UCF and Starter Studio open new downtown Orlando startup space

The jacket Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer wore to the grand opening of downtown Orlando’s new startup space was purchased at that exact spot some time ago.

The 86-year-old Kress Building at 130 S. Orange Ave. previously hosted retail tenants, where Dyer used to shop and get his hair cut, he said.

However, it’s now home to two of Orlando’s most important resource groups for early-stage startups. The University of Central Florida downtown business incubator and startup accelerator Starter Studio held…