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News, highlights and events throughout the Americas
Hispanic Heritage Month: Storybook Makes Bedtime Fun With The Help Of Google Cloud
Storybook cofounder and CEO Francisco Cornejo, describes how his innovative mobile app is taking the stress out of bedtime for millions of children and parents. For many parents of young children, bedtime is a stressful time of the day. Some kids want to stay awake and play, while others are overtired and can’t easily fall asleep. Without a good night’s sleep, most children find it hard to concentrate at school, socialize with friends, and positively interact with parents and siblings.
- Source: Google Cloud
Miami Dade College’s New AI Center Poised To Become A Hub For Tech Training
Miami Dade College celebrated the opening of its Artificial Intelligence Center at the North Campus. The state-of-the-art facility has been designed to prepare tomorrow’s AI workforce and upskill today’s professionals through classes, workshops, lectures and connections. The facility, over 13,000 square feet in size, will serve the epicenter for all activities, engagement, curriculum, interaction and software that is produced to support MDC’s growth as a leader in applied AI.
- Source: Refresh Miami
With Adtech Taiv, Bars Can Make Money By Taking Control Of Their TV Systems
Being a Miami tech entrepreneur is an extrovert’s delight, with bars and restaurants playing a central role in our community-led movement. These watering holes are a breeding ground for connections and ideation. Definitely an upgrade from long nights toiling in a garage. That makes AdTech startup Taiv’s a natural fit for South Florida’s tech ecosystem. The Canadian startup lets bars and restaurants harness the full control of their TV screens. Using Taiv’s hardware/software solution, these bars can swap typical TV ads for ads from Taiv’s network. Not only does this have the potential to net these small businesses up to around $500 a month. Taiv’s system also gives these bars better control over their AV systems, allowing them to play their own content.
-Source: Refresh Miami
'Femtech' Startup 28 Opens Miami Beach Headquarters
Health and wellness startup 28 is heading to Miami Beach. The company, which claims it can connect women with the hormonal phases of their menstrual cycle to improve physical and mental wellbeing, aims to hire 12 full-time employees over the next nine months. The startup's Miami Beach office opening comes a month after it raised $3.2 million in a seed funding round led by Thiel Capital, the investment firm founded by venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. 28 offers free daily streaming exercises, nutrition profiles and lifestyle tips tailored to each user based on the four phases of their menstrual cycle. Each phase of that cycle brings results in hormonal fluctuations that can impact mood, energy levels and nutritional requirements.
-Source: Miami Inno
Real And Virtual Worlds Converge With Propy’s NFT-Powered Home Purchasing Platform
The internet has made it easier than ever to buy major assets like cars, yachts, and even an entire town online in a matter of seconds. Still, it takes an average of 50 days to close the relatively mundane transaction of buying a house. Silicon Valley-turned-Miami startup Propy is flipping the script on the real estate market with its NFT-powered home buying and selling platform. The idea is that prospective buyers can tour a home (in a metaverse environment or in the physical world), see an inspection report – and then purchase the house in just a few clicks. From there, the record of ownership gets placed in your secure wallet. Home purchases can be made in crypto or fiat.
- Source: Refresh Miami
Property Management Startup DoorLoop Raises $20M
DoorLoop, a Miami-based rental property management software startup, raised $20 million from Alpine Software Group, a Silicon Valley investment firm. The Series A round adds to $10 million that the proptech firm, led by founders Ori Tamuz, CEO, and CMO David Bitton, raised last year. Tamuz and Bitton founded DoorLoop in 2019 and rolled it out to clients last year. The software allows landlords and property managers to automate services, including listings, tenant screenings, maintenance requests, rent collection and more. The company recently launched its API integration, which means it can work with other software, like Salesforce and Mailchimp.
Bitton said DoorLoop will use the Series A money to double its employee count from about 50 to 100 in the next year, as well as invest in marketing and in the software, and expand internationally.
