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FIU Names Ex-Constant Contact Regional Director as Knight Innovator in Residence

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The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University  announced today that Alex de Carvalho, a social media professional with extensive involvement in South Florida’s tech community, has been named the Knight Innovator in Residence.  As Knight Innovator in Residence, de Carvalho will work with students and faculty to develop media projects, as well as new… Read more »


PonoMusic is Giving Donors a Chance to Invest Alongside Neil Young for Company Equity

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Kickstarter saw its third largest campaign ever, one that even surpassed the Oculus Rift. PonoMusic, a high resolution digital music market backed by music legend Neil Young, raised $6.2 million on Kickstarter with the support of over 18,000 backers. However, the ride is far from over for PonoMusic, as they’ve announced the launch of an equity… Read more »


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

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Chicago, let’s get ready to rumbleeee…well, you get the idea! Tech Cocktail is back in town and we’re very thrilled to host our 3rd 2014 Chicago Startup Showcase & Cars.com Speaker Series event. We have a special event prepared for our local entrepreneurs, which includes a chat with Ben Huh, CEO and Founder of Cheezburger, and Talia… Read more »


Is Learner Nation the Latest Startup Selected to Join Endeavor Entrepreneurs?

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Has Miami-based startup Learner Nation are the latest company to be selected by Endeavor, a global nonprofit that selects, mentors, supports and accelerates high-impact entrepreneurs? If so, they will be joining Endeavor Miami Entrepreneurs: Kidozen, My Ceviche and Leap Factor. Although Endeavor has yet to confirm the selection, a recent picture posted by Learner Nation’s founder Michael McCord has… Read more »


Miami-Dade Mayor Answers Questions on Twitter about #MDCBudget

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Miami Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez gets in with the millennial voters by hosting a Q&A on Twitter to talk about his Proposed Fiscal Year County Budget. Mayor Gimenez has been active in bringing more technology to the city, including supporting Uber in their battle with the county, as well as participating in some of the local technology conferences…. Read more »


Klroy: The Anonymous App That’s Adding Social to Any Location

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Some anonymous apps are based on broadcast messages and require users to connect to their Facebook accounts, but with Klroy content is driven by your location. According to the site,“Klroy wants to become a digital collective archive of experiences, images, and thoughts that people have in and about certain places.” Founder Ben Reddy says a… Read more »


Startup Accelerator BRIC House Launches in Boca Raton

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South Florida-based entrepreneurs John Kemp and Ryan Texeira announced they are launching a startup accelerator and incubator in Boca Raton called BRIC House. The BRIC’s startup accelerator program will offer up to USD $100,000 in seed capital to the companies that are chosen, as well connect them with mentors. BRIC House will also host local… Read more »





Miami-Dade Teachers Share Their Experience of Becoming Startup Interns [Video]

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This summer, The LAB Miami, The Knight Foundation, and Teach For America (TFA) partnered up and launched an internship program called Startup Summer. The program placed 11 local teachers during their summer break to work with Miami startups like LiveNinja, LearnerNation, and ClassWallet.com, among others. The idea is that they will take all of the lessons… Read more »


Angel Investor Giuliano Stiglitz: Latin American-Focused Startups Should Look to Miami

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Giuliano Stiglitz is an angel investor, having invested in several tech startups including Miami-based LiveNinja, where he is not only an investor but also a mentor. Stiglitz is the CEO of Orange Advertising Networks Americas, a subsidiary of France Telecom and part of Orange Advertising Network, a leading global player in digital media. Over the past… Read more »


How Farmigo Is Turning NYC into a Food Startup Hub

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Last month, more than 70 people assembled for the very first Food Hackers event. Located in a repurposed warehouse/garage space in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the event spotlighted four NYC-based food entrepreneurs to share their experiences in the food industry. Using a format similar to The Moth, each told engaging stories on… Read more »


Apply by August 18 to Win Mobile Future’s $20,000 Prize

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This is a sponsored post by Mobile Future, and we want to thank them for all of their support! Earlier in June, Mobile Future announced that they would be hosting a national innovation competition, The Mobileys, for the second consecutive year. The competition seeks to highlight wireless and mobile apps, services, and products with an… Read more »



Dear Muriel Bowser: How Will You Support DC Tech? #MeetMuriel

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 13, the Democratic nominee for DC mayor, Muriel Bowser, is holding #MeetMuriel, an event at WeWork Wonder Bread Factory to talk about her platform regarding the future of technology and entrepreneurship in the District. In preparation for the event, the Bowser campaign is reaching out to the public and asking them to submit their questions online for… Read more »