Programming education

Flatiron School Brings Coding to High School Students in Miami

By | Feb 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm

New York City’s coding school for web and mobile development, Flatiron School, is partnering with Palmer Trinity School to offer courses to local high school students. Flatiron Pre-College Academy at Palmer Trinity will be the first program of its kind in Miami, providing students aged…

Music

Senzari Debuts MovieGraph, Web-Based Graph Analytics for Films

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Miami-based startup Senzari announced today the expansion of its entertainment graph services with the debut of MovieGraph. Senzari is a music data company that uses innovative graph computing and machine learning techniques to create a recommendation engine. MovieGraph will leverage Senzari’s approach to connecting and extracting knowledge from…

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Social Media

Kewl Circle Helps You Make New Friends as an Adult

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Making new friends as adults can be challenging. According to research from the American Psychological Association, while our social circles increase through early adulthood, our friendship networks peak and start to decrease as you move through your twenties. And it gets worse; we lose half of…

Ecosystems

Startups to Compete for $150K at eMerge Americas’ 2015 Showcase Competition

By | Feb 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm

eMerge Americas, a global technology conference focused on innovations transforming industries across the Americas, will host a world-class array of early and later-stage companies to highlight innovation and disruptive technology through its Startup Showcase May 1-5 in Miami Beach. As part of the eMerge Americas…

Funding

Scout Ventures Announces Strategic Investment in Rokk3r Labs

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

New York-based Scout Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage investments, announced today that it will be partnering with Rokk3r Labs, a Miami-based platform to cobuild and launch companies. The venture capital firm has made a strategic investment in the company and will become a…

Communication

From Uber to GSN Games, How LiveAnswer is Managing Their Calls

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 7:00 am

Uber saw an opportunity when they hired Miami-based startup, LiveAnswer, to manage calls from drivers. Every missed call was a missed opportunity for their business. LiveAnswer is a technology platform that taps into the unoccupied time of agents at call centers, giving that extra…

Ecosystems

10 Reasons to Learn to Code in Miami

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 11:00 pm

There are many reasons why you should learn to code this year. Most industries are eager to hire people with programming knowledge offering great salaries. In 2014, Miami saw a rise in number of coding schools, closing a talent gap between what traditional universities are…

Venture Capital

Corigin Ventures Sets Sight on Miami: “We’re Quite Bullish”

By | Jan 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Good news Miami, more money is coming our way. New York City-based investment firm, Corigin Ventures, is looking to open new headquarters in Miami and invest locally. Corigin Ventures focuses on Seed and Series A investments for startups in high-growth markets. Tech.Co spoke to David Goldberg,…

Entertainment

Booze Delivery App Minibar Launches in Miami

By | Jan 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

If you won’t come to the bar then the bar must come to you. New York-based startup Minibar, a booze deliver app has launched in Miami. By downloading the Minibar app, users can easily order wine, spirits and beer for delivery. The delivery, which promises…

Funding

Why Scout Ventures Invested in LiveNinja First

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

Scout Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm, announced that they invested in Miami-based startup LiveNinja. This is Scout Ventures’ first announcement in South Florida, an important move since they opened an additional office in Miami in September. LiveNinja did not disclose the amount…

Business

Zudy Launches Vinyl for Businesses Looking to Building Mobile Apps Quickly

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Miami-based startup Zudy announced today the release of Vinyl, a technology-agnostic no-code development platform that enables enterprise businesses to rapidly build highly-configurable applications. Companies can build mobile and web apps in days rather than months, on any device and operating system. Zudy raised $7.5 Million in funding from Miami…

Funding

VenVelo Raises $1.3M to Invest In Florida Startups

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Winter Park-based venVelo announced that it had closed its latest funding round of $1.3 million. The early-stage venture fund is one of the most active in central Florida with a portfolio that includes companies from all over Florida. They include: FlexReceipts, GENICON, Kairos, mCast Networks, Spectrum Bridge,…

Bitcoin

Can Miami Become a Bitcoin-Friendly City?

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

Miami is starting to dig the counterculture vibe of Bitcoin. In the next two weeks, there will be a hackathon and a conference dedicated to Bitcoin. And if that isn’t enough, in the last Art Basel, there was a physical bitcoin faucet art installation…

Funding

Car Charging Group Raises $6M in Funding to Reduce Cash Burn

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Miami Beach-based Car Charging Group, Inc an operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, recently announced that it has raised $6 million in funding.  The Offering consisted of convertible preferred securities with a conversion price of$0.70 and warrants exercisable at $1.00. The Company…

Trends

Miami Is One of Five Tech Hubs You Didn’t Know About [Video]

By | Jan 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

What better way to start 2015 than to be featured as one of five of the country’s booming tech hubs? Miami has known this for years, but just got more attention after a recent report by New York-based SmartAsset, featured on NBC, that names Miami as a place where…

Ecosystems

Tech.Co Miami’s Top Stories in 2014

By | Dec 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm

In 2014, Tech.Co joined the Miami Tech community by opening one of our headquarters in the Magic City. And what a great year it has been for us in the 305. Our editorial team has been covering all the news coming out of South…

Accelerator

Venture Hive Welcomes Startups to Upcoming Accelerator Program

By | Dec 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Venture Hive announced the 1o lucky startups who will be part of the next accelerator class here in Miami. Many are from different parts of the globe. The international education company will welcome 10 new companies to their downtown office, where they will receive a $25,000…

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