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Accelerator

Former Facebook, Google, and IBM Executives Have Cofounded an Accelerator

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Accelerators, while an integral piece of the startup puzzle, are a dime a dozen. With US cities making a bigger push for innovation, these purveyors of capital, mentorship, and other business resources have become a staple of startup ecosystems across the country. There are…

Business

Scale Isn’t Everything: CEO Chris Sopher on the Future of Staying Local

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Startups have an unhealthy obsession with plenty of things: Working too hard, getting useless perks, and “disrupting” everything, just to pick three. And as time passes and it’s time to scale, certain startups have proven that bucking these trends works well. They’re going lean…

Cannabis

This Startup Is Bringing Coworking to Cannabis

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 10:50 am

When starting a cannabis startup, you’re at a bit of a disadvantage. Yes, the product your selling is in high demand, but confusing laws and federal disapproval lead to a dearth of business resources for growing companies. Finding mentors can be hard as few…

Funding

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

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

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…

Sports

Former Tennis Star Pairs Recreational Athletes with Bvddy

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Everyone loves playing sports with a partner. Former ATP World Tour tennis player Pedro Ast faced the problem of finding players of the same skill set for pick-up games when he left the tour. Most of the men he played with moved away or…

Startup

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…

Startups & Apps

For Miami Coding Bootcamp Wyncode, It’s More Than Just Coding

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm

When it comes to coding, a lot of schools want to inundate you with technical jargon and raw skills. They focus on developing your coding abilities to the point of exhaustion, so it becomes second nature. But in the startup world, versatility is the…

Coding

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…

Startups & Apps

Urban.Us Is the Venture Fund That’s Making Cities Better

By | Jul 18, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Rachio recently announced that their smart sprinkling systems have helped save over one billion gallons of water. Radiator Labs and its similarly smart household tech are achieving reductions of over 30 percent in heating fuel use. Mark43 is deploying its cloud-based record-keeping software for police officers…

Reports & Rankings

These Are the Happiest Cities to Work In Across the U.S.

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Finding jobs that are financially stable and emotionally fulfilling for employees can be tough. After all, with the rising costs of living amongst almost all U.S. cities, employees and job seekers are feeling pressured for place more emphasis on financial security than emotional fulfillment….

Product Launch

Idea.me Launches in US with Create Miami Campaign

By | Apr 18, 2016 at 9:47 am

Crowdfunding has become one of the most widely used methods of fundraising over recent years. We’re all familiar with the big ones — Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe, but there are so many more and they are all playing a part in helping fund the great ideas that are…

Jobs

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,…

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