Startup of the Week: Sportsmanias.com

This week we feature Sportsmanias.com, which was founded in October 2012 by the mother and son team of Aymara Del Aguila and Vicente Fernandez. Mission: Sportsmanias’ mission is to be the easiest, fastest, most complete source of team news on web and mobile. We are a faster Bleacher Report with ESPN quality because of the way we feature local beat writers from across the country whom collectively cover ever ...

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Startup of the Week: Amazi

This week we feature Amazi, which was founded in Glen Rock, PA on January 2013 by Crystal Plew and Devin Lyttle. Mission: Amazi, is a location-based app and website to find clean water sources—from grocery store water machines to public drinking fountains—to end the consumption of bottle water. Our goal is to make filling reusable bottles as easy as buying a new one. In the US alone, 66 billion disposable w ...

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Lift Off! StudyPal.co

StudyPal.co  - 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 StudyPal.co via: www.facebook.com/StudyPal.co www.twitter.com/ ...

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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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MapYourStartup.co Receives Miami DDA Grant

Downtown Miami has quickly become the epicenter of entrepreneurial activity in Miami, and is currently home to Incubate Miami, LaunchPad Tech, Pipeline Brickell, .CO, Early Shares and many more companies involved in the startup world. A part of that success has been due to the overall support and leadership of the Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA). So it is with excitement that we announce th ...

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New Look, New Blog, Same Mission

As always, a big THANK YOU to those that have registered your company and events on our site. Our site cannot reach it’s full potential without community participation and accurate data, so having the information be “self-registered” by the community has allowed to get off to a great start. We’ve decided take our efforts a bit further and not only expand nationally, but also make the switch to a .CO! .CO ha ...

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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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MapYourStartup.com Announces Two New Strategic Partners

(Originally covered in The Miami Herald: The Starting Gate on January 9, 2013) In an effort to continue to connect and empower the entrepreneurial ecosystem, we are pleased to announce two new partnerships today: Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and Miami-Dade SCORE. These partnerships can be viewed on our new Sponsor Page. Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce The Coral Gables region is quite entrepreneurial, h ...

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