MeterHero Offers Cash For Conservation to Florida Residents

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

In honor of Earth Day, the Florida Clean Water Network and MeterHero announced a partnership to encourage Floridians to conserve water and energy by offering them conservation rebates. Homeowners across the state can now receive $1.00 for each 100 gallons of water, 10 kilowatt-hours…


5 Reasons Why More Women Should Go to Hackathons

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

Hackathons are great opportunities for entrepreneurs and developers to come together and work on a a project outside work. It’s also a gateway for people wanting to enter a new tech ecosystem, while finding solutions to issues they may be passionate about. But if you haven’t…

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SCORE: Online Dating Game That Connects Soulmates Offline

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

If life is messy, love is messier, especially when it includes technology. I know very few people who enjoy the experience of online dating: The process can be tedious and the outcome undesirable. Why is it difficult to find love online? One reason why…


Wyncode Academy Announces Expansion to Fort Lauderdale

By | Apr 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Wyncode is headed north. After graduating four cohorts and nearly 70 students from their Wynwood location at The LAB Miami, Wyncode founders Juha and Johanna Mikkola are expanding to the up-and-coming Flagler Arts and Technology Village in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Their second location will…


University of Miami Receives Knight Grant to Create Entrepreneurial Spaces

By | Apr 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm

In his book The Great Good Place, urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg highlights how informal public gathering places are essential to community and public life. He argues that bars, coffee shops and other “third places,” are central to local community vitality. With that concept in mind, the John S….

Social Good

How do you Change the Nature of Corrections for Inmates?

By | Apr 16, 2015 at 11:00 am

A few years back Ryan Shapiro had a friend whose mother was arrested and taken to Rikers Island Prison in New York City. No doubt, the situation was stressful, especially when it came to making payments to his mother. His friend had to wait…


Videoo Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

Miami-based startup Videoo has announced that it has successfully raised $1.625M in seed funding from Accelerator Growth Partners (AGP), other prominent funds and angel investors in the U.S. and Brazil. The funding will help the company’s effort to become the largest aggregator, integrator, and curator of social videos online….


Pipeline Workspaces Announces Minority Investment at $15M Valuation

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Pipeline Workspaces, one of Miami’s fist workspaces, has sold a minority stake valuing the company’s brand and business model at approximately $15 million. The investment comes from a member of Pipeline Brickell, the brand’s first location at Miami’s Brickell Financial District. With a scalable…


Splash Drone, Waterproof Drone, Surpassed Goal on Kickstarter

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A South Florida-based company is making a splash on Kickstarter with its new waterproof drone. The Splash Drone is a quad copter capable of landing and floating on water. The company behind the drone, Urban Drones, has raised more than $240,000, more than the original pledge goal of $17,500….


Kairos Acquires Emotion Recognition Startup IMRSV in Major Business Expansion

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

Kairos, a Miami-based facial biometrics startup, acquired emotion analysis company IMRSV for $2.7 million dollars. With this acquisition, Kairos becomes the only facial biometrics company in the world offering both facial recognition and emotion analysis tools for developers. It will also allow brands and agencies to…

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Now You Can Rent a Place in Cuba Through Airbnb

By | Apr 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

If you’re planning to travel to Cuba, you can rent a room or apartment in Cuba through Airbnb. The Airbnb announcement is the latest in a series business expansions into Cuba by American companies. Netflix and MasterCard recently made their services in Cuba available to both travelers and Cuban…

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Why Startup Founders Need to Start Asking the Right Questions

By | Mar 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Entrepreneurs are used to having the right answers instead of the right questions. But asking the right questions enables leaders to find solutions to any challenge. Hal Gregersen, Executive Director MIT Learning Center and founder of the 4-24 Project, spoke at The Atlantic’s Start-Up…


XFINITY Makes TV Accessible for the Visually Impaired

By | Mar 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

What does a 7 year-old blind girl see when she watches her favorite movie, The Wizard of Oz, on TV? “It’s different because you can see the screen and what’s happening. I can only hear it. So I take it into my brain and…


The Best Quotes from MIA Music Summit 2015

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

This week Miami is being taken over by music. From the Winter Music Conference (WMC) to Miami Beach’s Centennial, the Magic City is all about good tunes. The second annual tech and music conference, MIA Music Summit, brought together entrepreneurs and musicians to talk about…


OrthoSensor Raises $19M in Series C Funding

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

Dania Beach-based OrthoSensor, the maker of intelligent orthopaedic devices, raised $19 million in a Series C round of financing. Bridger Healthcare and The Tullis Growth Fund participated in the round, the company said. The money raised will be used to drive the commercialization of VERASENSE™, OrthoSensor’s leading…


At PreMoney Miami, Mark Suster Meerkats His Presentation on the State of VC Funding

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Today is officially the first day of spring, and while it may be snowing in the northeast, down in Miami, FL, the sun is shining brightly for the attendees of PreMoney Miami. A one-day conference produced by 500 Startups in partnership with the Knight…


What Will Augmented Reality Look Like in the Future? [VIDEO]

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm

If you ask Magic Leap just what they do, they would tell you that they’re an idea. That might not sound like much at first glance, but they’ve actually leveraged this pitch and raised a $542 million investment from Google. What makes their vision for…

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