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The LAB Miami: Turning South Florida into the Next Startup Hub

Published by Forbes You don ‘t usually think of Miami as the place for tech startups and social enterprises. But the co-founders of the LAB Miami are trying to turn the area into a place known as much for entrepreneurship as sunny weather and South Beach + More

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How Does a City Known for Art and Design Turn Itself Into a Tech Hub?

  Published by The Atlantic MIAMI – Danny LaFuente offers a bottle of water that is also an art piece. “égalité,” the label says in script perfectly mimicking the mineral-water brand of Evian. If you weren’t paying attention, you could down the whole thing as a parched visitor – it is 80 degrees in Miami [&hellip + More

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The LAB Miami Officially Opens Its Doors with a Startup Carnival of Entrepreneurs, Investors and a Pitch “Shark Tank”

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The LAB Miami, Miami’s first collaborative work-learn campus, announced today it will host its grand opening on Saturday, March 2nd from 2:00-8:00pm in Wynwood. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of investors in a “shark tank” format. The winner will take home $500 in cash, LAB Miami workspace and [&hellip + More

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The LAB Miami, The Noun Project holding “Iconathon” Saturday

Published by The Starting Gate The LAB Miami has teamed up with The Noun Project to host an Iconathon public design workshop on Saturday, Feb. 16. According to the press release, participants of the hackathon-for-design workshop will create new visual tools to be used in civic hacking. The Iconathon is sponsored by the John S. [&hellip + More

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Pizza, beer and pitches — Refresh Miami packs ‘em in

Published by The Starting Gate, The Miami Herald The six local startups that pitched Thursday night during  Refresh Miami’s free Demo Night event — some presenting their companies for the very first time — got an opportunity to tell their stories and demo their products to hundreds of their friends and peers (and more than [&hellip + More

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Awesome Offices: Inside 8 fantastic startup workplaces in Miami

Published by TNW As the saying goes, “the best thing about Miami is that it is very close to the US.” One one hand, we didn’t hesitate to list the city as as one of the eighteen Latin American tech hubs you should know. On the other hand, its leading startups have little to envy [&hellip + More

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The LAB Miami gets $650k in funding from Knight and angels to open new work-learn space

Published by The Next Web The LAB Miami is officially opening a new 10,000 square foot collaborative work-learn space following a successful fundraising round, Knight Foundation’s Program Director for Miami Matt Haggman announced on stage today during the America’s Venture Capital Conference (AVCC) + More

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Matt Haggman Reaveals Knight Foundation Investment in the LAB Miami #FIUAVCC

Published by Pulso Social During this week’s Innovate MIA, the LAB Miami has played host to a few important events, including this past weekend’s HackDay and yesterday’s Wayra Global demoDay 2012. Located in Miami’s energetic Wynwood neighborhood, the 10,000-square-foot coworking space is being created to foster an environment of collaboration, innovation and community + More

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A perfect storm is brewing in Miami, and it’s not a hurricane

Published by Upstart Business Journal Andres Moreno moved his startup from Venezuela to Silicon Valley in 2006, with hopes of raising funds and making it big. By all definitions, Open English has done just that. With 60,000 Latin American people learning English on its online platform and $55 million in venture capital funds, Moreno is [&hellip + More

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NewMe Accelerator Puts Spotlight on Florida Startups

Published by Hispanic Business NewME brought its first Popup Accelerator to Miami last week, and together with the Knight Foundation and LAB Miami, gave 65 South Florida participants a two-night pitch workshop, a one-on-one mentoring session with a Silicon Valley venture capitalist or NewME expert and the opportunity to present their ventures at Demo Night + More