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18 May 3 Universities/Colleges that are ensuring successful Start-Ups

As the South Florida tech scene continues to rise there are 3 colleges/universities  that are making sure the pipeline for skilled workers and start ups is a constant: Start up FIU is a university-wide initiative to foster and develop innovation and entrepreneurship that pursues opportunities in The Fourth Industrial Revolution. These opportunities include the development of breakthrough technologies, the pursuit of enterprises that close social or environmental gaps and the creation of companies that can create meaningful jobs of the future. To learn more go to their website http://startup.fiu.edu. In addition to Start up FIU, FIU also has an SBDC...

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04 May 5 Organizations that are Bringing  the Caribbean Up to Code 

When we think about the Caribbean we often imagine beautiful blue waters, white sand beaches and carnival. Now, there is another word that is becoming synonymous with the Caribbean, and that’s “Tech”. Here are 5 Caribbean Tech Organizations that are changing the narrative of the Caribbean and brining the region up to Code: Caribbean Tech Entrepreneur Programme (CTEP) helps Eastern Caribbean countries including Barbados, and Haiti address unemployment and under- employment by leveraging opportunities provided by the Virtual Economy. To learn more about CTEP go to their website: http://www.ctep.tech.   The Haiti Tech Summit is a 13-year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem that conducts the largest online digital accelerator in emerging...

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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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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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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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20 Aug Caribbean Innovators Making A Difference, Part 1

From an overgrowth of foul-smelling seaweed mats disrupting coastlines and tourism, to an overpopulation of lionfish endangering other marine life, the Caribbean is currently under siege due to effects of climate change. Following are a few innovators living in the Caribbean who are combating these harmful changes, and helping to make the Caribbean a more eco-friendly place for all of its inhabitants. James Husbands, Managing Director of Solar Dynamics  James Husbands, managing director of Solar Dynamics, and considered by some to be the father of the solar thermal movement in Barbados, is dedicated to renewable energy solutions. Solar Dynamics is a world...

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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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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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