Accelerator

Amadeus Launches New Program to Help Travel Startups

By | May 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announced today the launch of “Amadeus for Startups,” a new program designed to equip travel startups in the North American marketplace with industry leading technology, expertise, and consultative support to navigate the complexities of…

Education

Juana La Iguana Launches App for Bilingual Toddlers

By | May 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Juana la Iguana has partnered with Rokk3r Labs to launch a new app to help children in preschool learn Spanish. Juana teaches Spanish vocabulary, as well as certain values to kids such as honesty, kindness, responsibility and loyalty through the use of repetition. The app, designed for children…

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Healthy Entrepreneur

Deepak Chopra’s Guide to Your Startup’s Well-Being

By | May 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

Deepak Chopra knows a thing or two about maintaining a physical, emotional, and social well-being. Chopra argues that the long-term financial success of any startup depends on the health of the team and how its culture is functioning. This week Chopra took the stage at…

Product Launch

Legal Hero Launches in Florida to Offer Startups Affordable Legal Services

By | May 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

Legal Hero, an on-demand legal services provider that makes it easy for startups to find high quality lawyers at lower prices, is expanding to Florida. The New York-based startup connects experienced attorneys with startups for on demand, fixed fee projects, offering companies an affordable alternative to traditional law firms. “We’re thrilled…

Ecosystems

Watsco Launches Accelerator for B2B Startups in Miami

By | May 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Watsco, the largest distributor of air conditioning and heating products announced that it will start an accelerator. According to the Miami Herald, the 12-week program will work with early-stage companies focused on the B2B or home comfort industries. Watsco is the largest distributor of HVAC/R in…

Startups & Apps

5 Interesting Startups Out of Miami

By | May 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Some startups are successful, and some make the news, but are they interesting? They can be if they happen to be involved with something in the same field as you, but most likely, it’s just more news in your eyes. Some startups, however, can…

Ecosystems

ATECH: Aruba Can Be the ‘Silicon Beach’ of the Caribbean

By | Apr 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

ATECH announces its launch and new tech conference in Aruba, offering entrepreneurs and startups a chance to contribute to the emerging tech and eco hub of Aruba, and to pitch their ideas for the chance to win $20,000. ATECH is organizing the pitch event and…

Funding

CareCloud Raises $15M in Funding

By | Apr 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Miami-based CareCloud, a provider of practice management and electronic health records, announced that it has raised $15 million in funding. The new funding will be used to further advance product innovation and customer success. The company also appointed Ken Comée as the new CEO. Comée is…

Partnership

MeterHero Offers Cash For Conservation to Florida Residents

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

In honor of Earth Day, the Florida Clean Water Network and MeterHero announced a partnership to encourage Floridians to conserve water and energy by offering them conservation rebates. Homeowners across the state can now receive $1.00 for each 100 gallons of water, 10 kilowatt-hours…

Ecosystems

5 Reasons Why More Women Should Go to Hackathons

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

Hackathons are great opportunities for entrepreneurs and developers to come together and work on a a project outside work. It’s also a gateway for people wanting to enter a new tech ecosystem, while finding solutions to issues they may be passionate about. But if you haven’t…

Product Launch

SCORE: Online Dating Game That Connects Soulmates Offline

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

If life is messy, love is messier, especially when it includes technology. I know very few people who enjoy the experience of online dating: The process can be tedious and the outcome undesirable. Why is it difficult to find love online? One reason why…

Ecosystems

Wyncode Academy Announces Expansion to Fort Lauderdale

By | Apr 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Wyncode is headed north. After graduating four cohorts and nearly 70 students from their Wynwood location at The LAB Miami, Wyncode founders Juha and Johanna Mikkola are expanding to the up-and-coming Flagler Arts and Technology Village in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Their second location will…

Ecosystems

University of Miami Receives Knight Grant to Create Entrepreneurial Spaces

By | Apr 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm

In his book The Great Good Place, urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg highlights how informal public gathering places are essential to community and public life. He argues that bars, coffee shops and other “third places,” are central to local community vitality. With that concept in mind, the John S….

Social Good

How do you Change the Nature of Corrections for Inmates?

By | Apr 16, 2015 at 11:00 am

A few years back Ryan Shapiro had a friend whose mother was arrested and taken to Rikers Island Prison in New York City. No doubt, the situation was stressful, especially when it came to making payments to his mother. His friend had to wait…

Funding

Videoo Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

Miami-based startup Videoo has announced that it has successfully raised $1.625M in seed funding from Accelerator Growth Partners (AGP), other prominent funds and angel investors in the U.S. and Brazil. The funding will help the company’s effort to become the largest aggregator, integrator, and curator of social videos online….

Ecosystems

Pipeline Workspaces Announces Minority Investment at $15M Valuation

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Pipeline Workspaces, one of Miami’s fist workspaces, has sold a minority stake valuing the company’s brand and business model at approximately $15 million. The investment comes from a member of Pipeline Brickell, the brand’s first location at Miami’s Brickell Financial District. With a scalable…

Kickstarter

Splash Drone, Waterproof Drone, Surpassed Goal on Kickstarter

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A South Florida-based company is making a splash on Kickstarter with its new waterproof drone. The Splash Drone is a quad copter capable of landing and floating on water. The company behind the drone, Urban Drones, has raised more than $240,000, more than the original pledge goal of $17,500….