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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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The envelope please … Announcing the AVCC presenting companies; 7 are from South Florida

Published by The Starting Gate The moment many startups have been waiting for: Florida International University’s Americas Venture Capital Conference has selected its presenting companies. Seven of the companies are from South Florida. The presentations are a high point of the two-day conference of speakers, panels, networking and deal-making. AVCC will be Dec. 13-14 at [&hellip + More

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FIU’s AVCC announces presenting companies

Published by The Miami Herald The moment many startups have been waiting for: Florida International University’s 2012 Americas Venture Capital Conference has selected its presenting companies. The presentations are one of the high points of the two-day conference of speakers, panels, networking and deal-making. AVCC will be Dec. 13-14 at Miami’s JW Marriott Brickell and [&hellip + More

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Drumroll please… Hack the Bass winners are…

Published by The Starting Gate And the winners of the first hackathon for the arts in Miami, announced Sunday night, are… * First place went to Team 7: Alexandra Saba (age 19), Alfonso Guerra (age 48) from Apokalypse Software Corp, and Chris Scott (age 24) from Gnome Labs. They won $5,000 in cash for their [&hellip + More

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Apply now for chance to present at FIU’s AVCC; deadline Sept. 14

Published by The Miami Herald Florida International University’s Americas Venture Capital Conference is accepting applications for startup and later stage companies to showcase their ventures in front of angel investors, venture capitalists and private equity professionals at its two-day AVCC conference Dec. 13 and 14 at the JW Marriott Hotel on Brickell Avenue in Miami. This year, up to [&hellip + More

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The Hackathon winners are … and why South Florida wins, too h

Published by The Miami Herald Paul Graham, take note. South Florida has plenty of nerds and a growing startup community. In 2006, the Y Combinator co-founder wrote this in an essay about building startup communities:  “I think you only need two kinds of people to create a technology hub: rich people and nerds. … Observation [&hellip + More

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250 sign up for AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, and it’s going international

Published by The Miami Herald More than 250 South Florida computer programmers, graphic designers, and entrepreneurs have signed up for this weekend’s free AT&T Mobile App Hackathon taking place at the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park in Miami. Several groups will be joining the event from Latin America, too. At least $5,000 [&hellip + More

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View: Let’s restart our engines and accelerate Miami’s tech-hub Potential

Published by The Miami Herald Few places on Earth invoke the kind of economic envy that Northern California’s Silicon Valley does. So much so, that hopes of being the “next Silicon Valley” have spawned scores of wannabes worldwide such as Silicon Oasis (Dubai), Silicon Cape (Cape Town) and Silicon Sloboda (Moscow). In the U.S., “Silicon [&hellip + More

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Miami-based Open English secures $43M in venture funding

Published by The Miami Herald Miami-based Open English, an online English language school that has been expanding quickly in Latin America, announced Thursday that it has secured $43 million in its latest round of financing led by New York-based Insight Venture Partners + More