The free short-haul ride service in downtown Miami and Miami Beach has added an app, vehicles and territory. Working with the Small Business Development Center, Freebee has a multi-city expansion plan.
Innovation hubs free and open to the community as well as FIU students and faculty are planned for the Modesto Maidique campus, the Biscayne Bay campus and West Kendall near Tamiami Airport. One center will be for food entrepreneurs; the other two are planned for all industries. StartUp FIU’s new accelerator is taking applications at startup.fiu.edu.
EcoTech Visions, an incubator for green manufacturing businesses, began moving into its new headquarters this month, planned to be a net-zero building. CEO Pandwe Gibson shares her vision and reflects on progress so far for EcoTech.
For some students, completing a school project is just another assignment for a grade, but for 18-year-old Armando Martinez, it turned into Florida’s first ever-CREAM franchise, a dessert company specializing in the ice cream cookie sandwich.
Jacq’s Organics will co-host a green beauty event at the Bodhi Tree House in Miami. The event is aimed at bringing awareness to the popular and ever-budding “green beauty industry,” a health-conscious movement putting chemical-free products on the market.
The Miami metro area ranked No. 3 in the nation for the number of women-owned firms. Florida ranked No. 1 in the nation for the growth rate of women-owned firms. But the vast majority of these firms are one-woman businesses or employ solely contractors.
Babson College is launching South Florida’s first accelerator program for female entrepreneurs. The Women Innovating Now Lab is seeking applications for its first cohort in Miami, and Nelly Farra, formerly with MBAF, will direct the program.
When Antonio and Lily Lyon took a trip to Spain in 2008, they were intrigued by what they saw at local gas stations: gloves provided for people to wear as they pumped gas, to avoid germs and contamination.
Entrepreneurs, it’s your time to shine. We give you the contest rules and everything you need to prepare your entry for our 18th annual contest celebrating entrepreneurship. We also report back on the winners of last year’s Challenge; how are they doing?