Venture capitalists check out StartUP FIU companies

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FIU’s push to ramp up new businesses in support of the South Florida economy culminated in the campus visit of nine venture capitalists eager to hear about the Next Big Thing.

The high-powered funders on Tuesday heard pitches by 14 founders of early-stage companies who participated in StartUP FIU, the university’s new business incubator. Also present: some 250 members of the FIU and South Florida communities keen to learn about the latest innovations.