge and skill gap is left in its wake. No industry has been spared this phenomenon and many are also experience significant recruitment hallenges. There are simply not enough qualified candidates to fill the positions left by the retiring workforce.

Kay Stanney AUGMENTOR™

In response to the widening knowledge and skill gap Dr Stanney observed in the trucking, aviation, manufacturing and even defense industry, she led her team to create AUGMENTOR™ an augmented reality application that empowers experts to transfer their knowledge to the next generation and share that knowledge across the enterprise at the click of a button.

AUGMENTOR™ benefits from Design Interactive’s decades of human performance, training, virtual and augmented reality research with the Department of Defense, NASA, the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies.

Dr Stanney’s vision was to empower the expert workforce to share what they do best. Namely, solve complex problems. Using AUGMENTOR™, they now have a tool that lets them share how they troubleshoot. Imagine a master technician in the trucking industry, in an attempt to return a truck to service, creating first person video instruction, snapping pictures and creating virtual sticky notes that describe the problem, the symptoms they observed and what they meant right in the maintenance facility. And when they are done, the expert publishes their solution so if any new hire or less experienced personnel encounters the same problem, they can reach back into this digital archive, a replica of that expert’s knowledge.

AUGMENTOR™ virtual reality

Today, this function of sharing knowledge is centralized. The responsibility to accelerate the competency of new hires and rapidly disseminate new procedures is often held by those remote from where the problems occur. The process is often slow and it is difficult to ensure compliance to a desired standard. By comparison, AUGMENTOR™ is a force multiplier. AUGMENTOR™ empowers those in the field to contribute what they know, right where and when problems occur. Its digitized form is made available to the entire enterprise rapidly and ensures standard execution.

AUGMENTOR™ replicates the knowledge of experts and empowers sharing among trucking industry technicians, aviation mechanics, and production line operators. As the expert workforce retires, Dr. Stanney’s vision leaves behind a legacy of knowledge for the next generation of employees.

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Design Interactive Inc. Optimizing the Human Dimension.

About Design Interactive: DI, is a woman owned, family operated, small business, founded in 1998 by Dr Kay Stanney, a human factors expert. DI specializes in creating innovative software and adaptive training solutions that optimize human performance, specializing in augmented and virtual reality. DI is always asking what’s next as they strive to help enterprises

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3504 Lake Lynda Dr. Suite 400 Orlando, Fl. 32817
Phone: 407-706-0977
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www.designinteractive.net

Millebot – Mobile 3D-Manufacturing Platforms

Millebot owner, Andy
Millebot owner, Andy
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MILLEBOT IS A PRIVATELY HELD DEEPTECH COMPANY IN THE HEART OF FLORIDA, WHICH DESIGNS AND BUILDS MOBILE 3D-MANUFACTURING PLATFORMS.

This company is strategically located near other Florida located central companies like Disney, Universal, SpaceX and Blue Origin. With its international, patent-pending technology, the company can focus on the creation of the best modular additive and/or subtractive manufacturing within ISO shipping container enclosures. The main aim of the company is to decentralize manufacturing with a connected modular manufacturing infrastructure, with its bases in Central Florida.

Millebot integrates many areas of industry, including: digital media, material science, mechanical engineering, aerospace, maritime and construction, to mention but a few. The first people to have the chance to learn and play a role in the execution of Millebot’s new 3-D manufacturing ecosystem are students from Central Florida schools.

The company owner, Andy, graduated with a marketing degree from the University of Central Florida. His investment in this company started as he developed a fascination for engineering and design. However, it was his beginnings as an adopter of technology, and his observations of how technology could solve problems in conventional and unconventional ways, that fostered in him the skill to do lots more with much less. The advancement towards the development of his company began in 2011 within 2 weeks of owning his first 3D printer. The printer led to much of his frustration and he sought new ways to solve the problem associated with the mini machine. His epiphany to combine the size and elegance of a “shipping container” and “3D-printer”, came whilst driving one day. It was only in 2015 that he patented this eureka moment and thereafter, in 2016, he formed Millebot, Inc.

