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South Florida Ramps Up Efforts to Teach Kids How to Code

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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 »


Being Intelligent Isn’t Going to Save Your Startup

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While a strong case can be made that the upper echelons of society many times over are led by those with the intellectual capacity to invent new technologies, uncover the universe’s deepest secrets, and make decisions on behalf of the world’s micro-societies, the notion that intelligence alone is the defining cause of such domination - isolated from… Read more »


The New Yorker Offers “Summer-Long Free-For-All” Online

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On a note to readers today, The New Yorker announced that non-subscribers will have free access to everything published in both the print and online versions. This means free access not only to new content published, but also a selection of past content based on the demand of readers. For avid readers and The New Yorker‘s… Read more »


5 BS Myths About Starting A Startup Debunked

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Having “your first” comes with plenty of unsolicited advice and a little side eye. For instance, during my first startup, my mom gave me more than side-eye. I got full-on stink eye! “YOU ARE GOING TO LEAVE YOUR GOOD PAYING JOB AND DO A STARTUP?” Kind of like having kids or getting married, suddenly people… Read more »


Can Entrepreneurs Learn To Be Optimistic?

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If there is one essential quality that most entrepreneurs share, it is most likely an almost irrational sense of optimism and belief in their own abilities. Some of the best-known brands were created by people who had little else going for them other than a dream. Faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles and countless setbacks, they… Read more »


10 Traits of a Great Web Designer

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Graphic and web designers need skills that go beyond knowing the software. The technical skills an employer looks for in a graphic designer are just the beginning. To come up with good and engaging websites, today’s designers are required to possess and excel in many different skills. Web designers are traditionally expected to be good… Read more »


6 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your AdWords Campaign

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Internet marketers know that using pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is a brilliant way to drive traffic to their websites. By implementing well-placed, keyword-based PPC ads, Internet marketers can swiftly and economically produce more leads, and increase revenues in a short period of time. However, as you manage a few PPC campaigns, making silly and sometimes not-so-silly… Read more »


Combining Innovation with Business Process Outsourcing

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Image Credit: www.recruitmentagencynow.com The business process outsourcing industry is a dynamic domain which meets the challenges of a very swiftly changing technology world along with business environment. There are a few things that have changed in the last two decades though. In the early 1980s outsourcing, and more precisely offshore outsourcing, was incorporated by a… Read more »


Jamaica Launches Startup Accelerator to Attract Investors

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Jamaica in’ it easier for entrepreneurs to launch successful startups Start-Up Jamaica (SUJ) launched this week in an effort to jump-start Jamaica’s startup ecosystem. The government-led program aims to help entrepreneurs transform business ideas into effective business plans capable of attracting investors. The program is based on the Start-Up Chile model, which has successfully put Chile on… Read more »


Entrepreneur By Default

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As an entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience, I have no difficulty relating to other entrepreneurs and the emotions we all experience starting something new, seeing something succeed, or seeing something fail. It wasn’t until recently, at Tech Cocktail Week, that I noticed I’ve never really been able to relate to my peers… Read more »


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

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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 »


What 50+ Entrepreneurs Eat for Breakfast

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A heated discussion about the merits of the eggocado led me to wonder: what are entrepreneurs eating for breakfast? Is the stereotype of having no time to eat true – are the hustlers who need it most skipping “the most important meal of the day”? Or are they eating the breakfasts of champions? Turns out, lots… Read more »


6 Founders Share Advice on How to Start a Family while Running a Startup

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Starting your own company while balancing a family life is a difficult task. But for some entrepreneurs, growing a family coincides with the mayhem of launching a startup. Founders engage in the challenging balancing act of growing a business while upholding their parental responsibilities. Sure, working and raising a family is part of life for executives in… Read more »


CoFounderLabs Merges With RockThePost to Create One-Stop Shop for Equity Crowdfunding 

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CoFoundersLab, the online matchmaking network that scientifically builds startup teams, is merging with investor crowdfunding portal RockThePost to create a one-stop shop for investors called OneVest. The platform will connect early stage startups with accredited investors, and it will have a diversified network of over 35,000 startup founders and over 15,000 investors. “Whenever we asked our community… Read more »


Y Combinator Finally Releases Statistics on Its Portfolio 

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While Techstars has long been transparent about how their portfolio companies are doing, Y Combinator has kept their cards close to the chest – until now. “We get asked a lot for statistics on the YC portfolio. Even though some of these aren’t that helpful, here is the latest update on the numbers we get asked… Read more »