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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…

Programs & Resources

Knight Foundation Funds Innovation, Improves Communities

By | Aug 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Over the years the Knight Foundation has granted millions of dollars with the goal of creating informed and engaged communities. In the past three, they launched a new grant fund that specifically focuses on prototyping to help media makers and techies to take an…

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

Miami 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…



Knight Foundation Awards $450K to ‘Weighing the Wisdom of the Crowd’

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Today the Knight Foundation has announced the 17 recipients of the latest Knight News Challenge Award, including one Washington, DC-based venture. Out of 1014 entries, “Weighing the Wisdom of the Crowd” and 16 others will receive a portion of the $3.2M fund to use…



Podcast Fans Rejoice! Radiotopia Raises $1M in Funding from Knight Foundation

By | May 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Whether it’s listening to Roman Mars discussing the history of the computer mouse on 99% Invisible, or sitting by my speakers (in a style reminiscent of early-20th century Americans) captivated by the most recent fictional tale in The Truth, Radiotopia has turned me into…


Las Vegas

Las Vegas Polling Startup Wedgies Closes $1.2M Seed Funding

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 7:00 am

Bringing Wedgies more places by making the Internet a “legitimate and secure platform for voters” was the stated goal of Las Vegas startup when we last spoke to them a few months ago. Since that time, they have secured a second close on their…



Knight Foundation Funds 8 Tech Innovations for Libraries

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

This morning, the Knight Foundation announced the winners of the Knight News Challenge on Libraries, which challenged people from around the U.S. to reinvent and innovate the ways through which people experience our country’s libraries. Focused on adapting libraries to the digital age, Knight…



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…



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…



LaunchCode Receives $1.25M in Funding from The Knight Foundation

By | Dec 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

St.Louis-based non-profit LaunchCode is expanding to Miami, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to address the issue of brain drain in South Florida’s growing tech community. The program matches technologists with local companies through paid apprenticeships. The Knight Foundation is investing $1.25 million,…


How Technology is Impacting Government Transparency

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

Technology and innovation are always large catalysts of change, but these changes tend to happen in the private sector first. More recently, however, these changes can be seen within government. Millions of dollars have been invested in civic technology in recent years. According to…



Tech Competitions Offer Money to Stir Community-Focused Innovation

By | Oct 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Nothing like a challenge to get some great minds going. This week two foundations have launched national challenges aimed at creating innovative solutions to help local communities. The Knight Foundation announced the Knight Cities Challenge to offers applicants a chance to share in $5 million by focusing…



Jermaine Dupri: Music Industry Needs Tech Savvy Execs to Survive

By | Jul 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Music producer and entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri joined Tech Cocktail’s co-founder Frank Gruber on stage last night for the launch of Gruber’s book, Startup Mixology. They discussed startup culture, marketing and entrepreneurship in a room full of local entrepreneurs. Dupri, as founder of social media…

Social Good


NY Public Library Is Bringing Wifi to New Yorkers Without Internet Access

By | Jul 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The New York Public Library was one of nineteen projects that was awarded a prize to strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation. The winning organizations will receive $3.4 million as winners of the Knight News Challenge. The John S. and James L. Knight…



Dade Legal Aid Launches Venture Law Project in Miami

By | Feb 6, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Miami’s tech startup scene is beginning to take off, and Dade Legal Aid, a nonprofit law firm based in the heart of downtown Miami, today announced the Venture Law Project to keep it strong. Supported by $75,000 from the Knight Foundation, the Venture Law…

Breaking News


24 Projects Receive a Knight Prototype Fund Grant; Deadline for New Applicants is Jan. 31

By | Jan 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

The Knight Foundation today announced 24 new projects as part of its Prototype Fund, through which innovators receive $35,000 each to explore new ideas. Of the 24 projects, nine were discovered through the Foundation’s News Challenge: Health, and the group of winners also includes…