Business

11 Apr 4 LOCAL AND REGIONAL TECH CONFERENCES IN 2017 TO GET READY FOR NOW!

BLACK TECH WEEK Aiming to add more impactful programming around Black History Month, Black Tech Week, a week long event series held the last week of February, celebrates innovators of color and diversity among Miami’s burgeoning tech community, and the tech industry as a whole. Created in 2014 by Code Fever, Black Tech Weeks kicked off its first week of events in February of 2015. Many organizations, startups and tech companies were involved in the week’s festivities. Some of those festivities throughout the week included 2 pitch competitions offering the chance to win cash prizes, a panel discussion on creativity with...

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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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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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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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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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12 Aug 5 More Fundamental Things Aspiring Startup Entrepreneurs Need To Know

Last week, we gave you 5 fundamentals essential to know if you're a new startup entrepreneur, or planing to be. But, of course, there are more than just 5 important things you must know. So, we wanted to provide you with a few more. Following are 5 more things investors look for when evaluating your company as a potential investment. What makes your startup unique? It may be true that everything has been thought of and done before. If this is true, that's no excuse not to pursue your idea and be innovative with your product. How is you invention cheaper, faster...

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05 Aug 5 Fundamental Things Aspiring Startup Entrepreneurs Need To Know

Just about every aspiring startup entrepreneur is hoping, praying and planning to get funding that lets them continue working in their passion and make a difference in their communities. The beginning stage of starting up is often fun and frightening, too. For dedicated entrepreneurs, business challenges will soon come. Following are 5 fundamentals of getting funded to help make the road to startup success a little less bumpy.   Must have prototype  Before looking for investors, be sure to have a prototype of your product to help them decide if they should consider investing in your startup. A prototype, sometimes referred to as a...

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29 Jul 4 Miami Startups Bring The Heat!

Quite a few startups in and around Miami are heating up the city's tech scene. They place in top startup competitions for their innovations and take home big funding dollars. All of the  new startup launches and pitch competition wins contribute to the buzz of Miami being the new tech hub where aspiring entrepreneurs, investors and businesses (Hello Twitter) want to be. Following are 4 of our favorite startups generating the buzz and bringing the heat to Miami. Symptify The internet puts information at our fingertips almost instantly. Many turn to the internet first for information when experiencing symptoms of illness, but...

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08 Jul 3 Co-Working Spaces Nurturing Miami’s Emerging Tech Community

Miami is on the rise, becoming a respected place to be if you’re a budding or seasoned startup entrepreneur. And many tech leaders agree that no one can succeed in a bubble. Good thing Miami has plenty of spaces to create, from incubators to accelerators to co-working spaces that provide resources, access to key industry people, community and the opportunity to collaborate with other creative types. Check out the co-working spaces we know well and recommend if you’re starting up in the Miami area. The LAB Miami Located in an 10,000 square foot artsy warehouse in the Wynwood Arts District, you become...

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