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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 »

Google to Buy Songza for $15 Million?


Early last week it was reported by Business Insider (BI) that Google has been talking with Songza, a music streaming platform, about buying them out. Reportedly, the price will be in the $15 million neighborhood and a bold strategic move for Google. Companies like Spotify and Pandora have long held dominant in the music streaming… Read more »

The MIT BitComp Competition Announces Round 1 Winners


MIT has maintained a constant hype around Bitcoin even though mainstream news outlets seem to be ignornig it. To that end they have designed a competition, the MIT BitComp, as an extension of the MIT Bitcoin Project. Last week MIT announced the results of round 1 of their competition in which teams were asked to… Read more »

Lessons from Ride Service Startup Uber

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Uber is one of the startups making immense waves across the country and across the globe. A company founded just a few years ago has presented a completely new business model that’s shaking up the taxi and private ride industry. Uber is changing how millions of people find rides in cities, how long it takes… Read more »

500 Startups Unveils Their Free KISS Legal Docs


KISS: one of America’s favorite rock bands, and now the title for 500 Startups’ newest throng of free legal documents for founders and investors. The acronym for 500 Startups stands for “Keep it Simple Security”, and they officially announced the release of these documents today. According to their blog post, the free legal documents were designed… Read more »

Health Tracking App Nudge Adds Android and Adequate Sleep to its Pudge-Busting Lineup


The Los Angeles-based health startup Nudge understands that being healthy is much more than simply eating right. Good health requires a steady mix of nutrition, exercise, hydration, and adequate sleep. The team also understands that Android is the favored smartphone worldwide, and that’s why they launched a new Android version of their health tracker app… 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 »

NGP VAN Launches Social Fundraising Tool with Gamification Features

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DC-based NGP VAN is already gearing up for the next political season. The political tech company, which provides solutions to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations, launched publicly their new Social Fundraising tool that helps campaigners raise money more effectively. While most peer-to-peer online fundraising platforms keep efforts on the web, Social Fundraising integrates both… Read more »

Seven Tips to Build and Maintain a Successful Startup Brand


Best friends: reliable, intuitive individuals with personalities that click perfectly. The same feelings often apply to favorite brands because the genius innovators behind them get into consumers’ heads, figure out what they really need and offer a clear, easy-to-use solution to the problem at hand. Thanks to this strategy, consumers trust solid brands and are eager… Read more »

Vote Rock It: The App Changing Political Campaigns


Matt Hudson is bringing together the world of politics and technology – and his app, Vote Rock It, will change the way political candidates campaign. “Vote Rock it is a platform for political candidates,” says Hudson. “Basically we put an app in the app store inexpensively so they can get out the vote, raise money… 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 »