Offline is the New Online

Published by The Wall Street Journal

1.  There will be many more companies started by college students and recent graduates. Students are eager to build businesses rather than getting corporate work experience first. Startups are the new Goldman Sachs.

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AT&T Mobile App Hackathon: And the winners are…

Published by The Starting Gate

Miami’s second AT&T Mobile App Hackathon concluded this weekend, with nine teams presenting at the RightSpace2Meet co-working center at the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park.

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MapYourStartup unveils events feature, university partners

Published by The Starting Gate

Maybe you want to break away from the computer for an hour or two in the evening. What tech meetups are within walking distance? Or perhaps you know you will be in another part of South Florida for dinner and want to check out the startup scene there before heading back home. With’s new events mapping service, you can do just that, says Noberto “Tito” Gil, who co-founded with Rokk3r Labs.

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Innovate MIA week puts startups in the spotlight

Published by The Starting Gate, The Miami Herald

If you think the next two weeks are all about art, you may be surprised to learn there are also many entrepreneurship events vying for your time.

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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 hosted by the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center and FIU College of Business.

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HackDay comes back to Miami as the “X-Prize” of hackathons, hopes to launch startups

Published by The Next Web

Miami will welcome its second HackDay on December 8th-9th 2012, the HackDay Foundation announced today. According to its organizers, this new edition significantly raises the bar when it comes to prizes and goals.

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Drumroll please… Hack the Bass winners are…

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 geolocation based app that allowed users to easily locate works of art scattered throughout the city and access information related to each piece for the Temporary Contemporary exhibit. (Photo of team shown at right).

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Hack the Bass

Miami’s first hackathon for the arts. Sign-up today and develop an app for the Temporary Contemporary art project. 3 days packed with art, technology and innovation, don’t miss it!

Miami players heat up Brazil tech conference

Published by The Starting Gate, Miami Herald

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 startups from Latin America’s best accelerators delivering their pitches to a panel of expert judges.

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