New nonprofit aims to connect startup ecosystem

Published by The Starting Gate

By Norberto “Tito” Gil

A ‘good’ problem often times presents an opportunity to create something extraordinary. Miami has a ‘good’ problem on its hands: how can the various protagonists of the Miami entrepreneurial story be connected in a way that is tech-savvy and that allows for progress and productivity to occur in real-time?

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Andres Barreto to startups: “Don’t let Latin American VCs lead your round”

Published by TNW Latin America

Colombian entrepreneur Andres Barreto was one of the guest speakers at Start-Up Chile’s SUPWeek, a one-week entrepreneurship event series that took place in Santiago, Chile. The goal of his workshop was to share valuable and very frank advice with the program’s alumni.

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Traffic, healthcare, money, housing, corruption: Brazil’s problems and how tech can help fix them

Published by The Next Web

Brazilian tech futurist Michell Zappa kickstarted the first edition of TNW Conference Latin America with a keynote on 5 infrastructure problems facing Brazil, and how technology can help solve them in a new and creative way.

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Wanted: small software firms, big ideas

Published by The Miami Herald

If you live in South Florida and dream of launching the next big software company, you could be in luck. Or, at least eligible for a little extra investment cash, whether you already own a local startup or simply have a great business idea.

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Advice for Budding Entrepreneurs: Don’t Give Up

Published by Mashable

Brian Solis interviews Adeo Ressi and talk about the investment process.

Understanding the investment process in Silicon Valley used to require membership to a very exclusive club of investors, plugged-in media and experienced entrepreneurs. Adeo Ressi wanted to change that.

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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 in prizes will be offered, organizers say.

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Counter-view: Juan Pablo, the engine is already running

Published by The Miami Herald

This post is in response to the thought provoking piece written by Juan Pablo Cappello and published in The Miami Herald.

Mr. Cappello, I’m pleased to hear about your interest in the Miami Tech Scene. Before I get started, I’d like to commend you on your accomplishments; Patagon.com was once described to me as the e*Trade of South America, you’re a practicing lawyer, and if I recall correctly, an angel investor. I hold your accomplishments in high esteem.

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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 Beach” is coveted by five cities, among them Miami.

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10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About

Published by BestCollegeOnline

College campuses are ripe with innovation, as students grow through education and experimentation in school. To help foster this innovation, many colleges and universities have opened business incubators, helping students and others in their community to help make their innovative dreams a reality. Whether they’re offering tricked-out labs or incredible funding opportunities, these incubators offer a great opportunity for students who are smart (and lucky!) enough to participate. Follow along as we explore 10 of the most exciting college business incubators around today, and be sure to share your own favorites in the comments.

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