Author: Miami Caribbean Code

29 Oct Sun Protection And What It Has To Do With Marine Biodiversity

Just two weeks ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) raised the alarm about the terrible plight facing the Earth's coral reefs. For the third time in history, the world is in the midst of a global coral bleaching event, the agency said. "We are losing huge areas of coral across the U.S., as well as internationally," said Mark Eakin, NOAA's Coral Reef Watch coordinator, citing climate change and events like the current El Nino as primary reason for mass die-off. A new study published this week is bringing even more bad news about the world's dying corals. According to researchers,...

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22 Oct Who’s Funding Women-Led Startups? These Sites On Our Radar!

There is no shortage of negative press about women entrepreneurs in the tech space, and their lack of access to much-needed capital to scale and grow their businesses. But we usually ask question and seek the answers to 'What's working?' here are Miami Caribbean Code headquarters. One of the things we've been learning that's really been working for women in turning their challenges and good ideas into companies creating useful products and services is crowdfunding and women-backed venture capital funds. Below are a few that's caught our attention and has stayed on our radar. Female Founders Fund Born out of her own...

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15 Oct Meet The V20 Group

Meet the 'Vulnerable Twenty' group or "V20" group made up of finance ministers from 20 small countries from Asia to Latin America, including two Caribbean countries, that are most vulnerable to climate change. A counter initiative to the G20 group of leading industrialized and emerging economies, the V20 group, led by the Philippines, recently formed to share and scale financial resources for the 20 nations that the ministers are representing where close to 700 million people live, and are most threatened by climate change and global warming. The group aims to serve as a platform for leaders and countries highly vulnerable...

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07 Oct New SBA Cybersecurity Webpage Provides Tools, Info and Learning Resources for Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Administration unveiled today (Oct. 5th) a new cybersecurity webpage for small businesses at www.sba.gov/cybersecurity on the 12th anniversary of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The SBA launched the online tools and resources to highlight 'Cybersecurity at Work' from October 5-9th and in recognition of President Obama's annual proclamation to educate Americans about cyberthreats and cybersafety. "Cybersecurity is one of our nation's most pressing national security priorities, and America's 28 million small businesses, which create two out of every three new jobs in the U.S., are especially at risk. Small employers are quickly becoming a larger market for criminals looking to access...

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30 Sep Miami Organizations Teaching The Tech Skills Of The Future

Miami is not only a rising tech hub because startups, big and small, are emerging, and giant tech companies moving in, but because Miami is becoming an ideal place to pick-up top technical skills, whether you want them to build a business of your own, or work for others. If you're looking to learn the skills of the future, or add to the ones you already have while becoming a part of Miami's tech community, below are a few area coding organizations you should consider. Launch Code What makes Launch Code unique is that the organization is concerned about social issues plaguing...

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23 Sep 3 Miami Accelerators/Incubators To Help You Advance Your Startup

Miami is bursting with new and innovative startup entrepreneurs and businesses. Don't believe us? Google any list of 'Best Places to Start a Business' type articles with top media sources as proof to the claim! Then, pack your bags, bring your sunnies and your good ideas with you and head for South Florida. Plan on partnering with any one of these accelerators/incubators to help you evolve your ideas into a scalable business, or take your existing business to  next level status. Venture Hive  Located in downtown Miami, Venture Hive offers a startup accelerator program dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow their technology businesses...

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17 Sep What Is A Unicorn?

if you run in tech startup circles, you've probably heard the term "unicorn" before. A unicorn is not someone come to sprinkle magic on your startup to help it rise the top. A unicorn is a startup company, and the venture capitalists who fund them, with billion dollar-plus valuations. The term was first coined by veteran venture capitalist Aileen Lee, of Cowboy Ventures.  These companies, which aren't as rare as actual unicorns, are disrupting industries and changing how business is done on a global scale. the startup Uber, which has the taxi cab industry fighting hard to remain a standard in transportation,...

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09 Sep 4 Local and Regional Tech Conferences In 2016 To Get Ready For Now!

In the last few weeks, we've covered topics catering to the aspiring tech entrepreneur. From our favorite co-working spaces in Miami and around South Florida that we think will help you and your business thrive, to our favorite startups and startup innovators in South Florida and the Caribbean to inspire you, to a few fundamentals all entrepreneurs new to startup life should know. Today, we advise on some of the best tech conferences right in your own community designed to help you keep learning and growing your business. Black Tech Week Aiming to add more impactful programming around Black History Month, Black...

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03 Sep New To Startup Life? 5 Terms You Need To Know

If you have an idea for a business, and you're just getting acquainted with the ins and out of startups and startup life, there are a few words you've probably already heard tossed around and used interchangeably. Like, angel investor and venture capitalist? What are they? What's more, what is the difference? Maybe you've wondered what co-working is exactly, why are co-working spaces popping up all over the place, and should you be co-working, too? Though there are plenty of terms to know, we briefly breakdown a few of the most commonly used ones in the world of tech startups we...

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27 Aug Caribbean Innovators Making A Difference, Part 2

In continuation of our 'Caribbean Innovators Making a Difference' series, we spotlight 3 more Caribbean-based innovators doing admirable work around the Caribbean and beyond.   Michel DeGraff, PhD. Haitian Creolist, Professor of Linguistics, MIT Haitian Creolist Michel DeGraff, PHD, is a tenured professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (M.I.T). DeGraff is noted for his work and advocacy in getting the Haitian Creole language, also called 'Lang Kreyol,' recognized as a fully developed language. In support of Degraff's efforts, in 2012, the National Science Foundation granted him $1 million to introduce online Creole language materials to teach STEM in Haiti. DeGraff...

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