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MiamiShared is a modern coworking space located in a luxury high-rise in downtown Miami. MiamiShared is a hybrid of home + cafe + office in that they combine the amenities of a modern office (WiFi, workstations, conference rooms, plasma TVs, VoIP, copy/fax/print center, receptionists, etc.) with the community aspects of a cafe, and the freedom and flexibility of working independently.
This site is geared towards getting businesses to interact with each other in a relaxed after-work setting. For those of you in Florida, this would be a good site to check out to start networking with other business owners to start expanding your network.
Startup Weekend Tampa is an intense 54 hour event where a community of entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, developers, designers, marketing gurus and anyone interested in building a business come together over the course of a weekend to share ideas, form teams, and launch a startup. No Talk, All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours.
"A University-driven community partnership providing early stage companies with the enabling tools, training and infrastructure to create financially stable high growth enterprises."
Building a scalable startup and interested in pitching to a group of Florida technology investor judges and a crowd of founders, startup employees, investors, service providers, and media? You can get helpful, actionable feedback, publicity, and you are eligible to win prizes to accelerate your company.
"Business and political decision-makers look to Florida Trend to learn what's happening throughout the state, but even more to understand it."
State and federal resources, specific to small businesses, that may help answer many of the questions that arise when starting up.
Florida Venture Sourcing offers Florida's technology startups a free page to describe their company, their product or service, and the markets they address. Free pages are also devoted to startup investors and mentors. For the Florida technology venture community, it is the only place in Florida where all the news, events, and deals associated with technology startups are reported. There is also a place to find service providers and jobs in the startup community as well.
"The Entrepreneurship Center is a national program designed to encourage entrepreneurship in urban areas, particularly among minority entrepreneurs. In Jacksonville, the program is sponsored by the Jacksonville Urban League and is operated at the Jacksonville Entrepreneurship Center. Nationally, the founding partners are the National Urban League, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, National Economic Council of the White House, the Business Roundtable."
The CFAE provides a variety of practical experiences, both in and out of the classroom, to promote successful entrepreneurship. Several resources and programs are available to help you advance and grow your business. In addition, MBA students are available for internships and consulting projects, at no cost to you.
The local SCORE office for Atlanta entrepreneurs. SCORE offices help startup companies get through the startup phase with various classes and information sessions some basics of starting a business.
"The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is a statewide partnership between higher education and economic development organizations dedicated to providing emerging and established business owners with assistance enabling overall growth and increased profitability that contributes to the economic prosperity of the state".
The Tampa Bay Partnership is the regional organization that works with its partners to market the region nationally and internationally, to conduct regional research and to coordinate efforts to influence business and government issues that impact economic growth and development.
"The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN), a public-private partnership of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network and member firms, is a free information clearing-house to connect small businesses with government and non-profit agencies and the fee-for-service professional expertise they need to achieve their business goals."
The Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Alliance at USF St. Petersburg is composed of programs, organizations, students, faculty, community entrepreneurs and supporters committed to building a community of successful, visionary entrepreneurs dedicated to making an impact in our community.
"The Florida High Tech Corridor Council's mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and the workforce to support it within the 23-county Florida High Tech Corridor."
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