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VCs Aren’t as Omniscient as We Think

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When David Hornik finished his first day of work at August Capital, nearly 15 years ago, he thought, “I’m pretty sure I’m f***ed.” Everyone was discussing microprocessors and systems and seemed to know what they were talking about – so he just pretended.  Ever since, Hornik has treated his VC job as a learning experience…. Read more »

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


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 »

Lottolotto App: The Easiest Way to Check and Scan Lottery Tickets


You’re more likely to get struck by lightning than to win the lottery. While the probability of winning mega-millions is slim, thousands of winning tickets (ranging from a dollar to several million) go unclaimed every year. “It’s like comparing numbers, it’s annoying,” says Brett Jacobson, CEO and founder of Lottolotto. “Most people don’t like doing… Read more »

Startup Accelerator BRIC House Launches in Boca Raton


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 »