entrepreneurs http://wlrn.org en Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/entrepreneurs-buzzing-over-medical-marijuana-florida Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia now have laws allowing for some form of medical marijuana.<p>Florida appears poised to join the club. Polls show that voters there are likely to approve a November ballot measure legalizing marijuana for medical use.<p>If it passes, regulations that would set up a market for medical marijuana in Florida are still at least a year away. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Greg Allen 34046 at http://wlrn.org Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida Burgers Before Beer: 5 Questions For Funky Buddha Brewery Co-Owner http://wlrn.org/post/burgers-beer-5-questions-funky-buddha-brewery-co-owner <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KC </span>Sentz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and his brother Ryan opened the Funky Buddha Brewery in June of 2013. It was the first production microbrewery in Broward County, and the best known in South Florida. The brewery added a bottling line recently, a milestone for craft breweries, and this May the Sentz brothers announced plans to expand.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before seeing success as a brewery owner and manager, KC Sentz worked in engineering. But before that, he got his paycheck from Mickey D's.</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 17:08:38 +0000 Maria Murriel & Elaine Chen 31916 at http://wlrn.org Burgers Before Beer: 5 Questions For Funky Buddha Brewery Co-Owner Starting Up In South Florida By 9 Entrepreneurs http://wlrn.org/post/starting-south-florida-9-entrepreneurs <p>We caught up with several South Florida entrepreneurs about their trials and triumphs in starting a business in South Florida.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jordan </span>Melnick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> started "</span>Sktchy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">", an app that connects artists with subjects to draw, paint or sculpt.</span></p><p><strong>Q: What was the moment you realized South Florida would work well for your business?</strong></p><p></p><p>Pandwe Gibson started EcoTech Visions, a business incubator with a focus on environmental companies.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:21:37 +0000 Diego SaldaƱa-Rojas 30147 at http://wlrn.org Starting Up In South Florida By 9 Entrepreneurs From Farm To Brewery: 5 Questions For Craft-Beer CEO Mike Halker http://wlrn.org/post/farm-brewery-5-questions-craft-beer-ceo-mike-halker <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before making beer in Palm Beach, Mike </span>Halker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> served on a bomb squad with the U.S. Army.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That cool under pressure has served him well as the founder and head of </span><a href="http://www.duesouthbrewing.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><strong>Due South Brewery</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a craft-beer company based in Boynton Beach.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:13:03 +0000 Elaine Chen 29457 at http://wlrn.org From Farm To Brewery: 5 Questions For Craft-Beer CEO Mike Halker Miami Beach Tech Hub Responds To Mayor With Invitation http://wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-tech-hub-responds-mayor-invitation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Miami Beach tech company invited Mayor Philip Levine to their lab for a visit this week in response to comments Levine made at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting last month. Levine said he could not see Miami Beach becoming a tech hub.</span></p><p>"It's the dumbest idea in the world," Levine said at the Mayors meeting, according to the Washington Post. "People cling on to things that are not the highest and best use for their city. Miami Beach is never going to be a high tech hub. As much as it sounds great, it's sexy, that's not who we are."</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:47:32 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 28467 at http://wlrn.org Miami Beach Tech Hub Responds To Mayor With Invitation