Millebot MOBILE 3D-MANUFACTURING PLATFORMS.
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About the machine, the “MILLE”
MILLE is unlike any machine of its kind, it’s the only large-format 3D-machine platform that may be operated indoors or outdoors, and is deliverable by land, rail, sea, and air, giving customers capabilities that they have never seen.

Through the incorporation of shipping container housing, Millebot solves most production and logistics challenges, by using existing freight infrastructure around the world. MILLE is great for various applications and environments. The machine features a heavy-duty Corten steel shell and can be operated remotely, both indoors or outdoors.

Each machine is designed and built according to customer needs. Millebot’s extremely versatile, rugged design is compatible with:

Additive manufacturing tool-heads, including: plastic extrusion, cement/mortar extrusion, adhesives/resins extrusion, and others.

Subtractive manufacturing tool-heads, like: CNC router, laser, plasma, waterjet, and others.

Power can be delivered to the machine via a wall outlet, generator, or renewable energy source, making it perfect for remote areas. All Millebot machines feature a modular enclosure, meaning multiple machines can be stacked to create a scalable manufacturing infrastructure with large working volume. The main perk is that all multiple units can be operated by a single operator.

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MILLEBOT HDX-EVO front

Business strategy
The main business strategy of this company is that it forms alliances with companies and groups who share the vision for a decentralized manufacturing future, including: education, investors, hardware manufacturers, material manufacturers, equipment distributors, deep-tech, defense contractors, and financial institutions.

The company – now and in the future Millebot’s main goal is to empower people and companies to create new products without having to manufacture abroad. Basically, Millebot is your “personal factory”, since this product gives people the flexibility to create new niches and take control of their production using locally sourced materials.

Furthermore, Millebot is an eco-conscious company, actively developing and seeking novel ways to reduce CO2 emissions. Millebot aims to seek or use 3D-technologies in various fields, including: construction, automotive, aerospace, maritime, medicine, entertainment, energy, and food, by delivering a low-cost turnkey 3D-manufacturing platform that automates the process and reduces labor.

Millebot currently offers flexible financing and lease options.

Next time you see a shipping container, think Millebot!

Capacitech – Simple Concept | Big Potential

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Capacitech Energy - Pegasus Nano Wires spread

ELEVATOR PITCH

Capacitech Energy (Capacitech) is an early stage company with a simple concept and big potential. Their offer? An energy storage component, known as a capacitor, built on the surface of a wire. Capacitech’s Cable-Based-Capacitor (CBC) can reduce both the size and cost of electronic devices while also enabling new innovations.

OUR STORY

Joe Sleppy and Dr. Jayan Thomas founded Capacitech in January of 2016. Dr. Thomas had invented the CBC technology while at the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Nanotechnology Science Center in 2014. The world has never seen a capacitor on the surface of a wire before which lead to its selection to the R&D100. Meanwhile, Sleppy had yet to finish high school. He learned of the CBC technology, and Dr. Thomas’ desire to bring it to market when he joined the lab as an undergraduate researcher in 2015. By this time, Sleppy already had experience launching a company. He started SleppSolutions in 2013 after receiving a $10k grant as the winner of the Pinellas County Next Generation Entrepreneurs competition. Dr. Thomas invited Sleppy to participate in the UCF I-Corps program, leading to the launch of what would become Capacitech.

Capacitech founders
Founders: Joe Sleppy and Dr. Jayan Thomas

Sleppy joined forces with Dr. Thomas, ultimately graduating from the I-Corps program and leading Capacitech to other accomplishments by winning the UCF Joust in 2016 and being granted a Phase I National Science Foundation STTR grant in 2018. Sleppy graduated from UCF with an electrical engineering degree in May of 2018 and now works full time as the CEO of Capacitech.

“Orlando is a fantastic place to do business. There are many opportunities, a large and diverse pool of talent, and a variety of different industries to
work with. Even the city demonstrates innovation such as Chris Castro’s sustainability department. I feel blessed to have access to and have been able to leverage so many local resources designed to help startups like Capacitech. For example, winning the UCF Joust is not just about the cash prize, but the many pro-bono services, such as Burr Forman’s legal services, that helped established us as a company.” said Joe Sleppy.

