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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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Start-ups set sights on funding

Published by The Miami Herald To Morten Bjoern, launching a company in Miami that provides business intelligence solutions to the marine industry seemed a no-brainer, with its cruise line headquarters, world-class ports and a sea of wealthy investors. But landing the funding he needs has not been so easy + More

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Momentum growing behind hatching a tech hub

Published by The Miami Herald The vision: Entrepreneurs find many places to meet and mingle, maybe run into an investor or two. Accelerators accept the best and the brightest start-ups, which in turn stay and grow their businesses in South Florida. Tech companies and serial entrepreneurs open their doors to mentor others. Robust university systems [&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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Miami players heat up Brazil tech conference

Published by The Miami Herald Written by Pabla Ayala The Next Web’s Latin American Conference, held in Sao Paulo Aug. 22-23, brought together tech industry keynote speakers such as Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, Nicolas Szekazy, co-founder of Kaszek Ventures, and Miami’s own Demian Bellumio, COO of Senzari, as well as an action packed Startup Battle featuring [&hellip + More

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Senzari launches recommendation engine; EarlyShares snares funding

Published by The Miami Herald Miami-based Senzari, the global Pandora competitor, has launched a new recommendation engine called AMP3. TechCrunch says it offers a key differentiator from other streaming radio providers, as listeners using AMP3 can customize their music by a number of factors, including popularity, tempo, similarity and discovery + 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