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StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: Bootstrapping Was Difficult Yet Important for Growth

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StyleSeat’s co-founder and CEO Melody McCloskey was in Miami this week to talk about her entrepreneurial journey during Tech Cocktail Sessions.  McCloskey spoke to an audience of industry leaders and entrepreneurs about beauty-booking app StyleSeat, and how she decided to pursue her passion. “It got the point one day where my desire to do it, and… Read more »



Pipeline Workspaces to Open Third Location in Coral Gables

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Pipeline Workspaces, a co-working space that started in Brickell to accommodate Miami’s growing, diverse community of entrepreneurs,  is expanding with a third US location in the City of Coral Gables.  Pipeline has leased a full floor totaling approximately 14,000 square feet at 95 Merrick Way, an office complex located at the gateway to the Coral… Read more »




5 Reasons to Launch Your Gaming App in Latin America

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Gaming is leading in the three most important consumer usage behaviors on mobile devices: reach, engagement, and monetization. More people have mobile phones, people are spending longer time on their phones, and spending money on mobile games. “We’ve moved from million-dollar games to billion-dollar games,” said Kristian Segerstrale, a game investor at Initial Capital in… Read more »


Hate Waiting for Valet? ‘Request A Car’ Using CurbStand App

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Los Angeles-based CurbStand, the app that allows users to seamlessly locate, pay and tip for valet parking from their mobile devices, today unveiled a brand-new consumer app with new on-demand features, such as allowing drivers to ‘Request A Car,’ among other enhancements. In tandem, CurbStand launched a companion app exclusively for valet operators to communicate directly… Read more »



5 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Orlando

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Central Florida is getting a lot of attention and it has nothing to do with Disney World.  It’s all about Orlando’s buzzing tech scene, which is attracting startups from Silicon Valley as more investment is being pumped to into building a downtown for entrepreneurs. According to the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, travel and tourism is… Read more »


Modernizing Medicine Raises $15M of an Expected $20M in Funding

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Boca-Raton based Modernizing Medicine, Inc., announced that it has closed on approximately $15M of an expected $20M funding round. The latest funding comes from existing investors, led by Summit Partners and Pentland Group, many of whom are medical specialists who use EMA. The company expects its employee base to continue to grow with approximately 100… Read more »


DC’s Disruption Corp. Partners with Miami’s Venture Hive for Founder Education

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This morning, the Crystal City, Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced a partnership with Miami-based startup accelerator and incubator Venture Hive. The unique partnership is targeted at providing early-stage startup founders and investors with more opportunities and increased resources on how to grow and run successful companies. “In Venture Hive we are partnering here with a true leader in… Read more »