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News, highlights, and events throughout the Americas
The World's Greatest Places 2022: Miami. So Hot Right Now!
Miami is emerging as the U.S.’s capital of cool. The inaugural Miami Grand Prix in May drew a spectacular cross section of VIPs and celebrities to witness Formula One stateside, making the city feel, according to ESPN, like “the center of the sporting universe.” To soak up the sun, the Underline is a new outdoor park on the city’s Riverfront, opening in phases through 2025. The first section is Brickell Backyard, a half-mile stretch of bike paths and public spaces (think yoga and live music) underneath the Miami Metrorail, which just won Architizer’s A+ Award for Architecture and Urban Transformation.
- Source: TIME
Comcast Awards Miami Dade College $100K to Advance Digital Equity
Comcast awarded a $100,000 grant to Miami Dade College, aiming to bridge the digital divide and increase digital equity in South Florida communities. Part of the company's Digital Adoption Initiative, the grant will be used to teach MDC students to become Digital Navigators - trained to help people access the internet, use devices and build digital skills. Set to launch this fall, the Digital Navigators program will provide participating students with the tools necessary to bridge the digital divide in unconnected neighborhoods and households, including instruction from high-trained digital instructors, free tuition, service-learning hours and a $250 stipend.
-Source: NBC 6
ClimateTrade Chooses Miami For U.S. Headquarters
ClimateTrade, a marketplace that helps businesses purchase carbon, plastic and other biodiversity assets, will establish its first U.S. headquarters in Miami. The company, founded in Spain, allows companies reduce their carbon emissions – and be less of an environmental burden. The platform is powered by blockchain technology, an open digital ledger that records transactions. According to ClimateTrade, that offers greater transparency because it gives businesses the ability to view each carbon offsetting transaction and its associated value. ClimateTrade has worked with several European corporations to find ways to reduce their carbon footprints.
-Source: Miami Inno
99-Year-Old PublisherTime Is Leading Legacy Media Into The NFT Future
NFTs have become, perhaps, the most controversial piece of the crypto conversation, evoking both passionate criticism and praise as Web3 becomes a bigger part of popular culture. Keith Grossman, president of Time, has spent the past year building the 99 year-old media brand’s NFT business, TIMEPieces, from the ground up. TIMEPieces token holders can connect their digital wallets to TIME’s website, which gives them unlimited access to TIME content, as well as exclusive invitations to both virtual and in-person events. NFTs are unique digital assets, like artwork and sports trading cards, that are verified and stored using blockchain technology. Many NFTs are built on the network behind ethereum, the second-biggest token.
- Source: CNBC
Gemini Sports Analytics Raises $1.5M to Modernize Athlete Management
Jake Schuster worked in the world of elite athlete performance for a decade, and saw the need for a predictive analytics tool to help make data-driven decisions. So he dove into startup life full time about a year ago to begin building Gemini Sports Analytics. Gemini Sports Analytics announced it has raised a $1.5 million seed round, led by leAD Sports & Tech Partners, an Orlando-based joint venture between the family office of Adidas’ founder and Tavistock. Participating in the round are Florida Funders, the most active VC in the Southeast, Miami-based Ocean Azul Partners, the Florida Institute and a number of local angel investors. The new funding will bring more hiring for the startup team of seven plus advisors
-Source: Refresh Miami
The Future of Streaming Technologies
July 19th | South Florida Tech Hub
Online and mobile streaming applications have become big business in recent years especially with the popularity of services such as Netflix increasing in popularity. Join the discussion to learn from a leading brand, ZOOM, to newcomers taking full advantage of the growing streaming market such as Bundle.TV and TechStrong and one startup looking to change the market, Streann Media.
The #MiamiTech Happy Hour!
July 20th | FREEHOLD Miami
Join Natalia Martinez-Kalinina and Chris Adamo at this is a casual recurring happy hour for new and old Miamians interested in connecting with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, tech folks, and a diverse group of awesome people. Come grab a drink and catch up!
Miami Business and Tech Summer Mixer
July 21st | Supermomos
Nothing beats a warm Miami Summer evening! Come hang and make new friends with business and engineering professionals in the tech industry this Thursday as we bond over drinks and all things tech! Expect a fun group of young professionals in the tech space who are keen to make new friends! There will be product managers, sales and marketing professionals, designers, developers, engineers, founders, and investors.
WordPress July “Mega Meetup” – Block Intro & Project Frameworks
July 26th | WordPress
Building a website for a client within WordPress is a completely different game compared to building one for yourself. In fact, most agencies and designers would agree, that building a basic business site (for the sake of the example), on our own, can take between 3-5 days. But as soon as a client or stakeholder joins the process, the project become a 4-6 weeks journey (that is, if all goes well).
Miami Tech & Travel Executive Roundtable
August 4th | Tribaja - Tech & Startups
Come join us on at Soho Beach House in Miami Beach where we will be talking about new opportunities that arise when an economic downturn happens. Tech experts and founders will share their knowledge with you about how to overcome these challenges and become even more successful during a downturn. Space is limited to a small guest list of 50 people so RSVP while supplies last.
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