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Figure 1: Artistic view of (a) a circuit board with eight capacitors connected and (b) circuit which replaces the eight capacitors with 8 CBC devices.

Capacitech’s unique technology is the only wire-based or cable-based
capacitor on the market. The CBC is flexible, reduces the cost of electronics, and uses less space on circuit boards than traditional capacitors — allowing for smaller electronics. The CBC has the potential to significantly impact new technologies too. A project currently gaining momentum is to embed the CBC inside DC voltage power cords connected to Wi-Fi routers, IT servers, game consoles, and cable boxes among other everyday electronic products. In doing this, the CBC will prevent those devices from shutting down when the power flickers during a summer storm.

The CBC is valuable and disruptive for various other reasons. It can be easily customized by cutting the CBC at different lengths to control its performance. This feature allows electronic component distributors to buy a single spool of the CBC and sell a wide variety of different capacitor
performances cut from that single spool. This significantly reduces their inventory cost, logistics costs, and lead times.

Capacitech is strong, thanks in part to its utility patent, filed by UCF and licensed exclusively to Capacitech. Capacitech’s founders also credit the “Orlando ecosystem of innovation”. The founders have received training from Orlando programs such as VentureScaleUp, Blackstone Launchpad, UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, UCF Office of Research and Commercialization, Starter Studio (FireSpring Fund), and mentors such as Dr. Cameron Ford, Oscar Rodriguez, Richard Fox, Mike Pape, and Mike O’Donnell.

Currently, Capacitech is working with a variety of local companies to launch and scale the CBC in the power electronics industry. Capacitech seeks to establish the CBC as a trusted technology before looking into potential larger scale applications, of which there are many. One day, the CBC might provide energy storage for renewable energy sources or even electric vehicles. For now, Capacitech’s huge potential for growth has many excited for its bright and positive future.

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The Next Smallest Thing in Energy Storage

Capacitech Energy Storage

MILESTONES

• Capacitech wins UCF Joust
• Capacitech graduates UCF I-Corp Program
• Capacitech graduates National I-Corp Program
• Capacitech is accepted to VentureWell E-Team Program
• Capacitech is awarded Phase 1 NSF STTR Grant for $225k
• Capacitech takes 2nd place at DOE MegaWatt Competition
• Capacitech officially moves into UCF Research Park Incubator
• Capacitech wins collegiate Florida Venture Forum Competition
• Capacitech receives an exclusive license to UCF IP for cable capacitors
• CEO Joe Sleppy wins Young Entrepreneur Award from Gov. Rick Scott
• Capacitech forms a partnership with Mouser & Ditek for launch in 2019

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3259 Progress Drive, Orlando, FL 32826
Phone: 727-434-1229 | Email: Joe.sleppy@capacitechenergy.com
www.capacitechenergy.com

Fattmerchant – Taking the Hassle out of Payments

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Fattmerchant team
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ELEVATOR PITCH

Fattmerchant is a subscription-based integrated payment technology platform which exists to empower small business owners to simplify their overall payments experience, taking the hassle out of payments by offering simple subscription-style pricing, and award-winning customer support.

OUR STORY

Fattmerchant was founded to bring simplicity to a complicated industry – payment processing. The sector traditionally offered complex billing structures and technology but Fattmerchant founders Suneera Madhani and Sal Rehmetullah knew there had to be a better way. With their revolutionary subscription-style structure, business owners no longer have to worry about percentage markups and hidden fees – just a simple subscription and the direct cost of interchange.

Outside of this exciting new pricing model for business owners, what makes Fattmerchant unique is their focus on simple yet powerful technology that improves the entire payments experience. Payments are a vital part of any business, so Fattmerchant makes it easy for business owners by providing whatever technology they need to process them – all connected in a convenient omnichannel online platform. This way, business owners can simply log in and see the health of their business across all of the ways they process, manage their payment solutions, and integrate with other business tools. This payment platform is built with the business owner in mind and changes the way they think about accepting payments.

