In the Silicon Valley and New York exodus of tech founders and VCs who have been recently been checking out Miami as a place to live and work are a number of hometowners who moved away after high school. Will our brain drain become gain? That’s the dream.
Ryan Breslow is the founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Bolt, a fintech startup that recently ranking No. 22 in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and he’s one of them. He’s here for at least an extended stay and perhaps longer. Breslow attended public elementary and middle schools in South Florida and was a Michael M. Krop Senior High super-grad, where he was a 2012 Miami Herald Silver Knight and a winner in the Herald’s Business Plan Challenge contest, among many other honors. He also started several businesses while still in high school, including one helping businesses set up e-commerce sites, while also working at Publix.