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Miami

CareCloud Makes Its Debut on Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

By | Aug 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Miami-based technology company CareCloud has been included in the 2014 Inc. 500, ranking 127th among America’s fastest-growing companies. CareCloud is one of the leading providers of cloud-based practice management, electronic health records (EHR), and medical …

Business

Miami

Steve Repetti: South Florida Startups Want “The Next Big Thing” To Stay Local

By | Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Steve Repetti has been an active investor in various area codes, but he is now based in both Fort Lauderdale and Nashville. Repetti is the CEO, RadWebTechnologies, co-founder of CrunchFire Venture, as well as a member of New World Angels and Miami Innovation Fund. Repetti …

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Miami

Miami-Based SWOL Joins Mobile-First Accelerator Momentum in San Francisco

By | Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

SWOL (Soccer Without Limits), a South Florida engagement platform for international soccer fans, has been chosen to be part of a new accelerator and fund Momentum, founded by Mobile Monday Silicon Valley’s Mario Tapia and Ryan Bloomer, as well as Hidden River …

Business

Miami

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

By | Aug 14, 2014 at 11:39 am

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 …

Accelerator

Miami

Startup Accelerator BRIC House Launches in Boca Raton

By | Aug 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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 …

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Business

Miami

Miami-Dade Teachers Share Their Experience of Becoming Startup Interns [Video]

By | Aug 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

This summer, The LAB Miami, The Knight Foundation, and Teach For America (TFA) partnered up and launched an internship program called Startup Summer. The program placed 11 local teachers during their summer break to work with Miami startups like LiveNinja, LearnerNation, and …

Business

Miami

FiNe App Offers Loyal Customers Real-Time Discounts At Their Favorite Spots

By | Aug 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

When was the last time you were rewarded for being a loyal customer? The amount of times I eaten at Zak the Baker’s new spot or ordered delivery from Suviche (every Tuesday) I should be getting some serious discounts. Sure, there are a few…

Business

Miami

Sprint names Founder of Brightstar Corp. Marcelo Claure New CEO

By | Aug 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Sprint confirmed today that Marcelo Claure, will take over as president and CEO OF wireless carrier in the U.S. Claure is the founder and CEO of Brightstar Corp., a wireless distributor based in Miami and subsidiary of Softbank. Claure will assume the Sprint CEO role in the…

Business

Miami

Twitter and Refinery29 Investor Mark Kingdon: Miami Has All the Ingredients of a Breakout Startup Hub

By | Aug 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

Mark Kingdon has been an investor in San Francisco and New York since 2005. He is the founder of Quixotic Ventures, who recently relocated to Miami lured by the growing tech ecosystem and unique lifestyle. Kingdon has invested in tech’s most notable companies, such as …

Business

Miami

Shaun Abrahamson: Founders Shouldn’t Get Hung Up On Valuations

By | Jul 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Shaun Abrahamson is a successful early stage investor, tech entrepreneur, and author.  Abrahamson has invested in companies like ZocDoc, Refinery29 and Trialpay amongst others startups. His latest venture, Urban.Us, is a network of advisors, investors, and urban leaders that …

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Miami

4 Entrepreneurs Tell What Makes Miami a Great Tech Startup Ecosystem

By | Jul 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm

The Miami stop on the Startup Mixology book tour was epic. Not only was there a certified mixologist there to craft cocktails for the audience, there were also llamas – and an amazing panel of 4 entrepreneurs. Matt Haggman, Lori Anne Wardi, Hugh MacLeod,…

Business

Miami

SportsManias Raises $3.5M in Series A Funding

By | Jul 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Miami startup SportsManias announced that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. The funding will be used to continue revamping SportsManias’ web platform and app, a source of news for sports fans. This round of funding follows a $1 million raise one year ago, …

FinTech

Miami

Marco Giberti: Investors Still Need to Understand #MiamiTech Can Deliver Great Results

By | Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Marco Giberti has a non-traditional approach to his role as an investor. He likes to be “hands- on,” which means he is very particular when it comes to the startups he invests.  Giberti has been a successful entrepreneur angel investor with more than 20…

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Miami

South Florida Ramps Up Efforts to Teach Kids How to Code

By | Jul 21, 2014 at 8:42 pm

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 …

Business

Miami

Venture House: Affordable Housing in Florida for Talented Startups

By | Jul 16, 2014 at 9:01 am

If you make housing cheap, entrepreneurs will come. The idea is straightforward: take clusters of foreclosure homes in certain neighborhoods, rehab them, and offer them to startups at an affordable price. This is the vision of Venture House, a non-profit in St. Petersburg …

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Matt Haggman: Miami is the Perfect City for Entrepreneurs

By | Jul 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Miami has everything a city needs to foster entrepreneurship. Matt Haggman believes that this is true. The Knight Foundation project manager, sat down with Tech Cocktail’s co-founder and author of Startup Mixology Frank Gruber to talk about all the elements that make …

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Jermaine Dupri: Music Industry Needs Tech Savvy Execs to Survive

By | Jul 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Music producer and entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri joined Tech Cocktail’s co-founder Frank Gruber on stage last night for the launch of Gruber’s book, Startup Mixology. They discussed startup culture, marketing and entrepreneurship in a room full of local entrepreneurs. …