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MILESTONES

Launched in 2014 by Suneera Madhani and Sal Rehmetullah, Fattmerchant has been awarded with the 2016 Startup of the Year at the Bright House Regional Business Awards, 2016 Entrepreneur 360 Award, Orlando Business Journal’s 2016 and 2017 Best Places to Work, Orlando Sentinel’s 2017 Top 100 Companies, Grow Florida’s Companies to Watch Award, and many more. They’ve also won the 2017 and 2018 Downtown Orlando Partnership’s Golden Brick Awards for exceptional office space.

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In addition to these honors, Fattmerchant has grown from a team of 4 to almost 100 employees in just four short years, currently processes over $2 billion in payments for their members and saving Central Florida businesses alone $20 million. CEO Suneera Madhani was named one of PaymentSource’s 2017 Most Influential Women in Payments and Orlando Business Journal’s 2018 CEOs of the Year among many other personal accomplishments, including raising $10 million in venture capital and leading Fattmerchant to a Net Promoter Score (measuring customer happiness) of 80+, which is well above the industry average of -20.

Fattmerchant was also named one of Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures for 2018, which showcases high-performance cultures across the U.S.!

100 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801 | Phone: 1-855-550-3288
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www.fattmerchant.com

Catalyst – A Professional, Collaborative Co-Working Space

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CATALYST - workspace

Catalyst

CATALYST IS A PROFESSIONAL, COLLABORATIVE COWORKING SPACE ON THE 5TH FLOOR OF THE ONE SOUTH ORANGE BUILDING AT THE CORNER OF ORANGE AND CENTRAL IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO.

CATALYST

Catalyst is a light, airy workspace with 20-foot exposed ceilings, brick walls, glass-enclosed offices and conference rooms. Catalyst has sleek, ergonomic furnishings in both open and private workspaces, with month-to-month memberships and amenities, including high-speed internet, technology-enabled conference rooms, craft coffee bar, lounge, and more.

Community
The Catalyst community includes a diverse group of talented entrepreneurs, tech startups, creatives, independent workers, and others, seeking to grow their careers and businesses by working in and taking advantage of the resources in our dynamic, collaborative workspace.

Mentorship
One of the many benefits of working at Catalyst is the mentorship available from the Catalyst Startup Coalition – a group of 10 seasoned, early-stage business experts with offices at Catalyst. Their collective expertise and experience address the problems entrepreneurs face in growing and scaling their startups. In addition to the free office hours the Catalyst Startup Coalition provides, the Coalition offers a variety of programs and events at Catalyst, including monthly investor pitch practice sessions, workshops, panels, and networking events.

CATALYST IS A PROFESSIONAL, COLLABORATIVE COWORKING SPACE ON THE 5TH FLOOR OF THE ONE SOUTH ORANGE BUILDING AT THE CORNER OF ORANGE AND CENTRAL IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO. event space

Acceleration
Catalyst is also home to VentureScaleUp – a mentorship-driven advanced technology accelerator. The VentureScaleUp program provides highgrowth startups with mentorship, strategic advice, and inspiration through its mentor network of role models, investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs. These executives have built startups that have scaled. VentureScaleUp offers entrepreneurs extensive access to Florida angel, seed, and early-stage capital funding sources. These relationships open the doors to funding.

Events
Catalyst hosts numerous meetups, workshops, presentations, and events for its members and the Orlando entrepreneurial ecosystem, where entrepreneurs learn, network, and get inspired. Catalyst is the Orlando home to numerous national entrepreneurial organizations, including Startup Grind Orlando, Lean Startup Orlando, Orlando Open Coffee Club, and Startup Weekend Orlando, and has hosted national hackathons, including the AT&T Mobile App & IoT Hackathon and the Telecom Applications Developer Hackathon.

Catalyst has created a welcoming community in Downtown Orlando, where entrepreneurs can be productive and creative, make connections and collaborate, and grow and scale their businesses.

