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10 Signs You’re a #MiamiTech Startup Founder

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There is no doubt that Miami is an emerging community of entrepreneurs and startups. We are becoming a connected community of entrepreneurs, and our ecosystem is attracting talent and capital. It’s a unique experience and if you have a startup in Miami, there are certain things that we experience only here. 10 signs you are a Miami tech founder:

1. How you feel when you had one too many cafecito meetings at Panther Coffee:

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2. But then you come back to the office only to find your email inbox FULL…

3. You brag about the beautiful weather on Instagram to your friends…until August comes: it’s 99 degrees outside, it’s humid as hell and all you want is a little shade in your office and to cool down.

4. You live in paradise, but can’t fully enjoy it. So when you finally get a day off, you’re on the beach and making it count.

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5. Your best friend and lead programmer tells you he’s found a job and is moving to San Francisco.

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6. What you really wish you could tell outsiders when they act surprised that Miami has a growing tech community.

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But instead you rant about how Miami is the greatest!

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7. How you feel after months of traveling to raise funds, only to be told by investors that they don’t invest in startups from Florida.

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8. Then you brush the dirt off cause, you know #startuplife #miamitech

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9. What you feel like when you win a demo day.

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10. Mamá‘s reaction when she sees your startup story in the Miami Herald’s Business Monday:

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About the Author

Camila is a writer and community manager for Tech Cocktail in Miami. She has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she co-founded a communication strategy company called pFunk Media. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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