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….

Ecommerce

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…

Coworking spaces

New Coworking Space in South Miami Opens Doors to Startups

By | Oct 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Starting a business comes at great costs, and overhead or facilities can be one of the most expensive line items. Even if your startup is based out of your home or a coffee shop, eventually you’ll need a dedicated place to get work done….

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Meet Our Startup of the Year Competition Semifinalists: LiveAnswer

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

From apps to hardware, to KickStarter successes and international startups, we’re inching closer to finding out who will take home the title of Startup of the Year competition at our annual Celebrate Conference in October. Among the dozens of participants that applied for the…

Programs & Resources

500 Startups Launches Distro Program in Miami

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

500 Startups, one of the most successful startup accelerators in the country, has decided it’s time they gave the Miami scene some love.  They are planning to launch a Distro Program in Miami, one of the country’s biggest innovation hubs, especially among Latin Americans. Definitely a good…

Partnership

This Florida Partnership to Provide Job Training for Visually Impaired

By | Aug 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

An unlikely pairing between a Miami based contact center software provider and a central Florida nonprofit are helping employ people with visual impairments. Fenero, founded in 2013, provides complete cloud-based contact service software for contact centers of all sizes. Their services help streamline customer…

Celebrate Startup Tour

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’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…

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…

Hardware

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…

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,…

Trends

You Need to Check Out the Drone Racing League

By | Apr 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm

The line between video games and reality has always been a fairly thick one. Gamers could only dream of flying, jumping and killing bad guys in the real world from their comfy couches and their ergonomic desk chairs. But now, the gaming world and the…

Funding

ClassWallet Digital Payment Platform for Schools Raises $1.9M

By | Jul 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The use of digital payment is becoming more and more common across many industries. However, one place where it’s lagging is in education. Thankfully, ClassWallet has created a digital wallet platform for schools to track incoming and outgoing payments. The Miami based startup recently closed a $1.9 million…

Product Launch

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…

Breaking News

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…

.CO

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…

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