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Catalyst
1 S. Orange Ave., Fifth Floor
Orlando, FL 32801
www.catalystspaces.com
Email: info@catalystspaces.com
Phone: (407) 982-3999

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OrlandoiX – the Intersection of Creativity and Immersive Technologies

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ELEVATOR PITCH

OrlandoiX is the Southeast’s Largest Gathering of Creators in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Video Games, and Digital Arts. Open to professionals and consumers alike, OrlandoiX sits at the intersection of creativity and immersive technologies, bringing together creators, investors, influential brands, and tech enthusiasts for industry-leading keynotes, speaker presentations, interactive exhibits, gameplay, and networking.

OUR STORY

Founded in 2014, by David C. Glass, OrlandoiX was created to promote Orlando as the hub for creativity and digital innovation, build industry connections and increase an investment pipeline.

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Orlando is the global center for the simulation industry and is also a hub for video game development, entertainment technologies, software design, 3D hardware, defense technology, and industry education. OrlandoiX has brought together both local and national leaders from these industries from brands such as Microsoft, HTC Vive, Coca-Cola, NFL, Unreal Engine, NBC Universal, and EA Sports.

OrlandoiX highlights include the expo where creators and influential brands can showcase their latest developments in video games, virtual reality, augmented reality, and digital arts. A speaker series with national thought leaders who share industry trends and best practices. Networking opportunities to connect peers and industry leaders. Gaming tournaments where gamers can show off their skills and compete for prizes.

Attendees include Game Developers, Virtual & Mixed Reality Developers, Digital Artists, Designers, Venture Capitalists, Sound & Audio Engineers, Students, Creative Directors, Digital Media Executives. Some attendees are seasoned experts – while others are just getting started.

OrlandoiX event Speakers
OrlandoiX Exhibit

MEET THE TEAM

OrlandoiX team is led by David Glass as executive producer, continuing his vision of highlighting digital innovation in the region. The production and media coordinators for OrlandoiX have helped to realize this vision, by executing the event each year.

MILESTONES

With an average annual attendance of over 4,000, OrlandoiX is the Southeast’s largest event for creators in virtual reality, augmented reality, video game, and digital arts. The event has brought together tech industry leaders, digital creators, and investors from 27 states and 6 countries to Orlando. Collaborations with other organizations like Indienomicon, Orlando VR, and the Orlando Tech Association have brought about great networking opportunities for industry professionals in the region.

OrlandoiX Speaker

OrlandoiX
611 N. Wymore Road, Suite 218
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phone: 321-622-2900
www.orlandoix.com

Lockheed Martin – a Global Security and Aerospace Company

Lockheed Martin day of Caring Orlando 2017
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Lockheed Martin day of Caring Orlando 2017
More than 1,000 Lockheed Martin employees, family, and friends volunteered at the YMCA of Central Florida’s Camp Wewa for the company’s annual Day of Caring event. In 2017, Lockheed Martin employees logged more than 1,000,000 volunteer hours in the Central Florida community and contributed more than $1.2 million to local charities.

ELEVATOR PITCH

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company employing approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.

OUR STORY

With 60 years in Central Florida, Lockheed Martin’s Florida operations are primarily located in the Orlando area with additional sites in Lakeland, Ocala, the Space Coast, Ft. Walton Beach, Riviera Beach, Oldsmar and other locations throughout the state. When Lockheed Martin (then the Glenn L. Martin Co.) opened its first Orlando office in 1956, it began a long legacy of growth and community support to the region.

Today, Lockheed Martin is one of the largest industrial employers in Florida with more than 14,000 employees. Approximately 9,000 of the state’s Lockheed Martin employees live and work in Central Florida and continue that legacy of community support through various volunteer programs and
philanthropic initiatives. More than 7,000 of those employees are based at our two Orlando facilities.

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Lockheed Martin’s Deploy3D Simulator is a cutting-edge, mixed reality simulation solution, which reduces cost and space requirements while enabling immersive training. This is accomplished by streaming elements of the real world into an immersive virtual scene, maximizing training while eliminating bulky domes and projectors.

Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions (TLS)
Lockheed Martin’s TLS business is part of the Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) business and is Lockheed Martin’s center of excellence for training and logistics products and services, serving the U.S. military and more than 65 international customers worldwide. Based in East Orlando, TLS develops programs teaching servicemen and women skills to accomplish their most challenging missions — from flying the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft, the F35, to navigating a convoy through an urban environment. TLS is the corporation’s hub for simulation, augmented and virtual reality, live-virtual-constructive capabilities, advanced training devices, and full-service training programs. TLS also provides sustainment services such as supply chain and logistics IT solutions, spares and repairs, as well as automated test and support equipment.

Lockheed Martin ONYX
ONYX is a powered, lower-body exoskeleton that enhances human strength and endurance. It is designed for military and first responders to counteract stress on the lower back and legs, as it helps wearers traverse steep inclines and climb flights of stairs.
Lockheed Martin F35 FMS
Full Mission Simulators (FMS) are being used for continuation, upgrade and mission rehearsal training, wherever F-35 planes are in use. These valuable assets prepare new F-35 aviators for their first flight and allow qualified pilots to sharpen their skills at a fraction of the cost of flying real airplanes.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC)
MFC is a recognized designer, developer, and manufacturer of precision engagement aerospace and defense systems for military customers that include the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and dozens of foreign allies. The company is an industry leader and the Corporation’s lead business for research, development, and production of electro-optic and smart munitions systems, and is a pioneer in the field of versatile, high-performance missile and rocket technology. MFC is also a leader in technologies related to millimeter wave radar, image and signal processing, advanced materials, electronic packaging, and systems integration. Additionally, MFC provides logistics support services for U.S. Special Operations Forces and offers a wide range of products and services for the global civil nuclear power industry and the military’s green power initiatives

Lockheed Martin in the Orlando Community
Lockheed Martin has a strong heritage of social responsibility and public service, which is a tradition linking our employees to the communities in which they live and work. In 2017, Lockheed Martin employees logged more than 96,000 volunteer hours in the Central Florida community and contributed more than $1.8 million to local charities through employee giving campaigns, benefiting organizations such as Camaraderie Foundation, Fisher House, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Heart of Florida United Way and the United States Overseas (USO). Our leadership is committed to supporting Florida education excellence through our support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational initiatives. Lockheed Martin works in partnership with educators, lawmakers and businesses to develop and execute a state-wide STEM strategy of closing the emerging talent gap by providing funding enhancing teaching skills and STEM curricula.

Lockheed Martin AF-22 First Flight Aerials
Lockheed Martin EOTS
The F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS), is the world’s first sensor to combine forwardlooking infrared and infrared search and track to maximize targeting capability.

MyArea Network – 407area.com

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407area.com/MyArea Network

YOUR DIGITAL CONNECTION FOR EVERYTHING HAPPENING IN YOUR LOCAL AREA.

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With the inspired vision of CEO Scott Conlon, MyArea Network has become a fast-growing digital media and tech company with a mission to connect people to their local community. Beginning with 813area.com and based in Tampa, the local connection concept using local influencers to connect businesses and people in their community has continued to grow with 150 live local sites all over the country and the opening of the Orlando market office in 2016.

407area.com/MyArea Network is a full-service media and marketing company that helps local businesses of any size attain visibility in their community. Through multi-channel media platforms, technology solutions, and online and offline marketing services.

“There are so many great local businesses that don’t get the attention they deserve. We wanted to develop a platform and solutions that would help more people find those businesses,” explains founder and CEO, Scott Conlon.

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MyArea Network - Chris McShane
Chris McShane - Digital Content Associate
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LeeAnn Huntoon - 407area Content Manager & Digital Marketing Director for MyArea Network

Over the last few years 407area.com, MyArea Network’s first official market expansion has flourished providing a source for locals and businesses with the onboarding of their first official Area Manager, LeeAnn Huntoon.

After graduating LeeAnn Huntoon accepted an entry level position with a major corporation and after ten years of climbing the corporate ladder she hit the ceiling and decided it was time to move on and pursue her passion. After a few months of freelance writing, she began working for a digital marketing company in Downtown Orlando and quickly became the content manager for the company’s two local entertainment websites. Her success and determination caught the eye of MyArea Network and when it was time to open the Orlando office she was asked to come on board to build and grow
the 407area market.

