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What I Love About Mayor Levine’s Tech-Hub Comments? Our Response.

When I first read the comments by Miami Beach Mayor Phil Levine, I smiled. I smiled because I knew exactly what was going to happen: that this community would stand united in its mission to make Miami a major tech-hub. See, Miami Beach is a major competitive advantage for us, but the soul of Miami is in its people. We are a tough bunch that knows how to build something from nothing. And that’s what we’ve do ...

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Lift Off!  - which launched March 2013 - is a site that helps find a Study Pal and/or Study Guru online for students studying for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and CFA. StudyGuru is revolutionizing the tutor space by empowering each student who has scored over 90% to teach/mentor and foster collaboration rather than competition. Stay connected to via: ...

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Business Plans Are No Longer In Vogue

By Melissa Krinzman, Managing Director, Venture Architects The first thing you need to know about business plans is that they are out of fashion. When I launched Venture Architects in 1998, business plans were the pre-requisite for obtaining investment capital. You had to have one to pass Go. Today, investors don’t ask for them or want to read them. To raise capital, here is what is required today. Executiv ...

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Resources are aplenty, get involved

Startup culture has taken the nation’s mega-cities by storm, and Miami and South Florida are no exception. Our ecosystem has expanded rapidly over the last 12 months, and we’ve seen the creation and expansion of many programs and resources. Take a look at our community; the opportunity to learn entrepreneurship and vital business skills are everywhere. Whether it’s an upcoming Miami Tech Week event, the rec ...

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Lift Off! Admobilize Launches

A big congrats to Rodolfo Saccoman and the team at Rokk3r Labs for the launch of Admobilize on Feb 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The concept is simple: Admobilize is aiming to aggressively disrupt the traditional offline advertising market by enabling Admobilizers to display their favorite brands (either on their iPad or vehicle), and get paid for it. In other words, you may have to pay Nike $150+ to wear the ...

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