Juan Pablo Cappello at #RASUFest

Published by PulsoSocial.

The best moment to create a company and become an entrepreneur is now,” Juan Pablo Cappello told the #RASUFest audience this week in Santiago. An investor in over 20 companies and a co-founder of crowdfunding platform Idea.me, Cappello spoke with PulsoSocial after his presentation about what needs to change in Latin America’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Continue Reading →

Forget ROI; What’s our ROC — Return on Community?

Published by The Starting Gate

Startup and City have been separate conversations for too long — it’s time to explore their intersection, said Richard Florida, the urban affairs expert. And that’s what happened at Start-Up City: Miami.

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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 to their New York-based counterparts when it comes to providing their staff with cool workspace.

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For HackDay finalists, next stop: AVCC

Published by The Starting Gate

After an all day -– and night — HackDay Dec. 8-9 at the The LAB Miami‘s new, expanded co-working campus in Wynwood, 13 teams presented their hacks to a panel of judges. Martin Varsavsky of Fon, Ben Wirz of Knight Foundation, Artem Mikhlin, an angel investor, and Boris Hirmas and Faquiry Diaz Cala of Tres Mares Group scored the teams on seven criteria to select the five finalists that will present at the AVCC on Friday. And the finalists are:

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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 Englishhas done just that.

With 60,000 Latin American people learning English on its online platform and $55 million in venture capital funds, Moreno is upending the traditional, time-intensive and costly bricks-and-mortar language education industry.

But it isn’t in Silicon Valley where the company thrives. It’s Miami.

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Wayra partners with Miami’s HackDay, offers accelerator fast-tracking chance to the winner

Published by TNW

Wayra is partnering with the upcoming edition of HackDay, the HackDay Foundation announced today. As part of the agreement, Telefónica’s accelerator will offer several benefits to the hackathon’s participants.

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Startups take the stage at South Florida events

Published by The Miami Herald

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.

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8 companies that hope to democratize finance in Latin America

Published by The Next Web

Finance is one of the five key sectors that technology can help disrupt in Latin America. This is what Envisioning Technology founder Michell Zappa explained during his keynote at TNW Conference Latin America last August.

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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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Miami’s Bid to Attract Latin American Startups

Published by ABC Univision

The United States technology sector is dominated by a few clusters, mainly Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, New York City and Boston but is there room for one more? Miami hopes so.

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