Friday, August 18, 2017

Collaboration, community support key in successful Startup Weekend Education: And the winners are …

And the winners are…. This past weekend, a collaborative effort between TechStars, Teach For America, StartUP FIU, FIU Office of Engagement and FIU’s School of Computing and Engineering hosted the 2nd annual...

In the battle of incumbents and insurgents, collaboration and inclusion will set Miami innovators...

"Social infrastructure enables Innovation & Disruption"---Ime Archibong, vice president, Partnerships, Facebook. This was the resounding message and charge from our opening keynote at Innovate Miami (pictured above). Startup companies are known as...

Southeast Florida is home to most startup activity in US, report says

Cheerleaders of South Florida’s entrepreneurial community, rejoice: the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach metropolitan area has the highest level of startup activity in the country, says a new study that tracked entrepreneurial activity...

Want to be a disrupter in your industry? Here’s what this local CEO says...

Becoming a company that breaks the mold on an antiquated business model takes guts, because chances are, that firm is sailing into unknown territory with a chance of floundering on the...

Local entrepreneurs look to Europe to boost South Florida’s startup scene

The South Florida chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization has just returned from the Netherlands, forming during the trip the fist-ever “sister chapter” within the international business network. EO is one of the...

South Florida startups dominate upcoming venture capital competition

Of the 22 companies that have been chosen to compete for $150,000 in cash prize awards at an upcoming startup competition, nearly half are from South Florida. Florida Venture Forum’s 10th annual...

11 entrepreneurs from South Florida are Florida finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year

EY recently announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Florida program, including eleven South Florida entrepreneurs. The prestigious awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in...

Local tech billionaire launches new venture

Local tech billionaire Manny Medina has launched his newest venture. Cybersecurity firm Cyxtera became operational Tuesday following the close of a $2.8 billion transaction brokered by lawyer Jaret Davis of Miami-based Greenberg Traurig.

Startup Spotlight: Visual Blasters’ FlipaClip app can make anyone an animator

Company name: Visual Blasters (creators of FlipaClip) Headquarters: Downtown Miami Concept: Visual Blasters develops gaming, multimedia and animation mobile apps. “We provide high quality, intuitive apps with an eye toward making the world a better place by...

Marine veteran entrepreneur launches sunglasses company in Palm Beach County

Entrepreneur Mark Llano, a former Marine who built a $200 million-a-year military supply business in Wellington, is scoping out a whole new market for his new business founded about six months...
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