Holiday season is upon us, and what better place to be jolly than a holiday party with industry leaders? And jolly it was during this year's Tech Cocktail & Refresh Miami Holiday party. We mingled with old friends, cheered with new ones, and recognized those in our community who made a great impression this year.
After getting your nominations and counting your votes, we are happy to announce the winners of the Tech Cocktail & Refresh Miami All-Star 2014 Awards!
Miami Best Community Leader
Matt Haggman – Matt Haggman is Miami Program Director at Knight Foundation. Under his leadership, the foundation has launched a new initiative aimed at connecting and propelling Miami’s emerging entrepreneurs and startups as a way of building community.
Miami Best Big Company with Startup Culture
dotCo– Home to the innovators and entrepreneurs that are building the future of the Internet – one URL at a time.
Miami Best Social Good Startup
Ignition Fund- supports brilliant ideas and innovation for the fight against sex trafficking and violence against children
Miami Most Likely to Get Acquired
Learner Nation– is an online training platform for business that makes it easy to create and deliver dynamic learning experiences.
Miami Most Active in Local Community
LAB Miami– In the heart of Wynwood, this co-working space is creative entrepreneurs. They host various events throughout the year that bring together the local tech community.
Miami Best Company Culture
Symptify and Wyncode– Symptify is an online self-assessment tool that uses a customized algorithmic engine to help users educate themselves about causes of symptoms. Wyncode is brick-and-mortar coding school.
Miami Most Charismatic/Best Founder(s)/Leaders
Mitali Saxena– Saxena is the founder of the photo & video sharing platform for self expressed, everyday fashion Fashom.
Miami Biggest Pivot
Rokk3r Labs- Hybrid of investor-accelerator, this company's approach to business is to partner with entrepreneurs and to work with their strategists, creatives, and engineers to launch startups.
Miami Most Disruptive
Bitstop – Bitstop is an online platform for the selling and trading of Bitcoins.
Miami Most Innovative Product and Best Design
We Are Visual– Creative agency that transforms presentations and how you tell your startup story.
Miami Best Bootstrapped
Fashom- Fashom is a social fashion sharing platform that allows users to post photos and videos of their favorite looks and share on various social platforms.
Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for the great work you’ve done to boost South Florida's tech scene!