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Humin Wants to Replace Your Contacts App

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There is nothing more awkward than meeting someone again and not remembering their name and barely their face. For some reason, in business we are constantly networking and meeting people, yet we are expected to remember everyone we meet. If it were up to San Francisco-based Humin, you shouldn’t have to remember, but your smartphone… Read more »


CareCloud Makes Its Debut on Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

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Miami-based technology company CareCloud has been included in the 2014 Inc. 500, ranking 127th among America’s fastest-growing companies. CareCloud is one of the leading providers of cloud-based practice management, electronic health records (EHR), and medical billing software and services. It is the company’s debut on the annual list, highlighting revenue growth of more than 2,900% between 2010 and 2013. CareCloud also ranked… Read more »



Miami-Based SWOL Joins Mobile-First Accelerator Momentum in San Francisco

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SWOL (Soccer Without Limits), a South Florida engagement platform for international soccer fans, has been chosen to be part of a new accelerator and fund Momentum, founded by Mobile Monday Silicon Valley’s Mario Tapia and Ryan Bloomer, as well as Hidden River Ventures‘ Todd Parker. Momentum helps mobile startups connect with industry ‘strategics’ to speed… Read more »


JetSmarter Is Uber for Affordable Private Jets

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Feeling so fly like a G6 is now as easy as tapping on your smartphone. The Boca Raton-based startup JetSmarter recently launched a new app that allows flyers to book a seat on a private jet from their smartphones. Just like using Uber to get a ride, but on a private plane. Now, you (well, probably your… Read more »


It’s Been Confirmed, Learner Nation Co-founders Chosen as Endeavor Miami Entrepreneurs

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You heard it here first! Yesterday Tech Cocktail posted a story about Learner Nation joining Endeavor Miami Entrepreneurs based on a picture on Facebook. It is confirmed that this is true! Michael McCord and Michael Laas, co-founders of LearnerNation, were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs during Endeavor Global’s 54th International Selection Panel held in New York City…. Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »



Uber Expands Services to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

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Uber announced that it is rolling out its ride-sharing service, UberX, for users in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Users in both cities can now hail a ride using their smartphones. UberX is now available in six cities in Florida, including Miami, where they launched earlier this summer after a lengthy battle with Miami-Dade County…. Read more »


Muuzii Partners with Deportes Media to Bring Real-Time Spanish-to-English Translation to US Latinos

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Mobile translation company Muuzii announced today a partnership with leading Spanish-language sports broadcasting group Deportes Media LLC to bring real-time Spanish-to-English translation to any text-enabled mobile device. This partnership is part of the company’s effort to bring mobile translation and language services to the North American Hispanic community. Unlike other learning services available for the phone, Muuzii… Read more »