“We are so much more than a marketing agency or a website. 407area.com and the 150 other live sites including 813, 727, 386, 321, and 305 in Florida alone is a community and your local connection to anything and everything that’s happening in your area. Not only are we the local source for things do to, nightlife, dining, and local sports, we also bridge the gap between the businesses in the area and their targeted audience,” states 407area Content Manager/ Digital Marketing Director, LeeAnn Huntoon.

With the assistance of the main office in Tampa and the Orlando Digital Content Associate, Chris McShane, 407area.com has become the leading source for local residents and visitors to find the best things to see, eat, and do in Orlando.

The site offers more than just a directory for businesses and upcoming events. 407area.com and the additional sites within the MyArea Network family produce relevant and organic article content that is highly ranked on Google. Each article is written by locals who live in the area providing readers with first-hand experiences and suggestions similar to reaching out to a trusted friend who lives in the area. 407area.com has become a trusted source in Orlando combining local and social and providing everyone with the opportunity to live like a local no matter where they are.

To learn more about MyArea Network and the Orlando area Chris McShane – Digital Content Associate subscribe to 407area.com and connect to your community.

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407area Office (Downtown Orlando)
25 Wall St. Suite #11
Orlando, FL. 32801

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www.407area.com
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Orange Technical College – Changing Lives Through Education Since 1933

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ORANGE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

CHANGING LIVES THROUGH EDUCATION SINCE 1933.

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Orange Technical College - Interior Mid Florida
Orange Technical College – Mid Florida Campus is home to the Launch Site and “Big Mo”, one of the largest motion capture studios on the east coast.

Since 1933, Orange County Public Schools has been making history and changing lives through education by providing career and technical training for tens of thousands in Central Florida.

 Offering innovative programs at multiple technical college campuses, as well as numerous community learning centers and district schools, Orange Technical College continues to grow and evolve, always focused on improving the lives of students and positively impacting workforce needs and economic development in the region.

Orange Technical College (OTC) is home to an array of affordable career certificate training programs, equipping students with the skills and credentials needed for employment in growing industries impacted by technology: 3D Animation, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Augmented Reality, Machining, Welding and Modeling, Simulation and Training and more.

With the help of industry partners like the National Center for Simulation, OTC has created state-of-the-art learning environments like the ‘Launch Site’ – a dedicated MS&T facility that houses a collection of simulation, animation and cinema programs designed to prepare students for careers as designers, programmers and motion-capture technicians.

Welding at the Orange Technical College - Westside Campus.
Welding at the Orange Technical College - Westside Campus.
Digital Video Production at the Orange Technical College - Orlando Campus.

Offering students world-class facilities and over 60 career certificate programs, Orange Technical College delivers an exciting opportunity for students. Inexpensive tuition rates, industry-trained instructors and innovative classroom environments ensure graduates of OTC programs are prepared for the world of work.

Articulation agreements and partnerships with local and state colleges are also allowing more students than ever to engage in numerous career paths across high-skill, high-wage technical industries. Technical education is a powerful catalyst for students heading into the workplace, but can also bring enormous value to those students looking to pursue a traditional college path.

These local agreements allow students to easily transition from a career and technical program at any Orange Technical College campus to a college credit-based course at partnering institutions, or vice-versa if a student so chooses. Innovation in a region can take many forms, including the development of programs like these to establish and fortify the educational ecosystem in Central Florida to benefit students at all learning levels.

As a not-for-profit entity and a part of one of the largest school districts in the country, Orange Technical College is held accountable to the highest standards of quality and rigor. While the programs offered at OTC campuses have shifted dramatically over time, in an effort to match relevant training with existing industry needs, the college’s goal remains: changing lives through education.

Orange Technical College - Little Mo
The Launch Site is also home to “Little Mo”, another fully functioning motion capture studio.
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Phone: 407-317-3212
445 W Amelia St, Orlando, FL 32801
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www.orangetechcollege.net