- Source: The Real Deal
Mission For The Future - The New & The NEXTGlobal Search 2022
Now thru October 6th | LG Nova
The New & the Next 2022 is ready for your big ideas to help change the world in a variety of categories. We’re leaning on you, the global entrepreneur community, to work with us at LG and create the technologies that lead society into the future. At LG, we believe anything is possible and are passionate about improving the quality of life through innovation. But we can’t do it alone. That’s why we’ve launched the Mission for the Future 22, our search for the New and the Next Companies that would lead us into the future.
Webinar: The EU's New Tech Rules and their Impact on Transatlantic Business
September 28th | European American Chamber of Commerce
Do you remember the EU’s GDPR and its extra-territorial impact on companies based outside of Europe? The EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA), together, will form a single set of new rules that will be applicable to online intermediaries and digital platforms in the EU. These rules will also apply to online intermediaries and companies established outside of the European Union offering their services in Europe. They are scheduled to come into force in 2024 – or sooner for some type of companies – and might impact you. Join us to find out what type of businesses/services/products will be covered by the DSA-DMA Package, what you need to know to anticipate on these new rules and how to build them into your business model.
The #MiamiTech Happy Hour
September 28th | Natalia Martinez-Kalinina + Chris Adamo
Close out the month with a Google Cloud-sponsored Happy Hour! Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, the local tech community, and Google experts across Google Cloud, Google Workspace and Google for Startups. Hear how fellow innovative founders are transforming their businesses and meet with the Googlers who are making it happen. Get ready for a night of cocktails, pizza, and prizes!
October 4th | Miami Marlins
Tech Tuesday comes to loanDepot park, every Marlins home game on Tuesday. Join us for a pregame mixer with local tech companies in the new Recess Sports Lounge as the Marlins take on the San Diego Padres.
Starting + Building A Career Series
October 6th | BrainStation
BrainStation's Starting and Building a Career events will help you break into some of the fastest-growing careers in tech. Connect with industry professionals, discover tech career paths, and network with like-minded professionals. Choose from career events for UX Design, Product Management, and Digital Marketing.
Endeavor Masterclass Series
October 11th | Endeavor
The Endeavor Masterclasses are a series of sessions specially designed for entrepreneurs that THINK BIG and want to CREATE CHANGE. Do you often ask yourself what you need to take into account when negotiating a term sheet with investors? What mistakes to avoid and the best practices to consider? Then, you must join the Endeavor Masterclass by John Kim, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Datavest Partners.
South Florida Space Day
October 12th | NSU Broward Levan Center of Innovation
The Levan Center of Innovation is planting the Space Flag in South Florida. Join us for our inaugural South Florida Space Day supporting the economy of space entrepreneurship. Connect and network with entrepreneurs, industry professionals, academia, and many more.
South Florida Innovation Day
October 26th | NSU Broward Levan Center of Innovation + eMerge Americas
The Levan Center of Innovation is linking innovation, tech and entrepreneurship across South Florida. Join us for a day packed with networking, thought leadership sessions, an eMerge Americas pitch event, and so much more!
Sand In My Shoes
October 27th | Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
The Sand in My Shoes® Award is the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce most prestigious accolade. Each year, it honors the outstanding achievement of a single community leader in South Florida
who has made a significant contribution to the region, demonstrating a deep love and commitment
to the region as the best possible place in which to live, work and play.
Verizon Forward For Good Accelerator
Deadline November 11th | Verizon + coLab
Verizon & coLab are supporting startups working to break down barriers to quality care with solutions leveraging next generation technology. We’re currently accepting applications for the Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator’s newest cohort: Health Equity. Selected startups will receive $50,000 in non-dilutive funding, hands-on technology coaching, industry mentorship, and additional resources to help scale their technology.
TC Sessions: Crypto 2022
November 17th | TechCrunch
Join TC for this in-person event to stay on top of the latest trends, technologies and concerns of the entire blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFT communities. TechCrunch (of Disrupt and Startup Battlefield fame) brings its considerable talent for attracting the top technology founders, CEOs, investors and unicorn makers to focus on the cryptoverse — blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs and web3.
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