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Macy’s Announces It Will Bring Fashion Incubator to Miami

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Macy’s, the American chain of department stores, announced today that it will bring its fashion incubator to Miami as an effort to foster talent in the city. The announcement was made by Edward Jay Goldberg, the Vice President of Government & Consumer Affairs for Macy’s during the annual Beacon Council One Community One Goal Meeting. Goldberg went… Read more »


CoFounderLabs Merges With RockThePost to Create One-Stop Shop for Equity Crowdfunding 

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CoFoundersLab, the online matchmaking network that scientifically builds startup teams, is merging with investor crowdfunding portal RockThePost to create a one-stop shop for investors called OneVest. The platform will connect early stage startups with accredited investors, and it will have a diversified network of over 35,000 startup founders and over 15,000 investors. “Whenever we asked our community… Read more »


Frank Gruber’s Book “Startup Mixology” Launches Today!

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After wanting to write a book for over ten years, I can finally check that off my bucket list. Today is the official release of Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success, and I couldn’t be more excited. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the book, inspired me to… Read more »


Winners of 2014 Knight News Challenge Announced

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The Knight Foundation announced today the winners of the Knight News Challenge at MIT Civic Media Conference in Cambridge, Mass. The winners of the grants are projects aimed at strengthening the internet for free expression and innovation, total awards of $3,466,000. “The successful winners find solution for practical problems,” said Alberto Ibarguen, President and CEO of The Knight Foundation,… Read more »


Hands-Free Retail Therapy: Shop X Glassware Launches for Google Glass

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Shop X Glassware Added to MyGlass Google Glass’ exclusive club of finely curated Glassware just debuted a new member: Shop X. Designed to augment your day to day shopping routine, Shop X simplifies a user’s retail experience by enabling hands-free access to shopping lists on-the-go and intelligently sorting items by category. As most Glass developers know, Google’s attention to detail and… Read more »


Amazon Unveils Smartphone “Fire Phone”

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The wait is over. Amazon.com Inc. unveiled its new smartphone Fire Phone today at an event in Seattle. According to the Associated Press (AP), the new phone will enable users to snap a photo of a book title or listen to a song playing, and it’ll show you where to buy it on Amazon. Users will… Read more »


MUST-READ Book Alert! Creativity for Sale

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What if I told you that someone made $1,000,000 wearing T-shirts, pimping his last name, and pre-selling sponsorship spots in a book he hadn’t even written yet? Jason SurfrApp (formerly Jason Headsetsdotcom and Jason Sadler) has done just that over the last few years, and in his new book, Creativity for Sale, he explains how… Read more »


Atlanta Tech Accelerator Flashpoint Raises Second Round of $1M fund

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Flashpoint, an Atlanta venture aimed at launching the next generation of tech startups, has raised its second $1 million fund. As reported today in Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Georgia Tech based accelerator has helped seed startups who have collectively raised more than $65 million from firms including Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins and Andreessen Horowitz. With this new round of fund, Flashpoint plans to invests… Read more »



Uber Miami: Things That Make You Go Hmmm

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Update: Today Uber posted two new positions for their Miami office. The team keeps growing.  Now I’m not one to believe gossip (cough), but if a promoted ad comes up on my Facebook about UberX Miami looking for drivers, I get curious. Especially an ad claiming that Miami drivers can make $60K a year driving. Uber,… Read more »



Can’t make it to the World Cup in Brazil? Why Not Play a Match with Podolski On Your Phone Instead

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With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, passionate soccer fans everywhere are counting down the days. The tournament, starting on June 12th, has created more buzz than most being that it’s in the home of soccer, Brazil. With expensive flights and difficulty finding affordable accommodation, soccer-mad fans might find it… Read more »


Review Ringer, App for Movie Buffs on the Go

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You should go watch the new X-Men film. Do you trust my taste when it comes to film? How about a stranger ? This is the problem the team behind Review Ringer aims to solve: irrelevant reviews by complete strangers. It was created by a team of South Florida developers to provide users with movie reviews filtered… Read more »


Who is Miami’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Miami, the Tech Cocktail Mixer is headed your way! We’ll be kicking off our Mixer & Startup Showcase Tuesday, June 3rd at The Stage. To get the community fired up for the event, Tech Cocktail is excited to announce the awesome companies that were selected to showcase and show off what they’ve got to be winners . These startups will be… Read more »


Lyft Bypasses Uber on Miami’s Express Lane

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Miami has been rallying behind Uber for a very long time, but it looks like Lyft will make it to the Magic City first. San Francisco- based Lyft is a ride-sharing smartphone app and it is launching in Miami this Thursday, May 22, at 7pm. The app allows passengers who need a ride to request one from drivers who… Read more »


Miami-Based Clutch Prep Accepted to TechStars Chicago 2014

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TechStars Chicago announced its 2014 class, which will include Miami-based startup Clutch Prep. Clutch Prep is an online video program to help students prepare for college classes. The program will host 10 startups in its dedicated 1871 space starting May 27. They will receive $18,000 in seed funding, with the option to take on a… Read more »