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Why Some Cab Drivers Are Supporting Uber and Lyft in Miami


Last week, Miami-Dade commissioners gave the initial approval to allow ride-for-hire companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Miami. This is a positive step towards finding a solution to the ongoing battle between public demand for transport alternatives to the yellow cab and vested private interests. However, the proposal is likely to face stiff resistance when it comes up… Read more »

Macy’s Announces It Will Bring Fashion Incubator to Miami


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 »

South Florida Ramps Up Efforts to Teach Kids How to Code


Miami’s entrepreneurial community recognizes the value that coding creates to individuals by creating more opportunities professionally. This summer a wave of summer coding programs became accessible for young people of all ages. These organizations aim at helping young people build the skills required to learn how to code. Coding camps are unique because it allows kids to create projects… Read more »

Charlie Crist Visits LAB Miami to Announce Running Mate [Pictures]


Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist stopped by Wynwood this Thursday to visit The LAB Miami, where he announced that Miami-Dade’s Democratic Party, Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, will be his running mate in the next state election. Crist and Taddeo-Goldstein had the opportunity to tour the co-working space, where he met tech startups founders and hear about programs like… Read more »

Finally, Miami-Dade Commissioners Approve UberX and Lyft Services


Miami, rejoice! Miami-Dade commissioners have voted this week to approve car-sharing services from apps like Uber and Lyft. After months (actually years for Uber) of ongoing fight with taxi services and the city, the services are now permanently legal. Drivers were previously facing a $2,000 fine for operating illegally. With Tuesday’s vote, commissioners gave their initial approval… Read more »

Venture House: Affordable Housing in Florida for Talented Startups

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If you make housing cheap, entrepreneurs will come. The idea is straightforward: take clusters of foreclosure homes in certain neighborhoods, rehab them, and offer them to startups at an affordable price. This is the vision of Venture House, a non-profit in St. Petersburg (Florida) that is launching a program to attract entrepreneurs, in hopes of revitalizing some of the… Read more »

Matt Haggman: Miami is the Perfect City for Entrepreneurs


Miami has everything a city needs to foster entrepreneurship. Matt Haggman believes that this is true. The Knight Foundation project manager, sat down with Tech Cocktail’s co-founder and author of Startup Mixology Frank Gruber to talk about all the elements that make Miami the ideal city for entrepreneurs. “Miami is enormously diverse and there is significant wealth…. Read more »

Jermaine Dupri: Music Industry Needs Tech Savvy Execs to Survive


Music producer and entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri joined Tech Cocktail’s co-founder Frank Gruber on stage last night for the launch of Gruber’s book, Startup Mixology. They discussed startup culture, marketing and entrepreneurship in a room full of local entrepreneurs. Dupri, as founder of social media platform Global14, had a lot to say about the convergence of music… Read more »

UK Web Development Shop TheGenieLab Opens US Office in Miami


A team of web developers from Wales, TheGenieLab, is setting up shop in Miami’s trendy neighborhood Wynwood. The new office – located within incubator campus The Lab Miami - is a way to expand a further footprint into the US market where they have an already high-demand for their offerings. The company, founded by Andrew Cargill and Daniel Lewis,… Read more »

Pipeline to Expand Operations to Philadelphia


Miami co-working space Pipeline is going to open a 21,000 square-foot space this fall in Philadelphia, part of their U.S. expansion plan. Pipeline Philly will be located at The Graham Building, a 25-story office tower located across the street from Philly’s venerated City Hall, the country’s fifth-largest market. “Pipeline was built with the theory that a diverse… Read more »

Wyncode’s First Class Shares Their Coding Experience


Wyncode‘s first class is still buzzing from last week’s Wyncode First Pitch Night at LAB Miami. After nine weeks of intensive coding training, the May cohort took the stage and shared their final project to an audience of more than 150 people. This was the first time Miami’s tech community had the opportunity to experience firsthand the result of… Read more »

A Look at the Latin American Tech Startup Scene in Miami: An Insider Perspective


Miami is quickly becoming a startup hub for international tech companies. Latin American businesses especially have become a vibrant source of ingenuity and new ideas. And not surprisingly: Miami is perfectly positioned to serve as the connecting force between the Latin American and the US markets. With its incredibly diverse cultural landscape, it is a… Read more »

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Staycation in South Florida


Summer is here! For some, this means taking time off to go on a family holiday or some exotic getaway… Of course, that was before you launched your own business, and vacations became a major expense/luxury/unlikelihood. Don’t worry, you can still relax and have fun in the Magic City at an affordable price. Here are five tips that… Read more »