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Interviews

Austin

Felecia Hatcher on How Diversity Impacts the Bottom Line – Interview

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm

In a research study by McKinsey and Company, companies that have an ethnically diverse work culture are “35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.” While there are hundreds of programs designed to help minorities get established in burgeoning…

Funding

Miami

Miami-Based Rokk3r Labs Just Launched a New 9-Figure VC Fund

By | Mar 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

There’s a new VC fund on the block: Rokk3r Fuel. The nine-figure fund, launched by Miami-based Rokk3r Labs, aims to support startups or entrepreneurs in areas typically overlooked by the VC community in Silicon Valley, specifically, Miami, Mexico, Colombia and other Latin American countries. While…

Events

Miami

FilmGate 2017 Explores Storytelling With New Technology

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm

For the fourth year in a row, Miami will host FilmGate, an interactive creative conference that celebrates digital storytellers and their supporting industries. Happening from February 3-5 at University of Miami’s School of Communications, it will feature screenings, exhibits, creative labs, master classes, immersive…

Startup

Miami

How a New Cambridge Innovation Center Will Boost Miami Startups

By | Nov 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), a well-established entrepreneur community and work space, has moved to Miami. The space has only been open in full since this fall, but it’s already working to bring the same support and resources to Miami startups that other CIC locations have already done…

Startup

Miami

Skurt Is Giving Miami Alternative Transportation: On-Demand Cars

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

Skurt, an on-demand mobility company currently operating in LA, Orange County and San Diego, has come to Miami. The car rental service works by app: You just download the app, pick what type of car you want, and Skurt will arrive to deliver the car…

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Coding

Miami

Ironhack Churns Out Coders for International Businesses

By | Jul 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm

It’s no secret that the employment landscape is shifting. While college graduates flood the job market and millennials continue to make less than their parents, tech jobs have become the saving grace dwindling economies. The only problem is that you can’t learn this skill…

Jobs

Miami

eMerge Connects Job Seekers to Miami Tech Companies

By | Apr 9, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Now in its third year, eMerge Americas has quickly become the must-attend south Florida tech event. Attracting well-known speakers to the event, this year’s keynote lineup includes Pitbull, Monica Lewinsky, General Colin L. Powell, Ray Kurzweil, Mark Hoffman, Casar Conde, Tony Hawk, Steve Case,…

Product Launch

Miami

StartupVisa Cofounder Announces Launch of MentorDay

By | Apr 1, 2016 at 5:44 pm

StartupVisa isn’t the only endeavor that Juan Lopez Salaberry is busying himself with. Just yesterday, he announced online that he’s also expanding to include mentorship to his startup model with his new venture, MentorDay. With the main goal of “increas[ing] access to opportunities, enabling…

.CO

Miami

StartupVisa.Co Is Giving Immigration a Tech Update [VIDEO]

By | Mar 31, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Immigration and technology may not have always been synonymous, but one startup is looking to change that. Inspired by his own trails with securing legalization, cofounder Juan Lopez Salaberry was inspired to help create Miami, FL-based StartupVisa.Co – a startup devoted to helping startup…

Sports

Miami

For SWOL, Pro Athletes are the Future of Mobile Gaming

By | Nov 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm

When Soccer Without Limits (SWOL) was officially founded in Miami, CEO Adam Davis made it his mission to build and usher in the next generation of mobile gaming and entertainment with an obvious initial focus on soccer. Part of the reason for this focus…

Education

Miami

JPay Lantern: Illuminating the Future for Prison Inmates

By | Nov 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

How do you change the nature of corrections facilities? It’s a question I sought to answer not long ago, and I had the good fortune to speak with JPay founder Ryan Shapiro about how he was building the company to innovate for families who wanted…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

What the Hell Are ‘Exponential Organizations’? [VIDEO]

By | Nov 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

Back in October during Celebrate 2015, Tech Wildcatters cofounder and managing partner Gabriella Draney hosted a fireside chat with Rokk3r Labs’s Cofounder and CEO Nabyl Charania. During the chat, Draney put Charania to the task of explaining a topic near and dear to him:…

Ecommerce

Miami

Tuck: The Mattress that Gets Shipped Right to Your Door

By | Oct 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

Last summer, Russell Suskind along with a few of his friends from Venture for America, wanted to test an idea before turning it into a full-fledged business. They ran a “proof of concept” campaign called Campus Sleep by partnering with a local mattress supplier…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Miami

Tracks and LiveAnswer Win Miami Startups of the Year

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 7:04 pm

The Tech Cocktail event crew was thrilled to help WeWork open their new Miami location, right in the heart of Lincoln Rd in South Beach. The atmosphere at last Thursday’s event was just as fun as the scene outside! The volunteer community in Miami…

Programming education

Miami

Miami’s Wyncode Academy Announces Coding Scholarships for Low-Income Residents

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

Wyncode Academy, the Miami, FL-based coding school, announced this morning that it will provide coding and entrepreneurship scholarships to residents from low-income neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County. The announcement comes a few months after Wyncode joined the New Economy Skills Training Association (NESTA) this past…

Hardware

Miami

Designed by Many: Making Exceptional iOS Accessories

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

During one of his trips to Hong Kong, Lester Mapp came across a unique, amazing looking iPhone case he wanted to buy. However, when he checked the price it was $70 wholesale, which he tells me would have retailed for about $150. Like plenty…

Breaking News

Miami

Ride Sharing Giants to Shut Down Operations in Broward County on July 31

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Tech startup giant, Uber, announced that operation in Broward County would be ceased as of July 31st. This announcement came in response to new regulation put in place by the Broward County Commission that would classify ride sharing companies like Uber the same as traditional taxi…